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11-20-2012, 12:18 AM
Sir Psycho T
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Originally Posted by UsernameWasTaken View Post
this lockout is a disastrous reminder of why relationships matter in a negation even more than numbers. both sides have left aside the economics and will go no where soon b/c of the lack of trust.

the owners aren't going to voluntarily move against themselves in their offers - and the players aren't going to make economic concessions to get movement on contract issues b/c they're (probably justifiably) afraid that if they move on anything the owners might just take that movement and offer nothing back in return.

So if the players say they'll take the economic cuts the owners are asking for and in return wan't X in contractual rights and the owners say no, then the players say no deal. It's not like they have to sign the CBA before the owners will possibly give in. So the players come out and say we are willing to do this if your willing to do that and let the owners respond.

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