The NFL labor agreement thread

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by TitanJeff, Jan 31, 2011.

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  1. Riverman

    Riverman That may be.... Tip Jar Donor

    Owner's have cancelled talks due to players being stalwart on proposal of 49-51% of "total" revenue. Estimates are around 9 billion minus 1 billion that goes to the owner's.

    At first glance, that sounds the players are completely unreasonable because stable businesses usually run payroll overhead around 30-38%. But minus that guaranteed 1 billion, that puts the payroll % closer to the upper end of 38%.

    I'm putting the fault of this latest development squarely at the feet of the owners. Nothing can get done if you are willing to communicate. The owners are posturing to show the players they don't care. Most organizations have systems in place to require payment for season tickets. I'm afraid once each team's payment deadline has passed we will really see the owner's "bow up" against the players.

    Now, if the owners come back and say that they will agree to 40% minus the one billion, then the onus is back on the players. But the owners reportedly pulled the plug on the talks.
  2. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

    ESPN was reporting last night the players went in at 50/50 and the owners wanted 50/50 after receiving a guaranteed 2bil.

    50% of 9B is 4.5. 50% of 7B is 3.5. Quite a difference.

    Right now, it's 60% players/40% owners with a 1B guarantee to owners.

    I'd think this would make more sense if they stayed with pure percentages and didn't deal with this guaranteed money. 2b today won't be 2b in 2020.

    I agree that the owners walking away makes this look like they are going to play hardball. Since players won't see a check for a few months as is, I bet we get a standoff which won't be resolved until both sides face the risk of becoming lighter in the wallet.
  3. emong

    emong Rookie

    It's not likely that the owners are going to get light in the wallet any time soon coz the TV money is guaranteed, people are still buying merchandise and with a lockout, they won't have to pay the players. Owners don't make much on ticket sales. Their biggest expense would be servicing loans for new stadiums, coaching salaries and other operational expenses. I think the players blink first.
  4. ColtKiller

    ColtKiller Starter

    **99% of the population. Not too many people in a position to complain about 500,000 a year and actually have a leg to stand on
  5. TheBisco

    TheBisco Starter

    They might not make too much money with ticket sales, but they can't charge you $8 for a crappy 50 cent Coors Light if you aren't at the stadium
  6. jessestylex

    jessestylex DeadGirlsCantSayNo

    i hope this crap gets done before March 4th.

    if not can this effect the draft in any way?
  7. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

    No. The draft goes on regardless.
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  8. GoT

    GoT Strength and Honor Tip Jar Donor

    is the Combine strike still a possibility. If so it would really show which teams have the best front offices
  9. Titaneers

    Titaneers Ultimate Player

    i'm pretty sure the combine goes on as it is next week
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