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Old 12-10-2008   #1
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Default Economy woes reach nfl

The NFL has announced that they are cutting 150 jobs (>13%). This from the league office, not the individual teams. The league, has already begun the pressure for players to accept lower salaries.

Many questions, as concerns, ticket sales, attendance with its vendor and parking monies, naming rights, advertiser/sponsor support, TV contracts, etc., have arisen. And many of these have already begun to show in the beginnings of multi-faceted revenue losses.

The NFL is the last professional sport to be addressing the economic realities.

There is no doubt that this latest occurence will be only a glimpse into what will be happening at the team level. What are the potential effects? Number of coaches and scouts, player salaries, sponsorships, naming rights, ticket sales and prices??? We can only guess.

As a side bar, in these times, no way would I want to be Jerry Jones with his
Ceasar-like palace. I wonder what type of fiddle he'll be playing while the fires burn.
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Default Re: Economy woes reach nfl

Honestly, I have slowed down on my beer consumption while attending the games this year. I've always thought that $ 7.00 apiece was spendy, but I was never really too worried about it...... Now, I am paying attention to those expenditures.
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less money, less pie...everyone gets a smaller slice and some don't eat again. You expand during good times and contract during poor times...just the nature of the beast.
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Default Re: Economy woes reach nfl

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. I've always thought that $ 7.00 apiece was spendy.

Man I miss those days back in Houston, when I could say $7 for a beer is expensive, Here in NY a beer is avg of $7. And at games it's around $12.
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you're going to the wrong places for beer if it's 7 bucks. unless it's good beer, which i doubt
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Default Re: Economy woes reach nfl

Yeah, but it sounds like the grunt workers for the NFL getting the slip. The big money people will gleefully keep on going.
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Default Re: Economy woes reach nfl

isn't the AFL supposedly about to fold?
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isn't the AFL supposedly about to fold?

Not quite. The AFL has negotiated an acceptable deal with the AFL players association for across-the-board salary cuts (salary cap cut). If this makes the 2009 season viable they may continue. The owners are not all in agreement even with player's union acceptance. Some want to cancel the 2009 season and resume in 2010............but with the down time, there certainly can't be assurance that this will happen. In fact, it may lead to so much disintegration of the support structure, that this would be very difficult to pull off.

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The NFL employs 1,100 people in three locations: league headquarters in New York, NFL Films production facilities in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, and the NFL Network and NFL.com production facilities in Los Angeles.
Sales down by a hair and their fiscal year closes in March. I doubt they cut many folks from the NFL Films and Network production facilites as they will need content to bridge to next season. I would surmise that the cuts will be mostly sales and marketing heads at HQ and NFL.com, with interviews commencing in March for April hire (training) at the beginning of the fiscal year and the draft just a month away from being completed.
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Man I miss those days back in Houston, when I could say $7 for a beer is expensive, Here in NY a beer is avg of $7. And at games it's around $12.
"But it's not that much more expensive" j/k

NYC is silly, Off the Wagon is cheap on gamedays
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Default Re: Economy woes reach nfl

Like the freaking N, freaking F, freaking L needs more money to go around.

How about Roger Goodell takes a page out of the AFL situation and gives himself a nice paycut? It'll save some of those jobs that were lost due to the "economy". It's getting really old hearing about these multi-million dollar men talking about "hard times" like they, their family, or anyone they know is going to go a single second without what they want or need.

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Default Re: Economy woes reach nfl

Texans would be in good shape on the defensive side of the ball if they had to lose a coach, after all ,like Vinny said, we have 456 (give or take a few) assistant coaches on the that side of the ball


But I'd still take quality over quantity (like most of us on here)
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