Are we gonna have an NFL season?

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    Jul 05, 2011 3:31 AM GMT
    I vote yes...but I'm angry about the whole damn thing. Just play the game and earn your million dollar paycheck! icon_confused.gif
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    Jul 05, 2011 5:30 AM GMT
    I have my fingers crossed.

    But realistically, yeah, we will. Too many people would lose money if we didn't. Think if there were no Super Bowl...icon_cry.gif
  • rnch

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    Jul 05, 2011 11:47 AM GMT
    i'm starting to wonder about that.

    there's going to be a lot of angry people in new orleans if hey can't watch the Superbowl Champions New Orleans Saints and get drunk in the process.


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    Jul 05, 2011 2:16 PM GMT
    i think there's too much money at stake for it to not take place. but seriously though...both sides need to grow up
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    Jul 05, 2011 2:22 PM GMT
    lol..... so lame. I couldn't give a shit about football... but the amount of greed out there is astounding. These people think they are feeding the hungry and deserve so much money?
  • ohioguy12

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    Jul 05, 2011 2:28 PM GMT
    ZbmwM5 saidlol..... so lame. I couldn't give a shit about football... but the amount of greed out there is astounding. These people think they are feeding the hungry and deserve so much money?


    From the player's standpoint, they are risking their lives, so I know where they're coming from.

    I think we will see a deal made in the next month, some progress has been made. We might lose a couple of preseason games, but when it comes down to it, too much money is at stake for them to cancel the season.

    It's the NBA that I'm worried about.
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    Jul 05, 2011 2:32 PM GMT
    A lot of the media is all hype as well. To get the general public attention.

    If a deal comes through, likely very close to the beginning of the season.

    There is probably another inside track to this story, and that the players will continue to practice either alone or small groups and be ready for the regular pre-season timeframe.

    There are some stupid players out there that just want to play because that is all they know how to do. Concussion after concussion. There are the ones that are doing it because they enjoy the game. They all need to be safe in what they are doing and over the years, I have seen more players play it safe and take the time off the field for what seems like a minor tweak to an ankle, elbow, arm, what have you.

    I always enjoy watching Green Bay (I'm a packer fan through and through: No comments please... icon_smile.gif )

    TOUCHDOWN!!!!
  • dhinkansas

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    Jul 05, 2011 2:55 PM GMT
    I thought it would be settled by now, so I'm having my doubts about the season. Training camp typically would start in about three weeks, and there doesn't seem to be a resolution on the table. Bad PR by both owners and players. It took baseball a long time to recover from the 1994 strike.

    There's too much greed on all levels of professional sports. Let the owners and players both try to put food on the table and pay bills with the 8 - 5 jobs held by people buying tickets and filling the stadiums.
  • MB1562

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    Jul 06, 2011 8:39 PM GMT
    I would be really surprised if either side was willing to give up the estimated $4B that the NFL generates. Professional sports is all about making money, and everyone stands to lose big $$$$ if they don't come to an agreement.

    Besides, what else is every man in America gonna watch on Sunday afternoons? Canadian football? icon_rolleyes.gif
  • docbailey2005

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    Jul 06, 2011 8:44 PM GMT
    Sounds more promising!!!
  • OldDude

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    Jul 07, 2011 7:17 AM GMT
    It will probably get done, probably near the end of July since preseason starts in August. There are huge losses in revenue for both owners and players if even a single game is missed. So they will work out something before preseason. The other problems are fitness and the learning curve. Yeah, they can stay in shape without OTAs but that's just a part of it. They can't simulate effectively the actual plays without all the defensive and offensive personnel on the field. And this lockout is murder for rookies and backups because they really need OTA more than the veterans.

    Brett Favre said today that he'd like to come back for another year, even if its in a backup role. A lockout won't bother him (he might be older than me); he doesn't work out, doesn't do preseason, and is filthy rich. I hope he does come back. He could help a lot of teams. Just don't put him in the game during playoffs, unless you like interceptions. That dude will break your heart.
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    Jul 08, 2011 6:38 PM GMT
    It will be a shortened season, maybe 10-12 games. A lot of "we're getting closer... no, we've pulled farther apart," until around September when everybody starts leaving money on the table.
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    Jul 08, 2011 6:43 PM GMT
    ohioguy12 said
    ZbmwM5 saidlol..... so lame. I couldn't give a shit about football... but the amount of greed out there is astounding. These people think they are feeding the hungry and deserve so much money?


    From the player's standpoint, they are risking their lives, so I know where they're coming from.

    I think we will see a deal made in the next month, some progress has been made. We might lose a couple of preseason games, but when it comes down to it, too much money is at stake for them to cancel the season.

    It's the NBA that I'm worried about.


    risking lives? wow, you make it sound like they are fighting in Afghanistan.

    I vote we let the babies sit a year out like hockey. it would be nice to actually watch all the hockey games on network TV for a change instead of paying for a NHL package and still having to watch commercials.
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    Jul 08, 2011 7:10 PM GMT
    I was a fan, will still be a fan, but its disgusting how much money these people make and cant figure out how to share. The OWNERS and the players. I don't sympathize when there is a 24 year old out there who is my age and has made more money in one season than I will ever in a lifetime.

    Plus the games are on Sunday and there's too much to do outside instead of being cooped up inside watching a TV screen.
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    Jul 08, 2011 7:13 PM GMT
    my neighbor until recently was brandon carter, stranded here in lubbock because of the lock out. he said things are looking better, but he just got offered a contract with the WWE, so he might take that up in the meantime until he can go on down to tampa bay
  • OldDude

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    Jul 09, 2011 6:26 AM GMT
    The court sided with the owners today....upholding the lockout. It makes some sense....sorta. Afterall, the product (the team) does belong to the owners(Green Bay is different I know) and they have a right to do whatever they can to protect their product and make it as financially sound as they can.

    Ohioguy: The court's decision should help you rest easier about the NBA. This decision will make it difficult for NBA players to do what the NFLPA did. So, as weird as it sounds, the court's decision regarding the NFL might be a wake up call to NBA players to work more closely with the owners to hash out a new CBA. If the NBA dispute reaches the courts, the judges will probably side with the NBA owners, not the players, so the players, if they're smart, won't even attempt a legal battle. I'm thinking the NBA players and owners will work out their differences a lot quicker than the NFL.
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    Jul 09, 2011 6:29 AM GMT
    Fuck yeah we are! They need to resolve their fucking greed and get some good fucking football started already.

    Go Bears!
  • safety43_mma1...

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    Jul 09, 2011 6:39 AM GMT
    there better be because the packers have to defend the title and get it again hehe.
  • OldDude

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    Jul 09, 2011 10:48 PM GMT
    I doubt the Pack repeats. Too hard to get up for it two years in a row. Been there..done that....comes in to play. Just ask Peyton and Drew. I live in Louisiana so its obvious who I'm rooting for, but, man, I love the Packers. I don't know why but seems like everybody down here loves and roots for the Pack, even more than than the Colts and Giants, and those teams are led by two local heroes..But nobody here likes the Bears. If it wasn't for the hated Dirty Birds, the Bears would be our most hated rival. Seems like every time the Saints played the Bears in the playoffs, we had to play them on the frozen tundra and they kicked our asses good every time. Then we got Breesus AND more important, home field advantage, and the rest is history. I hope they resolve this lock out. I'm new here but I have a feeleing this board is gonna be alot of of fun when the season starts.
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    Jul 10, 2011 11:35 AM GMT
    No football???? Me must have football.
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    Jul 10, 2011 11:46 AM GMT
    Praying that it does.
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    Jul 25, 2011 7:47 PM GMT
    Are you ready for some football? The lockout's over! icon_smile.gif
  • OldDude

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    Jul 26, 2011 8:39 AM GMT
    Let's go. I am ready. Now we have to wait and see how quickly the owners can sign these guys. It will be interesting to see exactly what's in the new CBA, and how it affects rookies and free agents. But at least it's over and we know now that we will have football. Brett Favre to Philly? Goodl uck with that, Philly fans.
  • Jogbar55

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    Jul 26, 2011 2:57 PM GMT
    Here we go! As we all suspected, too much $$$ involved for them not to do it.
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    Jul 26, 2011 4:06 PM GMT
    OldDude saidBrett Favre to Philly? Good luck with that, Philly fans.


    That would be a certified disaster all-around. One bad play by Vick and suddenly he'll be Tarvaris Jackson Part II.