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Report: NFL, NFLPA to meet for 7 straight days

Posted on: February 17, 2011 6:47 pm
Edited on: February 17, 2011 6:49 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

It’s been a hopeful day for the optimistic fans who are praying the NFL and the NFLPA avoid a lockout by coming to an agreement on a new CBA.

First, the two sides have agreed to mediation, so an impartial third party can help the owners and the union solve their problems.

Second, Pro Football Talk, citing a league source, is reporting the two sides have agreed to seven-straight days of CBA negotiations beginning Friday.

While it still appears likely that the March 3 deadline will come and go without a new deal in place – especially if the owners decide to walk out of schedule negotiations, like they did last time – this certainly is a positive step.

Perhaps, after a full week of bargaining, they’ll come to an agreement simply because they’ll be so tired of looking at each other. I'm sure the fans wouldn't mind that at all.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 1:56 am

Report: NFL, NFLPA to meet for 7 straight days

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 1:47 am

Report: NFL, NFLPA to meet for 7 straight days

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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: February 18, 2011 10:39 am

Report: NFL, NFLPA to meet for 7 straight days

The sad part is that the owners and players dont give a damn about the cities they are playing in. Zygi Wilf wants a new stadium pattially funded by the the state, but if the season is shut down, the state, hotels and restaurants will lose millions of dollars because millionaires and billionaires are succombing to greed. Also, how many temporary employees that depend on thier meager income working as stadium, hotel or restaurant employees will lose imcome because the money in the NFL has gotten so big. I am a diehard Viking and NFL fan, but if thier is a play stoppage, I will not spend my money for thier product anymore. I used to go to 8-10 NHL games a year and got the Directv Center Ice package for 4 years, but since the strike, I have given up on the NHL. Both sides need to remember us "small" people. Major League Baseball and the NCAA will be the only winners if thier is a play stoppage.

Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: February 18, 2011 10:38 am

Report: NFL, NFLPA to meet for 7 straight days

How the players get paid, and what the contracts mean is a huge issue.  I am so sick of seeing rookie draft picks getting stupid money based on what they did in college.  Owners lose incredible amounts of money paying for high draft picks, and this can cripple some teams that go through rebuilding phases.  I truly believe that there needs to be an established pay scale for incoming rookies.  Once the player proves himself on the field, and satisfies a 3 year contract, then fine, get payed for being a proven talent.  Why would you want the top pick when it can hurt a team for years to come based on player pay should the player be a bust, see JaMarcus Russell.  Terrible!  Ryan Leaf?   I think the NFL offers the players a much better product than ever in the past.  Do players pay for stadiums?  No.  They play the game, and usually for a short period of time.  Why should 3-4 years of work in the NFL prop up a player financially for many years to come?  There needs to be more rookie counseling .  Please tell me another area where new hires get payed more than existing, proven players just because of their college work.  Sales, marketing, advertising, lawyer, doctor?  Hell no.  Prove it, then get paid.
On another player issue altogether, why are the NFL players held to higher standards than congressmen?  The arrest record for the US congress is probably longer than the entire NFL combined.  Why is personal conduct punishment as extreme as it is?  I believe the law should handle this, and only get the league involved after the legal side has been handled, and assessed then not prior.
The players are out of line and truly greedy.  They sign contracts, then refuse to play them out because of money.  Ownership in some cases will actually listen to the cry-baby player, and accommodate them.  Now the players want more?  So few of them plan for career ending injury, which could happen at any time.  They squander millions being "the man".  Stop acting so entitled, or just get a job somewhere else.  You know, the other million dollar job offers that you are getting outside the NFL.  RIght, you didn't even finish college, even though it was free via scholarship.  Are you thinkin' Arby's?

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 18, 2011 7:31 am

Report: NFL, NFLPA to meet for 7 straight days

You're exactly right muzz.The owners make billions;The players make millions.There's plenty of money to go around, but noooooo, these greedy bas tards always want more.As I've said before, the owners can afford to miss a season.The players probably have enough squirreled away for 1 or 2 years. At least they should.
Here's where the rubber hits the road.While the players may be able to weather the storm for a year or so, can they afford to miss a year of football.They have a short career as it is.Missing a year would hurt them all badly. Coming back from missing a year could be an invitation to an injury. For example, if Tomlinson were to miss next year, his career may very well be over.He's only 1 example of players on the verge of retiring anyway, missing what could be their last year in the NFL.
The owners know this. They also know they own all the cards.
If the players don't give in to most if not all of the owners demands, get ready for a year with no NFL. We'll find other things to do and we'll go back to the games when we're good & ready.

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: February 18, 2011 7:06 am

Report: NFL, NFLPA to meet for 7 straight days

You obviously do or you wouldn't post.  Where is the third party in these negotiations, the fans?  I still say we ought to have Middle East type demonstrations in each city in front of team offices with fans demands.  Flash mobs everywhere.

Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: February 18, 2011 1:23 am

Report: NFL, NFLPA to meet for 7 straight days

Instead of us paying for overpriced tickets and 8 dollar beers, lets let the season be over already, we can all spend our money on other things and jump start the economy that way.....F@## the owners and F### the players. Overpaid greedy bastards get whats coming.

Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: February 18, 2011 1:15 am

Report: NFL, NFLPA to meet for 7 straight days

The article says NFL and Union agree to talks, if this isn't A joke I dont know what is. If there not already talking and been talking for the past 6 months, they can all go bite the bullet and none of them make money next year. I will find something else to do with my time.

Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: February 17, 2011 8:57 pm

Report: NFL, NFLPA to meet for 7 straight days

Well I just want them to rap it up in a timly fasion. Just get it done so we can start in time and we don't lose any pratice time, so now one just hurt in camp.Wink

Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: February 17, 2011 8:26 pm

Report: NFL, NFLPA to meet for 7 straight days

Just wake me when it's over!

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