NFL union leader paints bleak picture of future

The question to DeMaurice Smith was simple, coming from Cincinnati receiver Chad Ochocinco, asking how serious he viewed the possibility of football not being played in 2011. Full Story
sixtiesfan

Macclesfield, NC

#1 Feb 5, 2010
Salary cap for players is the only way to make it fair. Players should be given a ceiling of 10 million dollars per year. Eli Manning makes 20 MILLION plus per year. If he can't make it with 10 million he should do more TV commercials to make up the shortfall. If he or his agent think he still can't make it, they should both be kicked out. We don't need them anyway.
elvis presley

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Feb 5, 2010
sixtiesfan wrote:
Salary cap for players is the only way to make it fair. Players should be given a ceiling of 10 million dollars per year. Eli Manning makes 20 MILLION plus per year. If he can't make it with 10 million he should do more TV commercials to make up the shortfall. If he or his agent think he still can't make it, they should both be kicked out. We don't need them anyway.
So the NFL is a billion dollar industry....you propose the players makes less...which means the owners will make more (all of them already make a profit). Really?

Owners aren't the ones putting their lives on the line every Sunday (lives in the sense of all the medical troubles many of these players will face in the future...google: Earl Campbell).

Any cut in player salary should be redirected to former players.
sixtiesfan

Macclesfield, NC

#3 Feb 5, 2010
elvis presley wrote:
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So the NFL is a billion dollar industry....you propose the players makes less...which means the owners will make more (all of them already make a profit). Really?
Owners aren't the ones putting their lives on the line every Sunday (lives in the sense of all the medical troubles many of these players will face in the future...google: Earl Campbell).
Any cut in player salary should be redirected to former players.
Do you really think Eli will break a nail or even muss his hair? Meanwhile, his best WR is making 3 million. Who do you think is more likely to get a life long injury? Hakeem Nicks or Eli Manning? http://www.sportscity.com/NFL-Salaries/ Poor Earl lives in pain the rest of his life while pretty boy Eli and the rest of his family, and theirs to come are all set in luxury for life. You think that's fair? You think any pay cuts should be even across the board? The rich will get richer and the poor get poorer. Talk about Earl Campbell? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Campbell . He is better off than any blue collar worker living on workers comp. Furthermore, a blue collar worker would not get workers comp for arthritis or a congenital back condition. Regarding injury retired players, they should be taken care of because most of them didn't get the 100 million dollar contract.
elvis presley

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Feb 5, 2010
sixtiesfan wrote:
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Do you really think Eli will break a nail or even muss his hair? Meanwhile, his best WR is making 3 million. Who do you think is more likely to get a life long injury? Hakeem Nicks or Eli Manning? http://www.sportscity.com/NFL-Salaries/ Poor Earl lives in pain the rest of his life while pretty boy Eli and the rest of his family, and theirs to come are all set in luxury for life. You think that's fair? You think any pay cuts should be even across the board? The rich will get richer and the poor get poorer. Talk about Earl Campbell? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Campbell . He is better off than any blue collar worker living on workers comp. Furthermore, a blue collar worker would not get workers comp for arthritis or a congenital back condition. Regarding injury retired players, they should be taken care of because most of them didn't get the 100 million dollar contract.
The money taken out of Eli's pocket will never find its way into Hakeem Nicks' pocket. Any cut in player salary will end up in owners' pockets.

Did Eli steal your girlfriend? You pay a quarterback more for obvious reasons. Vikings nickel and dimed at QB until this year, paid up, and made it to the NFC title game. Eli led the Giants to a Super Bowl. Saints ponied up and signed Brees from San Diego.
only a game

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Feb 5, 2010
It's only a game! Give them each $100 and cab fare home for their hour of play.
elvis presley

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Feb 5, 2010
only a game wrote:
It's only a game! Give them each $100 and cab fare home for their hour of play.
Football games are three hours long.
sixtiesfan

Macclesfield, NC

#7 Feb 5, 2010
elvis presley wrote:
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Football games are three hours long.
The more you talk the less since you make.
College

El Paso, TX

#8 Feb 5, 2010
elvis presley wrote:
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So the NFL is a billion dollar industry....you propose the players makes less...which means the owners will make more (all of them already make a profit). Really?
Owners aren't the ones putting their lives on the line every Sunday (lives in the sense of all the medical troubles many of these players will face in the future...google: Earl Campbell).
Any cut in player salary should be redirected to former players.
Good thing these college educated millionaires have options. Google: Steve McNair, O.J. Simpson, Jim Brown, Michael Irvin, Randy Moss, Mark Chmura, Nate Newton, Bryant McKinnie, Kenyatta Walker, Barret Robbins, Dana Stubblefield, Lawrence Taylor
In the words of Rick James, "Cocaine's a hell of a drug", Ray Lewis, Deion Sanders, Ty Law, Ricky Manning, Jr.

Whould you like me to keep going?
sixtiesfan

Macclesfield, NC

#9 Feb 5, 2010
College wrote:
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Good thing these college educated millionaires have options. Google: Steve McNair, O.J. Simpson, Jim Brown, Michael Irvin, Randy Moss, Mark Chmura, Nate Newton, Bryant McKinnie, Kenyatta Walker, Barret Robbins, Dana Stubblefield, Lawrence Taylor
In the words of Rick James, "Cocaine's a hell of a drug", Ray Lewis, Deion Sanders, Ty Law, Ricky Manning, Jr.
Whould you like me to keep going?
They need more money, don't they. A lot of those guys need good lawyers, and they aren't cheap.
elvis presley

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Feb 5, 2010
College wrote:
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Good thing these college educated millionaires have options. Google: Steve McNair, O.J. Simpson, Jim Brown, Michael Irvin, Randy Moss, Mark Chmura, Nate Newton, Bryant McKinnie, Kenyatta Walker, Barret Robbins, Dana Stubblefield, Lawrence Taylor
In the words of Rick James, "Cocaine's a hell of a drug", Ray Lewis, Deion Sanders, Ty Law, Ricky Manning, Jr.
Whould you like me to keep going?
If they didn't have money, they wouldn't have been in trouble with the law? Good to know.

Since the vast majority of the prison population are multi-millionaire, ex-professional athletes, should professional athletics be banned?

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