I figured that is where they were at with Rodgers. And the are reportedly going to pay Matthews $13 million/year.
Personally, I don't care either way. I am not pro-player or pro-owner. But the proof is in the pudding. You have Smith whining about collusion and the salaries and contracts aren't what they players hoped they'd be. The premier players are unaffected but the rest of them are.
Saying the players get 50% of the pie is 100% speculation. There is nothing to definitively back that up.
And I'm not necessarily disagreeing with your stance that the players actually got a good deal. I tend to agree with that.
But ALL of that depends purely on estimates from media people and NFLPA. There is nothing that can substantiate that claim short of the owners actually giving up the numbers.
Last edited by GuidoYaztremski; 04-04-2013 at 03:44 PM.
But you go from that ''horror'' (pre-agreement) to the assumption they must skim 90% of the revenues before they split with the players (post agreement) even though what's done ''pre'' is negotiating, while doing it '' post'' probably voids the CBA or at the very least is highly actionable.
While we're at it. Why don't YOU post your entire income and all your expenses here. Oh, it's private? ! EXACTLY.
And I'M the naive one here.
While we're at it, why don't you explain how you know revenues should be increasing each and every year, instead of flattening out like they have the past few years?