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NFL and NBA Collective Bargaining Agreements

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sports Illustrated staff writer Chris Mannix and assistant managing editor Mark Mravic explain the Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations happening between the players and owners associations in both the NFL and NBA. Both leagues are currently at a stalemate and if no agreement is reached both leagues would face lockouts for their 2011-2012 seasons.

Guests:

Chris Mannix and Mark Mravic

Comments [5]

fjeiow

The money from player fines should go into a fund for injured and retired players.

Jan. 14 2011 12:40 PM
Naismith

[[I am Superman
As a NYC public school teacher it is surreal to hear you talk about NFL and NBA salary negotiations. Nothing could be further from reality or less important. I get excoriated daily in the press for making a lousy $50,000/year and you think Jeter is justified in asking for over $100,000,000 over 10 years.]]

When you, Superman, play shortstop for the greatest franchise in sports history, get 3,000 hits, and win five world series titles, then you can write your own ticket, too.

Jan. 14 2011 12:36 PM
I am Superman

As a NYC public school teacher it is surreal to hear you talk about NFL and NBA salary negotiations. Nothing could be further from reality or less important. I get excoriated daily in the press for making a lousy $50,000/year and you think Jeter is justified in asking for over $100,000,000 over 10 years...........

Jan. 14 2011 12:30 PM
Mickey from New York

The reason a sports union decertifies is so that if management then tries to unilaterally impose work rules (without a negotiation), it will be in violation of antitrust laws, as sports leagues are cartels

Jan. 14 2011 12:23 PM
Heidi from Fort Greene, Brooklyn

I don't mean this rhetorically, but why should we care about these negotiations? What's at stake- for the players, the owners, the viewers/fans?

Jan. 14 2011 12:21 PM

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