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Posted on: July 21, 2011 6:23 am
Edited on: July 21, 2011 10:26 am
A GAME OF CHICKEN: First came the news that players Logan Mankins and Vincent Jackson were still seeking compensation for their roles as plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the NFL. Ten freaking mil worth of compensation. Nice work if you can get it. The new CBA between the owners and players can't be signed until all plaintiffs sign off. Then came a report from Sports Illustrated saying players were putting worker's compensation issues back into play. After that, a player I greatly respect, Chester Pitts, said in a radio interview it could take another two weeks to get the CBA done.

Meanwhile, owners, in an effort to put public pressure on the players, might vote to ratify the CBA today.

A splendid game of chicken, yes. The two sides are trying to resolve small issues but the players, for now, are playing the biggest games. They are sending a last minute message to the owners: in these final days, we're not rolling over.

This will get done, maybe on Thursday. Maybe. And probably by the end of the week. But all of these last minute moves are interesting, to say the least, and demonstrate that as well as talks have gone there is still a great deal of bad blood. Even after a deal is done, it might stay that way.
Category: NFL

Since: Jan 12, 2011
Posted on: July 21, 2011 7:28 pm

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I understand that players come and go but at this current point in time the players that are active in the NFL are the best and that is what people want to see. I don't go to the game to see how owners conduct their business. I want to see the best players play football against each other. When the AFL came along and started competing for the top players out of college the fans followed the players and eventually forced the NFL to merge with AFL or risk losing more fans and revenue to the AFL. The fans didn't care about the NFL owners. They want to see quality football and that is my point. In a few years it could be the same quality if you play replacement players and then bring in new talent from college but are you gonna pay top dollar this season to go see replacement players? I'm not. That will cost the owners big money if the stands aren't filled! Not to mention merchandising and tv. Put the best product on the field and the fans return or play replacements and risk billions? It's like you said the owners are smart business men they know what will bring the fans and so do the players!

Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posted on: July 21, 2011 6:32 pm
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Since: May 29, 2008
Posted on: July 21, 2011 5:07 pm

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Oh and to Rivergy and Okie,
     Thanks for the props and seeing that we all really can just get along. 

Since: May 29, 2008
Posted on: July 21, 2011 5:05 pm

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Ok, let cooler heads prevail.  Vikingsfan, I will take a short second to apologize for my outburst earlier and remind children to never type angry.  Now, with that said your still an idiot.  But, your an idiot with half a point.  That half being that I do watch the NFL and not the UFL or CFL for the big plays and the big players.  Mostly because, have you heard of Fantasy football for the CFL or UFL.  I haven't.  If they did and it was fun, then I wouldn't watch the NFL anymore.  Oh and your correct, the owners don't take care of the gatorade thing. 
They just have to hire the people, that hire the people that take care of it.  And your right, Demaurice Smith, and Vincent Jackson, and Logan Mankins and Peyton Manning and Drew Brees, I am sure they could all run a multi billion dollar buisness.  You know, since they are handling this so well.  But again, I digress.  I appreciate your half a point and commend you on having the courage to come on here and show how little you truly know and the size of your cahonies to make other Vikings fans look so bad.  Keep it up though.  I enjoy our chats and look forward to responding to your latest and greatest tomorrow morning.  Now, if you'll excuse me I have to go and make the wife say the lords name in vain while I have my "little Brett Favre" stuff up somewhere warm and damp.  Have a good evening you all.    

Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: July 21, 2011 3:47 pm

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ih8daPats! I agree with you 100% that there are very few if any of the NFL PLAYERS that could run an organization in any league let alone football. Look at the players that can't manage their own money(DEZ BRIANT EXP). But in saying this, every individual has a valid place in the NFL, be it a Owner, or equipment manager, they are good at what they do. I have to agree to a certain extent that the NFL would servive withput the curent players for a while. We wouldn't have the quality of football we have now though. It would take a minimum of 5 years to even have the games be close to what we have today. Plus the fact the UFL as you mentioned would probably pick up all of the NFL players and start putting on a lot better show and take the attendance the NFL enjoys today away. There is a reason they are falling on their face, it is because they don't have the talent to grab peoples attention. I like your post it has some of the better points that I have read on here. Keep up the good work.

P.S. I don't want the weiner waver back either.

Since: Mar 26, 2010
Posted on: July 21, 2011 3:20 pm

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VikingsFan, you make valid points.   I think I am just tired of the greed on both sides...   WE should not be arguing amongst ourselves.  It is our fault anyway...WE pay for everything....

Greedy greedy bastards..

Since: Mar 26, 2010
Posted on: July 21, 2011 3:15 pm

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I agree in the beginning, but the talent will get better without the greed...   The owners MADE the league.  Players are lucky that they have god given talent to play in such a league.    Other leagues scrape by or lose money because the big bucks are in the NFL, so yeah the talent pool is depleted.   The players do no own the league and should thank their lucky stars it exists.     If the NFL was not there they would be perfectly happy to make less in another league...  Just saying. 

Since: Jan 12, 2011
Posted on: July 21, 2011 2:49 pm

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If the players don't make the league then why are there people on here everyday complaining about ticket prices to games? Why are you on the NFL blog and not a ufl blog? There are plenty of other leagues out there that you have no interest in. Why? Because you want to see the best players. You want to see Chris Johnson break tackles and run for 80 yards. You want to see Patrick Willis lay someone out. You think for one second that any of your hirings and firings and Gatorade ordering(which I'm sure the owners play a big part in as you say) go on with the product on the field I say you are sadly mistaken and delusional. If I'm wrong why are the owners conceding? Why not just get scabs? Why? Because it doesn't work! Ask Vince McMahon ask the ufl which has lost 100 million dollars in the last 2 years and doesn't have the money to start the season! They have plenty of owners that know a thing or 2 about all the things you have mentioned and where are they?

Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: July 21, 2011 2:46 pm

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I am with you Ih8dapads, thanks for the laughs today.LaughingNot sure which of your two posts I liked better but they were both off the charts.

Since: May 29, 2008
Posted on: July 21, 2011 2:25 pm

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    And who exactly would over see the up keep of the stadiums.  The organizations budgets.  Hiring, firing, daily schedules and finances. Recruiting, coaching, hell ordering the freaking gator aide for the games.   Freaking Chris "dreadlocks" Johnson.  Pac man Jones perhaps.  Get this straight there VikingsfanVD.  Alot of these players can't even manage their own behaviors, little lone a multi billion dollar buisness.  To the players it's a game.  To the owners, it's a buisness.  Football will survive without the current crop of players.  If every active player went down in a firey plane crash tonight, there will be others to run, pass and tackle the next day.  And the football starved fans will watch.  Without the owners, the brains behind which the whole machine is ran, everything comes to a halt.  And power, your dumb A$$ wants to talk about power.  Who has who locked out right now.  Yeah, that's what I though.  No wonder your team sucks.  It's idiots like you that probably want Brett "look at my weiner" Favre back. 

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