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Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by RollTide, Mar 25, 2008.

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    Again, as long as the CBA is in force, there is revenue sharing. Without any CBA in force, there is no NFL football at all. The uncapped years would take place before the CBA expires.

    You haven't presented anything that says otherwise. The uncapped years are part of the CBA.
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    Actually, I have. You haven't been paying attention. There is to be ONE uncapped year while the CBA is still in effect. If the owners opt out early as Upshaw expects them to, then that year will be 2010, and will also be the last year of the CBA. After the CBA is gone, every year will be an uncapped year.

    The only way there will be no football is if the players go on strike, or the owners lock the players out. NFL football has spent way more time without a salary cap than time with a salary cap. The CBA (also known as the labor agreement), and with it, the salary cap wasn't adopted until 1993.
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    And with no CBA, there is no football. No way do the owners and players keep playing without a contract. There would either be a strike or a lockout.
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    Yeah, I see where you're going. That would be somewhat likely. Lets hope it never comes to that.
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    Psychop1 please!

    Your original point suggested that so called "big market" teams like the jets and raiders could buy players we could not buy. Not only untrue but also flawed because those are not big market franchises.

    Again, again, again, there are exact numbers like revenues, operating income that ALSO PROVE the titans are not a poor franchise.

    If the 05 numbers are not current enough for you then show us some more recent numbers. They won't change all that much.

    Revenue sharing has been around since the 1960s. The cap has been around for over a decade and there was no free agency before that. Why talk about how things might be someday when they have been a certain way for decades?

    Pete rozelle came up with the concept of revenue sharing it is hardl.y new and it will not likely go away.

    Just admit you made a mistake and move on...
  6. RollTide All-Pro

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    And?

    There was no free agency until the cap. Hello?
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    Not really. There was "Plan B" free agency, which basically means teams could protect all their top players and the bottom of the roster guys were available. That's not really free agency.
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    Yeah, plan B was the way the league try to avoid free agency in the 1980s. Each team had to make something like 5 players available which of course were always the scrubs.

    Players did have the option of holding out for a year but that meant a wasted year with no pay and the league never rewarded any of those when they came back with big contracts. Quite the opposite..
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    AND AGAIN, you do not understand what market is. Market is in reference to general population (70 mile radius, if I'm not mistaken, with an exception to Green Bay) in correlation to television contracts. The Jets and Giants are the biggest markets in the league. Oakland is more of a middle market team with an eccentric owner with deep pockets.

    Yes revenue sharing has been around since the 1960's, but not in the capacity that it is today. Also, yes, it could go away, not likely, because only a handful of teams would want to take advantage of that situation, but it is possible, and worth discussing in my opinion.
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