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 by St. Loser Fan
4 weeks ago
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United States of America   LA Coliseum
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majik wrote:I have to ask—are you related to an NFL owner? Do you worry about the plight of BILlIONAIRE owners? I watch the NFL to see players play the game. These players greatly sacrifice their potential future health to play where the average career is not very long. Why are you against athletes, not the superstars, but the “average Joe” NFL player, getting their fair share of the NFL pie? Go look at any team’s salary numbers and see what players from 10 down make and realize how long some of their NFL careers are.


Do any of us have a dog in this fight? No. My only concern football wise is this could cause players to work out less in the offseason and make pre season (and even early regular season) football less exciting because players are still getting into shape.

 by Elvis
4 weeks ago
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United States of America   Los Angeles
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I don't think this needs to be personal. You can have a strong opinion without being related to someone involved or questioning the motives of posters with a different strong opinion.

Also, i think this James guy is probably a bad test case because he has so much else going on

 by azramsfan93
4 weeks ago
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United States of America   Arizona
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majik wrote:I have to ask—are you related to an NFL owner? Do you worry about the plight of BILlIONAIRE owners?


Nope. I am not the one so obviously filled with passion on this subject.

I watch the NFL to see players play the game.


Well you picked a poor test case to pursue... James has not played since 2018 and won't before 2022 if ever again.

These players greatly sacrifice their potential future health to play where the average career is not very long.


Given that the median household income in 2019 was just over $65,000 and the average NFL salary is about $3.2M - the average NFL players as much in 1 year as the average family earns in 50. Sounds like their sacrifice is paying off. Besides, Jawuan James made $27M guaranteed from the Broncos (4 year $51M deal). I think he will be okay. The average American household would have to work for over 400 years to earn that much money.

https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/denver-broncos/jawuan-james-14428/

Why are you against athletes, not the superstars, but the “average Joe” NFL player, getting their fair share of the NFL pie?


So 4 years for $51M ($27M guaranteed) is "average Joe" in your estimation? :D :D :D

 by St. Loser Fan
4 weeks ago
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United States of America   LA Coliseum
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I can't believe the NFLPA gave up games 17 and 18 without some sort of giveback on contract security: including offseason workouts. The owners must still be laughing because they got pretty much everything they wanted and the players got almost nothing.

 by Elvis
4 weeks ago
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I'm sure a good case can be made that the players could've done better but one thing they got was an increase from 47% of revenue to 48.5% with a 17 game season. So they get a higher percentage of a pot that is also bigger because of the 17th game.

That's not nothing.

With the new tv deal being worth 113 billion, an extra 1.7 billion goes into to the salary cap because of the new deal. A total of 54.8 billion of that 113 goes towards the cap.

The players get a nice chunk of the revenue, more now because of the new CBA.

 by JackPMiller
1 week ago
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