DOLPHINS: Labor Relations
GregFoster at optusnet.com.au
Sat Feb 6 02:17:28 GMT 2010
----- Original Message -----
From: "Danny Nelson" <cheesefrog at usa.net>
To: "Miami Dolphins Discussion" <dolphins-disc at phins.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 06, 2010 1:00 PM
Subject: Re: DOLPHINS: Labor Relations
> This kind of reminds me of watching nature shows, where two animals fight
> their prey, even though both of them could just share the bounty and be
> good, but they just have to have it all for themselves.>
You really want to bring socialism to the NFL?
By extension, if all positions get paid the same, or even if y'want to pay
the same to all who play the same position...how the heck are we ever going
to motivate Porter?
> Isn't there enough money to go around...?
Is there ever?
> ------ Original Message ------
> From: ldouglas <ldouglas at gmail.com>
>> Don't know if anyone's been following the ratcheting up job that the
>> new NFLPA dude has been doing wrt the CBA / Uncapped year / lockout
>> but it's getting good. he and Kevin Mawae were on the NFL Network
>> yesterday basically saying that the league wants players to cut their
>> keep from 59 to 41% (minus a $1B off the top of all revenue) and he
>> wants to see numbers that says that the NFL isn't profitable. And it
>> seems that the NFL is saying they need to spend more money to grow the
>> game internationally and to pay for a stadium in LA (which I assume
>> the Jags would move to because they're they're pulling UFL attendance
>> I can kinda see their point since in this economy there's no way
>> cities are paying for anymore stadium deals. But the PA is citing
>> profit numbers from Forbes magazine and the audited financial
>> statements from the Packers (since they're publicly traded) and saying
>> "if the Packers can make $20M in a small market ..." They also noted
>> that the NFL hired the same legal counsel the NHL used before they got
>> locked out and that the new TV deals will pay the NFL even if there's
>> a lockout. Compare that against a bunch of 20 year olds and their
>> financial foresights and you'll see who can weather the storm better!
>> I don't know how this is going to end, but it looks ugly right now and
>> I think the uncapped year is going to have a big effect on the quality
>> of the game in terms of teams with no salary floors and teams with
>> limited free agent choices and a bunch of underclassmen declaring ...
>> I'm dreading the 2010 season for real.
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