2012-2013 Lockout Discussion Thread (Part II)
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09-06-2012, 07:38 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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Spending isn't linked to winning. LA just won by passing on big contracts, good drafting.
To a point. Carter and Richards are not exactly cheap.
The league crying over lost management powers... all things they gladly bargained away to get the rollback and cap.
And I am not even sure what so-called management powers they lost. Bettman got the owners EVERYTHING that they wanted. And now, AGAIN they are complaining about rising salaries? Who asked them to give out such contracts? And the joke of it is, that they continue to give them out as we speak. Telling a player that he cannot be a free agent until he has 10 years of service time is not a management power. You cannot simply set collective bargaining back 50 years becuase you feel like it. The NFL is an owners league. Somewhow, they still believe in free agency.
What management powers did they loose? That the union denied them a realignment? Again, welcome to the world of a CBA.
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