sweet sweet collusion..

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  1. G-man

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    the NFL is the same situation as the NBA where the union and owners are miles apart on a new agreement. over the weekend there was a contentious meeting between owners and some players. they're starting to quibble over billions....

    "That has been interpreted as a clear indication that Richardson and some other owners want to break the NFLPA and get players to give greater concessions. The owners are currently holding firm on a request to have an additional $1 billion in expenses be removed from the pool of shared revenue.


    Currently, the NFL grosses approximately $9 billion annually. Of that, $1 billion is given to the owners off the top for expenses. After that, the remaining $8 billion is split with 60 percent ($4.8 billion) going to the players and 40 percent (another $3.2 billion for a total of $4.2 billion) going to owners.

    Under the owners’ proposal, the first $2 billion would go to them. The owners have tried to sell that idea by saying the money would go toward reinvestment in the game to help grow the overall amount of money that is shared.


    The players are currently unwilling to accept the owners’ proposal and are facing the likelihood of having the owners lock out the players after the March 3 deadline. In response, the union would likely decertify, leaving it vulnerable." http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=jc-richardsonmanning021311
     
  2. Nemo

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    The league is so monetarily successful.
    These people will not get my sympathy.
    They need to find common ground quickly.
    They don't seem to understand the situation of their customers.
     
  3. G-man

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    whats a billion or two off the top?

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    the owners aren't really offended at being depicted as hogs at the trough cause they know the ultimate truth...

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    apparently they aren't living in our world - just passing through it..
     
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    Since it's such a losing proposition the owners should sell out to the union. Cash out and start anew.
     

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