It's a masterful PR slogan. "They rejected their own offer". Very cute, kudos. And it has spread like wildfire, it really resonates. Amazing. If the players offer doesnt end up achieving what the owners hardest line possible proposal calls for, the owners get their ridiculous fountain of caps installed and a new precedent set. Right. If the triggers are negotiable, they are still negotiaing a linkage. And worse, then instituting a false market they dont accept when the linkage amount is exceeded. The players have already accepted the concept of a rollback. Instead of the cap being implemented if "it doesnt work", how about they just do another market correcting rollback in 3 years, and then find further adjustments to the model based on the new evidence of how the changes worked? At some point, if the owners keep spending this money, after they are given it back, they cant claim its not the proper market value.