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11-15-2012, 02:52 PM
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Rinzler
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Originally Posted by Kegsey View Post
Have you been paying attention at all? The League has been making all the proposals and concessions, frankly I'm surprised it took them this long to to say "take it or leave it." The PA refuses to work off of any proposal except for their ridiculous delinkage ideas. How is that negotiating?
The problem is perspective. The owners have made concessions from their perspective but in relation to the prior deal, they haven't many any as the players claim (though I believe the revenue sharing is in fact a concession in favour of the players).

This is the problem. The players are only willing to give 50/50 if everything else remains as it was. Unfortunately the 50/50 is a byproduct of the economic reality. The "concessions" are really the contracting issues vs revenue sharing.

50/50 is and always has been a foregone conclusion dictated by external factors. If the economy was still going strong as it had been in '04 with cheap oil and a strong US dollar, the old revenue shares would have been a non issue for the major sports leagues.

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