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NFL's PR takes another hit

Posted on: March 14, 2011 1:10 pm
Edited on: March 14, 2011 1:58 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

If you want to hear the opinion of one former player who was involved in the bargaining about why last week’s negotiations failed, here’s an interesting take, as recounted by Comcast Sports Net’s Tom E. Curran.

In effect, according to Pete Kendall, it was a combination of owners’ greed and what seems like a ludicrously low-ball offer to the players that appears rather insulting.

Make sure to click the link for the full low-down, but here’s my favorite passage.

(Kendall) said, to boil it down, the owners wanted to pocket 100 percent of the money any time they exceeded the league's projected revenue.

And the owners were trying to project the revenue at artificially low levels. …

If the owners "pegged" revenue for $10 billion in a season and then exceeded that projection, they wanted all the money to go into their pockets. The players were willing to give them the first 1.5 percent free and clear (in the $10 billion case, $150 million). After that, they wanted a 50-50 split.


Score another win for the owners in the PR battle.*

*This, of course, being sarcasm.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:18 pm
 

NFL's PR takes another hit

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 4:50 pm
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 5:22 pm
 

NFL's PR takes another hit

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Since: Nov 24, 2007
Posted on: March 17, 2011 1:27 am
 

NFL's PR takes another hit

If you own a business, in a federally protected monopoly, you should recieve no sympathy
You do realize that labor unions are federally protected monopolies as well?



Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: March 14, 2011 9:53 pm
 

NFL's PR takes another hit

if you own a business, in a federally protected monopoly, you should recieve no sympathy, except from people like pshark who have no idea what is going on in their own head let alone in the real world.  how can anyone side with billionaires on this one?  the owners are cheats and liars, that are allowed to reap huge rewards because of the federal governments protection..... this is like feeling bad for the rockefeller's?!?!?
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Since: Jul 8, 2010
Posted on: March 14, 2011 9:00 pm
 

NFL's PR takes another hit

If you own a business and your taking all of the financial risk, do you owe your employee's 50% of your yearly profit?  Are they entitled to review your books whenever they want?  Maybe as employees the players should be glad they have a job that pay's so well and shut the up. 
  AES you would watch football no matter who was playing.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: March 14, 2011 4:12 pm
 

NFL's PR takes another hit

That might have been the stupidest thing I've ever read. Do you also hate common sense? Here are a few of the multitude of flaws with your meathead plan:
1. Capital. The new league proposed in your loony plan would have none, partly because...
2. Players. The new league proposed in your loony play would have none, which is almost as bad as..
3. Fans. The new league proposed in your loony plan would have none, partly because no one would be able to name a single player in the league (assuming players in said league exist, which they don't).
4. Teams. The new league proposed in your loony plan would have none.
5. Owners. The new league proposed in your loony plan would have none.
6. Television contracts. The new league proposed in your loony plan would have none, and would have a 0% chance of getting any.
7. Lawsuits. The new league proposed in your loony play would have plenty of those. Season ticket holders, networks, the NFLPA, sponsors, and who knows who else would be lining up to clean out the owners and the league (even though owners and the league do not exist in your loony plan).


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Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: March 14, 2011 3:52 pm
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Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: March 14, 2011 2:28 pm
 

NFL's PR takes another hit

Not sure how this makes the NFL Owners look bad other than the bias in this article.  Have yet to find a business thats objective is not making money.  I also don't know of many sustainable business models that rely on deep pockets of owners to sustain their growth and development.  Do the players pay the staff?  Build the weight rooms/facilities? Investigate and research health issues and cover pensions?  Nope.  This is the conversation then: Player:'We want everything to grow and be better for us but any profit comes to us'    Uhhhh, I know you all have 4-year degrees but where the **** did you learn math?

Who absorbs the loss if they dont reach expected revenues?  Thats right the owners.
The cap is based on the projected revenues correct?  So players give back money if those revenue numbers aren't hit?  Didn't think so.  So again all the risk the owners assume gets them nothing in the end.
It is appalling to me that the players win out on both ends as the next years cap would include the new projections based on the last year revenue and get 1/2 the the profits from last year.  Sort of double dipping isn't it?  Getting paid on the front and back end for something somebody else pays for.  Awesome deal being an owners these days.

To think when I was younger all I wanted was to go pro because how cool would it be getting paid doing something you love the most.  Lets see...still more fun than my day job now and minimum salary looks fine to me.




Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: March 14, 2011 1:40 pm
 

NFL's PR takes another hit

This kind of thing makes me wonder:  Is the reason the owners are so adamant about not opening their books because they have been earning more revenue than they have been reporting to the players?  Do they owe the players more than they have been paying?  These greedy clowns get into a business that is different from any other, then want the fruits of it to benefit them as if they took some risk to make the money.


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