The Lockout Thread Part I
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08-16-2012, 06:12 AM
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The owners are going to have to be less bullish to get the deal done at all, let alone on time.
I'm beginning to side with the players - their proposal seemed reasonable to me.
But to me there are two big issues. One is the cap and if it is allowed to rise with revenues then the smaller market teams are at a perpetual disadvantage. The second is the revenue sharing point-without a better split, the smaller market teams are again always disadvantaged.
I'd shoot for something like the 50/50 split of revenues to start and unbundling the cap from revenues. Let it go up, but not at the same pace as revenues unless the revenue sharing was equitable and it too rose with revenues and the cap.
Why they wait until the end to negotiate these things amaze me - same as players who decide to have surgery to correct a chronic problem a week before a season starts.
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