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Old 05-20-2008, 10:29 AM   #1
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Exclamation It's Unanimous

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_yl...v=ap&type=lgns

It appears all 32 teams have opted out of the CBA and that 2011 will be an uncapped year unless something gets done before then. The fact that is unanimous makes it seem more like a negotiating tactic than anything else.....
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:43 AM   #2
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Owners also say profits have declined because of economic conditions.
Gotta call on that one.

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NFL sets regular-season paid attendance record

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Bottom line is the owners think the players are getting too much of the pie. This is going to get ugly. Very ugly.

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Old 05-20-2008, 10:44 AM   #3
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great looks like strike year in 2012....
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Old 05-20-2008, 11:07 AM   #4
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Yeah I don't understand how they aren't making a good profit. Although the players are getting 60% the owners raise ticket prices and merchandise prices...food and beverage are out of the world inside a stadium - I mean really $8 for a beer that costs less than $1 - what the freak? Besides owners also get revenue from the use of the stadium from outside venues - college games, concerts, etc.

Here we go - the fans getting screwed AGAIN!
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Old 05-20-2008, 11:16 AM   #5
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I'm so happy we signed our Franchise QB to a long term deal already!
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hopefully they can get a new deal done that makes it that avg players aren't getting paid like superstar money like how it is now... the saleries 4 rookies are getting higher as well b4 they even play 1 snap
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I'm still not too worried about the prospects of one uncapped year, or even two. It's pretty unlikely that many star players would tear up a long-term contract at $8 million a year, to go be a mercenary for the Redskins for a season.

Or that an owner would suddenly start handing out $17-million-a-year long-term deals to linemen, when they all know the cap could come right back in effect at any time.

Or that a player would take a deal like that unless it was guaranteed the contract would be honored even if the salary cap came back. Or that an owner would offer a contract unless he could weasel out of it in the event that the cap did return.

Basically, the threat of a cap will keep everything in check for a couple years. And if there's no cap, long-term security will keep it in check for the players, and durability concerns will keep it in check for the owners. Yes, it'll be at a more expensive level, but it's not the sky-is-falling scenario everyone worries about.
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1. The unanimous stance on it is a barganing chip. It makes it look like all the owners are standing together. We all know however, that they are not totally together.

Guys like Jerry Jones and Daniel Snyder don't want a salary cap. However owners like Dan Rooney, Ralph Wilson, Randy Lerner, and other smaller market owners do want a salary cap.

2. A big thing that's gonna be brought up is rookie salaries. Rookies are making an ungodly amount of money and they haven't even proven that they can play in the league. I think this is part of the reason the owners opted out, they want a cap on rookie salaries.

3. The players do get a large peice of the pie...they are the ones that put their health on the line so people will watch the product. They deserve the money they get. That won't change...but it'll help the owners problems of the above rookie salaries are put in check.

I doubt we'll see an uncapped year or a owners lockout. The owners cant let it get that far...if it gets to a lockout they are likley to lose fans, and therefore lose lots of money.
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Almost all of the players deserve what they get. Football is a brutal game and i think the average player only plays in the league for 3 years. The owners are banking it big time.
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All power to the workers. In this case the Players. They make a ton of money, but they also make a ton more for the owners.

I think there has to be some kind of rookie cap and some kind of cap.
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