I figured I would dive into talks about the, forever boring, CBA. We all have heard the theories on the uncapped season in 2010, or even a potential lock-out season. Without getting into the nuts and bolts of the dealings, I wanted to get your thoughts on my perspective.
To me, it seems that the NFL is the ONLY sports association that has problems with the players and money. You never hear about an NBA player holding out, or you never hear about a MLB star who is at risk of getting cut 3 years into a contract. When's the last time you heard talk about the Crosby rookie contract? I sure haven't.
To me, it seems that both sides need to come to an agreement. The owners need to give a little and so do the players. From my perspective, I think I have come up with a solution that would be a win-win for both sides. First, the owners would need to guarantee contracts. Period. That way players will have some loyalty to the team and fans, and that would negate any reason for a player to holdout after he has had a good year and wants a raise. On the other side, the players would need to earn that money. Meaning, rookies don't get big contracts. A top pick would make a max of $10 guaranteed. This saves owners from paying out huge money to unproven talent and enforces the concept of working to make your money.]
Of course, there will be some other issues that need to be ironed out, but what do you guys think?