Roger Goodell’s Open Letter From The NFL Rings False


Rarely do I read my emails looking for form letters. Rarer still, do I see a form letter and think, “Damn, I gotta read that!”

Tonight, there was a pretty big exception.

As my phone vibrated calmly away, I opened up my email program and lo and behold! An email from Roger Goodell!

I figured it meant he read my last piece on the NFLPA decertifying and wanted to give me an exclusive. Turns out, no…it was just a form letter.

However, it was a form letter that defied description in its, “There’s nothing to see here!” attitude. [Read more…]

BREAKING: NFLPA Decertifies, Owners Likely Cannot Lock Out Players


Roger Goodell was just saying on television that he believes that this will be resolved at the negotiating table, but that the players have chosen a different route.

Boy, have they ever.

The NFL Players Association has filed in court for decertification, something that they had planned for all season, as the teams and members of the union had unanimously voted all season for this possibility.

The owners say they were fully engaged and fully committed to a solution, but in reality, their goal all along has been to avoid litigation and any anti-trust suit. [Read more…]

Franchise Tag Best for Both Peyton Manning and Indianapolis Colts

It’s quite fitting that the Indianapolis Colts have designated quarterback Peyton Manning as their “franchise player” by applying the franchise tag on the four-time NFL MVP.

The Colts tagged Manning earlier this week with an “exclusive” label, ensuring that the Super Bowl XLI MVP would not become a free agent (whenever free agency begins).

Under the franchise tag, a player is ensured a one-year contract worth the average of the top five salaries at his respective position or 120 percent of the player’s salary the previous season. Since Manning earned more than the average the top five highest-paid quarterbacks in the league, he’ll receive the latter option, which will approximate to $23 million.

By Drew Allen

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