Owners Opt of CBA 32-0

United States
May 20, 2008 9:41am CST
Now the current CBA had a lot of flaws. But, there is a big enough financial pie here that if everyone concentrated on keeping the game interesting, there would be more than enough to keep everybody very wealthy. But, with each side more concerned about getting a bigger share, it is just going to be a mess. What do you think this means for the NFL? Do you think it can survive a work stoppage without a loss of fan interst?
1 response
@babostwick (2037)
• United States
16 Jun 08
I don't think it can survive with a work stoppage. There needs to be a cap. We don't need players trying to make $20 million+ a year. That's just insane right there. The real losers are going to be the fans and they may leave football and it could take time before returning. It happened with baseball if anyone can recall correctly.
• United States
16 Jun 08
Well, if the League can afford $20 million, then players are entitled to make it. That's capitalism. The question is "how long can the League afford to pay 53 guys millions of dollars a year, plus upgrade stadiums every decade or so, and all the other operating costs?" So there needs to be a cap. There definitiely needs to be a rookie salary cap. There is absolutely no reason -- even in capitalism -- that a kid who has never taken a professional snap gets paid millions more than the 5 year veteran. A work stoppage would hurt everyone. The Union won't come out of it any better than the League.
• United States
12 Jul 08
I know. The NFL needs a rookie cap much like how the NBA has one. It forces rookies to earn and make their value higher than what it is. It's insane that they get a lot more than a vet and that's just wrong. How do we know they can perform up to par? We don't. I'm still concerned about a possible strike in the NFL. I really don't see too many people having sympathy on either end. Maybe the union will probably get the least sympathy but who knows. I could be wrong on that. With the cap, it keeps teams from being like the New York Yankees and that's actually a good thing. I'd rather it be even but oh well. If they get rid of it for good, there could be potential problems down the line. Fans will lose in the end of this should it happen. I hope a deal can get worked out as far as keeping the gap, addressing rookie salaries, and whatever other issues are important.