Discussion in 'Lions and Football' started by Ozarkruffrider, Mar 14, 2011.
I was expecting this conversation to go in a different direction.
This is certainly more entertaining than all the political talk from the NFL!
Roscoe you're a bad boy
I have spent my entire life being a good boy, I am ready to be a bad boy.
Better late than never. That hat looks very nice on you.
Sides allergic to verbal communication - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
This is good too...
Judge's ruling could force league, players to talk - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
And the plot thickens...
The current Players Association and the Players Alumni Association not getting along so well.
"In an NFL Alumni Association memo obtained by profootballtalk.com, Martin described the atmosphere of his meeting with the NFLPA as "very defiant, accusatory, and outright disrespectful.”
NFL Alumni president describes meeting with NFLPA as 'defiant, accusatory and outright disrespectful' - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Complicated. It takes a lawyer...but I like it...if it is successful in getting football back.
Retired players file antitrust suit against NFL - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Punk move by Panthers players to lock out media - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
"Panthers players are bad people for locking out reporters from practice, says reporter who was locked out of practice"
I'm glad to see there still is some objective unbiased journalism out there.
Yeah, I see now that Gooddell is the problem.
He represents all of thee NFL. The League. Wrong he represents the owners as he was hired by them. Therein the problem. The league was/has moved to a CBA partnership according to MJDrew. But now it's not.
The Players Asso. did not vote or approve the Gooddell hire. That's the problem.
If they had an even handed "League" it could've balanced the arbitration.
Watching a lousy team like the Panthers practice is like watching Matt Millen in the Draft Strategy Room for the Lions.........
Nemo Good Person.
Is there a glimmer of hope?
I sure hope so. I miss football.
Of course, that means the resurrection of my Eagles thread. So maybe it ain't worth it to some of you. But...now even national writers are agreeing with me that the Lions may win their division. That schedule looks tough.
I hope the Lions win their division but are NOT one of the teams the Eagles need to beat on their way to the Super Bowl.
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So who IS to blame.
I keep changing my mind. I guess that means both sides are to blame.
Keep changing til you get one that works...
I blame the owners, cause they initiated the lockout and charge too much to attend...
Two years ago the owners notified the Players, that they did NOT want to continue with the current agreement. They could have, but the owners think the current agreement is strongly in the players favor, and they want to change it, NOW.
The players would prefer to continue under the current agreement so, they would like as few changes as possible.
The players want status quo, and the owners don't.
The question is, how do you arrange that??
The best discussion I've seen is at Net Rat's Lions site. He includes his own proposal for getting to an agreement. It makes good sense. Look it up.
NFL prepares for 8-game season contingency plan - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Talk of an 8 game schedule in case of a prolonged stoppage.
Not bad, if the Lions play Chicago, Minny, and the Pack twice each...maybe the last two would be easy matchups.......
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