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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Be Prepared for a Lockout

With less than 2 days to go, the NFLPA and the owners have yet to reach an agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.  For most of us out there, this information means absolutely nothing so we here at themanscave.org are here to clarify.  The basic idea is that the NFL and all its teams bring in a certain amount of cash flow that the CBA is responsible for distributing to all those involved.  Under the past CBA, the owners immediately received $1 billion off the top of this fund.  $1 BILLION!!!  If the current attempts at negotiating a new CBA were to fail, there would be a work stoppage as the players and owners would essentially be refusing to participate in the league.  There have been previous instances were such as happened, and it basically will leave thousands of people without a source of income.  The big catch in all of this?  While prices are rising exponentially and us fans are forced to pay more and more for a ticket, (Not to mention that it costs $20 to get a beer and a hot dog!) the owners are attempting to increase their off the top share of the pie to $2 BILLION!! So not only do you have a group of owners that want to increase the amount of money that they receive, but you also have players and lawyers and agents that want to see their share increase as well.  What does that mean for us, the average fan? Consider this... There are 32 teams in the NFL.  That means that each week there are 16 games that are played. (For this purpose we will ignore bye weeks)  If each of those 16 games were to sell out, and each of those sold out games held 50,000 fans.  The average cost of a ticket in 2010 was $76.  That math turns out to this (16 games x 50,000 fans x 76)= Just over $60 MILLION dollars.  So consider the fact that the owners, players, agents, and lawyers want to increase their share of profits up to 200%, where do you think all that money comes from??? I can all but guarantee you that ticket prices for the next season will average at least $90.  I don't know about you man cavers, but I don't exactly have $90 (Plus any food that I may eat while I am there) to spend each week to go see a game.  It's going to be interesting to say the least if the players and owners come to a deal and show up in August to play in an empty stadium because no one can afford their tickets.  Get ready to watch a whole lot of baseball and college football!!

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