Shouldn't 3 work stopages be strike 3 and your out for Gary.
something that's being mentioned in twitter-verse is how crazy it is that $200m worth of contracts got signed in the last 48 hours before the lockout.
this shows to me that the majority of teams are happy with the current system, since they can sign players with the current system. if they are losing money as they claim they'd all wait for the new rules to be put in place.
So do the players get together and practice and workout on their own without the coaches? This whole thing gives me a headache. All parties involved make more money than most people could only dream about!!!
I agree with Jeff. I think last time most fans were with the owners but NOT this time. The owners have complained about the big contracts and long contracts, yet all this summer that is all they have been doing. Signing big and long contracts.
By the way Jeff love that thingy of Carrie throwing the football. Is there a video of that? when?where was it taken?
Owners position: "We shot ourselves in the foot and it's all the players fault."
Carrie Underwood Interview @ Z100 30/04/2012 Starts at 18:35. If you haven't seen the interview it's really good, Autotune =bacon.
for guys in the NHL the situation might be a bit different, since there actually are leagues outside the NHL that are at least pretty competitive, unlike football.
just from reading some comments from players, it appears most of the european players will look to head to their home countries and play in the leagues in europe. Going back home might be quite appealing to them. The MVP from last season already has a deal to play in Russia.
for the North American players, it seems those who don't have kids are looking to play in european leagues as well. those who have kids seem to be less willing to go overseas.
from the players perspective, i can understand why they don't really want to budge. It's like working for a company that you know is making a good profit, after agreeing to a paycut a few years ago, and to thank you the employer asks you to take another pay cut even though you've done a good job.
and i see my friends have answered the other question for me lol