I was just wondering which side most people are rooting for during CBA negotiations. I know all we really want is just another agreement so we can watch football, but if you had to choose a side are you for the owner's or players. I know both are a little greedy and both need to compromise more but what do you think?
Just a few things to consider:
- Under the current CBA the players have around 60% of the revenue dedicated to them, owners are going after this (they want approximately 1 billion more) due to the rising costs of stadiums and what they are saying is the "need to grow the game"
- Going along with this the owners refuse to open there books to the NFLPA to see if they really are in financial distress
- A potential 18 game season, with this I'm not positive whether or not the owners want to add spots on rosters but I believe not
- A rookie wage scale- we could all agree that this is needed
- Another interesting thing I heard on the radio the other day is the potential for advertising on jerseys on the shoulder, this could be a huge source of revenue but what are your thoughts?
- The CBA extension in 2006 was considered a victory for the players, a victory that some owners have gone on recording saying they resent
- Courts just recently ruled that the owners will still receive revenue from guaranteed TV contracts