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    Upshaw dead....

    Well just saw this online....

    Report: NFLPA director Upshaw dead at 63 - NFL- nbcsports.msnbc.com

    This is going to cause the NFLPA alot of grief with the collective bargaining agreement still up in the air. That and the players union seemed split on support for Upshaw over the last few years anyway. He refused to let his successor be know because he claimed that he wanted to be the one to set the next bargaining agreement in place.

    While I would not wish this on anyone I thought that he was arrogant and seemed to run the union with his own agenda regardless of what the players expressed as thier wishes. (see the support of older players and disability benefits, or lack there of)


    Last edited by cycloneace55; 08-21-2008 at 07:45 AM.

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    Re: Upshaw dead....

    Wow, ESPN doesn't even have anything on this yet.



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    Re: Upshaw dead....

    A big fat strike is looming for this league on 2011....it will get ugly.


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    Re: Upshaw dead....

    well this should make their decision easier whether or not to keep him for the next neogiations. Its sad for anyone to die, especially that young - but the guy was making $15 million / year while many of the old NFL players are living off of wealthfare and unable to pay for medical attention they needed because of their days in the NFL. He did nothing to help them.



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    Re: Upshaw dead....

    Isn't the last year of the deal going to be an uncapped year? That could be interesting...



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    Re: Upshaw dead....

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneace55 View Post
    Well just saw this online....

    Report: NFLPA director Upshaw dead at 63 - NFL- nbcsports.msnbc.com

    This is going to cause the NFLPA alot of grief with the collective bargaining agreement still up in the air. That and the players union seemed split on support for Upshaw over the last few years anyway. He refused to let his successor be know because he claimed that he wanted to be the one to set the next bargaining agreement in place.

    While I would not wish this on anyone I thought that he was arrogant and seemed to run the union with his own agenda regardless of what the players expressed as thier wishes. (see the support of older players and disability benefits, or lack there of)
    I am shocked over this news.

    The NFL is stronger and more successful than any other professional league. While some players might not have agreed with Gene Upshaw, his ability to work with the owners is a big reason for the success of the league.



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    Gene Upshaw Dead at 63

    very sad as he did lots of great work and was in the position for a while. Pancreatic Cancer is so terrible. once you get it you go quick.




    Last edited by Cyclone_Grav; 08-21-2008 at 08:48 AM.

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    Re: Upshaw dead....

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones_R_GR8 View Post
    I am shocked over this news.

    The NFL is stronger and more successful than any other professional league. While some players might not have agreed with Gene Upshaw, his ability to work with the owners is a big reason for the success of the league.
    It's going to get ugly. The relationship between the players and the owners is as bad as it's ever been. There are the problems with the retired players that both Upshaw and the Owners want to sweep under the rug. I doubt the players will nominate another guy that will be a pawn for the owners as Upshaw was. The CBA as it is completely favors the owners and now the owners want even more control and more money....



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