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01-07-2013, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by haseoke39 View Post
Okay, you might not get it yet, but you need to get this: none of these things give the union more money. None. Not a red cent. Unless I'm wrong about pensions, because what I've read indicates that owners aren't paying any more money into pension funds, they're all funded by the players. These are all just rules by which money gets shifted from one player to the other. Bottom line, be all and end all is that the amount of money going to from owner to player is 50% of revenue plus $300M. That's it. No tweaking of any of these other rules will add a red cent to that.
You're ignoring individual rights to earn.

5 years at 5m or 7 years at 4.5m

I get more guaranteed money and leave more money for everyone else.

5% variance vs. 35%

You say you're an economist, you should know the importance of this.

etc, etc, etc

I know you guys want the players to have been wrong to drag this out but they were not.

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