Re: Goodell said WHAT?!?!?!
posted at 1/12/2011 4:11 PM EST
In Response to Re: Goodell said WHAT?!?!?!
[QUOTE]Well, you could look at this one of two ways, depending on if you are a lazy, money-for-nothing union guy or an evil corporate pirate. Sure . . . Goodell looks like a prime douchenozzle for appearing indifferent to the potential plight of knocked up star-fuckers, but by the same token, the union using a naked emotional appeal through the media as a negotiating tactic is not exactly a "strictly business approach," now is it?
Posted by p-mike[/QUOTE]
But, it's "for the children"! Management HAS to cave in for this point alone! It's good PR. They all deserve each other.
I'm pragmatic, and look at this CBA stuff from both sides:
Players: They are very well paid and compensated for a potentially short career. Now, they get 60% of revenue from owners. Yet they want more concessions. Can't blame them; all they can do is ask, er, DEMAND. They tend to forget that folks watched long before today's players were a wet spot in grandpa's shorts, and will probably do the same in the future, be it the NFL, UFL, or college. We saw "stars" before, and we'll see them again. They are relative to the times they play in. I'm sure in 35-50 years, those fans will insist that Danny Dazzling of the Las Vegas Tilts is the best QB of all time, his HC Rock Stallion is far and away the most brilliant genuius to ever cyber-stroll a sideline (that guy, Bill Belichick couldn't even carry his game controller), and that the game played in the early 2000's was soooo different that those players couldn't possibly play with Danny's group.
Owners: Even at 40%, they are making money off the players ability. They opened Pandora's Box loooong ago. Can't even try to close it now, even for a year. There's too much money at stake that will be lost. No one benefits. Owners will be perfectly willing to pay huge dollars for their established stars; it's the mid level and lower tier players that they worry about. (Signing big FA contracts is at their own risks.) That and all the other financial concessions made to this group, while the warriors of the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's are practically ignored. (Something NEEDS to be done to help those guys out, but no one wants to pony up the bucks to do it. Absolutely disgusting that the NFLPA has just about turned their back on their own.)
As I said, they all deserve each other.