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Ten things to know right now about the labor situation

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Itsdahumidity, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Itsdahumidity

    Itsdahumidity X gonna take it from ya

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  2. the 23rd

    the 23rd a.k.a. Rio

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    interesting, hope they reach an agreement quickly
    during this time of economic crisis
    these things are particularly ugly to the many unemployed
    maybe the NFL fan-base should create a union
    & enter the negotiations as the third concerned party
    soliciting lowering ticket prices & televised access to games

    think about it there are three parties in this concern
    the owners & players are represented
    however
    the fans that make it all possible are not
    sometimes greed turns on the beholder

    fans of the NFL unite?
     
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  3. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Hmm, would like to see a few deals get done before this chaos hits.
     
  4. JDelenne

    JDelenne Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I really dont care at this point if there is a lockout or not. The only people I would feel bad for are the average joe's that need the NFL to make a paycheck. The Owners and players both make more money than i'll see in my lifetime. If theres no NFL next season Guess i'll just be watching more NBA and College games.
     
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  5. Southbeach

    Southbeach Banned

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    LET'S GO HEAT!!! They are the saving grace for Miami sports this season.
     
  6. gunn34

    gunn34 I miss Don & Dan

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    The NFL better not turn into MLB. I stopped watching MLB after their last strike.
     
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  7. HULKFish

    HULKFish Artist and Scribe

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    I would NEVER believe that the party's involved would allow this to happen. Too many people making too much money off of the NFL for a lockout to happen! The NFL would lose ground as the top sport. They will get it done.
     
  8. Rocky Raccoon

    Rocky Raccoon Greasepaint Ghost Staff Member

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    This has been my feeling all along as well. There's just too much to lose if there's a lockout for all involved, including the fans. I would be lying though if I said I wasn't worrying about it. I just can't imagine there being no NFL. It would be horrible.
     
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  9. Southbeach

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    I don't believe that anyone, in his right mind, has any doubt that an agreement will be reached. Problem is that it is gonna be late, and wreak havoc with team's moves and deals.

    How the hell do you plan for a season when you do not have a clue who you may lose? FA's could be 4 years, 5 years, or 6 years.
     
  10. Pandarilla

    Pandarilla Purist Emeritus

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    Just the thought of half of America denied their football fix should provide enough impetus to get it done...
     
  11. pennphinfan

    pennphinfan Stelin Canez Arcade Scorz

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    I realize its different but I'm not sure fans should get a say in negotiations bc for instance when say Ford goes on strike with the laborers, does the car consumer/buyer really get a say in arbitration?
    It doesn't seem fair but its their job not ours
     
  12. Southbeach

    Southbeach Banned

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    Yeah, who the hell should care about the fans? Sure they buy tickets to games, buy beers and food, pay for parking, buy team merchandise, and are the ONLY reason NFL teams get billions from the TV networks to televise games.

    Why care about them, they can be easily be replaced. ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!
     
  13. AdamC13

    AdamC13 Well-Known Member

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    EXACTLY what was being said back in 1987. The season was reduced to 15 games, 3 of those games were by replacement players. I recall teams running the wishbone...classic.
     
  14. pennphinfan

    pennphinfan Stelin Canez Arcade Scorz

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    all i'm saying is, in the exact same sense, why should any group of workers who produce a product that is bought by the general public not have to include the public in their negotiations.
    only reason car companies exist is because people buy their vehicles

    the difference here is that, if one car company goes on strike, they are going to lose their business to a different car company, and when the strikers decide to come back to work, their sales (and thus benefits/bonuses/etc) will be reduced. This is incentive for them to end the strike asap.

    In the NFL, this doesn't really apply. If the strike kills part of the season, but then things return to 'normal', while fans will be upset, not many people (threaten as they may) are going to abandon the NFL and never be a fan again. There's no other 'football league' that they are going to give their business to instead (face it, UFL will never compete). Therefore, if I were the NFL or the Players Union I really wouldn't care all that much about jerking the common fan around, because they're going to come back, they're going to cough up the money again sooner or later, so you might as well tick them off for the time being if you're gaining something at the bargaining table.
     
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    I got the CFL as my backup plan.

    Anyone else notice the effect this will have on assistants and Coordinators?

    That sort of inside baseball stuff can make or break a season before it ever begins.
     
  16. Themole

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    I'm with ya on that. Being I don't give a "Tinker's Damn" about basketball, I'll dedicate my time to college football. NFL has gotten to full of themselves. I don't care if the entire league folds. Due to the NFL's tv franchise market area, I've only seen two Dolphins games this year. FTNFL!!!!
     
  17. Themole

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    The customer always has the final say! I stopped buying Fords because of their attitude over the "Car Bomb" they produced called the Pinto. People were actually dieing in there product because of poor design and they were aware of it.

    As for the NFL, they have become so full of themself, the average fan with a family can no longer afford to attend games.

    I've been a Dolphan since 1966, the NFL has seen fit to dictate to the tv stations here in fl which games can be shown in any particular time slot. They do this to protect the Jaguars franchise in NOFLA. At first it caused me to hate the Jaguars, but the NFL is the problem not the franchise.

    I've only been able to see two or three Phins games this year, I no longer really care about anything NFL, considering the product the Phins have put on the field, I no longer care about the NFL.
     
  18. gafinfan

    gafinfan gunner Club Member

    If you are a FA why, in heavens name, would you sign for only a 30% increase when you know you don't get that many chances for a big payday? Plus, what agent in his right mind would allow his client to do such a thing in the first place?

    Besides those FA, that you want to keep, can't go anywhere until there is a new CBA anyhow!
     
  19. GridIronKing34

    GridIronKing34 Silently Judging You Club Member

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    One customer really doesn't make a huge a difference in such a big company. Now many customers, that's a different story... but that involves a lot of circumstances.

    There's not enough customers who will be willing to make a difference as far as the NFL is concerned, IMO. They'll be fine in the long run, regardless of a lockout.
     
  20. Themole

    Themole Season Ticket Holder

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    The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. You are correct, people won't get behind a movement to force the NFLs hand, but it would be nice if they would.
     

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