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http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5879654

"The NFL and its players' union can't seem to agree on much when it comes to their labor talks, including the possible economic impact of a lockout.

The union estimates an average of about $160 million in local spending and 3,000 jobs would be lost in each league city if the full 2011 season were wiped out. Player salaries account for 30 to 50 percent of that $160 million, the economist who analyzed data for the union said Friday."

Key words here being, "...the economist who analyzed data for the union..." Just another case of getting numbers to make your case.

"NFL spokesman Greg Aiello wrote Friday in an e-mail to The Associated Press: "The fairy tales continue."

And, of course, the owners follow up with their response...

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Player salaries account for 30 to 50 percent of that $160 million, the economist who analyzed data for the union said Friday."

Translation:

While that $160M will still be in those cities, the owners will sit on it, or perhaps bathe in it, rather than spend it on new cars, strippers and homes for their mamas.

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Translation:

While that $160M will still be in those cities, the owners will sit on it, or perhaps bathe in it, rather than spend it on new cars, strippers and homes for their mamas.

See, Car dealerships going under, the Housing industry going tits up, Ho's on walfare, Dogs and cats living together..... MASS HYSTERA!!!!

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I think it's pretty clear that the majority of owners, led by our one and only Fat Cat, are doing whatever it takes to ensure there is a lock-out.

The league will never be the same.

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I think it's pretty clear that the majority of owners, led by our one and only Fat Cat, are doing whatever it takes to ensure there is a lock-out.

The league will never be the same.

The only thing that really irks me over this whole lockout thing is that it appears that JR is more concerned with forcing a lockout to put the players union in their place rather than trying to compromise to get a new CBA done.

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The only thing that really irks me over this whole lockout thing is that it appears that JR is more concerned with forcing a lockout to put the players union in their place rather than trying to compromise to get a new CBA done.

Agreed.

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Bring on the Scrubs. I will still watch.

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But, but, but he said that the fans are most important...

guess not.

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See, Car dealerships going under, the Housing industry going tits up, Ho's on welfare, Dogs and cats living together..... MASS HYSTERA!!!!

So, we will all be like New Orleans!

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The only thing that really irks me over this whole lockout thing is that it appears that JR is more concerned with forcing a lockout to put the players union in their place rather than trying to compromise to get a new CBA done.

That's what I've been saying since before the season started. Yes, without a salary cap and with no repercussions of future salary cap hits, it made perfect sense to start dumping contracts left and right, just as the Panthers did. And my contention has always been that it wasn't just about the money, but that a lot of the salary dumping and personnel cuts were made as more of a preemptive move toward the lockout. Jerry Richardson went 'all in' betting on the lockout before training camp even started.

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