OT: NFL may come uncapped

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  1. futurcorerock

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2317906

    I've had enough of football for this season, but this could have some implications on the current CBA, as it may appear that the NFL may drop the salary cap for the 2007 season.

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    The NFL is making a big mistake if it happens.

    I personally love the salary cap and hope the NHL keeps it forever.
     
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    If they do, we all know that my dear Al Davis, and my beloved Raiders, will take full advantage of the lack of salary cap.
     
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    The first thing I thought when I read this was that the Raiders would attempt to buy a title.
     
  5. Jones, Davis, and Snyder would love for this to happen.
     
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    This NFL negotiation will be interesting to watch. The NFL is basically king, and it has managed to avoid the type of shutdown that has recently beset the NHL, NBA and MLB. I think the players are itching to have some type of guaranteed contracts that players in other sports have. At the same time, the owners are divided amongst themselves over how to share revenues like those from suites, sponsorships, etc. Today's Boston Herald has a story about how Patriots owner Bob Kraft will not resign Richard Seymour until a new CBA is hammered out.

    http://patriots.bostonherald.com/patriots/view.bg?articleid=124385
     
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    i would be very, very surprised if this ever happened.
     
  8. Wetcoaster

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    Old news.

    Upshaw has been saying this since October 2004.
    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/7834035
     
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    The NFL has by far the worst deal for the players of any of the 4 major sports. If I was an NFL player I would fight for guaranteed contracts more than anything. Getting cut because you get injured (and NFL players get by far the most devasting injuries of all 4 sports) sucks.

    If I am in the NFL I don't mind the cap as long as the contract I sign for 3 or 4 years is nonoured in Full. Getting cut in the 2nd year of a 5 year contract is unfair. Especially after all of the players make millions over 3 or 4 years for their NCAA team for nothing.
     
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    Check the date on my article. February 3rd. Tagliabue makes reference to the uncapping of the NFL in his "state of the NFL" address.

    Thank you for being above everyone else, Wetty
     
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    Uh oh, Oakland would be huge under a no-Cap world.
     
  12. Wetcoaster

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    Check the date of the article I cited 27 October 2004 - therefore old news.

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  13. futurcorerock

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    In that case, it was old news back when they first signed their agreement. Thus, your news is old news. Sir,

    The link is just a point of reference for the discussion.

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    Actually it really isn't old news since it hasn't happened yet, and the topic creator is correct by bringing this up because the state of the league address was this past week, and Paul said it wasn't looking good so far.


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    Just to give everyone the heads up on what's going on in all Raiders fans heads, and in Al Davis' office, I suggest you all go insert the Star Wars soundtracks, and play Darth Vaders theme--it may very well become the NFLs new Monday Night Football song :teach:

    God I hope the uncapping is true, even if it's just for a few years, it'd be nice to see the Raiders spend Yankee dollars on a few Championships. :yo:
     
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    Believe me its not going to happen. The players would lose BIG if they go uncapped. Imagine signing some guy and cutting him a week later without salary cap implications.
     
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    Al will just throw the money down a hole.
     
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    I can't see Al having the money to do $200 mil payrolls.
     
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    They already are HUGE, they sign the fattest, slowest and dumbest players... ;)

    But seriously, there is no way the cap goes away, the reason they implimented the cap was because of my beloved Eddie D (damn York!! grr...) and Jerry Jones were buying titles. They want an even playing field and they have it. I may not be a real cap fan because I feel it limits teams from keeping some of their best home grown players when their contracts come up but a cap in football and hockey is here to stay....
     
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    Don't forget maladjusted, stoned and drunk. Weird Al gets a interesting mix.
     
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    No they wouldn't, they are in a small market who cant even fill their stadium.
     
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    It's not about the market, it's about the type of owner Al is. All he wants are championships, and if he's allowed to buy one, he will.
     
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    Troy McClure BPA is a lie

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    Has that ever worked? Has an NFL owner ever bought a ring? Al may spend a lot, but so would other owners. Davis wouldn't win every bidding war, and even if he did, talent alone doesn't win rings.
     
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    Dan Snyder tried it, he looked more like James Dolan than Steinbrenner.
     
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    Eddie Debartolo and Jerry Jones before the cap...duh!
     
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