Numerous sources are reporting what is being called “crazy talk” by some out of the NFL/NFLPA negotiations. The word is that an extension of the deadline for the collective bargaining agreement is in the works. NFL owners have requested the extension. However, the players’ union is waiting to see if this is indeed a ‘good [...]
It sounds like something out of the Wisconsin state capitol. However, the NFLPA’s plan to dissolve itself through the decertification process is actually voluntary. The union is making the move to pre-empt what looks to be an inevitable lockout by NFL owners. According to ESPN:
If the union decertifies, it is no longer a union, and [...]
Today, Democratic Senator and Commerce Committee Chairman, Jay Rockefeller, has made a strong request that the NFL and its owners open their books to players to help put to rest the current television revenue controversy. Rockefeller sees a more ‘open’ process leading to a quicker resolution to the CBA stalemate that threatens the upcoming NFL [...]
The documents regarding the NFL’s contracts with television networks for the 2011 season are now public. According to NFLLockout.com, they clearly show that the NFL did not negotiate with the NFLPA in good faith because they were planning on using 2011 television revenues as insurance against a lockout.
The contracts, some of which were negotiated over [...]
Now THAT…was a party. Especially if you’re Bryant McKinney who made sure he and his guests had a very good time. According to TMZ, McKinnie spent over $100,000 last Thursday night at a pre-NBA All-Star Game celebration:
Sources at the NBA All-Star “Kick Off Party” at MyHouse nightclub — hosted by rapper Rick Ross and model [...]
Any talks or negotiations that offered the slimmest glimmer of hope that the NFL and the Players’ Union could hammer out their differences around a new collective bargaining agreement are officially out the window. The NFL has just filed ‘unfair labor practice’ charges and the NFLPA.
The suit alleges that the NFLPA has not been negotiating [...]
In the continuing saga that is the collective bargaining agreement negotiations between NFL owners and the NFL Players’ Association, there is one group that consistently exposes itself as an intractable legion of a-holes: the owners. While demanding more time and energy from players, pushing a rookie salary cap and refusing to share an additional $1 [...]
The NFL and the NFLPA have cancelled scheduled negotiations for Thursday February 10. No reason has been given other than the fact that neither side wants to give up anything, and posturing like that is rarely good for compromise. According the SI:
Both sides met Wednesday to discuss a new collective bargaining agreement, but they [...]
Not to say that these two sides aren’t interested in getting a deal done, but there has been an awful lot of posturing going on the last couple of months between the NFL and the NFLPA. That has left precious little time for real negotiations and the formation of effective solutions. But with the current [...]
On Media Day for Super Bowl XLV in Dallas, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver – and noted dirty player – Hines Ward was interviewed by Michael Silver of Yahoo Sports. Ward was quite animated on the subject of safety in the NFL, particularly around the issue of concussions:
“To say the league really cares? They don’t give [...]