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Postby VaderFin » Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:21 pm

The owners met for less then an hour today and unanimously voted to end the talks. :-t
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Postby Dystopia » Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:23 pm

VaderFin wrote:The owners met for less then an hour today and unanimously voted to end the talks. :-t


Well, shows what I know.
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Postby Mercer Boy » Thu Mar 02, 2006 5:19 pm

Well, ESPNEWS just said the FA is being delayed for 3 days...so that means teams have a couple more days to make us wait for the NFL to die. :-P
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Postby mattb47 » Thu Mar 02, 2006 5:23 pm

Mercer Boy wrote:Well, ESPNEWS just said the FA is being delayed for 3 days...so that means teams have a couple more days to make us wait for the NFL to die. :-P


At least it means that there's still a chance though. Because if neither side thought there was a chance to come to an agreement I doubt they would be extending the FA period.
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Postby houstonherdfan » Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:09 pm

hey we could always got to fantasy football for college. do it by conference. Have the SEC, BE, C-USA, ACC, Big 12, WAC (insert you own) ff league,
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Postby steelerfan513 » Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:17 pm

Dystopia wrote:-Currently (allegedly), there are five teams blocking the enhanced revenue sharing that goes to the heart of the CBA mess and the salary cap in particular, since the added revenue sharing would directly relate to the salary cap. Those teams are the Cowboys, the Redskins, the Eagles, the Buccaneers, and the Patriots (more to the point, the owners of the teams). However, if the other 27 teams vote for this the five listed here would be outvoted.


stupid rich teams. those teams want no salary cap so they can start buying championships instead of earning them. thats what makes baseball awful.
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Postby moochman » Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:34 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:
moochman wrote:Actually I think baseball has been bringing more revenues than ever. Feelings about how FA, no cap, and guaranteed contracts changing the power structure of baseball aren't totally right. The Yankees historically have always outspent other teams in baseball and had the advantage in player procurment.

Football is different. Teams who have cheapskate owners: Cardinals, Lions, Iggles to name a few, will suffer. The difference is in the revenue sharing. Ticket sales are cream in the NFL. TV contracts are so lucrative that it is the primary source of money. This means that all teams have a very solid financial basis on which to operatre. There are, in essence, no small market teams. It will be up to the team owners to decide if they want to pocket the cash or use it to field the better team.


i always see you calling the Fords cheap, but what are you basing that on? they just built a new stadium, usually pay players fairly (they dont overspend and end up in cap hell like some teams), paid $25 mil for a coach and axed him halfway through, pay Millen a hefty salary

they might be incompetent as far as running a football team (or a car company), but i never get the impression they dont want to spend money on the team


In recent history they built a stadium that was mostly funded by Ford dollars, but by building the stadium they increased the value of the franchise greatly and will no longer have leasing issues. It was a smart economic move that will save them money now and in the future. They let Jeff Hartings go to Pittsburgh becuase they didn't want to give him another $100,000 bucks. That's cheap.

You need to remember that the only reason they spend as much as they do on players is because of the cap. Before the cap came into being the Lions never came close to spending the money that other teams were.
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