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Bud Adams: 'I guarantee we'll be playing' in 2011

Posted on: March 29, 2011 12:02 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The one guarantee about the 2011 NFL season is that there's no guarantee when it comes to whether or not football gets played. Unless you're Bud Adams, apparently.

The Titans owner, in Nashville Monday to accept some sort of lifetime achievement award, stated publicly that football in 2011 is a sure thing.

"It's going to be a few months here, but we'll be playing this year. I guarantee we'll be playing," Adams said, per Terry McCormick. "It's one of those things that they haven't been very (much) wanting to work out a deal with us, but we'll be playing football this year," Adams said. "I'll tell you that for sure."

Perhaps I'm in an optimistic mood, but I agree with Adams here -- there's a really good chance that we get football, it's just going to have to happen after everyone gets really, really sick of discussing how there might not be football.

Having said that, there are three interesting things about Bud's statements. First of all, he said them with Roger Goodell present (Goodell was there for the award too), which seems odd. Not that the Commish doesn't have his back, but just that you'd think they might have discussed how he would answer an inevitable question.

And secondly, Adams doesn't have to say that, but if he wants to keep getting the people of Tennessee to buy season tickets to Titans games, it certainly behooves him to do so. And thusly, it's not a huge shock to hear him being so confidently optimistic.

Finally, what the hell has changed for Adams in the last two weeks? Because it was just March 14 when Adams confidently stated that there could be games missed in 2011. Perhaps -- and I'm just spitballing here -- it's a combination of the first two things (Goodell, plus a need to sell tickets) that caused his about-face.

If that's the case, consider my optimism cancelled for at least a few weeks.

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Since: Mar 14, 2011
Posted on: March 29, 2011 10:20 pm
 

Bud Adams: 'I guarantee we'll be playing' in 2011

You are wrong.  The owners are demanding more of the existing pie, not the players.  The owners are asking the players for concessions on the existing contract. Please get your facts right.



Since: Jan 15, 2009
Posted on: March 29, 2011 8:43 pm
 

Bud Adams: 'I guarantee we'll be playing' in 2011

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Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: March 29, 2011 6:25 pm
 

Bud Adams: 'I guarantee we'll be playing' in 2011

NFL Players are getting a bit too demanding from what I see. they turned a good deal down... Bring in the replacemnet players , there are plenty of " decent " ( not great ) additional Football players out there who will play Football and be catered to for alot less money..


season is in danger ... player demands are getting a bit out of control ( 10 years of statements)

BRING ON THE REPLACEMENTS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


that will get the players attention real quick............



Since: Mar 24, 2007
Posted on: March 29, 2011 2:46 pm
 

Bud Adams: 'I guarantee we'll be playing' in 2011

bud adams couldn't tell his azz from a hole in the ground.



Since: Mar 14, 2011
Posted on: March 29, 2011 1:45 pm
 

Bud Adams: 'I guarantee we'll be playing' in 2011

The owners will fold when the games get canceled and they suffer cash refund request from season ticket onwers.  They will need millions per week to cover the cash refund requests and I doubt they have the cash on hand.  Further, for non season ticket purchases who is going to buy tickets in advance of a lockout?   The owners are in a bad place now and Goodell's job is on the line.



Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: March 29, 2011 1:10 pm
 

Bud Adams: 'I guarantee we'll be playing' in 2011

There is not going to be any agreement before season unless owners stop lying and hiding the financial statements to prove they need players to take big cuts from last CBA terms. Until they show players what they asked for players won't just go with the trust me approach by owners. They don't get gauranteed contracts so not going to just trust owners. Now if owners want to pay less and not show players the real audited financials offer them guaranteed contracts. Other then that sayign trust me to players is not going to get any new CBA done. People forget this time only one side is asking for changes to last CBA owners. Players are fine agreeing to same CBA as before. So proof of why it has to be changed is on side asking for them. So far they have not provided what players need to see. Audited financials to prove there really is financial need like owners say.


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