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    Owners opt out of labor agreement

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    Posted: Tuesday May 20, 2008 10:23AM; Updated: Tuesday May 20, 2008 10:23AM

    ATLANTA (AP) -- NFL owners have voted unanimously to shorten their labor agreement, meaning the current contract will end in 2011 instead of 2013.

    A new deal must be in place by March 2009 to avoid a 2010 season without a salary cap. However, the NFL says that even without a new agreement there will be no interruption of play for at least the next three seasons.
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    Re: Owners opt out of labor agreement

    Ughh.
    I am just
    going to put my faith in the owners and union to get this worked out.
    March 2009 is not that far away though when talking CBA negotiations.

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    Re: Owners opt out of labor agreement

    I hope they get this resolved as if we end up with no salary cap then a lot of small market franchises could find themselves squeezed out, In addition a lot of the good work that the Vikes FO could all be for nothing as those clubs that want to spend, spend, spend will get away with not getting into cap hell.

    My other concern is how this could play out with Zygi if he is also looking at the stadium issue at the same time.. the man might be wealthy but even he might struggle to fund a stadium and keep a competitive team on the field as well.
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    Re: Owners opt out of labor agreement

    "seaniemck7" wrote:
    Ughh.
    I am just
    going to put my faith in the owners and union to get this worked out.
    March 2009 is not that far away though when talking CBA negotiations.
    Didn't they just go thru this stuff like a year ago or so. Or am I mistaken.

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    Re: Owners opt out of labor agreement

    "PAViking" wrote:
    "seaniemck7" wrote:
    Ughh.
    I am just
    going to put my faith in the owners and union to get this worked out.
    March 2009 is not that far away though when talking CBA negotiations.
    Didn't they just go thru this stuff like a year ago or so. Or am I mistaken.
    An extension to the CBA was ratified in March, 2006, right before the Vikings went out and got Hutch.

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    Re: Owners opt out of labor agreement

    [size=12pt]NFL owners opt out of labor agreement[/size]

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    we'll see how this turns out..
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    Re: Owners opt out of labor agreement

    Btw, on NFL Live on ESPN they just announced that at the meeting, they also discussed possibly switching to 3 Pre-Season games, and 17 Regular Season games.

    Some of the guys on the show think he might of mentioned it so they can use that as a bargaining chip for the new CBA... 17 games = 17 checks.
    Plus they would supposedly consider expanding the roster a little if it was 17 games, because of the high injury rate.

    Also, the length of hair rule was also brought up again; no new announcements about that


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    Re: Owners opt out of labor agreement

    [size=12pt]Owners Explain Decision [/size]

    Bob Kraft, Jerry Jones, and others explain why the owners opted out of the current CBA.


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    Re: Owners opt out of labor agreement

    "Vikes_King" wrote:
    [size=12pt]Owners Explain Decision [/size]

    Bob Kraft, Jerry Jones, and others explain why the owners opted out of the current CBA.
    Kraft, Jones, Rooney... all from teams that would LOVE a no salary cap year.


    I would have liked to hear from Cards owner Bidwill, the guy doesn't have another billion dollar business to feed his team with.
    Granted Phoenix isn't a small market, but the Cards are NOT a big draw.

    I imagine the smaller market owners saw that they weren't going to win and knew that to have a strong position in the CBA negotiations, the owners needed to be together.

    I personally think the fans should be involved... I would like lower ticket prices and good cheap beer.
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    "Vikes_King" wrote:
    [size=12pt]Owners Explain Decision [/size]

    Bob Kraft, Jerry Jones, and others explain why the owners opted out of the current CBA.
    Kraft, Jones, Rooney... all from teams that would LOVE a no salary cap year.


    I would have liked to hear from Cards owner Bidwill, the guy doesn't have another billion dollar business to feed his team with.
    Granted Phoenix isn't a small market, but the Cards are NOT a big draw.

    I imagine the smaller market owners saw that they weren't going to win and knew that to have a strong position in the CBA negotiations, the owners needed to be together.

    I personally think the fans should be involved... I would like lower ticket prices and good cheap beer.
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