Sources Reveal Possible CBA in the Works

I remember it like it was yesterday; the day the NFL lockout started. I forget the exact day, and I’m way too lazy to Google it. It was about 3 months ago. Yet the 5 o’clock deadline still lurks in my head, just like Freddy Krueger lurks inside your dreams. About an hour ago, an article was written on ESPN.com, detailing a proposed CBA that’s in the works (the article can be found here at: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=6687485). This proposed CBA is being tweeked around a bit, as the NFL and the NFLPA might be disagreeing on some issues. However, they’ve simplified the terms of the CBA. Under this agreement, the players receive 48% of all revenue, as opposed to the 60% they received under the last bargaining agreement. In addition, they are still discussing the rookie wage scale and the proposed 18-game regular season. Honestly, I couldn’t care less how much money these guys make or how many games they play; I just want football. That’s it. I find it stupid, almost obnoxious to us normal people, that they’re really fighting this hard for $9 billion. I understand that everyone wants some money, but I think the proposed 48% for the players is perfectly fine. That’s basically a 50/50 split, what’s wrong with that?

I’m just praying to god that this deal gets done before the end of August, otherwise, I’ll need to watch the MLB Playoffs and the NBA (if there is a season) to get through 4 months of no football.

This describes exactly how I’d feel if a deal gets done soon:

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Posted on June 22, 2011, in Pro Football and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I’m in total agreement with you. These guys need to get this settled like yesterday. I don’t agree with the 18 game schedule but other than that get it done we want our football

    • footballnutz17

      I understand where your going with this…
      To me, if the players are happy with an 18-game schedule (which they aren’t), then I’m fine with it, as long as the players wont whine like little bitches and such..

  2. I’ll believe it when I see it. I’m still an advocate for them missing games. I’d like to see them charging people for season tickets when there aren’t even any games! I think the main reason I want to see them lockout for at least part of the season is for them to lose money. I’d like to see the NFL as a $4B business instead of a $9B one!

    • footballnutz17

      yea same,
      Wish the money would go somewhere else, maybe give it to charity or something. But of course, we all know that the owners are too greedy for that…..

  3. quick constructive criticisms, when you use links don’t hav the web address only, use a sentence or phrase that describes where the link will take the reader, and as for the “too lazy to google it” you have to bro. People want to know exact dates and information like that. Other than that you’re getting better

  4. I’m not going to say much other than the fact that the owners and players STILL haven’t agreed is crazy.

  5. Not too long, my Online Journalism teacher is always revising my stuff so I just figured I’d let you know a little bit too

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