The problem is twofold, but based on the same issue. The two problems being the NFL organization and the NFL players union. The same base issue is Greed. The NFL Organization over the past two-three decades has been very stringent upon the use of their franchise from lawsuits against the National Forensics League for use of the acronym NFL to the use of "The Big Game" by colleges and high schools. Some were worthy causes to protect their image, but mostly it was out of pure Greed by the NFL. After all, the organization makes their money off licensing. Individual teams make their money off the actual value of players and victory. Players aren't necessarily greedy, but at a certain point you have to wonder if they're just whining over a million dollars on a multi-million dollar contract with their respective teams. Who gets hurt in the end? Fans, draft picks, college/high school players with aspirations to play big. It's time for the NFL and the players unions to balls up and get the game going.