View Full Version : CBA - something to NOT look forward to

07-02-2006, 11:00 AM
NFL | Revenue sharing could be vital for future CBA negotiations
Sun, 2 Jul 2006 08:49:22 -0700

Ron Borges, of the Boston Globe, reports the revenue-sharing plan needs to work for enough teams to help keep the CBA after the 2009 season. Under the current revenue-sharing plan, the players receive 59.5 percent of league-wide total gross revenues. This causes lower-revenue team s to pay a higher percentage of their take into the pot than a team that makes more profit. Some clubs claim that while they pay upward of 70 percent of their total revenue to cover player costs, a team like the Washington Redskins only uses 40 percent and has a competitive advantage to use that extra money on other perks. Many league owners and executives anticipate the revenue-sharing plan will not work, with the owners terminating the CBA after the 2009 season and threatening labor peace.

(from KFFL)

That ain't good. Hopefully, it get's figured out now - before say, the 2008 offseason.

07-02-2006, 01:10 PM
It always does (get figured out) so I'm not going to worry about it. At least not yet.

07-02-2006, 04:08 PM
Isn't kind of goofy to be anticipating this as a major issue when it just was reaffirmed?

07-02-2006, 05:21 PM
The vote in March was a stopgap to avoid an uncapped year. Many small market owners voted reluctantly 'for' and are still working behind the scenes to create something more equitable in their eyes between the have's and have nots. We'll have two years of perceived peace and it will all start over again.

07-02-2006, 05:32 PM
thats sucks..i remember the drama of last feb/march whenever...and only for 2 years labour peace before it starts again??