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11-29-2012, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Tim Wallach View Post
Just thinking out of the box here, but if the players' concern is the next CBA and being forced into continuous claw-backs and the owners just wanted the player's share to be a percentage tied to HRR, why not put in a clause that players share will be held at 50% in subsequent CBAs?

No matter what happens to the economic landscape, a 50/50 split will always be fair. It'll address both sides' concerns. And best of all, it'll mean a major stumbling block is already settled for future negotiations.

I know this isn't how things work (historically) and it's unlikely to ever fly, but you can't blame me for trying, can you?
I think it'd be more useful as a "force." If the owners reject such a notion, and they would, it would give real teeth to the players' argument that it isn't necessarily about this lockout, it's about future lockouts, and stopping the buck somewhere.

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