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Big week coming for lockout?

Posted on: May 9, 2011 8:12 am
TV FUND: This week is among the biggest in this clusterfied of a situation of a lockout. I know. Clusterfied isn't a word. But it fits. And this is the week things could get truly interesting and less clusterfied. First, do you remember the TV lockout fund case? In what seems like an eternity ago (freakin' March) Judge David Doty slammed the owners saying their attempt to hoard television revenue and use it as a source of cash during the lockout wasn't allowed. Several NFL sources reminded me that this week a ruling could come from Doty on financial penalties for the owners resulting from that case. If Doty does take significant action against the owners it would impact the future of the lockout.

Second, the 8th circuit, not to be confused with this circuit , might this week rule on the temporary stay in place now that's led to the death of football related activity. If the 8th rules the stay should stay then there'd be no football until July.

No, this isn't the biggest week in lockout history but it's pretty damn big . It could determine the course of this labor dispute, mainly, it's length. The week could determine if we have football back in the shorter term or if we're still months away. Yes, clusterfied is indeed the perfect word.

LETTER: I was told by an agent that one team sent a letter to its rookies that basically said this. We own your rights for one year. Sit tight. Don't go anywhere.

WADA: I find it difficult to believe that once the union materializes again they'd agree to this .

Category: NFL

Since: Apr 30, 2011
Posted on: May 9, 2011 2:13 pm

Big week coming for lockout?

I think you need to go back and study history when you say no one would watch that crap. Yes they would. They did in 1987. I did. I know plenty of people who did. It's still football.  Get off your high horse and come down with the people. Maybe quit looking down on everyone. It could help you with your problems.

Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: May 9, 2011 1:38 pm

Big week coming for lockout?

Anyone can count money for a bank but you fail to acknowledge how elite an NFL player is and how much work it takes to get to a position to be drafted and make an NFL team.

The owners can simply fire all the current NFL players and get new ones but wait... no one would pay to watch that crap. This is a unique business but not that much different from top Wall Street firms. They pay money managers huge salaries because they bring the company big dollars. Some kids make more than an NFL player right out of college if they have the talent to manage billions of dollars.

Your posts are tainted with jealously and dellusion about the NFL.

Since: Aug 24, 2008
Posted on: May 9, 2011 1:14 pm

Big week coming for lockout?

I have aproblem with bank tellers making $10 an hour and their CEO's making $10,000,000 a year

this is not make believe it is real. I would have no problem with CEO'S making $100,000,000 a year if the tellers made a million

Maybe less then 1% of NFL players could earn what they make in the real world. I don't want to hear about short careers

who begins their first job with a salary of $300,000? It would take a teacher or phone worker his first 8 to 9 years to make 

 what an NFL undrafted non educated rookie is guaranteed. Yeah the owners are greedy but they are not paying "slave" wages

as they would like you to believe. I believe the average,the average NFL salary is over a half a million dollars. I don't care what my boss makes if he would

pay me that much. And yeah it is rougher on their bodies then a coal miner-ditch digger-brick mason-roofer-carpet installer? The list can go on forever.

Come out and work with me for a day and tell mehow tough it is to make a living


Since: Apr 20, 2007
Posted on: May 9, 2011 12:24 pm

Big week coming for lockout?

I hope the players trade organization gets what is comming to them. The players screwed the pooch on this one by hiring that moron DeMaurice Smith to lead their so called "union". From everything that I have seen and read the players never had any intention to come to an agreement on the CBA. Maybe this is what happens when you get a litigation lawywer like Smith envolved.
At this point I am of the mind set that I really don't want a season. I love football, I even love the NFL(might not like them much now), however I am truly tierd of the players right now and the crap that the players and owners are putting the fans through.

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