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NFL lockout: Deal on Wednesday?

Posted on: July 22, 2011 4:24 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2011 5:47 pm

The NFLPA is denying an email was sent to players explaining a meeting was happening on Monday. Negotiations will continue through the weekend, one player source explained, though the players seem to be in no hurry to ratify the CBA.

And the game of chicken continues.

The players don't really need that much time to sort through the offer. They already have, I'm told. The issues remaining can be solved fairly easily and quickly if they wanted. The players are simply taking their sweet time. Why? Because they can. Good for them.

I think the players, who feel like the owners pulled out the rug from under them, now want the owners to sweat a little. Thus the game of chicken.

It's not out of the question that the players will agree to the deal this weekend. But I think the players want the owners to sit around and wonder what the players are going to do. It's a form of payback. 

The owners failed to remember something about professional football players (and it's not the first time they've forgotten). In handling the announcement the way they did they challenged the players. These guys, basically, are fighters. It's what they do. They aren't going to back down and, in fact, the opposite is happening. 

My theory (and in some ways it's more than a theory) is this: Since the owners gave the players a Tuesday deadline to accept the offer I think the players accept it at 12:01 on Wednesday morning.

For more lockout coverage check out the Eye on Football blog.

Category: NFL
Tags: Lockout
Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: July 23, 2011 8:03 pm

NFL lockout: Deal on Wednesday?

Where else does an employee can 48 percent of the revenue.I can't think os a single one.

I work for myself as an independent salesperson, for the most part marketing is what I do.  Even with a home office and no employees I'm lucky to take home 60-65 percent of my gross revenue.   An NFL owner is supposed to be ok with 52 percent with expenses out the wazoo and taxes on top of that.  Remember, it's not just that the players get 48 percent it's 48 percent of GROSS revenues... that's crazy.

Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: July 23, 2011 5:47 pm

NFL lockout: Deal on Wednesday?

Great idea, let owners take 52% of endorsement of players or better yet, let season ticket holders take 35% and game day buyers get 17%, without us fans nobody gets paid. After our family having Redskin season tickets since 1960's, I didn't renew them this year. I'm sick of these greedy Millionaire players, it's time the fans show who should be on strike, us. Let the players go play at playgrounds for a few dollars a game.

Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: July 23, 2011 4:20 pm

NFL lockout: Deal on Wednesday?

 This BS has been going on for 4 months now... The players should have been given updates( talk about a poorly run union, if they haven`t a clue whats going on) on a regular bases on how the talks are going, and about what. So, whats there to think about? Either they`re for it or against it. The players should have been ready to vote the same time the owners voted. Maybe smith isn`t the all mighty, the media clowns are making him out to be.

Since: Jan 10, 2008
Posted on: July 23, 2011 3:06 pm

NFL lockout: Deal on Wednesday?

Oh yeah, they deserve to take nearly 50% of the revenue. 0 risk for players, ie signing bonuses, guaranteed portions of contracts....etc. While owners have to worry about how long this recession will continue and if they will be able to still make money. So, think of it this way owners have 100% of the risk, players have nearly no risk at all. Yet the morons aren't even happy with 48% of the revenue. I agree with an earlier post, lets throw all of the player endorsement money into the whole NFL revenue pond and let owners get 52% of that money.

Since: Jan 10, 2008
Posted on: July 23, 2011 2:55 pm

NFL lockout: Deal on Wednesday?

No the owners can't stop the players from forming a union, there is a federal law protecting that right. But the owners don't have to give into these Aholes either. Fine, you don't want to negotiate in good faith, then we take our game and you go home. If the regular season started then you would see the players setting timelines because afterall they still have to make payments on their multi-million dollar homes.

Since: Jan 8, 2011
Posted on: July 23, 2011 12:47 pm

NFL lockout: Deal on Wednesday?

If the owners were smart, they would still keep the entire training camps, preseason, and regular season. Just play the super bowl in february. The players think that they can stall and avoid preseason games. They don't like the fact that, they have to risk injury and not get paid a regular game check.

Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: July 23, 2011 12:20 pm

NFL lockout: Deal on Wednesday?

 mbb, as far as I know they can not stop a union from forming. Comparing players jobs to regular jobs everyone has is ludicrous at best. They are the BEST at what they do. Me and you? Probably great like a few other million people doing the same job. I'd much rather the money/benefits go to those who's back's the money was made off of. But then again, I don't even care If they play this year, the league has gotten worse and worse anyway.

Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: July 23, 2011 12:17 pm

NFL lockout: Deal on Wednesday?

If this was the case,im sure we would have heard about all the "garbage" they had try to slip in,instead all im hearing is a bunch of crying about not wanting a franchise tag.

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