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3.15.2011

That NFL Lock Out Of The Players?: Three Big Time Quotes


"I don't think we've got your attention," Jerry Jones said to the players [during the last negotiation session], several of whom recounted the incident to [Sports Illustrated]. "You clearly don't understand what we're saying, and we're not hearing what you're saying. So I guess we're going to have to show you to get your attention." Source.

"It's modern day slavery." -- Minnesota Vikings Runningback Adrian Peterson. Source

"Uh, don't expect the NFL to start on time this fall. And there goes my much anticipated, and universally expected, 2011 Wise County Courthouse Fantasy Football Championship." -- Barry Green

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow, slavery? I'd be a slave for what those guys make per game. I like to watch football but seriously they PLAY a game and make a crap load of money. Please,lets wait to hear all the bitching and moaning until you don't have the money to afford the rx you need not when you can only spend 150k on your next car.

Anonymous said...

cut all their salaries by 50% so the average fan can go to games again, screw them all

Anonymous said...

Put all the money, player salaries
and owner share in the pot. Winner
take all. Might see some hustle and make for a better game.

Loser get minimum wage and free medical, just like the illegals.

Anonymous said...

Ticket prices won't decrease until people stop buying them - which aint gonna happen.

Owners make ridiculous amounts of money too. The players just want a bigger piece of the pie. They are the ones that give their health to the game.

Anonymous said...

I would be happy if the NFL totally dissolved away...

Anonymous said...

Give them 40 acres and a mule. Play ball.

Anonymous said...

We'll see who shows who. Let's see how long Jerry Jones wants to make payments on his $1 billion stadium without any revenue (yeah I know the owners have a slush fund to share but figure the monthly payment on his mortgage on that place).

1 playoff win since '96, mostly losing records, and 5 coaches in fifteen years. Quincy Carter? Joey Galloway? Pacman Jones? What a GM!
What an idiot!

No wonder the players laughed at him.

Anonymous said...

I have seriously been waiting on an excuse to to say screw them also. I have been fed up with pro football for several years now. I hope they never pay again and Michael Vic can get a feaking job at PET SMART!

Anonymous said...

How will that affect the typical oil field,'rock crusher, truck driver in Wise county?I hope they don't get a (ringer) on their thumb.The world will survive without football,Sheen,Spears,Lohan,and Hilton just fine.

Goober said...

I understand that many hope the rich players loose because they play a game, but the freekin' Jones are making obscene profits off the public with no one to call their hand on it. And remember, one cheap shot on any given player and day (practice or game) and the ride is over. So, I hope:

1)The NFL/Joneses take a personal financial bloodbath for being so cheap and greedy about profit sharing, and
2) I hope the negotiations/lawsuits are so ugly and rediculous, the ticket buying public never comes back (Jones has to eat that obscene monstrosity in Arlington).

RPM said...

Brian France is doing backflips.

wspouse said...

I LOVE football! And if the players strike I will encourage my son and others to be the scab players for even a fraction of current salaries, hell most would do it for free for @#$%* and giggles.
Back to reality, with the price of gas fast aproaching $4.00/gallon who really cares that they are crying about revenue, salaries, and ... slavery. REALLY?

Anonymous said...

Ha, Ha. I hope Jerry goes broke and has to sell the Cowboys.

Anonymous said...

You want your sons to be scabs 8:40? What a role model you are.

Anonymous said...

Scabs are only bad if you are a liberal union loving weenie. Hard working conservatives believe the strikers are the ones doing wrong.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

So, if you need any more reasons to walk away from NFL football and enjoy the NCAA then here you go. Listening to the two argue about how much more money they want to make really just doesn't hold any interest for me.

BUT... and its a teensy winsy but... I side with the owners just a tad. Players come and go, make their pile, and then move on. Owners gotta keep the product fresh and attractive year in and year out. 99% of the masses just hate them because they are either jealous of how rich they are or hate the "man" in general. I tend to take the approach of, "Its not their fault they are smart and make big bucks." I won't give them any sympathy, but they ain't the boogey man either.

So, IMHO the owners should lock 'em out until the players can muster better forces at the bargaining table. The players should try take the hard line and strike, meanwhile trying to divide the owners.

I will care for about two seconds... then move on to other things.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

PS - Slavery? Get real. And over yourselves. AP ain't a slave. He's a highly paid, wealthy athelete that is making a mint off his legs and the owners' product.

PSS - Go Jerry. Hate him all you want. He is still smart enough to make his pile bigger than yours.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Goober, but I'm more concerned about the exorbitant profits that oil companies, insurance companies, and banks are making that the NFL. I can live without the NFL. I gotta have gas, insurance, and some way to manage my money.

Anonymous said...

Scabs are bad period, they lower wages and working conditions for all. Look what scabs did for valujet.