Vikings in wait-and-see mode after judge grants injunction to lift NFL lockout

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Frank W

Simpsonville, SC

#1 Apr 26, 2011
I know I'll be in the minority on this, but I'm starting to side with the owners over the players.

The idea that the NFLPA can "decertify" itself as a union to side-step this process, and then get a judge to go along with this is troubling. This ruling only came about because of the re-classification of the union to a "trade association".

Whether anyone likes it or not, the owners are the guys who make this league possible. Without their money, there is no NFL.

I'm all for both sides sitting down and working things out. But the owners and players agreed to give the owners the option to opt out of the last collective bargaining agreement back when that agreement was struck a few years ago. All 32 owners were on board for opting out, as the agreement allowed them to do.

The courts are not the place for this to be settled. Let's hope there are some cooler heads involved that will prevail here.

The only good thing about this is the beating Roger Goodell's inflated ego must be taking...
Channel 5guy

United States

#2 Apr 26, 2011
Government should get their nose and our money out of private business, especially sports. Let them run and fund their own business and quit wasting our resources. That includes congress sticking their fingers into steroids hearing and spending time and money on things that are none of their business. And what really bugs me is they always get all the "stars" in there to testify and alway baseball and football when in reality weight lifting has the same problem but 100 times worse....where are all the weight lifters??? there are not famous enough??? It's all a freekin waste of time and money and none of government's business!!!!!!
captain quint

Champlin, MN

#3 Apr 26, 2011
The owners and players live in a world very few of us will ever understand. I couldn't care less who "wins" because the losers still end up with obscene amounts of cash in their pocket. Just settle it so us working stiffs have football in September.*Bryant McK has a $250k "workout" bonus? Thats hiliarious and disturbing at the same time.

“Vikings West Coast Rep!”

Since: Mar 07

Ridgecrest, California

#4 Apr 26, 2011
Frank W wrote:
I know I'll be in the minority on this, but I'm starting to side with the owners over the players.
The idea that the NFLPA can "decertify" itself as a union to side-step this process, and then get a judge to go along with this is troubling. This ruling only came about because of the re-classification of the union to a "trade association".
Whether anyone likes it or not, the owners are the guys who make this league possible. Without their money, there is no NFL.
I'm all for both sides sitting down and working things out. But the owners and players agreed to give the owners the option to opt out of the last collective bargaining agreement back when that agreement was struck a few years ago. All 32 owners were on board for opting out, as the agreement allowed them to do.
The courts are not the place for this to be settled. Let's hope there are some cooler heads involved that will prevail here.
The only good thing about this is the beating Roger Goodell's inflated ego must be taking...
Well stated.. But I can't help but think the owners must be so sick of Minnesota judges, with this ruling, the Star Caps case, and even how the 'boat' scandel was handled (allowing the boat owners to even bring a case against a party THEY organized). And they still have to litigate a stadium bill. I'm not much of a conspiricy theorist, but I wouldn't be surprised if the owners started working against the Viking's attempts to stay in Minnesota. As if they don't want them in a larger market to begin with. They've already been carrying this team for years with profit sharing. Woohoo for the decision tho!!! Now deny the stay and we're in business. Maybe Ray Edwards and Rice won't be going anywhere after all.

“We've been Norv'ed”

Since: Nov 09

Erie

#5 Apr 27, 2011
GMan in Cally wrote:
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Well stated.. But I can't help but think the owners must be so sick of Minnesota judges, with this ruling, the Star Caps case, and even how the 'boat' scandel was handled (allowing the boat owners to even bring a case against a party THEY organized). And they still have to litigate a stadium bill. I'm not much of a conspiricy theorist, but I wouldn't be surprised if the owners started working against the Viking's attempts to stay in Minnesota. As if they don't want them in a larger market to begin with. They've already been carrying this team for years with profit sharing. Woohoo for the decision tho!!! Now deny the stay and we're in business. Maybe Ray Edwards and Rice won't be going anywhere after all.
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