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Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by JACKIEGAGA, Jul 25, 2011.
Welcome back football!
We can discuss the 2011 season here.
Go Big Blue.
Great news! Wonder how much money I'll lose this year. Parity really sucks. But I do enjoy it and I root for both the Giants and Jets. Been a Jets fan since before they were the Jets, but I've gotten interested in the Giants in the last few years too.
Are we ready for some FOOTBALL???
Actually No! I am sick and tired of these whiney players & owners complaining about how little money they make and this last lockout only reaffirms my commitment to boycott the NFL.
Thread crapping already?
Anyway... LET'S GET THE SEASON STARTED!!!!!
I'll make my SB predictions after free agency. My surprise team of 2011...The Lions.
The Lions had some tough losses last year.
Let There Be Football!
Think we might be jumping the gun? I was in the car an hour or so ago and the union reps hadn't voted to approve the contract. As hard as it might be to believe, reps sometimes throw monkey wrenches into the works.
Rich you are right it is not official.
The NFLPA exeutive committee are meeting and need to approve it, then they would recommend it to the 32 player team reps for approval
Wonder how the rep's voting works. Hope they only need a majority for it to pass. This is one of the problems I've always had with the unions I belonged to. Too few people have too much power and don't always exercise that power as the folks that voted them into those positions want them to.
But, I'm probably being too pessimistic again, I sure hope so.
Word on the street (ok, the expert "talking heads") is that if the executive committee votes yes then the players reps will and then the players will.
I think there were two reasons for the NFLPA delay. One is to negotiate the stuff that really hadn't been finalized and the other was to really ramp up the player education process. So I'm expecting all will be good.
We have football everything is approved.
Time to break out two of my favorite jerseys:
Football coming back just in time for my trip to Lambeau this week at the Shareholders meeting...WOO HOO!
Don't forget to sign Favre
Not needed...they already have tackling dummies.
For sure this time? Great!
All 32 player reps voted for the deal, it is as done as it can get until the players vote this week.
MSNBC also reported that all the plaintiffs in the 10-player suit against the NFL also approved the deal.
There would seem to be no impediments left to finishing the CBA agreement in writing pretty soon.
In the mean time...look for the next 3-5 days to be the most intense payer-signing flurry in NFL history...trades, free agents, rookies...all that stuff.
I read that the Bengals are starting their camp 2 days later than planned (in an article where they say they will not trade Palmer). Anyone know why they aren't starting when they were supposed to (and this is the delayed time where 10 teams start tomorrow, 10 more Thursday, 10 more Friday, then the other 2 Sunday).