Posts tagged NFLPA

Former Packers End Gary Knafelc is Pissed!

Gary Knafelc

Former Green Bay Packers end Gary Knafelc is pissed at the NFLPA for not taking care of players from his era, saying the organization hopes they all die. He has a point.

There’s a New IR Rule, but it Won’t Help Desmond Bishop

Desmond Bishop

The NFL and NFLPA agreed on two rule changes, one of which allows a player to go on injured reserve and come off during the season. Unfortunately, it won’t help Green Bay Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop.

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.

Packers’ Reactions To Continuation Of Lockout

Aaron Rodgers on the lockout

The Green Bay Packers had varied reactions to the events of the past two days that say the owners approve a new labor deal and the players choose not to vote. They ranged from rational to stupid. Here they are.

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.

Current State Of NFL Lockout Explained

DeMaurice Smith

The NFL’s lockout was supposed to end today, but then a bunch of crazy shit happened. Here’s the simplified version of why the NFL lockout is still in effect.

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.

Packers Told To Show Up Saturday

The Green Bay Packers have been instructed to show up Saturday to begin preparations for training camp and the preseason, a sure sign the lockout is nearly over.

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 […]

Lockout Could Be Over Soon: The Details

Roger Goodell

A new collective bargaining agreement could be coming soon, which means the godforsaken lockout, court cases and he said/she said bullshit that has been this NFL offseason might finally be over. Commissioner Roger Goodell presented the details of the proposed labor agreement to the owners on Tuesday. Although no vote was taken, the details make […]

The Numbers Game: Why The Idea Of NFL Pensions Are Bogus

Brett Favre

Since at least March we’ve heard a lot about how the average NFL career lasts about 3.6 years because compensation for former players is one of the key sticking points in the negotiation of a new labor deal. It’s one of the most misleading number in sports. The reason is that average includes all the players who are […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Season Won’t Start Until November And Other Theories

Roger Goodell

Former player and current analyst Cris Collinsworth doesn’t think the NFL season will begin until November. That’s right, November. In theory, that would make for a nine or 10-game regular season, preceded by a week of free agency, two weeks of training camp and one preseason game. Awesome. Collinsworth’s point is an interesting one. He […]

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 […]