10. Owners want employees to receive 18% less of the pie
and essentially work 12.5% more hours.
If this was done at GM this website would revolt, but since players make more it's OK, right?
The people who really lose out are the non-player employees. Positions like stadium maintenance and concessions personnel are going to get killed if there's a lockout. I'm not going to feel back for players if they don't play next year, but these two groups stonewalling is going to crush the "little people".
it's because the owners stopped them. This is all about the "Man". So the players make a ton of money. If no one was watching, they wouldn't be making that dough. No one shows up to watch the owners own. It's just entertainment anyhow. The players make the owners LOTS of money, why should they have to give back?
5. As I posted earlier in the week, there are a few owners
Edited on Mon Feb-07-11 11:35 AM by Auggie
who exacerbate the problem for owners/teams without locally lucrative media or stadium deals. That's why a team like the Green Bay Packers can lose 10 million in one year even though revenues throughout the league rise.
It's possibly not all or every owner at fault here. Media continues to report it as "owners versus players," though many fingers point repeatedly to owners Jerry Jones, Dan Snyder and CEO Robert Kraft.
IMO, as long as the yearly salary cap is calculated by total league revenue, all local media and stadium proceeds from rich teams need to be shared among all. If not equally, then by a sliding percentage or "tax." Jerry Jones will hate this, but screw him. It's win-win for everyone but a select few.
I don't see any other option. Am I missing something?
I don't expect nor want players to capitulate to less money than they're already getting (except for the rookie salary cap which I totally endorse). They are the league and entitled to share in its success.
(on edit: "possibly" -- no way to to know for sure)
26. Try the typical sports site, where 90% will side with the owners
Absolutely maddening. I try to stay away during any sports labor dispute, for sanity purposes. Simpletons galore. They can't get beyond the notion that athletes are being paid a higher salary than they can contemplate for themselves. If it were $2 million apiece out of 100 trillion annual profit for each team they still wouldn't adjust.
In college several of my friends majored in sports administration and later went to work for professional teams. Several times they confided that the bottom line was significantly different than portrayed to the public or media, simply more areas of profit. I never doubted it, particularly after I experienced the same thing in the casino industry. Jack Binion would occasionally get drunk and blab about the take from sidelights that no one ever thought to explore.
while pointing out that not all NFL players make the kind of money that Brees, Brady and the Manning's do, the owners profits were averaged out at $33 million thanks to huge incomes from the Cowboys, Pats and Skins. Not mentioning that 7 or 8 teams had a single player making a larger "profit" than the owner of the franchise, that 6 teams made under $10 million dollars, and that 2 teams lost money (Lions and Dolphins).
It's one thing to say that it's more profitable to be QB in New York City than it was to be an owner, it's more surprising to hear it's more profitable to be a CORNERBACK in NYC than an owner (unless you're Terrell Thomas).
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