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What a charade

Posted on: February 25, 2011 6:17 pm
 

INDIANAPOLIS -- So four of the power agents stood up together to show their unity for the NFL Players Association Friday?

What? Those guys would stab each other in the back in a minute.

Does anybody really believe that charade? Drew Rosenhaus, Joel Segal, Tom Condon and Ben Dogra, four power NFL agents, got up in front of their brethren during the annual agent meeting to show solidarity.

Nice show, but really?

Rosenhaus is the same agent who got into an almost fistfight here years ago with another agent over allegations he was trying to poach that agent's player. And this is a united group?

I know why they're playing it that way: The agent community is in big financial trouble if there is a lockout of the NFL players in their fight to get a new CBA.

Some have estimated that half of the registered agents would go out of business.

That seems high, but you never know.

The four who joined together to show they backed the NFLPA aren't among that group, but even they would feel the financial sting, according to sources.

Let's not get carried away with this gesture. If you think the agents are unified on anything, I have a plot of swamp land I'd love to sell you.

 

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:26 pm
 

What a charade

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: February 27, 2011 9:33 am
 

What a charade

Piranhas only work together when a big fat cow has fallen into the water.



Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: February 26, 2011 6:12 pm
 

What a charade

Mousse, thanks. I discovered the "public" aspect doing some later reading. I tend to agree with you, too.



Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: February 26, 2011 2:04 pm
 

What a charade

If we had two teams based in Wisconsin then we would have some stuff to talk about. The what ifs would be intersting.
I believe that the law in Wisconsin only applies to public employees . The state of Wisconsin does not own the Packers, they are owned by the shareholders, and I don't believe the state is a shareholder. Even if the state was a shareholder, the players would not be government employees. People need to realize that this law only applies to government employees, and not the private sector. I agree with the law. If people don't like the conditions of working for the government (many of these conditions are very sweet), then they are free to go apply for a job in the private sector. If they do, they better be ready to lose a lot of their protections and be subject to the free market system.



Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: February 26, 2011 12:35 pm
 

What a charade

Thanks, cmc18v!

So, if I understand you correctly, even though the NFLPA is nationally based, if both teams were within the same state, then state authority would rule? While unlikely in football, baseball could easily end up facing such a situation!

Wait a minute. I forgot. Who's on 1st? Laughing




Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: February 26, 2011 12:26 pm
 

What a charade

 

I know why they're playing it that way: The agent community is in big financial trouble if there is a lockout of the NFL players in their fight to get a new CBA.

Some have estimated that half of the registered agents would go out of business.


 


This would be bad, why? 



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: February 26, 2011 11:12 am
 

What a charade

If the NFLPA ends up on strike, and states like Wisconsin pass a low prohibiting strikes, would a game scheduled, for example, in Green Bay be played or not?



If we had two teams based in Wisconsin then we would have some stuff to talk about. The what ifs would be intersting.



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: February 26, 2011 7:47 am
 

What a charade

Well Prisco..that sums it up. You live in a swamp. Dont give it up(land) yet Pete. You'll be pulling crocks when the NFL is done. They(agents) wont be hurting as much as you. The articles you come up with are SO stimulating. The charade is you trying to find work when the NFL is locked out.



Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: February 26, 2011 7:42 am
 

What a charade

I love America, where I am totally free to display my ignorance. So, here goes....

If the NFLPA ends up on strike, and states like Wisconsin pass a low prohibiting strikes, would a game scheduled, for example, in Green Bay be played or not?


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