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March 08, 2006

NFL owners approve six-year CBA extension: FINALLY!

posted by dbt302 to football at 09:18 PM - 18 comments

and the nfl looked into the abyss and said....NOPE....WE aint drinking the koolaid. smart men...able to divide by billions and come up with enough for everyone. how unlike baseball.....hockey.......basketball......

posted by tommytrump at 09:43 PM on March 08

It looks like the wealthier owners pulled a Wellington Mara and sacrificed for the good of the sport. Still waiting for the details but this is very heartening news...

posted by Venicemenace at 10:11 PM on March 08

i think this is a sad day as a true Cowboy fan I really don't want to support people who can't support themselves. although everyone hates the Yankees as they also hate America's team does it make sense that in this game I should help you to beat me I don't think so the Yankees don't help anyone yet people find ways to beat them. So what it really comes down to is knowing how to spend your own money, and leaving ours alone. I don't give a rat's a-- that the Marlins have to clean house every time they win the world series what we should remember is how well they manage to put the ship back together to be competitive on their own.

posted by byrdman822 at 12:45 AM on March 09

As a Cowboys fan, I don't think a money advantage was a key factor in any of their Super Bowl wins, nor has it kept them from being America's Most Average Team for a decade. If revenue sharing is communism, aren't you also against the draft? The whole system is an artificial one arranged for competitive purposes.

posted by rcade at 05:33 AM on March 09

woo-hoo! I was really starting to get nervous. I had visions of Boomer Esiason laying down in front of a busload of replacement players.

posted by mick at 05:44 AM on March 09

In other news, "The Replacements II" has cancelled production...

posted by wingnut4life at 06:52 AM on March 09

Speaking of the Steelers, does anyone remember when they one the superbowl this year. That was great.

posted by steelcityguy at 08:38 AM on March 09

I love that the Bills owner abstained because the proposal was complicated and he didn't really understand it. Do people in Buffalo like this guy?

posted by bperk at 09:29 AM on March 09

Hey at least his ego let him admit he didn't understand it. Rather that than vote having no clue which way he was voting.

posted by scottypup at 09:36 AM on March 09

Speaking of the Steelers, does anyone remember when they one the superbowl this year. That was great. posted by steelcityguy at 8:38 AM CST on March 9 ?!?WHAT?!?

posted by wingnut4life at 09:39 AM on March 09

I love that the Bills owner abstained because the proposal was complicated and he didn't really understand it. Do people in Buffalo like this guy? man, that's funny. This guy is too old to be functioning. If he was a horse, they'd have put him out to pasture years ago. By the way, I'm confused as to what makes a team large or small revenue. How is Houston one of the top 5 revenue teams? I know the city of Houston is one of the largest markets, but I live in Houston and the city is mostly apathetic about them. I see more Steeler jerseys here than Texan jerseys, yet I think Pittsburgh is considered lower revenue? The Texans don't really have an big media deals, right? And if it's just on city size, how is Philly a top 5 and Pittsburgh not? The Steeler fan base has got to be way stronger than Philly?

posted by bdaddy at 09:42 AM on March 09

you know that makes alot of sense I wish someone with some knowledge of that will explain what the market stuff comes down too. AND WHO CARES IF THE STEELERS WON THE WORST SUPERBOWL EVER PLAYED

posted by byrdman822 at 10:28 AM on March 09

bdaddy, it's all about the size of the city. Just think about it this way...if every person in the entire city of Jacksonville bought one piece of Jaguars merchandise, only one in five people in Atlanta would need to buy Falcons' gear to match (and actually) pass their sales numbers. When you take that into account and include every aspect (TV, radio, etc.), then you can see why even if a small market team is beloved by their fans, they will normally never be as lucrative as a crappy team in an apathetic big city.

posted by Masked at 11:36 AM on March 09

In addition, the stadium deals really matter. The Tampa Bay Bucs under Hugh Culverhouse were very profitable because of the amount of money he made whenever the stadium was used by anyone else. There is also the luxury boxes, parking, and advertising.

posted by bperk at 11:46 AM on March 09

I am just happy there will be NFL football in 2007 and not a strike/lockout :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 02:14 PM on March 09

There must be more to the story. It's hard to believe the owners were that easy. I'll bet we'll see an excalation in prices at the field next year.

posted by braker at 02:30 PM on March 09

bdaddy, it's all about the size of the city. I'm not sure I buy this. Not that having more population close by doesn't help but then why has the NFL failed in Los Angeles twice? People in LA have no compunctions about putting brand names on their clothes and the population is several multiples of most other NFL markets. (Ruh roh, did I just call out Joe88?)

posted by billsaysthis at 03:21 PM on March 09

who cares? we have football for 6 more years...awesome!

posted by ktown at 05:05 PM on March 09

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