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Cooler heads prevail

Posted on: March 28, 2011 6:41 pm

So the NFL Trade Association won't hold a draft event opposite the NFL Draft after all.


It was a stupid idea anyway.The idea was to keep top draft picks away from the league event, which meant no shaking hands with the commissioner on draft night.

I think some wise-guy agents were behind the movement, but the trade association was said to be considering it.

In the end, cooler heads prevailed. Players will now to go to New York for their dream day, a chance to be on the stage after hearing their name announced The trade association didn't put them in a tough spot.

Now they don't have to worry about offending the rank-and-file of the league. Now they can do what they want. If they want to go, they do it. If not, they don't go.

Having an option was simply a bad idea that needed to go away.

Category: NFL
Tags: NFL Draft

Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: March 29, 2011 1:54 pm

Cooler heads prevail

The NFLPA has gone the drama queen route the whole way, lying about retirement benefits, to health benefits to trying childish ploys. How anyone could side with them is absurd.

Since: May 25, 2008
Posted on: March 29, 2011 1:18 pm

Cooler heads prevail

I agree.  And when this is all over, they shouldn't be allowed to "recertify" either.  You're either in or not. 

Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: March 29, 2011 9:49 am

Cooler heads prevail

And the union keeps acting like a union...  Can the NFL negotiate with something that doesn't exist?

Since: Mar 19, 2007
Posted on: March 29, 2011 9:42 am

Cooler heads prevail

How is any Judge taking this anti-trust suit seriously?

The union might be saying they "decertified" but they are obviously still acting as an organisation. The fact that they are willing to "decertify" just to try to get some leverage in court shows they were never serious in negotiations to begin with.

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