Originally Posted by Wood
Jerry needs to be careful here because he is messing with something that has been tremendously successful. He is trying to create a NY Yankee situation which would be horrible for football. Greed is the root of all evil. Hockey has imploded, Baseball is on the verge and basketball will be next because they dont have shared agreements.
He's not messing with anything. The Players Association wants more dough, because they know how much $$$ the Boys & skins & other teams are making outside of the tv contracts. They want THAT money thrown into the pot as well for the next CBA. That would drive up the overall salary cap, but teams like the Colts wouldn't be able to afford it--UNLESS those teams making the dough are forced to share. Jerry's not trying to undo what's currently in place. He's not advocating the end of the CBA. Noone is. He's questioning how the next CBA should be figured. He & Kraft & Snyder (& others) simply feel that they shouldn't have to fund teams & owners who aren't as successful in getting those outside deals.
Here's a thought. Instead of Tags trying to shake down voters for football stadiums by dangling Super Bowls in front of them, why doesn't he get to work trying to increase non-tv revenue for those teams that need it? Instead of worrying about getting a team for LA (which clearly doesn't want one), he could be expending his energy on working with those owners on outside revenue-generating ideas of their own. Or, getting really cold & deciding that perhaps some markets don't need to have NFL teams.