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The Lounge>CBA is heading to the players for a vote
ShowtimeSBMVP 12:10 AM 02-26-2020

The NFLPA Board of Player Representatives voted to send the proposed collective bargaining agreement to the membership for a vote. #NFLPA #CBA

— George Atallah (@GeorgeAtallah) February 26, 2020



CBA goes out to players for a vote at 9 am ET. Voting window will stay open 7 days, per source.

— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) March 5, 2020


An update on our CBA vote: pic.twitter.com/d8P5KoFYP6

— NFLPA (@NFLPA) March 9, 2020

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Mecca 12:41 PM 03-10-2020
Originally Posted by KCChiefsFan88:
But that will never happen.

NFL players have shorter careers, and lower pay for the “rank and file” players compared to their MLB counterparts.

If the NFLPA decides to play maximum hardball by rejecting the current CBA, going on strike, etc, they’ll likely face the reality of eventually having to accept a worse deal and a broken union with many of the “rank and file” players revolting agains the hardline stance of the union leadership.
Why would that happen though?

The NFL makes huge money, the only players who got a worse deal striking were the NHL ones and that was because well their game doesn't make as much money.
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SAUTO 12:56 PM 03-10-2020
Originally Posted by duncan_idaho:
That’s TV-only revenue. Doesn’t account for the gambling revenue, which is expected to infuse even more cash.

End of the day, I’ll always side with players first, owners second.
not that im aware of.


its at least 48.8% of all revenue in any year where they play a 17th game. 48 prior to the 17th game.


gross revenue doesnt just account for tv money...
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KCChiefsFan88 02:09 PM 03-10-2020
Originally Posted by Mecca:
Why would that happen though?

The NFL makes huge money, the only players who got a worse deal striking were the NHL ones and that was because well their game doesn't make as much money.
Because the only leverage the players have against the owners is the urgency by the owners to get a CBA done now so they can begin negotiating the new media rights agreements and maximize its potential value.

The owners believe that they can maximize the new media rights value now with the strong economy (although they may have already missed that opportunity with the recent stock market downturn), and consecutive seasons of rebounding/stronger TV ratings (the NFL believes that TV ratings could take a hit this upcoming season due to the presidential election, similar to 2016 and put them in a weaker negotiating position a year from now).

Without the urgency of the moment, the owners have no incentive to offer concessions or an improved CBA to the players and will likely be willing to play the long game knowing that the weak players union will not stay united and will eventually crumble.
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Kiimosabi 02:31 PM 03-10-2020
https://advocacyforfairnessinsports....-proposed-cba/
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OrtonsPiercedTaint 02:46 PM 03-10-2020
Where did they hide the first round pick compensation the Pats get for the loss of Brady.
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LoneWolf 03:43 PM 03-10-2020
Originally Posted by Mecca:
Once again, if they would use the example of the MLB and realize they have power if they'd stick together, they'd get what they want.
No they wouldn't. If they go on strike, the owners can wait them out. The average professional football players' career is only 4 years. They can't afford to lose 25% of their career earnings.

At the end of the day, 48.8% of the revenue is a good deal. Higher minimum salaries, expanded rosters, etc...are all good for the players. If they turn down this deal, I promise you the deal they end up with will be worse.

I know this isn't the same thing and is a little apples to oranges, but I helped with a union contract negotiation in 2017. The deal we offered the workers in June was fair and increased their pay and benefits. They turned that offer down and were playing hardball on a couple of items like PTO and 401k match. Their existing contract ran out in September and we let them work without a contract until the end of October when we locked them out. The lockout took two weeks and then we came to an agreement. That agreement was much worse than the contract we offered them in June of that year. They got less in pay increases, their insurance premiums went up by 3% more than the previous offer, and we eliminated paid sick leave. When the rank and file cannot afford to live without pay for any amount of time, the leverage is on the eyes of the owners.
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RunKC 12:16 PM 03-11-2020
This weekend is going to be fun. I have to wonder if Sammy is gone on Monday

With the NFL mostly on hold until the CBA vote, I'm expecting a waterfall of news Sunday-Monday unlike anything since the 2011 lockout ended.

— Gregg Rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) March 10, 2020

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