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  • Richard Sherman: NFL players must consider strike to get NBA, MLB money

    After a cohort of NFL players complained they were underpaid comparatively to their NBA and MLB peers, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is posing the notion of a strike to his colleagues.

    Due to a sudden ascent in the NBA's salary cap, numerous players have received eight-figure contracts, much to the chagrin of many NFL athletes.

    Sherman is ready for a holdout in order to receive a bigger payday and tried to bring forth the idea of a work stoppage to the rest of the league.

    "If we want as the NFL, as a union, to get anything done, players have to be willing to strike. That's the thing that guys need to 100 percent realize," Sherman said to ESPN.com.

    "You're going to have to miss games, you're going to have to lose some money if you're willing to make the point, because that's how MLB and NBA got it done. They missed games, they struck, they flexed every bit of power they had, and it was awesome. It worked out for them." ... More
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    Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman

  • #2
    Sherman is a grade "A" asshole who doesn't know how football works.

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    • #3
      Sounds like he knows exactly how it works, and doesn't like it.

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      • #4
        spent DB who lives in the past. Not worth half his salary

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        • #5
          And the outrageous amounts of money is why professional sports IMHO is going downhill. You simply cannot tell me that a guy making $40,000 PER AT BAT or $500,000 A WEEK really cares. He just isnt going to care like somebody who needs to make a living. Sure, he'll want to do well but what if he doesnt do well? He and his family are set for generations because the contracts are guaranteed. He'll be fine. Its no sweat off of his back if he gives 85% or if he gives 100%. You'll always have those rare guys who are driven and push themselves as far as they can go no matter what but to me it just looks painfully obvious that when you get into that stratospheric money level the fire and intensity seems to dip a bit. Football, with their non-guaranteed contracts seemed to be an exception.

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          • #6
            MLB 162 games regular season
            NBA 82 games regular season
            NFL 16 games

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Richard Cabesa View Post
              MLB 162 games regular season
              NBA 82 games regular season
              NFL 16 games
              Last year the NBA drew almost 22 million people to games.
              The NFL drew just over 17 million.
              NBA teams carry a 13-15 man roster.
              NFL teams carry a 53 man roster.

              The NBA makes more money and has fewer guys to pay it to. Hence, mega deals.

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              • #8
                The real money is in the tv contracts.
                http://www.businessinsider.com/chart...nba-nhl-2014-9

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                • #9
                  As of 2016 the NFL's revenue was more than twice that of basketball, $12+billion to $5.7 billion. Baseball clocked in at $9.5 billion.
                  Football players on the whole have the worst labor deal in all of pro sports. In a sport that you are most likely to have your career ended by injury not having guaranteed contracts is terrible.

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