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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The league's collective bargaining agreement is slated to expire one year from now. As is common early in labor negotiations, both sides - owners and players - are taking hard-line stances couched in placating tones. But with talks typically not ...

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Old 03-07-2010, 04:13 PM   #1
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NFL owners meeting to center around labor negotiations

The league's collective bargaining agreement is slated to expire one year from now. As is common early in labor negotiations, both sides - owners and players - are taking hard-line stances couched in placating tones. But with talks typically not beginning in earnest until the 11th hour on these sort of mammoth deals, experts said each side needs to get its fallback positions in order soon lest professional football vanish for some time in 2011.

For the moment, each side presents a united front and, perhaps more telling, is represented by a man engaged in his first protracted labor agreement. In negotiations sometimes colored by personalities, the character and mettle of the front men represents the unknown factor.
"It really is a dance, but on both sides there are guys who are just adamant, saying, 'No, we can't afford it,'" said Jim Miller, a former Saints and NFL executive who hammered out earlier CBAs. "One thing is, I don't see a quick resolution, there almost never is until the witching hour. I don't think anyone is optimistic things will get done earlier."

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Old 03-07-2010, 04:55 PM   #2
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Re: NFL owners meeting to center around labor negotiations

They'll get something worked out, Any second the NFL is out of commission it's seriously hurting an Owner, or the League in some way, they'll work it out..
The NBA might have a harder time doing that since there's literally no cap and the ratings are down, the attendance is down and merchandise sales are down.
If the NBA keep on the route it is they'll be staging more games for overtimes and crazy calls from refs to bring ratings up.
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If the NBA keep on the route it is they'll be staging more games for overtimes and crazy calls from refs to bring ratings up.
Just like the NFL did this year to give the Saints the NFC Championship and the Super Bowl!
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The two sides will eventually come to an agreement, in time to avoid losing the 2011 season. And to accomplish that, the players association will have to compromise more than the owners. But the billionaire owners can afford to ride out a season with no football; the millionaire players may not be able to afford it in terms of a downgrade in lifestyle.
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