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NFL owners vote to opt out of labor contract

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by ondeadline, May 20, 2008.

  1. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    News alert:

    ATLANTA (AP) _ NFL owners vote unanimously to opt out of labor contract, which will now expire in 2011.
  2. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    PA will eventually decertify, which might keep the fight off the field and short-circuit lockout. No chance the players will strike.
  3. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Why would they?

    Don't they get an uncapped year now?
  4. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    That's why I used the word "eventually." They'll take the uncapped year in 2010. The actual showdown comes in 2011, I believe.
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    What, it was unanimous? You mean EVERY owner is dissatisfied with the current labor setup? Shocking. And here I thought all along that the NFL system was just so glorious.
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Translation: Greedy bastards who are ghuaranteed a profit even their team sucks want higher profits.
    Where are all our NFL synchophants to tell us how great the league and the system are now?
  7. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    I'm sure you're trying to take a swipe at someone in the great Sports Economic System Debate of 2006, 2007 and 2008, but owner boards almost always vote unanimously. They don't have a vote until everyone's on board with a plan and getting everyone to agree the players have it too good is never a hard sell in the NFL.

    Now, getting this bunch to agree on which streams belong in the revenue-sharing pool will be a very different story.
  8. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    In "War Without Death," Mark Maske wrote that the small market teams--specifically Buffalo--did not support the current CBA because of revenue-sharing. Not coincidentally, Dallas and Washington do not feel it is their responsibility to subsidize those teams.
  9. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    Can you imagine Dan Snyder without the limits of a salary cap?
  10. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    I think that's one of the reasons Woody Johnson and the Jets spent like drunken sailors on shore leave during free agency. Same with Jerry Jones' recent spending spree.
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Roger Goddell is going to have to come up with a Pete Rozelle Moment to get the owners back on the same page regarding revenue sharing.
  12. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Unlike Rozelle, Goodell does not have a Wellington Mara.
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