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Old 01-27-2008, 01:50 AM   #11
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The Rooneys are multimillionaires. Snyder, Jones, Kraft, Allen and others are multibillionaires. HUGE difference. See where I'm going with this? Like LIG58 said, if the salary cap goes bye-bye, get ready for the 4-12 seasons (and worse). The Rooneys simply aren't wealthy enough and Pittsburgh simply isn't a large enough market to stay competitive in that kind of environment.
Thats it in a nut shell right there.... The Steelers couldn't compete with the New Yorks, Washington and Dallas, ect....Plus the Rooney's are cheap.
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Old 01-27-2008, 01:53 AM   #12
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Even more reason to sign Ben now. His contract runs through 2009. Can you imagine what he would be worth to Snyder in a cap-free world?

I have no doubt in my mind Snyder would offer him 15 -20 million per year.

That won't happen because we will sign Ben, but it is a scary thought.
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Old 01-27-2008, 01:55 AM   #13
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Old 01-27-2008, 01:56 AM   #14
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I'm hoping that this is all talk at this point....I mean the NFL is the most successful sport in the USA. I think part of that is parity. Why would they go mess with something that could have catostrophic consequences? The league would suffer with no salary cap and if there was no more revenue sharing.
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The NFL without a salary cap? That'll be the straw that breaks the camel's back for me, personally. I will no longer watch a league where the Snyders, Joneses and Krafts buy Super Bowls and the rest of the league fights over the table scraps.
That`s exactly how it is in soccer in the UK ,and has been for a good few years now.
There`s Man Utd,Chelsea,Arsenal and Liverpool....the rest as you say,fight over the scraps.
For me it has made a wonderful game all rather dull and predictable.Yes you do get the ocassional upsets in individual games,but I can`t remember the last time a team outside of the "top 4" winning a domestic trophy.
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I was a big Pittsburgh Pirate fan . Never ever missed a game ON RADIO growing up. When the strike occured during the middle of the season I walkd away FOREVER, Never came back.

If the NFL goes without the cap I am gone . Gary is right . A league ran by Jones and Snyder and others like them is totally unappealing.
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The nfl wouldn't be the same I don't see the league without a salry cap.
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I was a big Pittsburgh Pirate fan . Never ever missed a game ON RADIO growing up. When the strike occured during the middle of the season I walkd away FOREVER, Never came back.
I too was a big Pirates fan. I watched every game on tv or listened on the radio. I'd also go to several games a year. Even when they sucked in the 80's, I watched them. Finally, they started getting a good team in the early 90's with Bonds, Bonilia, Van Slyke, etc. Then I saw that team torn apart by free agency, and gave up on MLB in disgust. I haven't attended, watched on tv, or listened to a game on the radio since Bonds left. If the NFL goes the way of MLB, I'll probably give up on football too. Then I'll have to resort to watching professional chess. :(
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I was a big Pittsburgh Pirate fan . Never ever missed a game ON RADIO growing up. When the strike occured during the middle of the season I walkd away FOREVER, Never came back.

If the NFL goes without the cap I am gone . Gary is right . A league ran by Jones and Snyder and others like them is totally unappealing.
The NFL will eventually follow the trend of this nation, where 10% of the population possess 90% of the wealth. The have and have not scenario will ultimately dictate and abolish the NFL salary cap.

Canada is looking more and more appealing to me. The CFL, yippeeeee! I could root for the Roughriders or the other Roughriders.
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should cap how much a player can make.
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