So, who's side are you on now?
Posted 12 March 2011 - 12:50 AM
Posted 12 March 2011 - 12:51 AM
Posted 12 March 2011 - 12:53 AM
It was a deal that offered compromise, and would have ensured the well-being of our players and guaranteed the long-term future for the fans of the great game we all love so much. It was a deal where everyone would prosper.
Posted 12 March 2011 - 01:09 AM
Posted 12 March 2011 - 01:52 AM
We are the ones who are going to suffer while they bitch and moan about how to split OUR money.
Posted 12 March 2011 - 02:05 AM
Posted 12 March 2011 - 02:14 AM
But, the owners brought this on themselves by signing off on a CBA with an unprecedented amount of revenue going to the players. And by not realizing, when giving the players that much, that the union would never willingly give back a cent of that. And by not having the foresight to see that, if the economy were to tank, they would have to start footing the bill for their opulent new stadiums.
If you really want someone to blame in all this, may I suggest Paul Tagliabue.
He pushed this deal hard to the owners. He knew he was about to retire, and wanted to protect his legacy of labor peace. Upshaw knew this, and rightfully went for as much as he could get. The owners were idiots for agreeing to it, but it was Tagliabue who negotiated and brokered this deal.
Edited by Stumpy, 12 March 2011 - 02:19 AM.
Posted 12 March 2011 - 02:47 AM
I know this, the players have no business seeing the books of each of the 32 teams.
That would be like me asking to see the books for the company I work for, and then demanding a new pay wage based on that.
They don't need to see anything more than they have.
It's als clear to me the players union never intended to stay in good faith. they were going to decertify regardless.
The owns are making more than a fair offer.
Either way...I just want to see them come to a resolution before mid july...as it's clear there won't be one before the draft.
Posted 12 March 2011 - 03:12 AM