A few billion reasons not to cut NFL salaries

Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen once had enough personal wealth, on paper, to own every team in the NFL and NBA.

Franchise valuations have gone up and Allen's estimated personal wealth has dropped from $30 billion to $13 billion, according to Forbes.

When reading the report saying NFL owners have enough wealth to last them through a 2011 season without games, I'm thinking Allen will be OK no matter how long this lockout drags. Last season, he paid more than $6 million to T.J. Houshmandzadeh after Seattle cut the receiver.

It's only logical, then, that the Seahawks showed up on the New York Daily News' list of teams planning no salary reductions for coaches while the NFL and its players fight over $9 billion in annual revenue.

Other teams on that list: the New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos and Dallas Cowboys.