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The players have been needing to do this for a damn long time. Until they can get guaranteed contracts, they need to dig their heels in as deeply as possible.
Guaranteed contracts, Worked out great for the NBA and MLB . No parity , Super teams in big markets. players forming super teams with their buddies. There is a REASON why the NFL is the biggest dog in town . EVERY team has a shot not just the big markets and the richest owners
 

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Get that garbage outta here. The NFL may not have big market supremacy but this entire forum just spent the last season constantly discussing how the league was fixing things for their golden boy franchises like GB, SF, etc., and we literally had a SB appearance stolen from us and given to L.A. I'll gladly take a future where the Saints never win another SB if it means that the players that put their health into a trash compactor so we can have entertainment don't end up homeless or unable to pay medical bills cuz their career ended after a year or two and they got gutted by 7-figure medical bills.
 

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Get that garbage outta here. The NFL may not have big market supremacy but this entire forum just spent the last season constantly discussing how the league was fixing things for their golden boy franchises like GB, SF, etc., and we literally had a SB appearance stolen from us and given to L.A. I'll gladly take a future where the Saints never win another SB if it means that the players that put their health into a trash compactor so we can have entertainment don't end up homeless or unable to pay medical bills cuz their career ended after a year or two and they got gutted by 7-figure medical bills.

Hopefully they used that free education they got to actually get a degree where they have a backup plan.
 

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In a perfect world, yes. But you'd be naive to think that these guys are always in a position to go to class and have time to study. A lot of schools' football players probably get very lenient treatment so it's not like a 20 year old kid is just gonna go to class 12-15 hours a week, study for another 10-20 hours, and still practice and work out how ever many hours they do when they're having administrators give them a playful pat on the arse and telling them to just focus on their "dreams" and they'll make it to the big time.

On top of this, there are probably some situations where the kids are pressured into not even doing anything academic because the corrupt administrators think that'll take valuable field time away from them.
 

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In a perfect world, yes. But you'd be naive to think that these guys are always in a position to go to class and have time to study. A lot of schools' football players probably get very lenient treatment so it's not like a 20 year old kid is just gonna go to class 12-15 hours a week, study for another 10-20 hours, and still practice and work out how ever many hours they do when they're having administrators give them a playful pat on the arse and telling them to just focus on their "dreams" and they'll make it to the big time.

On top of this, there are probably some situations where the kids are pressured into not even doing anything academic because the corrupt administrators think that'll take valuable field time away from them.
I get where you're coming from but a "full time" college student is like 4 classes.
At least it was a couple years ago at UNLV and those players had an unbelievable amount of free time ?
 

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Guaranteed contracts, Worked out great for the NBA and MLB . No parity , Super teams in big markets. players forming super teams with their buddies. There is a REASON why the NFL is the biggest dog in town . EVERY team has a shot not just the big markets and the richest owners

Having soft or no salary caps is what destroyed parity in those leagues not guaranteed contracts. The two things are not the same. Your anxiety is sorely misplaced.
 

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In a perfect world, yes. But you'd be naive to think that these guys are always in a position to go to class and have time to study. A lot of schools' football players probably get very lenient treatment so it's not like a 20 year old kid is just gonna go to class 12-15 hours a week, study for another 10-20 hours, and still practice and work out how ever many hours they do when they're having administrators give them a playful pat on the arse and telling them to just focus on their "dreams" and they'll make it to the big time.

On top of this, there are probably some situations where the kids are pressured into not even doing anything academic because the corrupt administrators think that'll take valuable field time away from them.
Ah yes, it is the standard excuse. It is always somebody else (group), that is the reason for someone not doing what they should. It is old buddy. What about the small majority that actually take the opportunity by the horns and get their degrees? Just wondering.

QUIT WITH THE STEREOTYPICAL STORYLINE EXCUSES ALREADY! Call it what it is. They are dummies for not seeing what is afforded to them.
 

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So what is the likelihood of a player strike or owner lockout? I assume I shouldn’t start making plans to visit for the early part of season 2020 just yet.
 

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So what is the likelihood of a player strike or owner lockout? I assume I shouldn’t start making plans to visit for the early part of season 2020 just yet.
There is no chance of a strike or lock out this year. Possibly next year but it sounds like they just might get a new CBA in place before that happens.
 

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Ah yes, it is the standard excuse. It is always somebody else (group), that is the reason for someone not doing what they should. It is old buddy. What about the small majority that actually take the opportunity by the horns and get their degrees? Just wondering.

QUIT WITH THE STEREOTYPICAL STORYLINE EXCUSES ALREADY! Call it what it is. They are dummies for not seeing what is afforded to them.
What you talking about? These kids don't go to school to get a degree. They go because college is the NFL's farm league and you have to be part of a corrupt system, where they are not paid, for at least three years. In most cases, guidance couselors have been steering blue chip projects away from serious academics since middle school because of their athletic potential.
 

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Owners will get their way because they are the owners.
 

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What you talking about? These kids don't go to school to get a degree. They go because college is the NFL's farm league and you have to be part of a corrupt system, where they are not paid, for at least three years. In most cases, guidance couselors have been steering blue chip projects away from serious academics since middle school because of their athletic potential.

So who’s fault is that? Schools offer these kids free education, it’s their responsibility to obtain that. Yes these kids are young and believe they are indestructible but if you watch football which I’m sure all these kids do they should know that is not the case. If they don’t plan for their future after football then that’s on them an no one else. There are plenty of college athletes who go to class, study, and still play what ever sport. Football only last through half the school year. I would imagine as long as the NCAA has been around there are rules for how much time these kids can spend practicing so they are allowed to study and do home work. If they chose to do something else during that time then again that’s on them. I was not a college athlete so maybe if someone was they could chime in on this.

The truth is these kids have the opportunity to get a free education and if they don’t then that’s on them. If they do make it to the NFL and blow all their money, that’s on them. Greg Robinson the Browns OT just showed everyone what happens when you don’t pursued that free education and can’t make ends meet.
 

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