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#25 carolinarolls

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 08:53 PM

scabs, scabs, bring out yer scabs

#26 mountainpantherfan

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 09:00 PM

I'm not pro union and I don't support the players....I'm pro NFL football and I support the fans interest to see the best product on the field....GOD knows we pay enough to see it....why should we have to watch a subpar product? I could careless what ends up happening as long as the two parties clear it up and get the product back on the field so I can enjoy my football.....

The owners are screwing this thing up and Richardson is the ring leader....that's my only point.


No, thats you opinion. Just like every other comment on here. You're not an expert, even though you try to present yourself as one.

You and Happy Panther both think that your opinion in some way to better than anyone else. Thats fine, you wouldn't be the first on here to take that type of position. Just understand I come on here to have good conversations with other fans, not just listen to someone say I'm right over and over again without actually trying to have a conversation. TheyHateMe and I took two different points of view but respected each other.

Funny, how this entire thread is about how some of you think JR is such an asshole for being condensending yet this entire thread, thats the only stance you've taken.

Have fun, I'm out of this conversation.

#27 twylyght

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 10:15 PM

Neither the players or owners control the cost of ticket prices. The market dictates the price of tickets. The players could play for $1, but if the market dictates fans will pay $39 for an upper level seat, then the seat will cost $39.

Supply and demand.


Supply and demand would actually exist if it were within a free market vacuum. However, it is pretty clear that the free market doesn't exist in this case (or just about any other if you want to look down the barrel of this POVs logical and practical end). If it WERE an actual free market, then there would be alternatives to the NFL and there would be competing unions for said services.

That doesn't exist, so the usual maxims of supply and demand do not translate 1 for 1 as you suggest. If the NFLPA is allowed to bully the NFL into an unsustainable business model, then the only way to recoup costs is to pass it on to the customers.

This is precisely what happened in ATL when Arthur Blank took a HUGE hit at the ticket booth to get people in the stands his first year. He wanted to keep doing it, but he would have been out of business LONG ago if he continued on that course.

This isn't the ivory tower of academia here... this is the real world. The owners in the NFL haven't gotten to where they've gotten without an understanding of how the real business world works. They are simply trying to apply their practical real world acumen to the NFL business model in a modified fashion to see the league's continued success. If that process is hijacked by a legal dispute by the employees, the NFL will die a faster death than what Detroit has been rescued from... unless of course, we compell the American public to subsidize the NFL. God knows what will happen then.

#28 Jaxel

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:07 PM

Not the Owners fault the players are represented poorly. I just know that I've never seen a company pay out 60% of it's profit to employee's.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:15 PM

Not the Owners fault the players are represented poorly. I just know that I've never seen a company pay out 60% of it's profit to employee's.


Revenue, not profit.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:25 PM

Thanks for the correction.

#31 Snake

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:05 AM

The owners very well may win this suit. D.Smith has not moved one bit and refuses too. 1% is not enough money for future inflation and that's not negotiating that's stalling.