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#21 buffaloboyinATL

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 10:54 AM

This doushbag is already promising another lockout.

I agree. He is dying to have the players go on strike. He believes it will be his defining moment.  I have heard him mention it in several interviews.



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Posted 21 September 2017 - 10:59 AM

Big mistake on the players part, big.  Didn't learnt the first time, did they. 


I agree. He is dying to have the players go on strike. He believes it will be his defining moment.  I have heard him mention it in several interviews.

A lot of resentment already by fans, a strike going to make this situation substantially worse. Thus far according to the Nielsen TV ratings, week 1 was down 12%, week two down 15%.  Those are massive losses.

 

Even talk about a strike is going to alienate even more fans.



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Posted 21 September 2017 - 11:00 AM

so this is worse than the usual dumb posturing as the CBA is up again?



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Posted 21 September 2017 - 11:08 AM

Guaranteed contracts. And if Rodgers, Brady, and the big stars hold out, the owners will cave in a second. The league kinda sucks this year.

there is nothing stopping them from getting a guaranteed contract except themselves. Stafford could have said he wants a fully guaranteed contract. Other players have done so.
They haven't had the balls as individuals to do it. That's on them.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 11:09 AM

 

A lot of resentment already by fans, a strike going to make this situation substantially worse. Thus far according to the Nielsen TV ratings, week 1 was down 12%, week two down 15%.  Those are massive losses.

 

Even talk about a strike is going to alienate even more fans.

Kaepernick supporters claim the rating are down because they are "boycotting" until he gets a job.   :w00t:



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Posted 21 September 2017 - 11:28 AM

Why do the players keep doing this to themselves?
 
DeMaurice Smith is awful. His strategy to not negotiate on some issues and try to sue, sue, sue failed miserably.

They didn't really do this to themselves. Demaurice got the election rules changed so that he couldn't really be challenged. This "election" is about as legitimate as those in most third world countries. If you only have one option, is it really an election?

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 04:07 PM

The scab year will be our chance to win the superbowl!



#28 OldTimeAFLGuy

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 04:18 PM

I agree. He is dying to have the players go on strike. He believes it will be his defining moment.  I have heard him mention it in several interviews.

 

...it's what now, a $12 BILLION dollar cash cow?.......and Goodell's goal is $25 BILLION by by 2027.....so DeMenace thinks a strike will bring the cash cow to a grinding halt?.....stay tuned.....


Edited by OldTimeAFLGuy, 21 September 2017 - 04:18 PM.


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Posted 23 September 2017 - 10:22 AM

Why do the players keep doing this to themselves?

 

DeMaurice Smith is awful. His strategy to not negotiate on some issues and try to sue, sue, sue failed miserably.

 

Agree completely.  They concentrate on smaller scope issues (MJ, drug suspensions, players with unnecessary roughness) costing them political capital.


Guaranteed contracts. And if Rodgers, Brady, and the big stars hold out, the owners will cave in a second. The league kinda sucks this year.

 

Guaranteed contracts are never coming to NFL.  Too many after getting the contracts as they are with large up front bonuses and not performing.



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Posted 23 September 2017 - 10:25 AM

 

Agree completely.  They concentrate on smaller scope issues (MJ, drug suspensions, players with unnecessary roughness) costing them political capital.


 

Guaranteed contracts are never coming to NFL.  Too many after getting the contracts as they are with large up front bonuses and not performing.

 

....sounds like Dareus will be disappointed the next time around........



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Posted 23 September 2017 - 10:25 AM

Big mistake on the players part, big.  Didn't learnt the first time, did they. 


A lot of resentment already by fans, a strike going to make this situation substantially worse. Thus far according to the Nielsen TV ratings, week 1 was down 12%, week two down 15%.  Those are massive losses.

 

Even talk about a strike is going to alienate even more fans.

Absolutely agree on this.  NFL strike will hurt revenue and revenue will go down at next broadcast contract since ratings down with advertisers aiming for more targeted audiences with less costs.



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Posted 23 September 2017 - 10:35 AM

Absolutely agree on this.  NFL strike will hurt revenue and revenue will go down at next broadcast contract since ratings down with advertisers aiming for more targeted audiences with less costs.

 

 

....ditto.......Niners game was before  a PACKED house (COUGH).....Chargers can't sell out 27,000 seats.....Don Banks wrote an article about NFL may want to look into getting them back to San Diego....look at MLB's 1994 strike.....only turning a blind eye to the 'Roid Era brought people back with home run derby time...........Goodell wants to increase revenues to 25 BILLION by 2027......TV and advertisers are the major source...the little guy doesn't mean squat...strike should be a real boon...



#33 row_33

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 10:37 AM

The threat is that Facebook/Amazon//Twitter and whatever else is around in a few years can easily offer ten times what TV does for coverage and move it all online.

Already DAZN.com was handed the Direct TV package in Canada, screwing the twenty year cable packages from out of nowhere. And it wasn't remotely ready to deliver.

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 11:20 AM

illegal. And not family friendly.


So what ? It doesn't change the fact that other sports leagues ( their peers) don't test for it. These are jocks not choirboys. It's a sports league, not a holy roller revue.

Guaranteed contracts. And if Rodgers, Brady, and the big stars hold out, the owners will cave in a second. The league kinda sucks this year.


Won't happen and the players don't really want it. Fully guaranteed contracts would essentially kill free agent movement. Teams would be stuck with deals forever and the dead cap money that would comewith it. Besides, the guaranteed portions are bigger than they ever have been. It's not an issue. This will be about player discipline and the % of revenues. There is next to no chance of a strike. Careers are too short and guys won't give up getting paid.

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 11:24 AM

So what ? It doesn't change the fact that other sports leagues ( their peers) don't test for it. These are jocks not choirboys. It's a sports league, not a holy roller revue.

Won't happen and the players don't really want it. Fully guaranteed contracts would essentially kill free agent movement. Teams would be stuck with deals forever and the dead cap money that would comewith it. Besides, the guaranteed portions are bigger than they ever have been. It's not an issue. This will be about player discipline and the % of revenues. There is next to no chance of a strike. Careers are too short and guys won't give up getting paid.

 

....I believe that would be called the "Haynesworth Effect"...........or as far as dead cap, let's try Albert Dareus on for size.......



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Posted 23 September 2017 - 03:54 PM

Good.  Crush that union so it doesn't ruin the NFL.


The players should strike. Their contract sucks.

Seriously.  They should all go make some real money putting their college degrees to work!   :thumbsup:

 

Guaranteed contracts. And if Rodgers, Brady, and the big stars hold out, the owners will cave in a second. The league kinda sucks this year.

Yes, I would feel so much better about the NFL if the Bills were still paying Ryan Fitzpatrick.



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Posted 23 September 2017 - 04:31 PM

If, IF, the NFL went towards guaranteed contracts, you'd have to see a move towards the NBA system. Soft cap, luxury tax, hard cap with fully tradeable deals.

Even then, it would probably make the league worse.