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In the end the players have no leverage. The NFL and the owners will still make loads of money during the lockout. The players will be making no money and have no health care. Eventually the players will start fighting amongst themselves and crumble. The owners know this. The only question is how long will it take? Probably a few weeks into next season. We'll see, because the NFL and owners have no intentions of giving the players what they want.
No one has affirmed what question Payton asked and at what point in time, in discussing the specific topic. Maybe he just didn't understand. He's not an accountant.Florio has made it abundantly clear, to me, that he is heavily on the players side. So I take any of his writings about the CBA, with a grain of salt. Anything he can write to put down the owners, he seems to relish.So now I just read the two lines or so about the topic and move to the next topic.Don't know of any other union, that a non member, can be president.
Quote from: dalbuc on February 13, 2011, 05:59:56 PMWorst part of it is that by and large the top of the roster gets richer. 2001 the minimum wage was $285k, in 2010 it was $325k. 10 Years ago the highest per year was Drew Bledsoe breaking the $10m mark, now the top per year figures are in the $20m range and perhaps more once Peyton bends over the Colts and gets out the sandpaper condom. So the low rent types got $45k more while the top end have gone up more than $10m over the same time frame - even as a % the distance is growing.[\quote]It's the American way now days. The rich get richer while the working stiffs are told they just need to sacrifice a little bit more. As evidenced by the recent elections, the majority actually sympathize with the same mega rich who are pusing them down.
Drew Brees was at the same meeting and didn't think Richardson was disrespectful.Just proves PFT has an agenda.
have watched their networth plummet, revenue has dropped significantly, and what do you bet the advertising money has become MUCH tighter for companies seeking to use the NFL/team branding to sell products (i.e., the next television contract WON'T be for MORE money).
OK, that story only drives home my point.The players have a union, the players have agents, the stars of the league are given enormouse amounts of cash (especially Peyton)The owners pay all the bills, take the financial burden, invest capital, commit to marketing campaigns, are not allowed to organize to better negotiate (that would be collusion) - and have watched their networth plummet, revenue has dropped significantly, and what do you bet the advertising money has become MUCH tighter for companies seeking to use the NFL/team branding to sell products (i.e., the next television contract WON'T be for MORE money)....meanwhile the players complain of the audacity of the owners for even BRINGING UP the realities of lost revenue and the impact that SHOULD have on player salaries!!