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No way really what do they have to strike for anyway really are they not making enough money for playing a GAME I haven't herd one good reason why I think if they strike then they should be gone it's not like there is a shortage of people wanting to play but that's what I think I'm sure people say I'm an idiot but my god it's just a game lol

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Yea because no players no fans and no fans no football
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If you're a real fan, then the player has earned your trust and respect in some way. If they strike for a reason you agree with why not support them? Otherwise you may want to re-evaluate supporting them and calling yourself a fan.

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Yes why should the team owners be allowed to make all the money off the players and the players not get anything out of it. It's like any other job.

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Ever seen how Dick Butkus limps around?

DUH....

Let the Billionaire owners catch a pass over the middle and get creamed by a 260 pound linebacker.

I support the Players 110%.

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If the players are complaining about the hits or money, then maybe they should work solid labor in construction, or street paving. Or maybe use that college degree from college to do something else. NO ONE HAS THEM ON THE FIELD BUT THEMSELVES!If they don't like it, let other who love the game play it.

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Can many construction workers run a 4.3 40? Or bench press 500 pounds?

We are talking the elite -- the best of the best.

Why shouldn't the best in any field reap real rewards?

Who is gonna pay $50 a ticket, plus parking, plus inflated food and drink prices to see a bunch of college level football players with a pro name on their jersey?

If there's a lock out and they try playing scab teams -- the public will stay away.

The best in any field (law, sports, entertainment) earn every penny they get -- because they tend to produce more revenue that their collective salaries.

They "put the butts in the seats".

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Some football fan you are if you dont want to see football. There are alot of players that people called scabs and you paid to see them. Kurt Warner worked in a grocery store and won a super bowl. And by the way, i know a construction worker who ran 4.3 in college but didnt get picked up because of an injury he sustained. but you dont here him crying about more money.hmmm?
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Kurt Warner is a scab.

He was a member of the Screen Actors Guild and crossed SAG picket lines to shoot a Campbell's Soup Commercial during the SAG strike of 2000.

So I wouldn't hold Kurt Warner up as some kind of paragon of virtue.

I love football, even sloppy football.

But I can forgive the local high school team their errors because it costs less than 5 bucks to see a game.

If I'm gonna pay pro level prices?

I want pro level talent.
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I agree about what you pay for. But if they are going to be concerned about health issues, maybe some of the millions of dollars they get should be put aside just in case something happens to them. Dont buy 20 expensive cars and then think the NFL will take care of you. They want to make money too but they dont care how they get it. So to slightly agree with you, they both should appreciate what they have because football is what we both have. And we both love watching it.
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I agree.

If I was in the Football players Union I'd be willing to 'stash' 8-10-12% of my current income for future medical costs -- or, I'd negotiate raises for medical care FIRST, then go on to regular salary.

I'm pretty sure the owners have tax advantages for health care costs (versus regular salary) , so it could be a win - win.
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yes

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yes

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no. they get paid millions of dollars each year
what would happen if everybody in America went on strike just because we want a little more money. Most NFL players r just a bunch of overpaid brats

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They get paid to play a game. Wah, poor little things get paid millions and still go bankrupt. Oh no, I can't play cause I hurt my little toe, boo hoo. What do you think would happen to most people if they called into work because of a hurt toe? Only a pro NFL player can get away with that. Its not exactly important work they do either. The players and owners are both greedy. The only people that are really going to get hurt by a strike are the ones nobody cares about. Ticket agents, grounds keepers, janitors, concession stand workers, and all the other people who keep those big stadiums running.

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Most players don't make tons of money, no where near the millions the top players earn. Their time on the team is limited to just a few years. Add to that the high risk of injury and the millions they make for the owners. I don't blame them for striking & I do support them.

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No! The players make millions of dollars playing a game for people to watch. We should to pay any more money to the players to cover their injuries or disabilities from playing a game. We pay the military less than 7 dollars an hour to work a 24 hour day to keep the US free and help other countries, and not help his or her families when he or she are gone. My husband in and injured soldier with three tours to Iraq, he has lost some good friends. Then on top of this we do have 5 children and are told to pack up and move at anytime. We make less than 40 thousand a year the military and only pays for a medical bills for him we pay for the family to go to the doctor and the optometrist and dentist and the plan for the vision and dental really sucks they only pay up to 2400.00 an year 2500. On orthodontist for life and 40 to 80 % on dental like cavities, fillings, ect. If you’re going to pay 150 to go to a game please by all means do so but when they go on strike because they have million dollar homes, 6 or 7 cars, 4 baby momma’s and they go to jail for rape, DUI, and fighting. Or out cheating on their wives think about handing them over another couple million for not investing in his or her future instead of pissing it away. Then think hey we might have this wrong because they do not go out to a battle field to die for his country so why do they make so much? Or you could think about the miners strikes from WV because they don't make over 20 bucks an hour, but hey that’s more than a US soldier is paid huh? If we were invaded today who would you turn to for help a jock or The American Armed Forces?

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