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MadSteel
05-31-2011, 03:19 AM
Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers aren't among the NFL teams reducing costs by making employees take pay cuts and unpaid furloughs, linebacker Larry Foote is plenty mad at owners who are during the lockout.

"That's ridiculous. We all know through this lockout owners aren't losing money, they're making money," Foote told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

"To lay people off to save money. I don't know who they're trying to fool. How the heck are they laying people off? I don't get that part. That ain't right right there. That's affecting people's lives; they're not making millions of dollars, many of them are going check to check."

According to the Post-Gazette, Foote's anger came after reading the Lions were one of the teams taking cost-cutting measures. Foote, a former University of Michigan standout, lives near Detroit in the offseason.

"It's the first time I actually got mad when I read that the other day," he told the Post-Gazette. "They're going too far. That's ridiculous now. The owners are starting to make themselves look like the big companies that move people outside the country. I'm not talking about the Rooneys, I know what they're cut from."



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hawaiiansteel
05-31-2011, 02:28 PM
NFL somehow ahead of last yearís season-ticket pace

Posted by Mike Florio on May 31, 2011


The good news for the NFL is that, despite the lockout, the league somehow is ahead of its 2010 pace for selling season tickets. The bad news is that this gives the teams taking money away from non-player employees even less cause to continue to do so.

Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal reports that owners received the surprisingly positive information last week at the quarterly meetings in Indianapolis. The increase arose in part from an accelerated launch to the sales effort, given the looming lockout. In other words, ďLetís get the money now from the folks who donít realize there may not be football this year.Ē

Either way, the development gives the teams that have laid off and/or furloughed and/or reduced pay even less cause to do so, and we hope that more teams will do what the Ravens did last week and reverse course.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... cket-pace/ (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/05/31/nfl-somehowahead-of-last-years-season-ticket-pace/)

feltdizz
05-31-2011, 02:57 PM
That's awesome... Owners are going broke so they lock the players out and start laying off staff. But wait.. there is more, they demand season ticket purchases because surely the season will start on time.

....and the players are being greedy? :roll:

ikestops85
05-31-2011, 05:52 PM
That's awesome... Owners are going broke so they lock the players out and start laying off staff. But wait.. there is more, they demand season ticket purchases because surely the season will start on time.

....and the players are being greedy? :roll:

I think it's evident that both the players and the owners are being greedy. Neither of them have a reason to complain so the ones that pay the freight, the fans, are getting sick and tired of listening to them.

I don't care what their final agreement is ... just settle!!!