NFL Owners opt out of Labor Agreement

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  1. MojoMan

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    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/5791683.html

    Anarchy rules in the NFL.

    What are the chances that all the GMs will be able to keep control of themselves and avoid a sky's-the-limit bidding war for the top talent?
     
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    The wonderful results Daniel Snyder has had might sway them.
     
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    At least the Texans are a high income organization.
     
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    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-nfllabor&prov=ap&type=lgns
     
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    Upshaw's an asshat! :bat:
     
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    I really hope that the NFL and the owners and players agree to having a salary cap. If there wasn't one it would turn out just like baseball. Teams that are good every year and teams that aren't because they don't want to pay the high price for free agents
     
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    They need to establish a rookie salary cap akin to the NBA.

    This could allow more $ to be distributed to established vets. It could also keep weaker teams that are drafting high from crippling their teams by drafting someone that doesn't work out.

    It should not have issues passing, because the players it would affect are not even in the Leauge yet, and hence not part of the union.
     
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    I really don't think the owners are going to allow an uncapped year. Something will get done before that happens.

    I don't see how Upshaw can call the owners "greedy". The players are getting 60% of the revenues. I know there's tons of money in the NFL, but what Upshaw seems to be forgetting is that it takes tons of money to run an NFL franchise. The remaining 40% isn't going into the owners pockets, that's for sure. They still have to pay coaches, G.M.'s, Scouting departments, PR departments, etc. Not to mention overhead. It's not like the players are the only employees the owners have to pay for their NFL teams. JMHO.
     


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    Agreed, he does more harm than good.

    This is exactly what needs to happen, the rookies are paid way too money coming out, especially the top 5 picks. It goes up every year too. It could be capped our something and they would still make tons of money, I just can't see giving a buy 30 mil guaranteed that hasn't set foot on the field as a Pro.
     
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    I certainly agree as does just about everyone except for the rookies, but they don't get a vote considering they are not in the NFL (future rooks).

    If they ever do implement a rookie salary cap, expect to see a significantly larger junior class in the draft the preceeding year. since they're not going want to miss out on a potential larger pay day. Some will be glad they came out early and some won't.
     
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    If any of you have Sirius you should listen to 124. They go into detail on the labor agreement and its affects on the game.

    It really should not affect us for 2008 season or 2009 season, but it could start coming into play in 2010 and 2011.

    I agree, Upshaw = Ass Clown

    They need to do something about the rookie salaries and put that money back into the journeyman's salaries. Give it to those who have earned it.
     
  12. Hagar

    Hagar Drink up yall, its the Texans!

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    Personall, I'd like to see revenue sharing and a straight per year cap. None of this deferred crap. If you spend it that year, it effects your cap that year. Some times you have to Keep It Simple Stupid.
     
  13. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    Both labor and the NFL are messed up on this issue:

    Yeah, it is uncool when the NFL has to keep paying a player who does some sort of misdeed, and can't get their money back.

    It is also uncool that rookies get paid more than vets, though Upshaw wants to keep that because it puts upward pressure on vet salaries when they are good. I think it is bad for the game, bad for the lockerroom that unproven players get paid so much.

    But from the player's side, it is uncool that in a very violent sport, a contract means very little. If the player plays well, they can't go anywhere else, but if the player gets hurt, well then the contract means little and they can be out of a job.

    I don't blame the players for trying to get as much as they can when their careers are so short.

    And, the biggest issue with the Labor Agreement is the problems between the high and lower revenue teams. The percentage of salary thing hurts the lower revenue teams more because they don't have the total assets of the higher revenue teams. The battle between high and low is a battle that has little to do with the labor agreement with the players, but they are trying to adjust their labor costs to sweep the battle between the owners under the rug.
     
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    Does someone have a link where it explains the CBA?

    Just so I know I understand the REAL basics of this - the current CBA specified that the final year of the agreement would be capless, and they have moved the final year forward by 2 years, hence making it harder to get a new agreement in place before the final year is reached?
     

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