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Sunday, February 26, 2021

bustin' caps
So the rhetoric is heating up on both sides, after a month of build-up. All the reports indicate that the NFL is going to implode horribly next week, when the free-agency period starts on March 3rd without a sparkling-new collective bargaining agreement.

Except… For the little fact that football’s current CBA runs for two more seasons, right through to the 2008 entry draft.

True, both the league and the union want to supplant the final couple of years in this deal. The prospect of an uncapped year in 2007, along with various other factors, has implications that start his offseason. But it’s not a dire situation — the season’s going to start on time, this year and next. I’m getting tired of reports that miss this simple fact, and reflexively equate this situation with strikes and lockouts in other sports.

- Costa Tsiokos, Sun 02/26/2006 11:19:08 PM
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  1. Check out the Sonian for my take on the CBA. Turns out, owners seem to profit on its delay (at least until after this year’s free agency period).

    Comment by Nicholas Carlson — 02/27/2006 @ 01:36:48 PM

  2. COLLECTIVELY BARGAINED, AGAIN

    As an NFL fan, I’m glad that a new collective bargaining agreement was struck, averting turbulence over the next couple of years (even though I thought the panic over staying with the old CBA to be overblown).
    As an NHL fan, I kinda wish the f…

    Trackback by Population Statistic — 03/10/2021 @ 09:09:22 PM

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