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Why did the FB players need to reunionize?

Old 08-14-2011, 07:46 AM
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I'm perplexed. Someone on here made the claim the FB players never got rid of the union. If that were so, why are they reunionizing?

http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/sports/f...-camp-8-4-2011


Personally, I think the courts should block them from being able to do this. They use the power of a union when it suits them and then drop it when it doesn't. More evidence their decertification was a shame and the owners lock out was in fact legal.
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Old 08-14-2011, 07:58 AM
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All that Union does is get more and more money for the players. That in turn makes ticket prices so high that the average person can't afford to attend. Take a family of 4 out to a weekend of pro ball games today and it will end up costing close to a grand if they need to travel and stay over night.
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Champlain Islander View Post
All that Union does is get more and more money for the players. That in turn makes ticket prices so high that the average person can't afford to attend. Take a family of 4 out to a weekend of pro ball games today and it will end up costing close to a grand if they need to travel and stay over night.
I disagree. Ticket prices are priced at what the market will bear. If the football players got paid half as much or the TV paid twice as much for broadcast rights . . . I wouldn't expect ticket prices to come down. The prices for Dallas Cowboys football tickets are sky high, but they seem to keep their seats sold. If they can sell them at that high price, why would they sell them for less? I don't think so. We live in a market driven economy. The unions don't set prices for things in the marketplace. When they start forcing automakers to increase their car prices so they can pay their workers more, they get undercut by foreign competition. I'm not saying this is happening or has happened . . . I'm using it as a plausible example scenario of what would happen if unions presumed to set prices. This would only work in a monopoly situation.
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Old 08-14-2011, 02:00 PM
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There is no doubt that the ticket prices aren't too high to limit sales...yet. My post was aimed towards the average person who is being priced right out of the game. I have a friend who is a die hard Red Sox fan and used to take his wife from Vt to Mass about 15 times a summer. He said now he can only afford a trip or two each year due to the high costs now. When the new Ynkee Stadium was built tickets were ski high and have gone up since. They still sell out but a large percentage of the tickets are going to luxury boxes and corporate seats costing several hundred a ticket. At some point the ticket prices will get too high and those owners will be shelling out too much to the players to even get a profit and that will be including their huge TV contracts. When emty seats start to appear they have gone too far.
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Old 08-14-2011, 02:50 PM
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IMO: If there were no football most of those guys would be on welfare, in jail or peddling dope.
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Old 08-14-2011, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by falcon View Post
IMO: If there were no football most of those guys would be on welfare, in jail or peddling dope.
I quit watching pro ball a long time ago, i shoot with a guy that used to pitch for three ball clubs, I'm not going to mention his name you would know him, but he quit pro baseball after the second strike. He told me he got into base ball because he loved the sport, when it turned in the nothing but money he let if go.
I agree with you Falcon, most of he pro FB players on T.V. can't even speak English, I can't freaking understand them...

Call me a racist, I don't give a darn, it's true.
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Old 08-14-2011, 03:38 PM
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Racist rev!
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:47 PM
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Racist rev!
I asked for it..
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Originally Posted by falcon View Post
IMO: If there were no football most of those guys would be on welfare, in jail or peddling dope.
Marge Schott was 100% spot-on, and she was pilloried for her knowledge.
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:59 AM
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[quote=hockeydad;3834690]I told him about the Rev's "friend", he was incensed with rage and threatened to kill the socialist if he ever found out his true identity.
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That would be his last ever on this earth mistake! I'll send it Rogers himself, but I know he doen't have the stones to confront my friend. Trust me, he's not a puss like Rogers is.
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