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09-13-2004, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Astaroth
The only reason the NFL has this is because they crushed the Union back in their last labour dispute. That being said the NFL is healthy only because of the massive TV contract that they enjoy but trust me when 2007 rolls around, the s*** is going to hit the fan to say it lightly. I am totally against non-guaranteed contracts, say what you want about the players' earning power but a contract is a contract. Unless of course you let the players have the same privilege and negociate when he wants and can leave when he wants?

I agree that the next NFL CBA negotiation is going to be very interesting. I wish I had a buck for every time I've heard critical comments about Gene Upshaw's stewardship of the NFL players union. Considering the NFL is awash in TV money and that franchise values are through the roof, the players, most of whom don't have long careers, are going to demand some more security in their contracts.

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