The NFL labor agreement thread

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by TitanJeff, Jan 31, 2011.

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  1. TitanJeff

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    Any man who agrees to cut his salary to a buck doesn't need money. They have enough money of their own to sit on it for a year, letting it make even more money while they argue that the bad economy is what is driving them. As long as they could increase their profits by double digit percentages, all was well and good. But now, in order to continue that, they have to cut somewhere. And guess where that is going to be. They refuse to take single digit returns on investments until the economy comes back. It was ok to pay the players big bucks, but now, when a little might come out of their profits, all of a sudden, things have to change. And of course it will, because people with the most money always win. always.
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    All good articles. For all the fun talk about what players we could sign via trade or in free agency, it's gonna suck if there is really a lockout. I can see points on both sides although I lean more with the owners. Hope they are serious about using money to constantly upgrade stadiums.
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    Yeah- the owner's really need to be careful, particularly in regards to investing in new stadiums right now. It won't take much to alienate the season ticket holders, especially in the Titan's market with the product being low and HDTV games of other teams/markets readily available. I imagine that sentiment is nationwide.

    And let's not forget how long it took MLB to recover from their own work stoppage. Owners and players both would do well to get to the table. The players need to relent on the 18% sharing unless they want to invest some of their own money in the league or various franchises.
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    Kevin Mawae sounds dumb talking about - "an 18 game schedule is impossible." Isn't the schedule already 20 games? It's stuff like that that has me siding with the owners on most things related to the CBA. The NFLPA doesn't seem to want to reach an agreement.
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    That is 2 more games that matter, where the best players will play 4 quarters. In preseason, the starters are scrimmaging for a half at most.

    There is a lot more chance to get hurt in 2 more meaningful games.

    Think if the Colts had to play 2 extra games with their roster this year. They were completely depleted by the end of the regular season.

    They would have to make a bigger roster for sure, I'd say like 65.
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    Whatever this owner/player ratio ends up being, they'd be smart to make sure it includes making preseason games half price without raising the prices of regular season games to make up for it.

    I won't hold my breath.
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    Preseason is a joke. It should be 30 bucks tops for those things. It's not real football by any stretch of the imagination.
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