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« on: Feb 15, 2011 at 12:41 »

Looking for the jinx in starting this.

I'm hoping that this thread ends up being a relatively short one, but the more and more I read, I fear it'll be on the longer side.

Right now, I'd set the O/U of number of regular season games missed at two.

These next two and a half weeks are crucial and both sides can't even manage to agree on scheduling and when/where the fuck to have meetings.  If they can't reach an agreement by the deadline (or agree to extend the deadline - doubtful), nothing, and I mean, nothing will occur after March 4th other than the draft.  And, teams will be limited in what they can do at the draft since trading of players isn't permitted, only trading of picks.

Not good, kids.
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« Reply #1 on: Feb 15, 2011 at 12:58 »

sigh.
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« Reply #2 on: Feb 15, 2011 at 14:22 »

I'll just say that I think the players are right about a lot of things.  But ultimately the owners will win.

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« Reply #3 on: Feb 15, 2011 at 16:55 »

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Right now, I'd set the O/U of number of regular season games missed at two.

You mean two "regular" regular seasongames, or 2 games under the new 18 game season?!?!

I have to say, I side with the owners.  I think they spend a boat load of dough for a lot of different things (medical staff {surgeons, operations etc}, practice facility, stadium stuff, coaching staff, GM, scouts, etc etc.). 

I'd love to know what some owners make from owning the the Football team, after expenses.  Within that, what does Jerry Jones, make compared to Rooney's, compared to Bills ownership etc.

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« Reply #4 on: Feb 15, 2011 at 20:21 »

I'll take the over.
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« Reply #5 on: Feb 16, 2011 at 07:00 »

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Right now, I'd set the O/U of number of regular season games missed at two.

You mean two "regular" regular seasongames, or 2 games under the new 18 game season?!?!

I have to say, I side with the owners.  I think they spend a boat load of dough for a lot of different things (medical staff {surgeons, operations etc}, practice facility, stadium stuff, coaching staff, GM, scouts, etc etc.). 

I'd love to know what some owners make from owning the the Football team, after expenses.  Within that, what does Jerry Jones, make compared to Rooney's, compared to Bills ownership etc.


Then the owners need to be forthcoming about opening their books.  Ask for that and suddenly everything becomes anxious.

Those fuckers are making money hand over fist.
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« Reply #6 on: Feb 16, 2011 at 08:07 »

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Then the owners need to be forthcoming about opening their books.  Ask for that and suddenly everything becomes anxious.

Those fuckers are making money hand over fist.

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« Reply #7 on: Feb 16, 2011 at 09:19 »

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Right now, I'd set the O/U of number of regular season games missed at two.

You mean two "regular" regular seasongames, or 2 games under the new 18 game season?!?!

I mean two "regular" regular season games. 

I don't think the 18 game season will ever come to fruition.  At least, not for this CBA.  I think it was always meant as a bargaining chip in negotiations that the owners were willing to concede. 
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« Reply #8 on: Feb 16, 2011 at 10:33 »

Those fuckers are making money hand over fist.

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« Reply #9 on: Mar 03, 2011 at 10:42 »

D-Day.

Right now, I'd set the O/U of number of regular season games missed at two.

If Vegas were setting the line, I think the number would be heading north.  As it stands, I'm gonna take the over.

How the fuck can the owners and players agree when the owners aren't even on the same page themselves?  There's a reason why during all of these "negotiations" and mediation, the owners have been mysteriously low key, if not absent.  For the most part, you see players reps and the league suits.

Plus, with Doty ruling in favor of the players (correctly, IMO) over that TV money, it only further widens the chasm of trust between the two sides.

Frankly, I'm kinda surprised the public outcry hasn't been louder.  I think a lot of people just assume and take it for granted that something will get done because the league has been so popular and successful.  Surely, surely they won't do anything to derail that gravy train, right?  Right??  Wrong.

Man, I hope I'm wrong, but this doesn't look like it's going to get solved anytime soon.  We're talkin' months, peeps.
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