NFLPA Union head says owners set for lockout

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  1. Stemp

    Stemp Brew Master

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5652700

    The owners better look at the fall of MLB before they choose the lockout.
     
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    Amen. It took baseball YEARS to bounce back after the strike, and even then they had to use steroids to get people excited again.
     
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    There is always the Lingerie football league!
     
  4. Blake

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    The NFL is shut. It was made by those who are dead, and the dead keep it. The NFL is shut.

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  5. Thorn

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    Screw the owners

    Screw the players

    Screw the lawyers

    I'm going to hate all of them if there is a lock out next year. Every damn one of them can kiss my ass.
     
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    Aye. I'm pretty fed up w/ all this stuff at this point, hell part of me hopes the lockout happens and has some devastating effects for the NFL/players to maybe humble them a bit.


    Almost forgot about that...

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    **** THE NFL, GO LFL! :jam:
     
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    JB Old Curmudgeon

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    My favorite LFL player...


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  9. Ranger Tom

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    I suppose that the networks will be in talks with the United Football League. I think I'll root for the Omaha Nighthawks.
     
  10. Kulluminatii

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    I've heard rumors that NBC has approached the UFL about a potential TV contract if the NFL does have a lockout. One of their supposed requirements is that the UFL expand to at least 12 teams, instead of the 8 that they had originally planned for. I want the UFL to do well as an alternative league, but I'm not so sure if expanding that fast to 12 teams will be worth a TV contract that may only last for the duration of the lockout. But if they can get a longer contract, then it might be worth the risk. I'm cheering for the Omaha Nighthawks right now, but LA is supposedly next in line to get a team along with Portland and San Antonio.
     
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    BTW, where the hell is our LFL team? I thought I read last year that we were supposed to get one!
     
  12. Ole Miss Texan

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    Sheesh, and I thought the time from the draft to preseason was long. If there's a lockout next year I don't know what I'm going to do.

    I guess College Football ratings would increase.
     
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    I don't know about the rest of you, but I for one will not renew my season tickets if there is a lockout.
     
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    Too right. It's only fair.

    I do have a special place in my heart for the centers in this league though. Tough, tough position. Most of my analysis is of how good the snaps are. Whole load of hard bending going on. ;)
     
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    Hey guys, on behalf of the NFLPA I wanted to let you know that there's a petition going on at NFLLockout.com right now.

    Nobody wants to experience a lockout next year and this petition is going put fan's voices in one place, and be added to this letter to the owners. This is your chance to have your voice heard!
     
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    I wouldn't help the players anymore than I would help the owners.
     
  17. GP

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    Where's my $50?

    Scram.
     
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    If the NFLPA really wants to avoid a lockout, there's always decertification.

    The "average fan" sees this as Millionaires vs. Billionaires.
     
  19. hobie

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    If there is a lockout so what... It to me is a game, a form of entertainment. If they play, great, if not, it is not really that big of a deal. Go do something else.. play golf, go to the movies, hang with your kids... It would matter not 1 bit to me at all if they do not play. I have other things in my life that I would do to not let it bother me.

    The day I let football or anything for that matter to me that is purely entertainment bother me or disrupt my life, is one day that I hope is the last day on earth for me..

    Lock them out, let them play.... either way !
     
  20. Ole Miss Texan

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    Baby steps.

    I wish they'd do a short term extension of what they've go right now. The owners and NFLPA can continue argueing about the %'s....

    But let there be a 2011 season!! To come to a happy medium just come up with a rookie pay scale. The "savings" from rookies will trickle to the veterans as the will get what they want: more money.

    The owners have less risk as they're paying for proven players vs unproven rookies. Do that, let football continue and then debate about what % of income should be split.
     

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