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    NFL labor no 2011 season?

    I find myself actually rooting for a lockout and no season in 2011. I love the NFL and have had the NFL Sunday Ticket for about 15 years now. But I've become so ticked with these greedy owners and players that I would like to see the 2011 season be lost and we'll see how the impact on their wallets affects their willingness to hammer out a deal. I think this would be the only thing that would have a chance to prevent a repeat of this in the future. I'm willing to go a year without the NFL. Sure, I would miss it, but there will always be college bb and fb to help fill the void.

    And, what is this junk with the union decertifying? They always say "were united" and as soon as they don't get everything they want, they decertify, basically abandoning the union and everybody is on their own? Disgusting!

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    Re: NFL labor no 2011 season?

    Quote Originally Posted by cycfan View Post
    And, what is this junk with the union decertifying? They always say "were united" and as soon as they don't get everything they want, they decertify, basically abandoning the union and everybody is on their own? Disgusting!
    By decertifying they open up a legal angle to use antitrust law against the NFL. Will that angle work? Maybe, maybe not, but that's why theyre doing it i believe.

    The owners will eventually cave at least somewhat, the players will get more, and the owners will raise prices on everything so they still make the same profits. Who loses? Fans.


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    Re: NFL labor no 2011 season?

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    By decertifying they open up a legal angle to use antitrust law against the NFL. Will that angle work? Maybe, maybe not, but that's why theyre doing it i believe.

    The owners will eventually cave at least somewhat, the players will get more, and the owners will raise prices on everything so they still make the same profits. Who loses? Fans.
    I believe it also has some power (somehow) in forcing the owners to turn over financial records to dissolve the union.



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    Re: NFL labor no 2011 season?


    Dear NFL Fan,

    When I wrote to you last on behalf of the NFL, we promised you that we would work tirelessly to find a collectively bargained solution to our differences with the players' union. Subsequent to that letter to you, we agreed that the fastest way to a fair agreement was for everyone to work together through a mediation process. For the last three weeks I have personally attended every session of mediation, which is a process our clubs sincerely believe in.

    Unfortunately, I have to tell you that earlier today the players' union walked away from mediation and collective bargaining and has initiated litigation against the clubs. In an effort to get a fair agreement now, our clubs offered a deal today that was, among other things, designed to have no adverse financial impact on veteran players in the early years, and would have met the players’ financial demands in the latter years of the agreement.

    The proposal we made included an offer to narrow the player compensation gap that existed in the negotiations by splitting the difference; guarantee a reallocation of savings from first-round rookies to veterans and retirees without negatively affecting compensation for rounds 2-7; no compensation reduction for veterans; implement new year-round health and safety rules; retain the current 16-4 season format for at least two years with any subsequent changes subject to the approval of the league and union; and establish a new legacy fund for retired players ($82 million contributed by the owners over the next two years).

    It was a deal that offered compromise, and would have ensured the well-being of our players and guaranteed the long-term future for the fans of the great game we all love so much. It was a deal where everyone would prosper.

    We remain committed to collective bargaining and the federal mediation process until an agreement is reached, and call on the union to return to negotiations immediately. NFL players, clubs, and fans want an agreement. The only place it can be reached is at the bargaining table.

    While we are disappointed with the union's actions, we remain steadfastly committed to reaching an agreement that serves the best interest of NFL players, clubs and fans, and thank you for your continued support of our League. First and foremost it is your passion for the game that drives us all, and we will not lose sight of this as we continue to work for a deal that works for everyone.



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    NFL lockout?

    Is this really going to happen?



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    Re: NFL lockout?

    You seem surprised...


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    Re: NFL lockout?

    NFL owners locked the players out effective at midnight after the players union decertified.

    There have been 2 lockouts in the history of the NFL before the current situation the league is in. One lockout lasted 10 days, the other 20 days.

    In no way do I buy this ******** that the players are going to let this drag into September before they start feeling the "heat" of not getting a paycheck.




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    Re: NFL lockout?

    You know I really don't care. Billionares fighting with Millionares just doesn't give me much sympathy. The whole league is overpriced at all levels the way it is.



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    Re: NFL lockout?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    You know I really don't care. Billionares fighting with Millionares just doesn't give me much sympathy. The whole league is overpriced at all levels the way it is.
    Agree, I find it comical actually.



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    Re: NFL lockout?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    You know I really don't care. Billionares fighting with Millionares just doesn't give me much sympathy. The whole league is overpriced at all levels the way it is.
    I don't feel much sympathy, either.

    Although, I do find it a little hard to side with the owners who are asking for an additional billion dollars because profits are down, but won't show the union the numbers to prove that they are.

    I have no doubt that each side has flaws in their arguments, but this one sticks out to me in particular.


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    Re: NFL labor no 2011 season?

    There could be no NFL next season -- how crazy is that | detnews.com | The Detroit News
    The last pro football game enticed 111 millions citizens to plop themselves down in front of television sets. Millions of these curious wannabe zombies nibbled potato chips and quaffed beer — probably Bud Light or Miller Lite or perhaps even some version of Coors — considering the audience.
    Lots of them, I'm certain, shrieked angrily at their TV sets when Ben Roethlisberger's last pass missed its target and landed on the Texas turf. Others, for sure, cheered in celebration. Certainly those wearing triangles of artificial cheese as head ornaments went delirious.
    Will college football be on Sunday if no NFL?




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    Re: NFL labor no 2011 season?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    It would be cool to have some games on sat and some on sunday. that means more games I would get to watch. i love me some college football.



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    Re: NFL labor no 2011 season?

    This means you will get to watch soccer.


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    Re: NFL labor no 2011 season?

    now sundays are going to just be plain as heck



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    Re: NFL labor no 2011 season?

    I firmly believe there will still be NFL football this season. The NFL won't make the same mistake baseball did.



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