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Old 03-23-2014, 07:29 PM   #1
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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says 'greedy' NFL ' is 10 years away from an implosion' - ESPN Dallas
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I am not sure about the 10 year thing, but he is pretty much on the money with this takes. I will take it a step further, the 18 regular season games, and expanding into Europe, yes it has the makings of a serious mess up.
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:46 PM   #3
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I am not sure about the 10 year thing, but he is pretty much on the money with this takes. I will take it a step further, the 18 regular season games, and expanding into Europe, yes it has the makings of a serious mess up.
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I cannot see any reason to do anything else in Europe. I have no issue with 2-3 games, but that's as far as I'd go

As for 18 games, the PA would fight and get at least 2-3 more roster spots. How much would that salary increase offset what would be made with one more home game.

I have always wanted to know what kind of revenue one game generates, including tv money
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He's right... And it may happen even before ten years. The amount of those salaries is not sustainable longterm.
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Unfortunately I do believe he is right.

And when talking about Europe, I don't think the leauge should put a team over here. The NFL Europe was a really good thing and should have been kept. But Germany is the key its the by far largest market for football in Europe where you have teams in the German 2nd division that averages 3000+ people at their games. Great Britain is more convenient with language and all but the interest just isn't as big.
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Spot on in terms of European games. I have not been and do not plan to attend a game at Wembley. They seem to think that if they put a team in London people will support them. Why would I pay £80 plus for a ticket to watch the Jags when I can watch the Saints or tbe best game of tbe day on tv?.
I do not care about tbe Jags and never will. Few good players will sign for a team based in the UK. Then you have visa, tax and legal issues. Players will not be allowed to travel outside the UK/US if they are on probation etc.

We have good fans over here but we all already have loyalties to a team. If the Jags became the Lo don Jags they would sell out year one and then as uts not a novelty snymore attendances would drop. No soccer could share a smaller stadium either due to fixture clashes

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The more and more they keep changing the rules of the game is becoming the main reason I'm losing interest. I mean don't get me wrong I eat sleep and love the game of football but the way the NFL is going its not the football that I have loved throughout the years. Cuban is right in some ways that The NFL has become consumed with the Almighty dollar. Rodger Godell is has made it his mission to make the owners as much money as he can. That's what they appointed him commish for and are so happy with the job he's doing cause they are making money hand over fist. I don't see it changing anytime soon until Us fans stop supporting it like buying the Jerseys, hats, going to the over priced games, and tuning in to every game . That Superbowl in New York just more Proof to the NFL is all about the money and didn't give dam about us as fans
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The more and more they keep changing the rules of the game is becoming the main reason I'm losing interest.
This. The league brings up changes to the game for the sake of "player safety" and then talks of adding more games and having teams travel to London for games, which will be a horrible trip for west coast teams.

I love watching football on the weekends, but, 10 years from now, it won't be the same.

BTW... kind of surprised to see so many people here agreeing with him.
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What Cuban said had zero to do with salaries. It's about over-exposure. He should know, he owns an NBA team.

But the difference between a 72 game regular season and 18 are apples and oranges.

6 months of football, watching my team play once each week, is FAR from overexposure IMO.
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Originally Posted by saintsfan1976 View Post
What Cuban said had zero to do with salaries. It's about over-exposure. He should know, he owns an NBA team.

But the difference between a 72 game regular season and 18 are apples and oranges.

6 months of football, watching my team play once each week, is FAR from overexposure IMO.
It's a domino effect:
more games equals higher salaries and/or more roster spots. No way the NFLPA just agrees to play 2 more games without major concessions.
11% increase in the number of games = 11% increase in injuries
end result is watered down play
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