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    NFL going to the Big 12 model

    The rich get richer, the poor get poorer, and championships are bought. You have it in the Big 12, you have it in Major League Baseball, and soon the NFL will be reduced to the same handful of teams in the playoffs every year:

    NFL to pull plug on $100 million revenue-sharing program - ESPN


    Gene Smith, 1993-2000. 7 years, 6 NCAA's, 1 bowl game. Revenue sports postseason participation 50%. Good.
    Bruce Vandevelde, 2000-20005. 5 years, 4 bowl games, 2 NCAA's, 2 NIT's. Postseason participation 80%. Better.
    Jamie Pollard, 2005-. 4 years. 1 bowl game, 0 NCAA's, 0 NIT's. Postseason participation: 13%. The next big step.

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    Re: NFL going to the Big 12 model

    -Favre squabble
    -Revenue sharing.

    dark times ahead for the Packers


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    Re: NFL going to the Big 12 model

    Thats too bad they want to ruin the league.



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    Re: NFL going to the Big 12 model

    the one thing that made the NFL NOT MLB and NBA. Too bad.


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    Re: NFL going to the Big 12 model

    Bad for the league. Great for the bears!



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    Re: NFL going to the Big 12 model

    If true, this is the worst thing to happen to the NFL in history... next will be the salary cap



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    Re: NFL going to the Big 12 model

    Quote Originally Posted by acrozier22 View Post
    Bad for the league. Great for the bears!
    They will still **** it up.



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    Re: NFL going to the Big 12 model

    What are they thinking? Hey let's take what pushed us WAY ahead of the other professional sports and get rid of it!



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    Re: NFL going to the Big 12 model

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    They will still **** it up.
    As a bears fan this statement hurts and pisses me off, but I am unable to muster any king of post that contradicts it. Until the bears make wholesale changes in the fron office, they will coninue to struggle.



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    Re: NFL going to the Big 12 model

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    They will still **** it up.
    LOL....I don't disagree.



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    Re: NFL going to the Big 12 model

    Quote Originally Posted by Prone2Clone View Post
    What are they thinking? Hey let's take what pushed us WAY ahead of the other professional sports and get rid of it!
    greed



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    Re: NFL going to the Big 12 model

    its not total revenue sharing, it's just revenue from stadiums from what I understand. It still sucks but its only been in place since 2007 so its not that big of a deal. Except that I'm a vikings fan and we lose more than all but one nfl team in this deal because the metrodump sucks so much



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    Re: NFL going to the Big 12 model

    Why do I enjoy the NFL? Because on any given Sunday any team can win. And, any given year can be night and day difference from the previous.

    Why do I enjoy MLB? Cold beer, sunny day. Don't care who wins.

    Why do I enjoy the NBA? I don't.

    The NFL is destroying itself.


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    Re: NFL going to the Big 12 model

    It's more like the MLB model than the Big 12 model



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    Re: NFL going to the Big 12 model

    Its a preemptive move by the NFL owners for leverage in their upcoming negotiations with the NFL Players Association.



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