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:
Posted on June 22, 2011, in Pro Football and tagged Collective bargaining, Freddy Krueger, Google, National Football League, National Football League Players Association, NFL, Pro Football, Roger Goodell, Sports. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.