When do you think the Labor Agreement will be finalized?

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When do you think the Labor Agreement will be finalized?

Poll closed Feb 22, 2011.
  1. Before the Draft

    4 vote(s)
    8.3%
  2. After the Draft but before OTAs

    2 vote(s)
    4.2%
  3. After OTAs but before Training Camp

    11 vote(s)
    22.9%
  4. During Preseason

    7 vote(s)
    14.6%
  5. Into the Season weeks 1-3

    6 vote(s)
    12.5%
  6. Into the Season weeks 4-6

    7 vote(s)
    14.6%
  7. Into the Season after week 6

    5 vote(s)
    10.4%
  8. Cancel the season

    6 vote(s)
    12.5%
  1. Hagar

    Hagar Drink up yall, its the Texans!

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    Just curious what everybody's thoughts are on the subject?

    I believe everybody's going to have to lose some money first before a deal will be done.

    I hope I'm wrong.
     
  2. Showtime100

    Showtime100 Got AJ?

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    Into the Season after week 6 is what I voted. I'll believe an agreement when I see it. I hope I'm wrong. I'll be ecstatic if I'm wrong.

    :foottap:
     
  3. Pantherstang84

    Pantherstang84 @rolisrgti06

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    Ditto. Both sides will actually have to suffer financially before an agreement is reached. Greed will rule the day.
     
  4. rmartin65

    rmartin65 I'm Score

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    I think the season gets canceled, unfortunately. It does not seem like either side will budge. I hope I am proved wrong though.
     
  5. drs23

    drs23 Veteran

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    Me too. I think it's gotta hit them in the wallet before there are any moves. As everyone knows the owner's wallets are the deepest so until players start getting squeezed there'll be no product on the field.

    I hope we're both proven wrong.
     
  6. steelbtexan

    steelbtexan Hall of Fame

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    I'm guessing week 4.

    The problem is the owner are still going to get their TV $$$$. So there is no urgency on their side.

    DeMaurice Smith isn't a NFL guy and is going to drive a hard bargain. Smith looks at the NFL as a stepping stone position into politics. So untill the players put Smith on notice (probably after they start missing game checks and missing child support payments etc...) no deal is going to get done.
     
  7. GP

    GP Go Texans!

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    That's how I voted.

    The owners won't budge. They won't concede any ground to the players.

    I actually think there shouldn't be a draft if they don't have a new deal. How is that appropriate, to draft guys when there might not even be a season?

    I know the argument is that you have to act as if things will be cleared up, so you gotta' go about business as usual to stay on track for having camp, preseason, and a reg season...it just is going to be weird to watch the draft and think those guys might not even PLAY.
     
  8. HJam72

    HJam72 Hall of Fame

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    A Texans SB with scabs. :fans:
     


  9. GP

    GP Go Texans!

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    Jared Zabranski at QB.

    Jonathan Wells at RB.

    Bennie Joppru at TE.

    Andre Davis at WR.

    That'd be hilarious. Super Bowl champs with scabs at each position.
     
  10. playa465

    playa465 Site Contributor

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    I voted during the preseason...Im not certain but I don't think players get regular paychecks during the offseason so right now they are strong. As we get closer I think the players will start to crack b/c of those 2nd and 3rd tier players who don't make a lot (in NFL terms) plus those free agents with no contracts. Either way its a mess and truly the game belongs to the fans because its all entertainment. Yes the players risk their bodies and the owners shell out big $$$ but without us none of them would get shiza
     
  11. z_man57

    z_man57 BBQ PitMaster

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    As a fan and season ticket holder I voted "Before the draft".

    Positive thoughts...
     
  12. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    I voted week 1 - 3 of the regular season. There will have to be some pain felt by both sides before anything is done.

    Now, what I would like to see is a total collapse of the NFL for this year and a rival league start up that gives it a challange. I would like to see fans pissed as hell and not buy tickets next year. I would like to see the NFL feel the pain of their arrogance, and that pain hurts them badly.
     
  13. GP

    GP Go Texans!

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    John Clayton's recent take:

     
  14. Dread-Head

    Dread-Head Hall of Fame

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    A strike wouldn't surprise me.
     
  15. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    If the Union decertifies, all bets are off as to how long 32 court battles will delay the appearance of ever seeing another NFL game
     
  16. Yankee_In_TX

    Yankee_In_TX Dance Lindsay!

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    2 days a week? WTF is Smith doing the other 5 days a week to earn his (large) paycheck during a time of crisis?
     
  17. Hoss

    Hoss i need a beer..

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    Week 3 no later...




















    *crossing fingers*
     
  18. z_man57

    z_man57 BBQ PitMaster

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    Before I have to pay for my Season Ticket (crossing fingers, toes and all other appendages capable of being crossed).
     
  19. BetaV1

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    I voted after OTA's but before training camp. A part of me is admittedly being hopeful with that vote, but it's the one I'm most optimistic for.

    For the Texans sake, it needs to be done before camp. Unless someone can correct me, I'm fairly certain that if you're a player during the lockout, you can't even so much as look at a playbook. Imagine if a new agreement isn't reached until the season actually kicks off. We'd be going into the fire with virtually no preparation at all. While the defense will most certainly be better this season, it may not be by much unless a deal gets done and Wade gets a chance to work with these guys on the practice field.
     
  20. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    Not until these boneheads can set their pride aside, sit down to legitimate bargaining sessions without a side throwing a bitchfit and do whatever it takes to get a deal done. They both agreed to March 3rd so they should sit down night and day to get it done.

    Will that happen? Hell no! Unless there's drastic change in mindset, we're screwed. YES, I SAID WE ARE SCREWED!
     

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