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Old 05-31-2011   #1
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Default When do you think the regular season will start?

It wouldn't bother me to get my dough back for those dogturd practice games but I really don't want to miss any regular season games.
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Old 05-31-2011   #2
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Default Re: When do you think the regular season will start?

I don't think any will be missed. I think we might miss 1 or 2 preseason games though.
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Default Re: When do you think the regular season will start?

Players get paid game checks, so I doubt we'll be missing any regular season games. They are talking big now, but when missing a ridiculously large paycheck looks like a reality, I bet a deal gets done. IMO, most NFL players are far, far from rocket scientists. They tend to live far beyond their means (as hard as that is for us to fathom) and they'll need the money.
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I don't think we'll miss any regular season games. I think we'll miss the first preseason game at most.
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October. Players will miss a game check or two and cave.
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October. Players will miss a game check or two and cave.
Something along these lines I suspect.
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September 25th.
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Default Re: When do you think the regular season will start?

Hopefully after the Steelers/Colts/Raiders and Ravens...
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October. Players will miss a game check or two and cave.
From a barganing standpoint everything changes once the season starts. Owner's will demand and get anything they want once the players lose checks and disassemble themselves.

The end wont be near until you hear a quote from a "name player" that is anti-union / pro owner. We will miss at least 1-2 weeks.

player quotes on the way to your ears soon...

"I have to do whats right for me."
"I have to keep food on the table."
"The economy is to bad right now to argue over billions and millions."
"I just want to get back out on the field."
"I didnt come out of college early to redshirt a season in the NFL."
"Demaurice smith has only his intrest at heart."
"Lawyers are the only ones making money right now."
"How am I gonna mantain my (insert : drug / prostitute /other criminal activity here) habit?
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Default Re: When do you think the regular season will start?

soon after Independence Day, maybe July 7th
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Default Re: When do you think the regular season will start?

I'm gonna go with around the 1st of August.
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Default Re: When do you think the regular season will start?

I honestly don't believe we'll have football this year.
The players and the union were preparing for this for 2 years since the owners opted out.
IMO, a lot rides on whether the court forces the owners to set aside a good chunk of the TV money if there is no season. I believe the courts will do that and that puts the owners in a bind. If the courts let the owners keep all that money, the players will cave.
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I honestly don't believe we'll have football this year.
The players and the union were preparing for this for 2 years since the owners opted out.
IMO, a lot rides on whether the court forces the owners to set aside a good chunk of the TV money if there is no season. I believe the courts will do that and that puts the owners in a bind. If the courts let the owners keep all that money, the players will cave.
I honestly don't believe the majority of players heeded the warnings to watch their finances and prepare for this. I also hope and pray that both sides will understand the "irreperable harm" that will be done to both sides if they do lose an entire season over this. Look how bad it hurt the MLB and for how long. Some say MLB still hasn't fully recovered and I know quite a few people that refuse to watch baseball because of the strikes. No pun intended.
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Default Re: When do you think the regular season will start?

I think this thing gets dragged out with 2 preseason games being cancelled......I would say mid August....
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Hopefully after the Steelers/Colts/Raiders and Ravens...
Come on not the Ravens game-they are actually playing near me and I want to go!!
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Default Re: When do you think the regular season will start?

2012

Now that it is in the courts, I don't see a CBA getting done.

There's the Lockout Injunction now in the 8th court of appeals
The TV network litigation with Judge Doty in MN. If it goes the players way (likely) then expect more appeals by the owners
The Anitrust triple damages issue
The National Labor Relations Board Investigation.
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I honestly don't believe we'll have football this year.
The players and the union were preparing for this for 2 years since the owners opted out.
IMO, a lot rides on whether the court forces the owners to set aside a good chunk of the TV money if there is no season. I believe the courts will do that and that puts the owners in a bind. If the courts let the owners keep all that money, the players will cave.
Except the players weren't saving money for it. There have been tons of reports of players taking out loans to pay off expenses in this interim. If they need loans now, when they normally would not be paid, they certainly don't have any real savings to speak. If they are taking out loans now, they certainly don't have money for September.

The Peyton Mannings of the world don't have an issue. It is the mid level guys who are living WAY above their means who are in dire straits. It all comes down to financial planning. MC Hammer once made $30 million and went broke the next year.

I bet you dollars to donuts, the owners are better financial planners than the players.
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I suppose it has a lot to do with how much "talking" they actually do starting next week. They ***** and whine about wanting to get it done by negotiating, but only have these stupid 1-2 day sessions. It's hyprocritical and totally ridiculous that it has unfolded like it has. I'm going to say something my Mom would say....they should both be ashamed of themselves.

Very little to no progress has been made, so no predictions from me. But it doesn't look good
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Default Re: When do you think the regular season will start?

I would not mind missing the first two preseason games at home. That way I can get my money back since they don't even play the starters much at all those games.
They can play the last 2 preseason games on the road and be ready for the season opener against the Colts at Reliant.
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Default Re: When do you think the regular season will start?

I'd almost guarantee we won't play week 1. The schedule is set in a way that all the teams that play each other in week one share the same bye-week, so that game will be moved to the bye-week. And no one really cares about the pre-season, so really we're looking at week 2 as the earliest start date.

I think that game will be missed, since the week one game is moved, it will be the first game that determines "who blinks first".

No one will blink, and we move to Game 3. This will be the earliest we will start the season.
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