I mean, I don't get it. But hey, it's their league. Their money. Their brains.
I stand by my lengthy, and well argued post from the weekend.
But that's over.
Let it rot on the digital scrapheap of the interwebs and the graveyard of cached pages on Google's search servers.
If I were the players...
I would have pushed for nothing less than the former revenue split of 53-47 in our favor.
I would have absolutely insisted on getting rid of franchise and transition "tags."
I would have certainly said: "A five year deal is enough. Let's see how it goes."
Given how panicked the league is to get in Week 1 of the pre-season, it would seem the players had excruciating leverage over the owners. What would a lockout that dragged into October have done?
We'll never know.
That said, happy, happy, happy.
Perhaps the best analogy is from the Sopranos. Episode 69: "The Fleshy Part of The Thigh."
Back home, Phil comes to Tony with Johnny Sack's final offer: T keeps his paycheck and W-2 for 10 years and 12 percent of the sale price – but no skim. Tony agrees. “Truth be told, there's enough garbage for everybody.”
Amen. Let the garbage trucks roll!