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Report: Thursday CBA meeting cancelled

Posted on: February 10, 2011 9:22 am
Edited on: February 10, 2011 9:43 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

During the Super Bowl, the NFL and NFLPA scheduled some "intensive" meetings for this week. Now, Thursday's meeting -- the second of the week -- has reportedly been cancelled.

That's according to ESPN's Adam Schefter who reports that things went so poorly on Wednesday that the two sides decided not to meet again Thursday.

"We are not confirming, denying or commenting on CBA meetings at this point," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in response to the report. "We are focusing on getting an agreement."

As if that weren't damaging enough to the potential for actually seeing football in 2011, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that next week's ownership meeting has been cancelled as well.

The assumption of his source -- and it seems like a good one -- is that Roger Goodell has no need to meet with the owners as there won't have been any new developments in the CBA discussions thanks to the cancellation of the meetings.

"The commissioner canceled the meeting because he did not see a need for it right now," an NFL rep confirmed to Daniel Kaplan of the Sports Business Journal.

But why was Thursday's CBA session cancelled? Well, that's not exactly clear.

Theoretically, it could have been cancelled for good reasons -- too much progress? -- but when two sides walk away from the negotiating table, it's typically not good news.

And it seems more likely that the sides are far apart, and that whatever sense of urgency to negotiate that the week in Dallas brought on has since been discarded as they stare into the future and try to bridge a very long gap.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 7:33 pm
 

Report: Thursday CBA meeting cancelled

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Since: Jun 3, 2007
Posted on: February 10, 2011 2:15 pm
 

Report: Thursday CBA meeting cancelled

Wildcat0412.....the 60% is spread through ALL NFL players while the 40% for owners is spread over 32 owners. you have rougly 1950 players in that 60% plus the NFLPA and all their employees being paid out of that. The owners have other sources of revenue to pad the expenses they incur. The main issue the CBA is involved with is the TV revenue, not ticket sales...etc.... No owner is making less than their most expensive player on their roster. They have great lawyers and accountants that make sure the bottom line is barely a profit or in the red. Because if they showed their true profits, their business would get what is known as Double-Taxation. All owners in EVERY business make their money by BONUSES and include themselves on PAYROLL. Also every aspect of their lives is deductible (houses, cars, gasoline, meal expenses, traveling even while on vacation are all deductions that they take. I'm not saying it shouldn't be, but that's how our taxing system works. Lastly, you said, "Try being in the military and keeping this country free, try being a police officer and protecting the public.  These men and women put their lives on the line every day 24/7!  What do you think their salaries are?  No pro player in any sport should make more than these people!" I feel you on this one, but it's as simple as supply and demand of economics. Fire-Fighters, Teachers, and Doctors can be included in this category also. The sad thing is this......do you pay to see these men and women in the line of duty? Do you buy your kids' teachers' jersey to show support. Do you watch your local lawyers on TV and buy the products that pay for spots during their TV time? Have you went down to your local police department to pay for signed autographs by the "boys in blue?" When is the last time you paid to see a fire-fighter put out a fire? Did you order PPV to watch the military over in foreign countries go against opposing countries? Right now you're probably thinking that's a stupid thing to say, but I disagree!!! You pay for what you like to enjoy; for some it doesn't matter the price. What our police, fire-fighters, teachers, & doctors choose to do is a free choice and doesn't have entertainemt value. I will say that for what they do for our country, they don't get paid nearly as much as they should, but this is the world we live in. May not be fair, but until FANatics stop going to games and paying these prices to see them or buy their jerseys, then it's as simple as supply and demand.....




Since: Jun 3, 2007
Posted on: February 10, 2011 1:51 pm
 

Report: Thursday CBA meeting cancelled

If you do not believe you have the power, look at the NHL.... They have NEVER fully recovered from their stoppage because a lot of FANatics STILL haven't returned to the game of Hockey.



Since: Jun 3, 2007
Posted on: February 10, 2011 1:49 pm
 

Report: Thursday CBA meeting cancelled

The NFL needs to know the sincerity of its fans!!!! If they cannot get a dea ldone and it costs some, or all, of next season, then, as fans, we need to unite and boycott future events of the NFL and ALL of its subsidiaries. All of our voices need to be heard, but ACTION should follow our voices.... The owners believe that they can go a full season and not be hurt economically because the FANatic will be there whenever the owners decide to make a deal and profits will start once again. THEY, the owners, need to know that if there is a stoppage, then the FANatics WILL BOYCOTT the remaining season of 2011 (if there is one) and the ENTIRE season of 2012!!!! The power is in the FANatics' hand but you must realize THEY WORK FOR YOUR MONEY!!!!!!



Since: Feb 10, 2011
Posted on: February 10, 2011 12:54 pm
 

Report: Thursday CBA meeting cancelled

I think you need to rethink this statement, "This is all about owners and their insufferable greed".  From what I have read, the players get 60% of all profits, and of course that leaves the owners 40%.  But out of that 40% the owners have to pay for all of the expenses (travel, hotels, meals, stadium, uniforms, support staff etc.,).  Now I have never heard of any business, and a NFL team is a business, that the employees earn more than the owner.  You can look at General Electric, Ford or whatever company you want to, but no were will you find where the employees make more than the owner.  Greed goes both ways in this mess, I think the players salaries should be lowered, rookies should not be payed more than veterans and when players salaries are lowered the owners/NFL should be made to lower ticket & merchdice costs by 20 to 25%.  (Yes that includes you Jerry Jones - $60 for parking, $30 for a very small pizza, $10 for a beer - get real)  The players will be the first to say they play a rough sport and they earn the money, well that is you choice!  Try being in the military and keeping this country free, try being a police officer and protecting the public.  These men and women put their lives on the line every day 24/7!  What do you think their salaries are?  No pro player in any sport should make more than these people!



Since: Apr 19, 2010
Posted on: February 10, 2011 12:54 pm
 

Report: Thursday CBA meeting cancelled

There is only 32 owners splitting the 40%.  There are 1696 players splitting the 60%, so you don't think the owners are making more than the players. 




Since: Feb 10, 2011
Posted on: February 10, 2011 12:23 pm
 

Report: Thursday CBA meeting cancelled

Please tell me you are kidding!! The NFL is in trouble for one reason and that is the incredible greed of the players. NFL contracts have become so ridiculous that some of the smaller market teams are in danger of closing their doors. But do you think the players care about anything other than their own sorry ass? Of course not. It's likely never crossed any of their greedy-little minds that if the league was to continue under the current CBA, the NFL would begin to lose teams, which means fewer players signing contracts. They DO NOT see the whole picture. NFL owners are suppose to make more than the players. One player/employee, is not bigger than the team or league. Owners have several hundred employees to consider, not just the one jerk hold out who wants to be paid "to be the man" he thinks he is. (Terrell Owens) And another thing, rookie contracts are just flat out stupid. Look at JaMarcus Russell. He did NOTHING in Oakland and made over 35 million in three seasons. The league revenue should at a minimum be 55-45 in favor of the owners and a rookie-pay scale should be mandatory if the NFL is going to survive.



Since: Nov 19, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2011 12:08 pm
 

Report: Thursday CBA meeting cancelled

I wish everyone would not show up to the first regular season game next year let the greedy owners know that the people who buy their product wont stand for it.Unfortunately the american public has major ADD issues and as soon as football starts everyone will be on board again.


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