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Lockout one, big money grab for owners

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08:03 AM ET 06.29 | What, exactly, the new NFL looks like may leave some wondering whether the lockout was worth it. Although many issues remain to be settled before an end to the longest work stoppage in NFL history (105 days and counting), one issue should be clear: This was never about the players. ... While the players were content with the status quo of a business that last year grossed $9.3 billion in the second worst economy in American history and that saw the percentage the players receive go down for the fifth straight year, some owners wanted more. Not surprisingly in the present greedy world we live in, the ones who had the most wanted the most, arguing they brought in the most so why should they share with teams that didn't "maximize their income."

Boston Herald

Robert Kraft, Icon Sports Robert Kraft, Icon Sports
June 29, 2011  08:18 AM ET

What's with the comma in the title?

June 29, 2011  08:18 AM ET

Wow, what are they spiking the coffee with at the Boston Herald? This reads like it was written by an 11-year-old.

OK, so everyone in the Boston media has been told it's All Whitey Bulger, All of the Time, but couldn't they find someone to do a real story on the lockout? I mean, like, "Owners are Greedy" is hardly news. And, Bob Kraft's Patriots have one of the highest player payrolls in the league. He's hardly a poster child for greedy, low-pay owners.

June 29, 2011  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

What's with the comma in the title?

Boy George wrote this. "Comma comma comma comma comma Chameleon..."

June 29, 2011  08:20 AM ET

I think there's plenty of blame to go around. Lets not villainize those who actually own the businesses. It's not like the players are living hand to mouth. I'm not saying the owners aren't money grubbing soul sucking vampires, but the players aren't exaclty Mother Teresa.

June 29, 2011  08:23 AM ET

A thread about greedy owners and you put Kraft's photo up there?


come on this was made for a J.J. Picture!

June 29, 2011  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Boy George wrote this. "Comma comma comma comma comma Chameleon..."

Dammit... Now I have to **** my ears. Some Disturbed should suffice.

June 29, 2011  08:28 AM ET

**** = douche

June 29, 2011  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I'm not saying the owners aren't money grubbing soul sucking vampires, ...

I'm Al Davis, and I approve of this message.

June 29, 2011  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

**** = ****

Thanks for the clarification. For a moment, I thought you were the Man from Nantucket.

June 29, 2011  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Thanks for the clarification. For a moment, I thought you were the Man from Nantucket.

Who's ______ was so long he could ****!

June 29, 2011  08:54 AM ET

The Owners arn't greedy......come on ,there bloodsuckers

June 29, 2011  08:56 AM ET

As I have said many times on here. This is not about the players, this chaos was intentionally created by the owners. The battle is between them on sharing the pie, the players are a red herring.
Understand this, as the article reminds us all, "the NFL has the worst (and the lowest average salary)."
Look past the big name, high priced players and you will see a clearer picture.

June 29, 2011  09:02 AM ET

No news is good news?

June 29, 2011  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Who's ______ was so long he could ****!

Said he, with a grin,
After wiping his chin.....

June 29, 2011  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Said he, with a grin,After wiping his chin.....

...My name is Sem, not Pucket????????

June 29, 2011  09:16 AM ET

Greedy snooches on both sides, neither side can claim the high road in this.

June 29, 2011  09:20 AM ET

Hmm...a discussion about greed when both sides can't come to an agreement on splitting billions in revenue. This mess has been made worse by a new NFLPA leader who wants to make a name for himself and a few owners who are still upset over the last revenue sharing deal. If I didn't love football so much I would tell them all to pound sand, but unfortunately I don't want to spend the fall watching Extreme Makeover: Akron, Ohio.

June 29, 2011  09:24 AM ET

And the best part is how Roger Goodell comes off as the victim in the crossfire...

June 29, 2011  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#20):

And the best part is how Roger Goodell comes off as the victim in the crossfire...

By this point, if he's in the crossfire, he the target of both sides. Pete Rozelle would have had this sorted out about a week after the season ended.

 
June 29, 2011  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Boy George wrote this. "Comma comma comma comma comma Chameleon..."

LMAO, now that's a winner! And, I agree with comment #3 as well.

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