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08:02 AM ET 07.22 | As of Friday morning, the owners had voted to ratify a CBA. The only problem, according to the players, is that owners voted 31-0 to ratify a collective bargaining agreement that the players have not agreed to, a move that seemingly puts the spotlight on the NFLPA and leads to the possibility this situation could drag into next week. Reaction around the world of Twitter was fascinating and the players looked to be unified. ... Then, things turned a little more ominous. "If the players agree to this deal, it will be a sad day in football," 49ers running back Anthony Dixon said. "Please don't get excited about that press conference," Vonnie Holliday wrote. "The owners have agreed on a deal we the players have not seen! This is not consistent."

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July 22, 2011  08:08 AM ET

Greedy brassturds!

July 22, 2011  08:12 AM ET

One side has to agree to it first.

July 22, 2011  08:16 AM ET

The players are PO'd because they didn't do it first.

July 22, 2011  08:21 AM ET

Albert Haynesworth is expecting the whole $9 billion to be paid to him delivered between Kim Kardashian's butt cheeks.

July 22, 2011  08:37 AM ET

Who the hell is Anthony Dixon and Vonnie Holliday? Really??????????!!!!!!

July 22, 2011  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The players are PO'd because they didn't do it first.

The players should put back in what they agreed to, add in what they want in the perfect world, sign it and send it back and say " There, we have an agreement."
That is what the owners did to them it seems, so change the words the way you want and sign it.
Now that would be funny.

July 22, 2011  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The players should put back in what they agreed to, add in what they want in the perfect world, sign it and send it back and say " There, we have an agreement." That is what the owners did to them it seems, so change the words the way you want and sign it. Now that would be funny.

You know, I honestly felt like this **** would be over by Tuesday at the latest. Upon further review, and in light of your comments... I totally agree this is probably going to get nasty and the people who will suffer most is us, the fans.

July 22, 2011  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Albert Haynesworth is expecting the whole $9 billion to be paid to him delivered between Kim Kardashian's butt cheeks.

With a garbage pizza, and a 20 pack of Twinkies!

July 22, 2011  09:08 AM ET

and the drama goes on....

July 22, 2011  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

and the drama goes on....

Indeed, Mangler, Indeed!

July 22, 2011  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Albert Haynesworth is expecting the whole $9 billion to be paid to him delivered between Kim Kardashian's butt cheeks.

ROFLMAO!!!

July 22, 2011  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I totally agree this is probably going to get nasty and the people who will suffer most is us, the fans.

Yeah. We're going to miss the Hall of Fame Game now.

July 22, 2011  09:34 AM ET

Vonnie Holliday wrote. "The owners have agreed on a deal we the players have not seen! This is not consistent."

Well, sure it's consistent. The owners ALWAYS behave that way.

July 22, 2011  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Albert Haynesworth is expecting the whole $9 billion to be paid to him delivered between Kim Kardashian's butt cheeks.

Now thats some funny CaCa

July 22, 2011  09:56 AM ET

Demaurice Smith has no interest in getting a new CBA ratified. As long as this drags on he is front page news. I have read several breakdowns of the CBA that the owners voted on and it seems that all the major terms are aligned with what has been in the news for weeks.

Smith is unhappy that he is coming off looking like a weak negotiator who capitulated to the owners. The fact is the courts weighed in on the side of the NFL on the lockout and in doing so signaled that the anti-trust suit may go the same way. They stated in their ruling that they felt the decertification of the NFLPA was likely not done in good faith and it clearly wasn't. Smith is scrambling now to make it look like he knows what he is doing, but he is clearly out of his league on this.

I wish Gene Upshaw was still around...none of this would be happening and we would all be getting excited over what should be the start of another great NFL season. Instead we are watching artificial drama being created by an angry man who is distributing misinformation to his clients in order to perpetuate the fantasy that he is somehow in control.

July 22, 2011  09:57 AM ET

Demaurice Smith has no interest in getting a new CBA ratified. As long as this drags on he is front page news. I have read several breakdowns of the CBA that the owners voted on and it seems that all the major terms are aligned with what has been in the news for weeks.

Smith is unhappy that he is coming off looking like a weak negotiator who capitulated to the owners. The fact is the courts weighed in on the side of the NFL on the lockout and in doing so signaled that the anti-trust suit may go the same way. They stated in their ruling that they felt the decertification of the NFLPA was likely not done in good faith and it clearly wasn't. Smith is scrambling now to make it look like he knows what he is doing, but he is clearly out of his league on this.

I wish Gene Upshaw was still around...none of this would be happening and we would all be getting excited over what should be the start of another great NFL season. Instead we are watching artificial drama being created by an angry man who is distributing misinformation to his clients in order to perpetuate the fantasy that he is somehow in control.

July 22, 2011  09:58 AM ET

MATH TEST: ...#1) $9 Billion/31(Al not counted)+754=Football...#2) $8.980 Billion(Haynesworth not counted)/ ???32= Greed...#3) 200 Million (fans) x 16 weeks (dedication) = 0

July 22, 2011  10:27 AM ET

Smith is only hurting his own people and most of all us fans. He is in way over his head with these owners. Like a minnow going up against a shark. Get a life Smith...you punk.

July 22, 2011  10:40 AM ET

The new deal should include a 10% slice off the top for stadium construction and maintenance. That way billionaire owners would not need to extort hundreds of millions from cities and states to build the palaces that add huge value to their teams.

 
July 22, 2011  10:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Who the hell is Anthony Dixon and Vonnie Holliday? Really??????????!!!!!!

Anthony Dixon is the backup to Frank Gore.Maybe you haven't heard of him,either?..One of the top 5 RB's in the league.A CFL fan I suppose.Vonnie Holiday? A starter for the Miami Dolphins and former Packer.Subscribe to DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket.It will allow you to gather knowledge and be informed.You might even be able answer your own questions.

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