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10-16-2012, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by NJDevs26 View Post
They can't lie about what they offered. They can hide a poison pill in the CBA I suppose that the players won't accept and they won't take out but either way this does help the owners PR-wise. Because it's an actual attempt at working out a deal instead of just trying to bully one.
What it is is a way for the owners to force the hand of the PA by saying "if you turn this offer down, you're turning down a season." Hardly a surprise a move like this comes after Luntz and focus groups. The PA can't turn down this offer without looking like the villains. The big PR move is the 50-50 split, and the players get bent over backwards in little ways elsewhere.

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