I don't think there should be a rule that says 1% or 2% of current players salaries should go to
the old guys. But it would be a nice gesture. It shouldn't be imposed (and can't because they
have a union but if the players vote for it, why not?
I always was amazed that folks like Sherwood Schwartz, who made millions on syndication
for his shows such as Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch, didn't go back and take care
of the actors that made the show what it was. Those actors didn't get any residuals
past a certain point. SS isn't obligated to help them out. But if it was me, I would hope
I would be generous enough to do something special for them.
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Sorry for straying...
Spartan, if it's an across-the-board thing and some player misuse the funds, so be it.
It will still wind up helping people and that's what matters. If I give money to a homeless
person, somebody may say to me, "He's just going to buy beer with it." And I say,
"Maybe. Maybe not. But it still feels like the right thing to do and it MIGHT help
the guy out a bit."
Not that I give tons of money to homeless folks but I think you get my point.