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Broncos say they're willing to open their books

Posted on: March 13, 2011 2:03 pm
 

Posted by Andy Benoit

Well, it might be a moot point now (or at least for now), but the NFLPA knows it can access at least two teams’ books: the Green Bay Packers (a publicly owned team whose books were opened months ago) and the Denver Broncos.

The union likely knew it could view the Broncos’ books during negotations last week; team president Joe Ellis told Mike Klis of the Denver Post that the club offered to show its financial data, but the union didn’t want to take a look.

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"We offered to show the union league-wide and club profitability data," Ellis said. "Not only that it can be verified by a mutually agreed upon third-party auditor. This is the type of information we don't share with each other. In other words, we aren't allowed to see how other teams are doing specifically in terms of revenues and expenses. Everything is very formalized in terms of information we get from other clubs. Now the union didn't even want to look at it."

"If the league decides they want to open up the books of the Denver Broncos to present them to the union — I don't know if the league is into identifying individual clubs because they're private businesses," Ellis said. "But with a neutral (auditor) to verify the fact that certain teams haven't been operating as effectively as they did in the past, we're a willing and able participant.'”

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:55 pm
 

Broncos say they're willing to open their books

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 6:03 pm
 

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Since: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: March 15, 2011 10:18 am
 

Broncos say they're willing to open their books

NFL owners have the right to make as much profit as they can just like any other business in America. Doe's Coke, ATT&t, Ford or any other company open their books to their employees does your boss let you see his financial records. If the players aren't happy find another job. Bring on the replacement players. I will watch and support them it would be nice to root for the average Joe instead of some over paid Prima Dona. Remember they are being paid millions to play a game. Any of us would trade places with them for a fraction of the pay. Fire them all and start over.



Since: Aug 30, 2009
Posted on: March 14, 2011 7:07 pm
 

Broncos say they're willing to open their books

I am very well informed, NFL is a business and if you do not want to be employed by them than leave, And as every business goes you have the right to make as much profit as you can and part of it is paying your employees is what you determine what they are worth and if they do not like it they can go somewhere else so the owners can find someone that will. I own a business and I can be as greedy as I want with my profits as I have all the risks if it fails. It is my choice to offer and negotiate with my employees until we come to an agreement or they have the option to look somewhere else, thats what makes America and capitalism great that employees and ownerships have the right to make choices of who and where there future lies.



Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: March 14, 2011 4:29 pm
 

Broncos say they're willing to open their books

The NFLPA did not want to see Green Bays books, you know the team that just won the SB and LOST money last year. Now they do not want to see the Denver Broncos books because they allready know the Bronco's have been losing money for years

that is a bit inaccurate regarding the packers. We had in a decline in profits earned, but we still had a profit, we technically didn't lose money



Since: Feb 11, 2008
Posted on: March 14, 2011 12:54 pm
 

Broncos say they're willing to open their books

Seriously people...?  Look the owners want $2 billion off the top.  So that means there is roughly $7billion left.  I don't care what the owners show you, they have stadiums to build salaries and taxes to pay etc.  If the players want to own a team then buck up and buy one.  Until then, if you can' split $7billion, then I really don't care any more, they all can go get real jobs like the rest of us...lmao ridiculous...



Since: Mar 14, 2011
Posted on: March 14, 2011 12:42 pm
 

Broncos say they're willing to open their books

Enough of the external politics.  This is just a case of perceived imbalance regarding the ratio of lowest paid worker to highest paid within an organization.  The players can't live without the owners and the oweners can't live without the players.  They need each other for this sport to move forward.  Now with that said, there is, in my opinion, an over-abundance of cash pouring into the NFL.  Part of this is because they've done a very good job of marketing and the other part is the fan's desire for violence and sports combined.  Dividing this extra cash is no easy task if the worker (player in this case) feels they are underpaid for the tasks they perform.
Unions were created because there was employee abuse taking place.  This gave power to the lowest member of the totem pole and gave them a collective voice.  Are the players of today being abused?  I don't know because I'm not involved but I hear players say they love the game and they (at least some) respect the teams they play for.
I do feel the players are paid adequately for what they do.  I used to say 'I would be a tackling dummy for the minimum salary' and I could retire with one or two years income (assuming I survived intact).  How many hot dogs do they need to buy to feed their families?  Do they not know to save some of their money for healthcare later in their life?  Do they ignore the warning signs of the abuse the body takes and the players that pass away early or have health problems later?  Can they be this ignorant?
I don't feel for the players or the owners.  If I could resist the temptation, I would not watch football, buy the tickets or the apparel.  But this is my escape from my reality if only for a short while.  It's both a curse and a blessing.
In the end, the money has to be divided but how is the real question.  This is what we should be focusing on and not on individual agendas.



Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: March 14, 2011 12:03 pm
 

Broncos say they're willing to open their books

terynspapi,
Wrong. The owners NEED the players, as a union, DESPERATELY. The courts have made it perfectly clear that they will otherwise be bound by the antitrust laws that bind every other business in America. Acting in contravention of THOSE laws has landed people in Federal prison. (The ALCOA Seven, notably.) For starters, they would no longer be able to collude with one another in the draft or other player personnel matters. Similarly, the league would have to maintain a strictly hands-off policy with regard to team's requests for public funding for stadiums and team's desires to pick up and move. Too, the network contracts might have to go by the boards. I wonder how much the Dallas Cowboys could get on their own?!


Jack Sprat lives in a state of being wrong. Typical brainwashed libtard.



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: March 14, 2011 8:56 am
 

Broncos say they're willing to open their books

terynspapi,
Wrong. The owners NEED the players, as a union, DESPERATELY. The courts have made it perfectly clear that they will otherwise be bound by the antitrust laws that bind every other business in America. Acting in contravention of THOSE laws has landed people in Federal prison. (The ALCOA Seven, notably.) For starters, they would no longer be able to collude with one another in the draft or other player personnel matters. Similarly, the league would have to maintain a strictly hands-off policy with regard to team's requests for public funding for stadiums and team's desires to pick up and move. Too, the network contracts might have to go by the boards. I wonder how much the Dallas Cowboys could get on their own?!


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