Football's future if the players win

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  1. Wiseacre
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    Roger Goodell wrote an op-ed in today's WSJ with this subject as the title. It's proprietary, so I don't think I can post a link. But anyway here are the main points:

    1. No draft. Colege players would be free to negotiate and sign with anybody.

    2. No minimum payroll. Wanna buy a title, like the Marlins did a few years back?

    3. No minimum player salary.

    4. No standard guarantee to players who suffer a season ending injury. Players would negotiate for whatrever they could get.

    5. No league wide agreements on benefits, whatever each team does would be up to them and whatever each player can negotiate.

    6. No limits on free agency. Wanna buy a title?

    7. No league wide rules on offseason training, each team would have it's own req'ts.

    8. No league wide drug testing program.


    The day the NFL turns into this is the day I stop watching or paying attention to football.
     
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    Why would any of that happen?
     
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    The players want this? :doubt:
     
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    Doesnt soccer operate on basically a free market system?
     
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    Colin Cowherd made a good point that the Football Players Union has the least power of all the sports but is the best run and most valuable sports league in the world. The MLB has the strongest Players Union and that sport is becoming more and more irrelevant in terms of viewership and attendance. On the other hand it might just be the sports the each league offers and nothing to do with the Players Unions.
     
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    YAY!!!!! Seattle Seahawks will win every Superbowl from here on out!!! Suck hind tit!!! You LOSERS!!!!

    GO HAWKS!!!! GO HAWKS!!!! GO HAWKS!!!! GO HAWKS!!!! GO HAWKS!!!! GO HAWKS!!!! GO HAWKS!!!! GO HAWKS!!!! GO HAWKS!!!! GO HAWKS!!!! GO HAWKS!!!! GO HAWKS!!!! GO HAWKS!!!! GO HAWKS!!!! GO HAWKS!!!! GO HAWKS!!!!

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    It happened for major league baseball. Hard to believe either side would be that stupid, but ....
     
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    In Paul Allen I trust:

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    Seahawks will be Yankees West!!


    :lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    That's a steaming pile of horseshit.
     
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    Trajan conscientia mille testes

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    attribution bro....;)
     

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