NFL vets gettin short changed by new contract.

yes
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53%
no
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13%
other
5
33%
Total Votes
15
less pay for rookies,then cut vets wanting too much money?that was the idea for new players contract,vets get more money,than unproven rookies,another big business scam on workers/for less pay!unions for persons or big biz?

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reb56
runnin backs need their own union/pension plan,owners are gettin greedy yr.round money n less pay,too.

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reb56
how come owners can make billions/no cap,but a player has a cap/free market?!rich get richer off players blood sweat n low pay!they need new union or free market rating by govt.

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pedalguy59


wave None of those players are low paid. Try watching Rugby League,
a much better game.

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reb56
they had it on last yr./watched it,then NFL signed their players n faded away.

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reb56
i can see why,they were tuff son of a guns,we played some as kids,schools banned it/had to play baseball,then softball/nanny state.

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reb56
college players form a union nw univ.labor law ruling,big money in college football.

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galrads


a number of colleges/universities have gone to a dynamic pricing system for admission tickets to college athletics. They probably saw player's forming unions years ago.

Used to be, some incentives for beating your brains out on the college football field was to learn stuff like leadership and teamwork, prepare for a career with the pros and hopefully be good enough to catch the eye of pro scouts.

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reb56
almost slave labor/pro minors start,u get hurt u dont get big money,now play off system/big bucks for ncaa sports,right time to go to labor board.

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galrads


I wonder when they stopped the old practice of soliciting sponsors to support college athletics?

Now College athletics supports the academic, or at least they say that's where the money goes... to help pay faculty and staff and provide their golden retirement accounts.

I recall back in the '70s when George Steinbrenner was a big OSU athletic supporter. Most anyone could afford the cost of game tickets. Miss the Ten Year War, Archie Griffin two time heisman trophy winner days etc.

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reb56
n woodys left hook/yikes,mich./alabama was playin osu,was a must watch,osu/mich.never missed it.mizzou got tired of texas/okla.money grab/hello SEC.

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galrads


Yeah, Woody screwed up big time hitting Clemson Charlie Bauman. He was dismissed the next day, after 28 years as head football coach at OSU.

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reb56
he have sometimers?

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galrads


Maybe, he also taught History at OSU. That striking incident was bizarre and can't be defended but it doesn't paint a fair perception of Woody.

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rohaan
When I must carefully write out an advance budget for housing, utilities, doctor and hospital fees, and staples, try as I might, I just cannot force myself to think of anyone in those positions you mentioned, as being treated "unfairly".

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reb56
they really just wanted medical care for grid iron injurys short n long term.

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reb56
most are broke w/ in 5yrs.of retirement/not all get the big bucks,then medical bills,each state should should care for players/med.centers,ncaa makes a bundle off sports,n nfl.

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rohaan
Average yearly salary is 1.9 million, plus endorsements, team paraphanalia, T.V. spots, magazine ads, etc...If they can't figure out how to plan a good retirement, even if it were only a couple of years' work, then I am really sorry, but I can't be sympathetic when many, many people work and contribute all their lives for lots, lots less. It's dumb to have a chance like they do and not put away a good nest egg. Dumb dumb dumb.

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reb56
college players should get a cut on jersets/games,etc.too.

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reb56
16 billion dollar biz/ncaa football,they can afford to take care of players injurys,they have univ.hospitals/whats the big deal greed.

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felixis99


this

the last 3 words....often enuff

I don't even watch it..we call it the National Felon League here...I want nothing to do with "professional" FB

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reb56
gainin steam now.

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reb56
chump change for owners v.billions/no cap for them or injurys,might as well be coal miners.

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reb56
KOCH brothers want miners days n company store back/owe your soul.

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reb56
sent ideas for comp.via kc chiefs for nyc head office,took ideas/no comp.have atty.on it/sorry sobs,ron.cant trust empty suits v.a dollar.rich get richer then whine for more n rob the lil guy/sad,they never get enuff n lie cheat n steal,no gentilemen anymore u cant expect men w/ honor.

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reb56
like redskins name im german/cherokee,whites were better fighters,never bring a knife to a gun fight,know wonder they got new york for beads.rambo was german/cherokee two bad combos,lol.billionaires can make unlimited money/free market,but not worker/free market rip off,caps on players who have a limited time,then injurys for life/gladiators now feed them to lions,no proper work comp.!

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reb56
u mean old oakland raiders,lol.

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reb56
owners can make all the cash they want n cap players,etc.money/free market?B/S.

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reb56
dumber if u get lowballed by owners/short time to work/play.

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reb56
kc v.rams sunday go KC n royals.

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reb56
jerseys,slaves for a degree/injurys,etc.to get an education n fat cats get rich,college n pro!

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