I wish I could say that if the season doesn't begin on time, I'm going to boycot. But who am I kidding? I won't.
Damn the NFL, they know that this isn't going to hurt them financially!!
I hear Burger King is going to start serving half a Whopper and call it the avarice burger!Quote:
Originally Posted by "triedandtruevikesfan" #1098541
I'll say it. If they cut the season in half, I will boycott.
How much more could they hadicap a team with a new offense and rookie QB?
Missed games mean the team can't even have adequate time to develop on the field.It would be a meaningless throwaway season.
One or two games and I'm still with them. 1/2 the season, I'll bow out.
8 game season would be pretty meaningless. Why don't they just pick ping pong balls and go straight to the playoffs.
Ahhh, but next years draft will be good for us.Quote:
Originally Posted by "jargomcfargo" #1098543
I think they are still on schedule with what the experts said when this all began. Early July or August. The push to get a deal done won't happen until the season is in jeopardy.
The time is now for NFL, players to get a deal done
Hopefully greed will rule the day and they'll get something done.Quote:
So why is the urgency ratcheting up? Easy. The price to be paid is about to rise. Significantly.
League sources indicate that the cancellation of the preseason would cost the NFL approximately $1 billion, while a lack of resolution by August 1 would come at a price of $350 million. While those numbers are inexact, there's no question that the loss of revenue -- which will begin once the preseason games come off the schedule -- will make negotiations exponentially more difficult. The pie shrinks, the less money there is to go around in a situation that, for both sides, is about making the finances right.
For a normal preseason to happen, most estimate an agreement must be reached by about July 15.
I can guarantee greed will rule the day, not so sure that will help things though. A billion dollars is a lot of money, but they are talking about 9billion a year and rising every year for the next decade or two. Probably talking about hundreds of billions. If the owners think they can keep an additional 1% of revenue by forfeiting one preseason they will do it.Quote:
Originally Posted by "tastywaves" #1098564
I have to admit that even at 8 games, I would still go to the games and be glued to the TV on away weeks.
Honestly, I hate the fact that we may miss any games, but as angry as it would make me to see that happen, my love of football will override my disappointment in the league and players for allowing it to happen.
8 games. Favre could come back for 8 games...