g-dawg Posted May 16, 2011 Author Share Posted May 16, 2011 What the **** have the owners been threatening, planning for the last 3 years? Don't be naive. Decertification came about because the NFLPA knew the owners were going to anyway. It was there only tool to fight the lockout without caving into a bad deal and you know it. The owners always planned to lockout, and there is no evidence otherewise besides NFL propaganda press releases. How else were they going to get the players to agree to taking less share without showing the books, unless they hit them in the wallet?And where are all these injunctions and court rulings on the players decertifying? No where because it's not illegal. If you don't like it, change the law. Besides the NFL crying, where are all of the legal opinions that the Union acted illegally? No where. There is not a lawyer outside of the NFL offices that think the NFL has a chance of winning this in the long term. It's a waste of time.the offer on March 11th was pretty dayum close to a total surrender by the owners. Salary caps increasing each year by double digits percentages, owners wanted extra $1 billion for expenses - think the last offered number was like $400 million, more off-time for off-sason, less practice during the season, better health benefits, take care of the retired players health issues, etc. - i'm not including the lack of 18-game schedule because I agree that was a 'throw-away' request from the get-go.Seemed fair to me......owner's take $400 million more off-the-top for increased expenses - I don't doubt that expenses are more - how much more? who knows but simple logic tells you they are more now than they were 3 years ago....If player salaries are going up by 10-20% each year, WTH is the problem anyway? rising water lifts all boats and all that other crap. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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