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Re: NFL 2011 thread
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2011, 07:59:36 PM »
Ugh, sounding like the players might not approve the current deal.  It's so close. Come on!!!
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Re: NFL 2011 thread
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2011, 09:22:56 PM »
Ugh, sounding like the players might not approve the current deal.  It's so close. Come on!!!

Don't forget 1,900 paychecks are at risk.  Rest assured.
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Re: NFL 2011 thread
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2011, 10:43:40 PM »
Ugh, sounding like the players might not approve the current deal.  It's so close. Come on!!!

Don't forget 1,900 paychecks are at risk.  Rest assured.

Each player gets 200K if the season is missed, they won't go hungry.
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Re: NFL 2011 thread
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2011, 10:50:25 PM »
Well, according to the NFLPA or whatever's left of it, the owners and the players came to an agreement, and the owners voted on something, but what the owners voted on and what they agreed to were two different things. This actually looks a *lot* like a PR move on the part of the owners; they have zero leverage at this point so I guess they decided to toss a big Hail Mary in hopes that they could shame the players into signing off on a bad agreement or something.
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« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2011, 11:35:11 PM »
Yeah, a lot of rhetoric about whether the players got to see the deal the owners voted on and what the owners may or may not have "slipped in" to the version they voted on. Will have to let the dust clear a bit.
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Re: NFL 2011 thread
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2011, 05:49:21 AM »
Ugh, sounding like the players might not approve the current deal.  It's so close. Come on!!!

Don't forget 1,900 paychecks are at risk.  Rest assured.

Each player gets 200K if the season is missed, they won't go hungry.

But what about Cromartie's NINE CHILDREN? Won't someone think of ANTONIO CROMARTIE'S NINE CHILDREN?!?!
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Re: NFL 2011 thread
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2011, 10:03:41 AM »
Ugh, sounding like the players might not approve the current deal.  It's so close. Come on!!!

Don't forget 1,900 paychecks are at risk.  Rest assured.

Each player gets 200K if the season is missed, they won't go hungry.

But what about Cromartie's NINE CHILDREN? Won't someone think of ANTONIO CROMARTIE'S NINE CHILDREN?!?!

Ten children, by nine mothers.
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Re: NFL 2011 thread
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2011, 10:05:13 AM »
Say what? I thought it was nine children by eight mothers.. has he seriously not learned his lesson?
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Re: NFL 2011 thread
« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2011, 10:11:17 AM »
Say what? I thought it was nine children by eight mothers.. has he seriously not learned his lesson?

maybe you're right, but that was almost a year ago. My favorite part was that he was at a 1:1 ratio until one of the women had twins.
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Re: NFL 2011 thread
« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2011, 10:30:03 AM »
Yeah, I can't find anything saying that he's had another kid since. He's married now, and he and his wife had a daughter who they named.... wait for it.. wait for it...




.."Jerzie".. after New Jersey.

That's right.. they couldn't even have spelled it correctly.
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Re: NFL 2011 thread
« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2011, 12:12:02 PM »
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Re: NFL 2011 thread
« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2011, 03:53:32 PM »
It looks like the ducks are finally all in a row.  I think the players did better than they usually do in these negotiations.  The exploitative 18-game season is gone, there's a $90 million floor on player salary spending, and lifetime medical insurance is provided.  Now let's have some football!
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Re: NFL 2011 thread
« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2011, 04:00:54 PM »
It looks like the ducks are finally all in a row.  I think the players did better than they usually do in these negotiations.  The exploitative 18-game season is gone, there's a $90 million floor on player salary spending, and lifetime medical insurance is provided.  Now let's have some football!

Excellent. Unlike the situation in the NBA, I felt that the NFL players had been getting a pretty raw deal.
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Re: NFL 2011 thread
« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2011, 04:31:53 PM »
Part of the issue with the NBA is that they appear to be lying about their books. Nate Silver had a good article about this on 538.com a couple weeks ago. As for the NFL, does the lifetime medical insurance get retroactively applied? If true, that alone makes this a great deal for both sides IMO.
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Re: NFL 2011 thread
« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2011, 06:09:34 PM »
. As for the NFL, does the lifetime medical insurance get retroactively applied? If true, that alone makes this a great deal for both sides IMO.

Dunno.  There appears to be consideration for previous generations of players who heretofore have been abandoned to their fates, but I don't know the details.
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