An end to NFL's revenue-sharing plan would hit Vikings especial...

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If the NFL has its way, the Vikings might be hard-pressed to make a Brett Favre-caliber signing in 2011, the assistant executive director of the NFL Players Association told the Pioneer Press on Wednesday.
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lol How is that for news all of you packer fans The packers helped the VIKES get Favre. They did all they could do to try & keep him away from the VIKES yet it was them that helped the VIKES get him ., The VIKES made fools of them, so funny, Its kind of like when the VIKES said Peterson arm was still hurt & all of the NFL past him bye . That was pretty funny also .GO VIKINGS keep it up lol
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hey retard, did y ou read the whole article? What it's saying is that the Packers have the cash to weather the storm and the Vikes do not..that is NOT funny in the long run. Withour revenue sharing there will be no more Favres, Allens, Hutchinson and poison pills to get the top free agents and the Vikes will be screwed..LOL on that one moron.
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Not the mention the Minn.vikings will be the L.A.Vikings
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what's really funny is the queens can't win without packer players!
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The loss of revenue sharing is not funny for any small market team. Football could end up like baseball. The small market teams would become farm clubs for the large market teams. As in baseball, every good player would leave for the money. Perhaps you should stop buying any jerseys with names on them now, because they could be garbage soon.
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vikesstillsuck wrote:
what's really funny is the queens can't win without packer players!
The Vikings have one former Packer on their team, Longwell. The current Viking starting QB is a former Jet.
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Dec 24, 2009
 
GBPfan wrote:
The loss of revenue sharing is not funny for any small market team. Football could end up like baseball. The small market teams would become farm clubs for the large market teams. As in baseball, every good player would leave for the money. Perhaps you should stop buying any jerseys with names on them now, because they could be garbage soon.
This is exactly right. Today, baseball is only the 3rd most popular sport, after football and the NBA, partly because most cities (small markets) are closed out of competing. Baseball (with its lack of revenue sharing) is dominated by only a few teams--it's like professional wrestling: you basically know who is going to win. If the Yankees have 3 times the salaries of the Twins, the Yankess are going to win every play-off series against the Twins. I spoke to a Red Sox fan a while ago, and said that the revenue structuring of baseball makes it so uncompetitive that it is virtually impossible that a team like the Brewers could ever win a world series. He said that he didn't even know that the Brewers still existed.
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ex-hp wrote:
hey ****, did y ou read the whole article? What it's saying is that the Packers have the cash to weather the storm and the Vikes do not..that is NOT funny in the long run. Withour revenue sharing there will be no more Favres, Allens, Hutchinson and poison pills to get the top free agents and the Vikes will be screwed..LOL on that one moron.
What you seem to miss is the bigger picture of team ownership being a managed asset. One you buy and sell for a profit. The Vikings are a growing substantial asset that will be sold for a significant profit when the time comes. The Packers can't be sold.
Im sure you have some simpleton pride in that fact but you stand alone in the NFL in that regard. So it will always cost you more than any other team.
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Oh Joy the NFL will be like baseball no one watches and they have 4 - 8 good teams and the rest are like the TWINS!!!!!
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GBPfan wrote:
The loss of revenue sharing is not funny for any small market team. Football could end up like baseball. The small market teams would become farm clubs for the large market teams. As in baseball, every good player would leave for the money. Perhaps you should stop buying any jerseys with names on them now, because they could be garbage soon.
Football will never end up like baseball. Roger Goodell will not let that happen. They will get it fixed, I'm sure of it, baseball has not kept up with today, they still live in the past, the NFL has kept up with the demand of 20-40 old people. Example, there is 162 games a year, who has the time to watch all those games? There is only 16 games a year, the NFL keeps excitement year round. Plus another example is there still is no replay in baseball, c'mon get with the times, don't worry, football is so far ahead of the curve, it's not even funny. They just have to work out the kinks, you really think Goodell is gonna let this happen? I highly doubt it. The NFL is way to successful right now to just let it go to the highest bidders in FA. The playing field is level, and that is what makes the NFL great, and I hope to god Goodell and the owners realize that.
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The ultimate losers will be the fans and the players, since the small market teams will not compete for the highly paid players, there will be a resurrection of the dynasties in the large markets, fans in the smaller markets will lose interest and ultimately realize that they cannot hope to spend as much as the city of NY or Dallas on players. Read Jerry Jone's comments for further interest. As interest wanes you will see more advertisers - ie Pepsi and Busch pulling millions of dollars for THIS years super bowl - pull their advertising money, and then comes team contraction. The small markets will get their version of sports entertainment through the UFL as the competition has moved from team vs team, it has now progressed to city (ie NY and the Yankees) vs city. It is smart of Minnesotans to realize that they cannot compete with NY and Dallas etc etc and forget about building stadiums that will be obsolete in a 3 years when the CBA expires.
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Jeremy wrote:
<quoted text>Football will never end up like baseball. Roger Goodell will not let that happen. They will get it fixed, I'm sure of it, baseball has not kept up with today, they still live in the past, the NFL has kept up with the demand of 20-40 old people. Example, there is 162 games a year, who has the time to watch all those games? There is only 16 games a year, the NFL keeps excitement year round. Plus another example is there still is no replay in baseball, c'mon get with the times, don't worry, football is so far ahead of the curve, it's not even funny. They just have to work out the kinks, you really think Goodell is gonna let this happen? I highly doubt it. The NFL is way to successful right now to just let it go to the highest bidders in FA. The playing field is level, and that is what makes the NFL great, and I hope to god Goodell and the owners realize that.
Man I hope you right!!!
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fan wrote:
The ultimate losers will be the fans and the players, since the small market teams will not compete for the highly paid players, there will be a resurrection of the dynasties in the large markets, fans in the smaller markets will lose interest and ultimately realize that they cannot hope to spend as much as the city of NY or Dallas on players. Read Jerry Jone's comments for further interest. As interest wanes you will see more advertisers - ie Pepsi and Busch pulling millions of dollars for THIS years super bowl - pull their advertising money, and then comes team contraction. The small markets will get their version of sports entertainment through the UFL as the competition has moved from team vs team, it has now progressed to city (ie NY and the Yankees) vs city. It is smart of Minnesotans to realize that they cannot compete with NY and Dallas etc etc and forget about building stadiums that will be obsolete in a 3 years when the CBA expires.
Well i hope your not right!
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If the viking's cannot afford brett favre next year because of money or whatever i guess he's headed to cleveland brown's for hologrem is president and he used to be favrew coach in greenbay and magini who is cleveland's coach now who use to be favre coach in the new york jets so maybe he's going to cleveland. who know's.
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vikesstillsuck wrote:
what's really funny is the queens can't win without packer players!
What's even funnier is with all that money the Packers still can't hire someone smart enough to keep their players in GB.
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GBPfan wrote:
The loss of revenue sharing is not funny for any small market team. Football could end up like baseball. The small market teams would become farm clubs for the large market teams. As in baseball, every good player would leave for the money. Perhaps you should stop buying any jerseys with names on them now, because they could be garbage soon.
OK folks, this is union backed hyperbol and you all are falling for it. The reality is that this revenue sharing represents about 5% of league shared revenue's with the other 95% coming from TV contracts and other league partnerships which are not going away.

It's funny because these articles lead you to beleive that ALL revenue sharing is being done away with and that's just no true. The revenue sharing that the owners are opting out of is a relatively small (when you considered it next to the television revenue anyway) supplimental revenue sharing program that the top x revenue teams contribute to and is distributed to the bottom x teams. All teams still share in the TV revenue and all other NFL partnership revenue.

$10-$15 million is certainly not insignificant, however, it will not turn the Vikings into the Twins as the NFL still share's all league revenue where as Baseball and basketball teams have regional contracts with partners and are limited by the size of their respective markets.

The players union simply wants to preserve the free agency market which is key to maintaining the annual increases that they see in player salaries.
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kcmess wrote:
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What's even funnier is with all that money the Packers still can't hire someone smart enough to keep their players in GB.
You can keep the washed-up diva
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Not the mention the Minn.vikings will be the L.A.Vikings
They should change their colors to yellow and maroon and be called the Conquistors.
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Nothing wrong with Free Agency. Put it in real world. Do you want to be told you cannot go work somewhere else? When their contract expires, players should be free agents.
I am worried about how the smaller teams will continue to compete against the bigger ones. With the way the economy is, the big dollars from sponsors might shrink some and that would only make it worse for some teams.
The way teams in the NFL are now, take the Packers for example, can go 6-10 one year and be playoff competitive the very next. Not dissing pack either, just example.
Without sharing, it will cut into what teams like the Vikings can do to stay competitive. Packer fans would love it, but how does that help the NFL?
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A Nutmeg fan wrote:
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This is exactly right. Today, baseball is only the 3rd most popular sport, after football and the NBA, partly because most cities (small markets) are closed out of competing. Baseball (with its lack of revenue sharing) is dominated by only a few teams--it's like professional wrestling: you basically know who is going to win. If the Yankees have 3 times the salaries of the Twins, the Yankess are going to win every play-off series against the Twins. I spoke to a Red Sox fan a while ago, and said that the revenue structuring of baseball makes it so uncompetitive that it is virtually impossible that a team like the Brewers could ever win a world series. He said that he didn't even know that the Brewers still existed.
My feelings exactly!!!! Hope the NFL doesn't go the way baseball has. There was a time when professional teams didn't have all these revenues and the league seemed more competitive, although even with that the Yankees still won a lot. Now, baseball and even the NBA to some extent are just so unbalanced that it's not enjoyable. A few marquee teams and the rest are just fodder. You might see a Rays or Twins in the series, but generally speaking the Yankees/Red Sox/Angles/Lakers and others with a bunch of dough are always in the conversation.

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