Originally posted by Sjceruti:Originally posted by GhostofJimmyDean:
How are the players being greedy? The owners are the ones who opted out of the previous CBA. They're the ones that want a bigger piece of the pie. If the NFL season doesn't go on as scheduled it'll be thanks to the owners.
They opted out because they got shafted in the previous CBA. Their costs are getting outrageous. Teams aren't making very much money.
See major league baseball if you like the players unions running a sport. Outrageous salaries and only 5 or 6 competitive teams.
i agree that the players had the better deal in the last CBA, but I don't think the MLB analogy is apt, because there is no salary cap or revenue sharing there. Yes, the MLB union is strong, but those other things also contribute to that disparity, which is a problem the NFL doesn't have.