Thursday, July 15, 2010

Interesting News that Could Effect the Next NFL CBA

The Green Bay Packers put out a financial report that give owners some evidence to support their case for a new collective bargaining agreement.

The problem with sports teams in building evidence for financial restructuring is they don't make their financial reports public. That is their right as privately held business, but since they deal with the public (and the public pays for their stadiums) it is in there interest to make these reports public.

It would go a long way to ending a CBA war that could cause a giant game of chicken, known as the lockout. However, the NHL shows a owners inevitable victor will be rather Pyrrhic.

Luckily, since the Packers are a rare public sports team the owners have an argument to make.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Random ramblings on Hockey, Baseball, NBA, and soccer

World Cup was awesome France found Karma. Spain deservedly won. Uruguay and Germany made things interesting. Only bad side horrible calls against the US.

I still don't understand why the Avs aren't interested in Kovie. I mean we really really need a guy that can score on left wing. Also what is taking Ilya so damn long. Lebron made up his mind faster.

Rockies are doing awesome! 9 runs in the bottom of the 9th. That was fun. (I'm a Rockies employee so that's all I'm going to say).

Mariner's pulled off a great trade with the Rangers for Cliff Lee. Probably wouldn't be in this situation if they signed Torrealba and Bay while passing on Griffey and Bradley but life isn't perfect. My only concern is Lee was traded in the division and he might actually stay there. That would be terrible.

Screw the NBA. Basketball is a great sport ruined by bad personalities, selfishness, stupidity and anti-competitiveness. Watch out NFL. Learn the lessens from the NBA and to a lesser extent the NHL when the collective bargaining agreement comes up.