Nobody has said that a player making $300K for three years is set for life. I can think of almost no jobs that will do that.
If I were the players I would say take the other billion but put it in writing that it has to go to improving the game and/or health benefits for retired players.
Cut ticket prices for me. I'm the one who needs the money, not these whiney silver spoon people.
Unions and owners are terrible IMO.
Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13, 15
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98
Joseph: the market bears the higher ticket prices. That's not going to change no matter how unions and owners divvy up the money.
I don't know why anyone cares about high NFL ticket prices anyway, the game's better on tv nowadays with HD.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
The total "pie" was reported as $9B
Perhaps it is time I learn about this "hockey" game others speak of. I don't think NFL football will be played much in 2011.
All I know is if I owned a lemonade stand I'd want to be making a profit and the bigger part of the profit, let alone a multi billion dollar corporation. It is up to me to pay labor according to the service I expect in return. If I want the best damn lemonade salesmen on the planet it is gonna cost me a good chunk but until that guy makes enough to buy his own lemonade stand (and BTW why would I want to pay my employees so well that they become my competition) he shouldn't be making what I make off the profit, not anywhere close. It is my vision, it was my hard work that got it started, I provide all the resources for it to happen and continue happening, why is it ok that someone else gets a similar percentage of the pie as I do? If any person here owned such a business would they feel any different than I?
Hey I'm all for giving someone a fair (and even more than fair) paycheck and overall compensation package but taking 2 Billion off the table out of 9 billion from the start doesn't seem greedy to me, it seems fairly reasonable.
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