NFL wins another round as appeals court says lockout stays in place until full appeal

  • Article by: DAVE CAMPBELL , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 17, 2011 - 6:48 AM
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ChachiMay. 16, 11 8:06 PM

Does anyone remember when this silly game we all love so much, used to be about the game?

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birdman5May. 16, 11 8:11 PM

If people could see the players that have become disabled from the game they would have better understanding. As a kid growing up in the 60s it was every kids dream to be able to play past high school but the ultimate dream was to be a pro athlete. I was lucky enough to play at a small college and suffer from 4 herniated discs in my neck and two in my lower back at 51 I am still lucky enough to work as a teacher but not a coach. Many of these pro football players have their lives completed changed or altered in one brief moment. They live the rest of their lives in severe pain and live a much different life than the average person as much money that is made off these athletes they should be provided for. We don't here about the guys that live a very difficult painful life after a significant injury or playing for several years being drafted and crippled early in their careers with no where to turn. So I side with the players that go with out, on the other hand there are those players that will never be able to spend what they make if they lived a very comfortable lifestyle and are over paid in my opinion. yet how does one put a price on a guy like Farve who as he ages will suffer tremendously most likely and there will not be enough money in he world to fix their physical problems. How do you put a price on that??? Politicians like Dayton and other business men profit from these athletes!!

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rho1953May. 16, 1110:13 PM

Look, these guys don't have any choice but to treat it like a business. Their careers are short, on average, and they must make as much as they can while they are young. That beibg said, this ruling is the best thing for the fans. If the players had prevailed they would have had no incentive to bargain. This gives us a chance for a relatively normal season. The Vikings are one of the teams most severly impacted, with new coaches. They desperately need to be getting in their offseason work. This could be a completely lost and wasted season for them if this goes on another month.

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bdaniel367May. 17, 11 5:40 AM

greedy union members. how dare they ask for huge pay raises and benefits? how dare they ask for security after trashing their bodies for our entertainment? Where's their share of the pain we all feel?

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joe1701May. 17, 11 7:33 AM

" because they dig the game," This is who the players choose to represent them? No wonder you're losing. Hey spoiled brats get this: you are well paid to play a game....dig it?

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davfoxMay. 17, 11 7:57 AM

A liberal judge (Nelson) found to be making stuff up in a friendly union decision. Not too surprising. That being said the whole thing is a crock of @?&*@! on both sides.

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teddygMay. 17, 11 8:37 AM

The appeals court wording of the ruling was very strong and to the point. They basically slapped judge nelson side-of-the-head' with a 'what were you thinking' ruling.

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whatsupheyMay. 17, 11 8:56 AM

This is really stupid. The only sport left in America that is growing in viewership and is so much more popular than anyother that it is laughable. People don't even turn into watch the World Series anymore. Basketball can't even get their playoff games on one of the Big 3 networks and as for Hockey, do they still play Professional Hockey? Pro Football is living proof that people with money aren't necessarily smart. There is so much money I can't believe that either side would be stupid enough to stike. That said I have to admit that Pro Football fan's are going to blow smoke, but within 6 weeks of starting the season the fan's will be back in full force.

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whatsupheyMay. 17, 11 9:02 AM

Yo fans I have a secret for all of you; whether your pro-union, pro-owner or you feel so sorry for anyone who ever played this game and ended up getting screwed - you FANS have caused it. Your (me too) are the ones who watch the games, go to the games, buy all the stuff and then complain about the players getting too much money. If the fan's did care about watching football none of this would happen, because most of these guys could go onto a great career in something else. So if your defending the players or owners if you go to the games, watch them and buy all the goodies your the ones to blame. People (like me) love to complain, but when this is over the fans will be back in droves. All it will take is about 6 games, at the most.

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UncadotMay. 17, 11 1:56 PM

Why is it that the players (employees) think they can tell the owners (employers) how to use their money? If my employees thought they could tell me how much I have to pay them and how to run my business, I'd close the doors too! If the players don't like it they can use that "calege edacashun" they supposedly earned and do a real job. There are lots of men who would love to work for what these guys currently get.

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