This won't happen but curious if it's legal

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Reverend Conehead, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    This is another bored in the offseason post, so don't take it too seriously. I was just wondering if it's legal to trade an entire team for another one. For example, Jerry calls up Paul Allen in the offseason and offers him some obscene amount of money to trade every single player we have and every coach for every player they have, all their coaches, and their GM. In essence, next season our team would be theirs and theirs would be ours. Romo & Co would be putting on Seahawks uniforms and Seattle fans would be watching Garrett do that annoying hand clap on the sidelines when something goes wrong.

    In an instant we would have a powerhouse team and all its coaches AND ITS GM.

    Obviously, this won't actually happen. There probably isn't any amount of money that would convince Paul Allen to do this. Seahawks fans would lynch him. I'm still curious whether it's actually legal according to league rules. The closest thing that's ever happened like it was when the Browns moved and became the Ravens and a new expansion team put on Browns uniforms to become the Browns. Before that there had been talk of the Bucs moving to Cleveland and becoming the Browns. That would have been something like it.
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  2. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    One problem... Paul Allen has a lot more $$$ than Jerry Jones.
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  3. Richmond Cowboy

    Richmond Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Paul Allen can afford to hire Jerry as his butler.
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  4. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    A lot more money. It's been said that Allen has more money than all other NFL owners combined.

    Not sure if that's true, but anything Jerry could offer would be considered pocket change to Paul Allen.
  5. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    Now THAT would be a site to behold.

    Somebody should photoshop that.
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  6. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    I think he should. Then at least Jerry would be too busy to be our GM anymore.
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  7. Questfor6

    Questfor6 Well-Known Member

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    Expansion teams and trading entire organizations are two totally different things and there is no way with a salary cap that could happen. Both teams would pay penalties on just about every contract with a signing bonus due, which would put them over the cap
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  8. CowboyFan4Eva

    CowboyFan4Eva Benched

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    You don't hear much from Paul Allen, do you? Even when their in the NFCCG.....
  9. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    That's the way it should be. Spend your time on your 200 foot yacht while the football guys you hired do their jobs.
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  10. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Is there some inside joke that I'm missing with these types of threads?

    Are people competing for worst thread ever?

    All money that has been prorated into the future comes due immediately when a player is traded. The Cowboys could not get under the cap if they traded all players because of this rule.

    Paul Allen could just give a few billion to his neighbor, who would then buy an NFL team. That team would then trade all of their draft picks every year to the Seahawks in exchange for a player that the Seahawks were going to cut anyway.
  11. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    It's a slippery slope. Trade cheerleaders too? Trade Stadiuams? How about trading fans? No sirrie. I will never be caught wearing a Browns heavy coat on a winter's day when the temperature is 2 and the union donuts and coffee half given out at the dock.
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  12. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    Rest your worries. As long as I am around no one will ever aspire (or achief) the worst thread ever. You can count on me, pally!
  13. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty creative. I hope Allen doesn't follow this board. It might give him some ideas. :)
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  14. Ratmatt

    Ratmatt Well-Known Member

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    L.A.Rams owner Robert Irsay and Colts owner Carrol Rosenbloom switched ownerships in the early 70's.The players and coaches didn't change,but the owners did.
  15. Cowboy4ever

    Cowboy4ever Well-Known Member

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    I did a quick search, Jerry Jones worth 2.7 billion, Allen, worth 15 Billion, I would take either one.
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  16. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    I'd settle for that.

    Hey Jerry!! I hear Seattle is a very nice town!! Pretty good football team too!!
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  17. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    I wouldn't and couldn't happen.

    Something I have wondered about though:

    If Jerry Jones wanted to move up to the second pick overall to draft, say, Johnny Manziel, could he compensate the parties that currently have the 2nd pick with money in addition to picks and players?

    For example, that typically would take like Dallas' first and second round pick this year, their first and second next year, and their first and fourth the following year. Could Jerry give Jeff Fisher (assuming he makes the decisions) ten million under the table to just take this year's first and second and next year's first to make the deal?

    So instead of:

    1st, 2nd
    1st, 2nd
    1st, 4th

    the Rams get:

    1st, 2nd
    + 10 Million cash

    Clearly, that would be frowned upon at best and illegal at worst... but if nobody knew about the cash, they would just think that the Rams made a bad deal. What is to keep that from happening?
  18. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was funny and as the OP stated, dont take it serious. I hear detriot is looking into it as well.
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  19. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    let's just switch owners, then I'm on board
  20. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    I move the CZ pool all its resources and buy Jerry out in a hostile takeover.

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