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    If the NFL Players win

    There would be no draft. Incoming players would sell their services to the richest teams.
    Every player would again become an unrestricted free agent each time his contract expired. And each team would be free to spend as much or as little as it wanted on player payroll or on an individual player's compensation.
    Note that the linked piece is authored by the Commissioner of the National Football League.

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    Re: If the NFL Players win

    I was under the impression that the players just wanted to keep the CBA that was already in place?


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    Re: If the NFL Players win

    Quote Originally Posted by tm3308 View Post
    I was under the impression that the players just wanted to keep the CBA that was already in place?
    As did I. Imo it is Goodell using fear tactics- "If the players do not give us what we need, the only other option is chaos."


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    Re: If the NFL Players win

    Quote Originally Posted by swarthmoreCY View Post
    As did I. Imo it Goodell is using fear tactics- "If the players do not give us what we need, the only other option is chaos."
    I agree. I've not once heard anything along those lines. So unless the players have drastically changed their stance recently, Goodell is full of it. And all I'd have to do is look at his track record to choose option B.


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    Re: If the NFL Players win

    Yeah, Goodell is an ***. While NFL players do make a large amount of money compared to the general populace, their careers are also short and medicals bills high. Suck it up owners, and pay the players what they're worth.


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    Re: If the NFL Players win

    I think the union basically disbanded in order to be able to really challenge the NFL in court, and this hypothetical scenario could only really occur if the players wanted it (and I don't think they do). Anyway, that is my drive-by take on it.



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    Re: If the NFL Players win

    Quote Originally Posted by sdillon500 View Post
    Yeah, Goodell is an ***. While NFL players do make a large amount of money compared to the general populace, their careers are also short and medicals bills high. Suck it up owners, and pay the players what they're worth.
    If the players don't like their paychecks then they should find a different employer or career like the rest of us do.



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    Re: If the NFL Players win

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneDaddy View Post
    If the players don't like their paychecks then they should find a different employer or career like the rest of us do.
    They aren't looking for a raise. The owners are trying to add 2 games to the schedule, while forcing the players to take a pay cut. I'm sorry, WHO'S being greedy here?


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    Re: If the NFL Players win

    I like the system NFL has now with a real salary cap. I mean compared to baseball where the Yankees can buy a championship team I think its needed. The players should shut up and play. Its not like any of them are going to quit and get a real job. Just my opinion though. For what they're making now I'd take the more than certain death that would follow walking on the field. Whine a little if you want, but play the game you're living a dream.



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    Re: If the NFL Players win

    Quote Originally Posted by Scruff View Post
    I like the system NFL has now with a real salary cap. I mean compared to baseball where the Yankees can buy a championship team I think its needed. The players should shut up and play. Its not like any of them are going to quit and get a real job. Just my opinion though. For what they're making now I'd take the more than certain death that would follow walking on the field. Whine a little if you want, but play the game you're living a dream.
    The owners are looking at increasing revenue while decreasing what they pay the players. That's just not right, I don't care how much the players make. Plenty of people make a solid living on less than $200,000 a year. Why not cut the players down to that? It's tough to draw the line if your argument is "you make more than enough to play a game".


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    Re: If the NFL Players win

    Quote Originally Posted by tm3308 View Post
    They aren't looking for a raise. The owners are trying to add 2 games to the schedule, while forcing the players to take a pay cut. I'm sorry, WHO'S being greedy here?
    Exactly. If you were asked to work more in a dangerous industry without extra pay, you would be ****** too. Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the NFL argument in court boiled down to "the players were happy with the previous arrangement, so clearly it was unfair."


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    Re: If the NFL Players win

    Bear in mind that this is what is laid out in the lawsuit, not necessarily what the players want. But the union has to aim high in order to establish their negotiating position.



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    Re: If the NFL Players win

    Their strategy is to attack everything knowing that they won't win all of the battles.



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    Re: If the NFL Players win

    The owners want more out of the pie because of increasing expenses and what not but then want to add two more games. Won't that extra home game if they go to 18 games help offset the increasing expenses?

    The players want to stick with the current CBA, the owners are the ones wanting changes and the players to sacrifice. The owners are the rich just wanting to get richer while the players just want what's fair and be taken care of.


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    Re: If the NFL Players win

    Is Goodell's argument that the players are demanding a free market with all of the ups and downs it can bring with it?


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