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NFL Strike: Pick a Side.

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by topgun155, Mar 26, 2011.

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Who is right the owners or players?

  1. The Owners

    23 vote(s)
    28.8%
  2. The Players

    12 vote(s)
    15.0%
  3. Nobody

    20 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. Football is dead. Who cares they have ruined the game.

    25 vote(s)
    31.3%
  1. Mar 26, 2011 at 2:46 PM
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    topgun155

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    Well since it looks liek Football season is gonna be a little late this year I figured we should vote on who is right in this case. Do you think the players deserve what they are asking for and the owners are too greedy. Or do you think the owners are putting their fortunes on the line and deserve the spoils.

    Personally I side with the owners. They take all the business risk and therefore should make money. The players are given huge contracts with guaranteed money for playing a sport they love. But I also kinda see the players side. They are risking their bodies making the owners all kinds of money. If they get hurt the pay might stop right there. And we all know if it very hard to lose money by owning a sports team.
     
  2. Mar 26, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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    I'm on the "I wanna watch some damn football this fall, so they better get this shit figured out" team.

    Personally I think it's ridiculous and if I had to pick a side, it would be the owners. They've been losing money year on year while the players continue to demand better pay and better benefits after retirement.

    Frankly, I have little sympathy for millionaires who feel they're underpaid. I *do* have some sympathy for business owners whose businesses are not profitable.
     
  3. Mar 26, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    I side with the owners.. The game is expensive enough to go see already.. If the players get their way, prices are going to go up. Let's be honest here. They are getting paid insane amounts of money to play a GAME.
     
  4. Mar 26, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    I think there all making too much money! :eek:
     
  5. Mar 26, 2011 at 3:21 PM
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    No player plays for the love of the sport anymore. The Play for the all mighty dollar. As for getting hurt file L&I. lol.
     
  6. Mar 26, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    This. I think they all make a shit ton of money though. I doubt there's any owners out there in the poor house. If they're not making enough money, that means your team sucks and no one wants to come watch them play or buy your merchandise haha. In which case you shouldn't be making more money for sucking.

    While I completely agree with the fact they're getting paid millions to play a game, in this day and age, you unfortunately can't look at it that way anymore. They're entertainers. No different than an actor getting paid $1 million an episode in a tv show.
     
  7. Mar 26, 2011 at 3:27 PM
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    There are some teams that are a lot less profitable than others.. It all depends on the market.
     
  8. Mar 26, 2011 at 3:33 PM
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    ^^this

    You can't tell me that the players, after years of playing football, are surprised that their bodies are beat to hell. If I can set money aside for retirement, life insurance, etc, they sure as HELL can do the same with their millions.
     
  10. Mar 26, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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  11. Mar 26, 2011 at 3:38 PM
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    That's what happens when you throw millions at a 22 year old. I agree, it's not a difficult concept to show a little responsibility first and make sure you've got your future secured. Only takes one hit to end your career. That's one thing I do like about baseball, you gotta earn your money vs. getting a huge contract based on what you did in college that may or may not translate to results in the NFL.
     
  12. Mar 26, 2011 at 3:41 PM
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    x2
     
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    Who cares? I'll stick with college ball. I get sick of hearing over paid cry babies complain about not getting the ball enough, It's a team sport.
     
  14. Mar 26, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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    Hey it's baseball season. What's football?
     
  15. Mar 27, 2011 at 1:24 PM
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    This. College is so much better, cheaper, and everyone gets much more into it.
     
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    Exactly. If they get hurt then that is on them. They get paid a lot of money and should be able to save some of that money if they do get hurt or for when they retire. If they have no money after they are done playing than that is their own fault.
     
  17. Mar 27, 2011 at 2:06 PM
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    X2, well said.
     
  18. Mar 27, 2011 at 3:21 PM
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    I always support the workers. The next T.D. an owner scores will be the first. Supporting the owners is like supporting your boss over your self.
     
  19. Mar 27, 2011 at 3:40 PM
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    The last NFL game I went to, I went to get 2 pieces of pizza and 2 diet cokes and it cost $32. If the players make more, get ready to watch the price of everything NFL related go up...concessions, tickets, apparel, you name it.

    If you only watch the games on T.V., it may not make a big deal to you... But I would like to see the prices stay the same... At least.
     
  20. Mar 27, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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    Supporting your company makes a lot of sense when they're responsible for your livelihood.

    NFL players make millions. They live better than 99.9% of people on the planet. And their risk is comparatively minimal next to truly dangerous jobs.

    Bottom line: I'm not mad at wealthy successful people for trying to run their business in the black. I do have a problem with childish whining from people who already have it better than almost all of us.
     
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