National Football League
Wanna bet? New Jersey does, but Washington has the final say.
NFL players say the league’s request to put a federal judge’s lockout ruling on hold should be denied. Why? They say every day it remains in effect they suffer more harm.
Had enough of the he-said, he-said rancor between the NFL and players? Don’t expect it to go away anytime soon.
If you’re free, healthy, wealthy, or simply employed, you may be thankful to be in America or to be an American. Unless, of course, you run the NFL, own an NFL team, or run the NFL Players Association.
Unable to decide how to divvy up $9 billion a year, NFL owners and players put the country’s most popular sport in limbo Friday hours before their contract expired. The union decertified; the league imposed a lockout.
NFL Hall of Famer and former NY Giants Linebacker Harry Carson was the special guest speaker at Thursday’s annual Head Injury Association forum on Long Island and for good reason.
Not nearly enough. That, essentially, was the NFL Players Association’s stance on two vital issues Wednesday as the deadline for a new labor deal approaches.
A person familiar with the negotiations told The AP that the NFL offered to turn over five years of profitability data to the players’ union — and the offer was rejected.
Does Tiki Barber still have what it takes to absorb the NFL’s weekly grind? “He keeps coming every day, we’re going to get it done,” Barber’s trainer, Joe Carini, told the NY Post.
The NFL Players Association retained an international investment bank to help it decide whether the league’s offer to reveal more financial information during negotiations will be enough to satisfy the union’s call for full disclosure.
Working to figure out how to divide about $9 billion in annual revenues, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, union executive director DeMaurice Smith and their negotiating teams were at a federal mediator’s office Tuesday for a 13th day of labor talks.
If NFL owners aren’t careful, they might just force us to sympathize with guys who make more in a year than most will take home in a lifetime. Chad Ochocinco could come off looking like some sort of modern-day Cesar Chavez.
Negotiators for the NFL and the players’ union begin five days and nights — at least — of talks toward reaching a new collective bargaining agreement on Monday. Failure by the time Friday ends could mean the first pro football work stoppage since 1987.
Use a 24-hour extension to get a longer reprieve. That appeared to be the approach for the NFL and the players’ union Friday as the parties agreed to extend the deadline for a new labor agreement until March 11.
The NFL is so popular that five million tuned in for at least a few moments last week to watch young men in spandex lift weights at the league’s annual scouting combine. But what if there’s nothing to watch next season? What will you do?