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NFLPA, owners battle each other and for you

Posted on: March 14, 2011 2:06 pm
Edited on: March 14, 2011 2:16 pm
 
Posted by Mike Freeman

There is the battle in the court between the players and owners and then there is another battle.

The other battle is the battle for you, the fan.

As both sides prepare for court fights they are simultaneously fighting to win a PR war.

Since the lockout, the NFL has sent numerous releases to many in the media. Some are statements from owners like Art Rooney II expressing their disappointment in the union. Others are announcements about high-powered additions to their legal team.

Cincinnati owner Mike Brown told the Cincinnati Enquirer that all the players cared about was the money. Then, president of the San Diego Chargers, Dean Spanos, released a statement accusing DeMaurice Smith of not negotiating in good faith. The Kansas City Chiefs added their own statement as well. The Broncos said they're willing to open their books.

The league also announced that Roger Goodell was slashing his salary to $1. It's doubtful the NFL commissioner, however, will need to borrow a few duckets to put food on the table.

All of the statements basically have the same purpose which is to blame the players for the current labor crisis.
NFL Lockout
The player's association re-released its own statements immediately following their decertification. My guess: the players saw what the owners said and wanted to, again, make the position known that the owners are lying.

Both sides are clearly fighting for control of you. Your mind. Your opinion.

But the players won't stay silent for long. It's only a matter of time before they begin to counter what the league is saying.
And the battle continues...

This post is cross-posted from Mike Freeman's Freestyle blog . For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsnfl on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed .
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Since: Aug 5, 2009
Posted on: March 16, 2011 10:55 am
 

NFLPA, owners battle each other and for you

I am not losing any sleep either.



Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: March 14, 2011 6:10 pm
 

NFLPA, owners battle each other and for you




Since: Dec 3, 2008
Posted on: March 14, 2011 3:03 pm
 

NFLPA, owners battle each other and for you

"and for you"

Yeah, don't do me any favors please.
If I have to go a whole winter without football because a bunch of greedy owners and greedy players can't compromise on a who gets that other 1 percent of the pie then so be it.
I'm not gonna lose any sleep over it and I'm sure I'll find something else to do on my Sundays.
It's just a frickin' game, get over yourselves already.
There are much more important things in the world to worry about right now then a silly game.






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