NFL/NFLPA: What the Players Deserve for Lessening Their Piece of the Pie

February 18, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I recently wrote an article about the NFL and the NFLPA and who people should side with during this labor dispute.
After reading the comments and giving the situation more thought, I realize that I may have been somewhat unfair in my approach to the article and not given what I believe is fair to the players.
In the article, I did state that the players would have to sacrifice some of the total money that was being paid, but there are other ways that the players checks would not be smaller and the game would be better for us, the fans.
The 60/40 Split
I said that I believed that the players should take less money and that a revenue split of 60/40, in favor of the owners, would be fair. I still believe that, but here is how the players could make more money.
If the players were to agree to the 40 percent, of the $250 million per year the NFL makes, it would make the salary cap $100 million dollars. Not a bad chunk of change, but less than the players...

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