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    The NFL averted a labor war 2 years ago when outgoing commissioner Paul Tagliabue strong-armed the owners into agreeing to a collective-bargaining- agreement extension that gave the players 60 percent of the league's pot of gold. The owners can opt out of the deal in November, which seems almost a certainty right now. If that happens, 2009 would be the last capped year of the current agreement. There would be no salary cap in 2010, but the service requirement for free agency would jump from 4 to 6 years. "I think it's really common knowledge our last labor agreement is not our smartest move," Broncos owner Pat Bowlen told Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News. "And I'm not talking about [just] the Denver Broncos. I'm talking about the [whole] league. We can't live with this deal."
    http://msn.foxsports.com/rumors/nfl#6

    It's the 7th story down. Hopefully this can be averted or some kind of change can be worked out.


    The problem arises when people use statistics like a drunk uses a lamp post: for support instead of illumination.

    If luck is where preparation meets opportunity, then clutch is where failure meets luck.

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    They had better come up with something or we could see another bitter stike in sports. The owners may not like the 60% figure but they could lose a lot more if it comes down to a strike.
    And proud of it!!!

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    • #3
      why the f*ck dont they just write in permanent salary cap and FA rules into the league. i really dont care AT ALL about whos making what kind of money, but i do care that theres a salary cap in place and also free agency, and losing those is what always scares me when this kind of thing pops up.....absolute BS is what it is.

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      • #4
        No salary cap would ruin the game to baseball proportions.
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        • #5
          no cap would destroy parity. Owners suck.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Addict View Post
            no cap would destroy parity. Owners suck.
            the super rich owners want to be able to buy their way to the super bowl

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            • #7
              Originally posted by BeerBaron View Post
              why the f*ck dont they just write in permanent salary cap and FA rules into the league. i really dont care AT ALL about whos making what kind of money, but i do care that theres a salary cap in place and also free agency, and losing those is what always scares me when this kind of thing pops up.....absolute BS is what it is.
              They can't do that. The players have to agree with the collective bargaining agreement.
              I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
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              • #8
                Who are the richest owners?
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BamaFalcon59 View Post
                  Who are the richest owners?
                  Think Snyder, Kraft, and Jones.


                  The problem arises when people use statistics like a drunk uses a lamp post: for support instead of illumination.

                  If luck is where preparation meets opportunity, then clutch is where failure meets luck.

                  <Add1ct> setting myself on fire can't be that hard
                  <Add1ct> but tackling a mosquito might prove a challenge

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BamaFalcon59 View Post
                    No salary cap would ruin the game to baseball proportions.
                    True dat it would just kill the small market teams.

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                    • #11
                      Ugh....do we REALLY need to have this argument again?

                      Football would not become like baseball. If you don't understand why do some actual reasearch about the finances of both sports. Or just shut up.

                      If we got rid of the salary cap it would not make nearly the difference people think it would.


                      Nobody cares about your stupid fantasy team.

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                      • #12
                        Yes because football before the salary cap was exactly like baseball now. I don't understand this huge boner for "parity as a result of the cap".

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ward View Post
                          Yes because football before the salary cap was exactly like baseball now. I don't understand this huge boner for "parity as a result of the cap".
                          Well, now every year about 25+ teams have legit playoff hopes at the start of every season, and as a Steelers proved in 2005, once you make it in, anything can happen nowadays. Back then, there were about 4 teams with a legitimate shot at the championship every year. To show the impact the cap has had: from the 1980-1995 seasons, 6 teams won NFL Championships, from the 1996 season on, 8 teams won NFL Championships.


                          The problem arises when people use statistics like a drunk uses a lamp post: for support instead of illumination.

                          If luck is where preparation meets opportunity, then clutch is where failure meets luck.

                          <Add1ct> setting myself on fire can't be that hard
                          <Add1ct> but tackling a mosquito might prove a challenge

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                          • #14
                            Dallas Cowboys 2010 Superbowl Champs!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Dam8610 View Post
                              Think Snyder, Kraft, and Jones.
                              http://www.forbes.com/2008/01/17/foo...hisSpeed=15000

                              1. Paul Allen, Seattle Seahawks

                              Net worth: $16.8 billion

                              2. Malcolm Glazer, Tampa Bay Bucs

                              Net worth: $2.5 billion

                              3. Wayne Huizenga, Miami Dolphins

                              Net Worth: $2.5 billion

                              4. Randolph Lerner, Cleveland Browns

                              Net Worth: $1.6 billion

                              5. Robert McNair, Houston Texans

                              Net Worth: $1.5 billion

                              6. Arthur Blank, Atlanta Falcons

                              Net Worth: $1.5 billion

                              7. Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys

                              Net Worth: $1.5 billion

                              8. Robert Kraft, New England Patriots

                              Net Worth: $1.4 billion

                              9. Steve Bisciotti, Baltimore Ravens

                              Net Worth: $1.3 billion

                              10. Daniel Snyder , Washington Redskins

                              Net Worth: $1 billion



                              Yeah, you're reading that right....#2-#10 put together are still 3 billion short of #1......hell you could count #2 twice and still be 500 million short of #1.
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