Excerpt: Matched against anyone else, the NFL players association could easily be the bad guy. The NFLPA is a loser like Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, who made $24.6 million for his 16 tackles last season. It's Raiders receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, who caught 26 passes and made $21.4 million in 2010, and it's Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer, who made $10.5 million for throwing 20 interceptions -- and then announced he would quit before being subjected to such conditions in Cincinnati. The NFLPA isn't easy to like, and I'm not going to try. But the players do have one thing going for them: They aren't the owners.