Posts tagged Collective Bargaining Agreement

We Finally Have A Deal

Roger Goodell

The NFL will reportedly put an end to the lockout tomorrow after players agreed to the terms of the collective bargaining agreement the owners approved last week. The next week going to be wild.

Murphy: We’re Done Negotiating, You Assholes!

Mark Murphy

Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy has let it be known the NFL is done negotiating, which could either lead to the lockout ending next week or a stalemate that makes it drag on for some time.

Packers Say They Didn’t Contact Players, NFL Doesn’t Care

Mark Murphy

The Green Bay Packers say they didn’t tell players to show up Saturday, but the word got out somehow. Either way, the NFL doesn’t seem to care and things should be a go for the weekend.

Free Agency Begins July 28… Maybe

Roger Goodell

There’s talk a new labor deal could be finished in the next few weeks and that means the league will have to start setting dates for things like free agency, signing undrafted players and roster deadlines. If, as some have suggested, a tentative deal can be in place by the owners meeting on July 21, […]

We Finally Have A Lockout Ruling

DeMaurice Smith

Remember when the NFL appealed U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson’s April ruling that the lockout was illegal back in June? Well, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis finally issued a ruling yesterday, siding with the NFL and throwing out Nelson’s decision. What does that mean? It means everyone wasted a bunch of […]

We Lose Games In 10 Days

Roger Goodell

As negotiations between the NFL and players drag on, we’re about to come up on our first real deadline, whether anyone wants to admit it or not. It’s widely believed if a new labor deal isn’t complete by July 15, the NFL will have to start canceling games. Whether regular-season games will be affected remains […]

NFL Has No Scheduling Plan For Shortened Season

Roger Goodell

After we wrote about the NFL planning for an eight-game season, someone asked me if I knew how the league would handle the schedule. If the labor dispute costs the NFL any amount of games, the league will have to adjust the schedule in some fashion. The most obvious potential solution is to simply keep […]

NFL Season Could Be Eight Games

Roger Goodell

I really hate the NFL right now. Hate everything about it. A week after players and owners entered into settlement talks and there was finally a hint of optimism, there’s news the league is preparing for a season as short as eight games. An eight-game season would begin in late November, with a whopping five […]

Opened Books: Packers Financials, Facts, And What They Mean

Roger Goodell

Throughout the current NFL labor dispute, the supposedly defunct NFLPA has responded to calls from the owners to accept a smaller share of the revenue pie with the rallying cry, “show us your books!” This resonates easily with the public, which sees the logic of demanding the owners prove their claim the current CBA is untenable and that […]

NFL, Players In Settlement Talks: What It Means

DeMaurice Smith

There have been cryptic reports surfacing this week that NFL owners and players were holding secret meetings in Chicago to resume negotiations on a collective bargaining agreement. In actuality, the league and players were in off-site mediation prompted by U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan. What the hell does that mean for a new labor deal? It […]

Packers Have Cut Salaries

Dom Capers

The Green Bay Packers are one of two teams to cut salaries for assistant coaches, according to Larry Kennan, director of the NFL Coaches Association. The other team is the Baltimore Ravens. While the Packers and Ravens have already acted, assistant coaches around the league will have their salaries slashed anywhere from 20-50 percent because of […]

Lockout Will Remain In Place Until June

Roger Goodell

The news just keeps getting better. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling on Monday granting the NFL a stay, allowing the lockout to remain in place until a decision by the court on the Brady v. NFL antitrust lawsuit is rendered. The case will be heard June 3 and a decision isn’t expected […]

Hooray! The Lockout Is Back On!

Roger Goodell

Fuck the fucking fuck NFL owners. Apparently, they didn’t get the message when their commissioner was booed as he opened the NFL Draft last night. Of course, why would they care about anyone other than themselves? Once their lockout was ruled illegal and their request for a stay was denied by U.S. District Judge Susan Richard […]

NFL Offseason Begins Today, For Real This Time

Roger Goodell

The NFL took it’s sweet time, but the league is officially open for offseason business as usual today. U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson denied the league’s request for a stay Wednesday. The NFL requested the action after Nelson’s decision to lift the lockout on Monday, a decision the league is appealing. Players around the […]

All Is Quiet In Green Bay

Mark Murphy

A lot of people assumed players would start showing up at team facilities Tuesday morning after they were granted a temporary injunction against the NFL and their lockout on Monday. That didn’t play out in Green Bay. Exactly zero Green Bay Packers turned up at team headquarters. From the sound of it, the Packers wouldn’t […]

Lockout Is Over, At Least Temporarily

DeMaurice Smith

The NFL’s lockout is over, at least temporarily, after U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson granted the players a preliminary injunction Monday. The ruling is a victory for the players, who claimed the lockout was hurting their careers. The NFL filed an appeal in the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis. The plaintiffs […]

Work Stoppage Does Not Apply To These Packers

Desmond Bishop

The NFL and their rules are stupid. Here we are in the midst of a lockout, the players no longer have a functioning union, they’re suing the league and the rules dictate players cannot talk to coaches or team executives. Players cannot be at team facilities. No offseason programs can be conducted. Team executives cannot […]

Owners Refused To Meet With Players

Roger Goodell

In advance of Wednesday’s scheduled court date, where the players have charged NFL owners with antitrust violations, you’d think the league would be interested in going back to the bargaining table. They have, in fact, made public pleas for the players to return to negotiations. Well, that was obviously all bullshit. John Clayton reports the […]

There Will Probably Be Football On Sunday, Regardless

Roger Goodell

There’s no guarantee there will be NFL football on Sundays this year, but there still may be some football on Sunday. And no, I’m not talking about the Lingerie Football League. That’s not football, it’s something to masturbate to. I’m talking about college football. Specifically, the Pac-10. The Pac-10 is discussing the possibility of playing […]

Support Your Local Chicken Farmer

We all suffer while the stupid NFL owners and players continue their bickering over a new labor deal, but perhaps no one will suffer more if the NFL loses games than the guys who raise and slaughter chickens for your pleasure. That’s right. The chicken wing industry will take a huge hit if the lockout […]