Arena Lockouts: Will They Happen?

Discussion in 'Community' started by RX_Sith, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. New_York_Jedi Force Ghost

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    NBA owners are full of it. I get that the players will have to make concessions (shorter, less guaranteed contracts, whatever), but there is no way they are losing as much as they are claiming. Its too easy for them to mess with the books. For example, the same guy owns the Wizards and the Verizon center. He can mess with the rent payments to make it seem like the Wizards are losing tons of money....to the place he also owns. Anyways, the proof is out there: owners aren't exactly clamoring to sell. Even terrible, awfully wrong franchises (GSW) go for hundreds of millions of dollars. Even if an owner make an operating loss (which like I said, isn't exactly the be all end alll), their team is still gaining in value.

    I'm going to be so pissed if we miss the season.
  2. rhonderoo Former Head Admin

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    Of course we're going to miss the season. The Grizzlies just got good.
  3. EBSaints Force Ghost

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    These lockouts are so frustrating.
  4. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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  5. RX_Sith C&G Game Host

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  9. EBSaints Force Ghost

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    Owners voted 31-0 to ratify CBA agreement (Raiders didn't vote), waiting for the players to vote. Also, HOF game is canceled.
  10. KenKenobi Force Ghost

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    lol, though now I feel the other one is more of a ripoff :p


    lol, though I'm surprised Mike Brown didn't make it 30-1
  11. ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Grand Master

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    Guess I got ahead of myself by getting excited when I first heard about the owners voting 31-0, apparently the players aren't thrilled with what's been put on the table.
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  13. RX_Sith C&G Game Host

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    NFLPA OK's Deal; Roger Goodell says football is back.

    With free agency starting very quickly, it will be major mayhem as far as signings go. Every team is going to be scrambling because they all now have to go over 90% of the $120 million dollar cap as far as how much money everyone has to spend. This is probably good for teams that were far away from ever coming close to the cap amount, because they will have to spend now. For those teams already close to or even over the cap, they will be cutting their perspective rosters probably with the veterans first.

    All together it will make for mass cutting and then spending for each NFL team.


    Now, the NBA has the basketball in their court as far as when they fix their lockout situation (which will probably cost games or even a season)./>
  14. RX_Sith C&G Game Host

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    NBA Talks Fail to Make any Progress.

    Looks like at least half of the season will be lost again due to the lockout. Which, really isn't a bad thing considering that the season is way too long anyway.
  15. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    It's NHL time, again. There have been a lot of meetings, but nothing's happened so far.


    So, how long do people think the lockout will take this time? Another full season? Half a season?
  16. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    Couple weeks, tops. The NHL is just starting to gain some steam again. I think both sides realize the last lockout did a lot of damage to the games rep.a second long work stoppage could set them back to 70s style proportions.
  17. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    I hope that you're right, but I don't trust Bettman not to screw it up.
  18. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    I think a lockout will happen and the NHL is done. Stick a fork in it.

    But reupping this thread gives me a chance to ask this: Now that we're over a year past the NFL lockout ending and over half a year past the NBA lockout's end, do you think either league lost anything in terms of publicity and fans due to their work stoppages? In the NFL's case I'd say no, if only because no meaningful games were lost last season (and I actually thought the HOF weekend worked better without the exhibition game last year, but YMMV), and an exciting season ended with an exciting Pats/Giants rematch in in the Superbowl. In terms of the NBA, I can't really gage because I don't follow that sport too much except when playoff time comes, but it did seem that fans did come back, especially when Linsanity started rolling?

    Thoughts?
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  23. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Well, there's always...

    ... Um...

    ... Streams of Kontinental games?
  24. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Is that... A schmorgasboard of Picards facepalming with a shadow of a Dalek in the background?
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