The NFL Crises: Doc Thompson Attacks “Collective Bargaining” and wants to start a sports union!

With the NFL Labor Dispute looming the largest casualty of this “collective bargaining” issue between the players and the NFL owners is the fans.

Doc Thompson discusses many of the NFL issues and introduces the concept of a sports fan union to protect the fans from labor disputes.

Here are the issues involved in the NFL Labor dispute. You can see the original article here from John McClain.
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/7454328.html

Key issues in the NFL labor dispute:

Q: What is the difference between a lockout and a strike?
A: The owners lock out the players. The players go on strike. The players went on strike in 1982 and 1987.
Q: What are the primary issues behind a lockout?
A: The NFL generates approximately $9 billion a year. The owners take $1 billion off the top for expenses. The players get 59.6 percent of the remaining revenue. The owners believe that’s too much. The owners want to take another $1 billion off the top. The owners also want an 18-game schedule and a rookie wage scale that would cap salaries for draft choices. No top pick would be guaranteed $50 million, as St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford was last year.
Q: What happens when the lockout begins?
A: There can be no contact between players and their teams. They’re not supposed to communicate. No players will be signed, including rookies, and no trades can be made.
Q: What about players who are undergoing treatment for injuries?
A: Players are on their own, but teams were able to set up a place for players to undergo rehabilitation.
Q: What about players working out, lifting weights and doing what would have been organized team activities?
A: Players are on their own as far as finding a place to lift and work out. Eventually, they’ll practice on their own. When the lock-out ends, those in the best shape should start faster.
Q: How long is the lockout likely to last and could we miss games?
A: The NFL lost seven games in 1982 and four in 1987 because of player strikes. This time, both sides would lose a lot of money. Some owners are determined to get back a large portion of revenue that goes to players. The players will have to give something back.
Q: Will there be a draft in April?
A: Yes. Players aren’t union members until they sign and pay dues.
Q: Can drafted players sign?
A: No.
Q: Can other players sign?
A: No.
Q: When do players start losing money?
A: Those with roster bonuses in March won’t be paid. That’s more than $200 million. Players draw game checks over 17 weeks, starting when the regular season begins in September.
Q: Won’t the 500 players who’d be free agents and those who would have gotten the $200 million in roster bonuses force the union to make a deal?
A: They might try to, but they’ve been warned for two years to save their money. The union will do a deal when it believes it has the best one possible.
Q: What about the ruling this week that the owners can’t spend the television network money they’re getting?
A: A special master ruled in favor of the owners. The players filed an appeal. Federal Judge David Doty ruled in favor of the players, saying the owners can’t spend the money. For instance, owners need money to make payments on their stadiums, practice facilities, etc. They’ll have to find other revenue. The owners will appeal Doty’s ruling, which could take months.
Q: Will it help for the union to decertify?
A: Every team gave the union the right to decertify. Unions can’t sue their bosses. If there’s no union, the players can sue the owners and hope they win in court. That’s a risky business for both sides. If players decertify, they can always reform as a union.
Q: Is there any individual in the NFL who has the power and respect to influence both sides and help get a deal done?
A: In 1982 and 1987, Pittsburgh owner Dan Rooney played an instrumental role in helping settle the player strikes. But he’s older, and he’s the ambassador to Ireland and may not have another fight in him. Rooney said during the playoffs he was against the 18-game schedule because the players don’t want it, and he’d rather make less money than force it down the players’ throats. No wonder the players respect him so much. As it stands now, commissioner Roger Goodell is the most likely candidate because he’s respected by both sides.

john.mcclain@chron.com

The shame in all this discussion is that the fans just want to look forward to football. Most people who spend their Sunday afternoons drinking beer and watching football would be willing to give an arm and a leg to have the opportunity to play professional football, let alone be paid so well that they’d never have to work again.

The NFL situation better be solved soon, but I don’t have faith in a resolution. I personally think that the owners will lock out the season because the upfront costs of rookie players is just too great, and there isn’t any way the owners can guarantee that the money will find its way to veteran players. And my thoughts about “collective bargaining” are the same as they are for the public sector workers. I’m not a fan.

My advice to the players is to take what the owners offer and get on the practice field and start playing football, because the fans want their football. Give it to them!

Rich Hoffman

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/ten-rules-to-live-by/
http://twitter.com/#!/overmanwarrior
www.overmanwarrior.com

5 thoughts on “The NFL Crises: Doc Thompson Attacks “Collective Bargaining” and wants to start a sports union!

  1. Doc Thompson has never met a union that he likes.

    Beck substitute Doc Thompson calls for “taking people down” through profiling

    December 21, 2010 11:57 am ET

    From the December 21 edition of Premiere Radio Networks’ The Glenn Beck Program:

    http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201012210007

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    Doc continues to bait his race and homophobic listeners to post hate-filled language on his Face Book page where he encourages people to send e-mails to his WRVA and 700WLW addresses.

    Doc Thompson I think the likely fallout of the repeal of DADT will be the banning of certain, long-used military terms…

    Timothy W. Hubert ‎”Raisin Raisins Don’t Be Blue–My Recruiter F*#Ked Me Too”

    Timothy W. Hubert A. “Junk on the Bunk” !!!!! and

    B. “A *** on every Frigate” !!!!!

    Timothy W. Hubert Can’t call em *** Towels anymore—

    they’ll call em “Fluffy’s Towels”—and 2 demerit chits and a haircut that wasn’t worth *** !!!!!

    Gabriel Carey ‎”Punk *** ***” usage will increase in bootcamp.

    Adam McDonald

    I guess a kinder and gentler military is what we will end up with. Bureaucrats and social workers in camo. Gone will be the warriors created in the image of *** Marcinko, Gunny Hartman, and John Wayne

    Gunny Hartman on-

    Religion: “Today… is… Christmas! There will be a magic show at zero-nine-thirty! Chaplain Charlie will tell you about how the free world will conquer Communism with the aid of God and a few Marines! God has a hard-on for Marines because we kill everything we see! He plays His games, we play ours! To show our appreciation for so much power, we keep Heaven packed with fresh souls! God was here before the Marine Corps! So you can give your heart to Jesus, but your *** belongs to the Corps! Do you ladies understand?”

    Names “I don’t like the name Lawrence! Only faggots and sailors are called Lawrence!”

    Racism: “I do not look down on ***, kikes, wops, or greasers; here you are all equally worthless!”

    Gratitude: “I’ll bet you’re the kind of guy that would *** a person in the *** and not even have the goddam common courtesy to give him a reach-around.”

    Texans: “Holy dog ***. Texas? Only steers and queers come from Texas, Private Cowboy. And you don’t look much like a steer to me so that kinda narrows it down.”

    Comedians: “Who said that? Who the *** said that? Who’s the slimy little communist ***, twinkle-toed *** down here who just signed his own death warrant? Nobody, huh? The fairy *** godmother said it. Out-***-standing. I will PT you all until you *** die. I’ll PT you until your *** are sucking buttermilk.”

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    Doc continues to bait his race and homophobic listeners to post hate-filled language on his Face Book page where he encourages people to send e-mails to his WRVA and 700WLW addresses.

    Doc Thompson BREAKING NEWS:

    The Senate has just passed a REPEAL of the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.”

    It will head to The President to sign (and he will.)

    It will then be law that homosexuals can openly serve in the US armed forces.

    BREAKING NEWS:

    The Senate has just passed a REPEAL of the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.”

    It will head to The President to sign (and he will.)

    It will then be law that homosexuals can openly serve in the US armed forces.

    Ellen Nilson Adams

    According to Dictionary.com~ Definition of *** –noun ~ a person who practices sexual perversion (including homosexuality) Our government is allowing openly perverted people to work with those who are not perverted? Now that their perver…sion is allowed, they will push themselves on everyone. Less than 1% of our population practices this perversion. Why should we allow such a change for so few? Who’s next? Child molestors – many homosexuals are child molestors too. Look up Man/Boy Love Association ~ a group of pedophile homosexuals.

    Timothy W. Hubert Obama “***-Muslim” just signed into law the right for us straight patriots to commence “blanket party” SOP’s, beating the *** out of even more faggots/***’s instead of waiting for them to expose themselves!!!!! Gotta Love this “Civil Rights Cause” you gender-benders wanted so bad… :o)

    Timothy W. Hubert Definitions:

    A. *** Service Member: one who serves with the utmost discretion.

    B. *** Service member: one who serves dishonorably-openly

    Ayerst Carr Washington, Patton and Stormin Norman are turning over in their graves. This is the death of our military. And for what? A bunch of namby pamby whiney queers and social do-gooders who want to conduct a social experiment that will make them feel good about themselves and hurt this nations fighting readiness in the process. We are doomed.

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    The following are examples of hate and bigotry that Doc Thompson, radio talk show host for WRVA 1140 AM in Richmond, Va. and 700 WLW radio in Cincinnati, OH elicits from his fans on his Facebook page on almost a daily basis. If you wish to draw customers to your business other than white people, you might reconsider using him to voice your commercials and post ads on his radio web page.

     

    Doc Thompson said on his face book page :”Maybe they should pay for housing instead of Jewelry, Cell phones, camping chairs… that you can see in the pictures and video. Many are fat and yet need a hand out!” ……………………Doc made this statement in reference to black people attempting to obtain Section 8 housing applications and, against long odds, later securing vouchers for affordable residences. Some waited in line for two days for the applications. Offering applications for the first time since 2002, East Point Housing Authority officials had triple the crowd they anticipated. People collapsed in the heat. Emergency personnel drove up in a pickup truck and handed out bottled water. People were carried off on stretchers. A baby went into a seizure and was taken to a hospital. Wednesday’s deluge of people seeking low-income vouchers in East Point demonstrated just how desperate the need for affordable housing has become in metro Atlanta , officials said. Some 15,000 Georgians currently are accommodated with Section 8 housing, with thousands more on waiting lists. Housing openings have been difficult to find anywhere, including rural areas. At the same time the recession has pushed many middle-class families out of their homes, the closure of several large public housing projects — Grady, Bowen and Capital Homes — during the last decade has left many lower-income families with few housing options as well, elevating vouchers to something akin to lottery winnings. The demand has overwhelmed many municipalities and public entities that administer the Section 8 programs. Yet no arrests were made. Jacquelyn Cuffie, 50, of Duluth , used a walker to cross the parking lot and navigate the huge gathering, determined to improve her living situation. It didn’t matter how hot or crowded it got. “It’s difficult to pay [the rent] with a disability check,” Cuffie said.

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    Doc Thompson Have you heard the NEW song by Cee Lo Green??? – It’s called F*** You!!!

    I’m kind of torn! It is crude… but it’s also catchy and funny!

    **WARNING** NOT SAFE FOR WORK!!!

    http://www.soundspike.com/news/article/584-cee_lo_green_s_vulgar_viral_hit_gets_an_official_video.html

    F**k You Lyrics

    (Chorus)

    I see you driving ’round town

    With the girl i love and i’m like,

    F**k you!

    Oo, oo, ooo

    I guess the change in my pocket

    Wasn’t enough i’m like,

    F**k you!

    And f**k her too!

    I said, if i was richer, i’d still be with ya

    Ha, now ain’t that some ***? (ain’t that some ***?)

    And although there’s pain in my chest

    I still wish you the best with a…

    F**k you!

    Oo, oo, ooo

    Yeah i’m sorry, i can’t afford a ferrari,

    But that don’t mean i can’t get you there.

    I guess he’s an xbox and i’m more atari,

    But the way you play your game ain’t fair.

    I pity the fool that falls in love with you

    (oh *** she’s a gold digger)

    Well

    (just thought you should know ***)

    Ooooooh

    I’ve got some news for you

    Yeah go run and tell your little boyfriend

    (chorus)

    Now i know, that i had to borrow,

    Beg and steal and lie and cheat.

    Trying to keep ya, trying to please ya.

    ‘Cause being in love with you *** ain’t cheap.

    I pity the fool that falls in love with you

    (oh *** she’s a gold digger)

    Well

    (just thought you should know ***)

    Ooooooh

    I’ve got some news for you

    Yeah go run and tell your little boyfriend

    (chorus)

    Now baby, baby, baby, why d’you wanna wanna hurt me so bad?

    (so bad, so bad, so bad)

    I tried to tell my mamma but she told me

    “this is one for your dad”

    (your dad, your dad, your dad)

    Uh! Whhhy? Uh! Whhhy? Uh!

    Whhhy lady? Oh! I love you oh!

    I still love you. Oooh!

    (chorus)

     

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    Comments posted on Docs FB page on ILLEGALS:

    Gary Skinner Looks like ALOT of people who need to have some of those fat Mexican *** kicked up to their ears! I would have no conscience whatsoever about busting some heads right in front of “Los anchor ninos”….more scum! A Jersey Cop would have split that one BOY’s head wide open. And those Latinas have NO respect for themselves. What a bunch of ugly pigs

    Gary Skinner

    ‎@Shipley…sorry you are so thin skinned. Go checkout Bedford VA in your home State and remember men who died so those Mehicano asshats could act like that. Plus , not all of us here are socialist liberals or cast members of ” Jersey Shore “…. If they pulled that up here, we would have taken care of it.

    @Jamie….”Freeedom of Speech” does not give you the rigth to desecrate an American Flag which is treason. And one’s Freedom of Speech is best supported by the ability to defend onseself.Oh…and if you are going to risk getting your *** kicked…get a baby sitter for your ugly anchor babies.

    Gary Skinner Thats good Mike because a number of us are ging to burn a Mexican flag and on 9-11 put Korans in bathrooms …and not for reading. Freedom…its a beautiful thing!

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    Beck fill-in Thompson says threatening to burn Qurans could be a “*** of a bargaining tool” with the Muslim world

    http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201009100012

     

    Burn the Koran???

    John Smuda of course they are doing it the wrong way!! they should do right outside of the proposed ground zero mosque site!!!!!!!!

    Gary Skinner

    Oh I don’t know. Here in New Jersey at the Battle of Monmouth during our American Revolution, they used the pages of hymnals as gun wadding. So I guess if left up to you, we would be celebrating Boxing day, Guy Folkes Day and the Queens Bir..thday>

    The SAME Constitution that protects crucifixes suspended in urine and passed off as “art”, the SAME Constitution that protects those who would desecrate our flag here at home, is the SAME Constitution that supports using the Koran as kindling…and to the Muslim world I would say GOOD…WE DON’T BULLY. We aren’t the freaking Europeans.

    Finally to Muslims who came HERE, a message…YOU came HERE to become US. We are not interested nor desire to become you. If you don’t like it…shove off and take your false god and sharia law nonsense with you

    EarlieRay Elliott i Say burn it baby burn baby burn cause those that read it and believe it are going to burn anyway, the only way to God is through Jesus Christ , and no other. thats a fact

    Gary Skinner

    ‎@Frannie….I don’t recall anywhere in either the Old or New Testament where we are called to be doormats? Lets see if the Islamonazis can take it as well as they can dish it out?

    Next…a contest for “Best Drawing of the Prophet”. They ha…te us anyway, and think Obama is a big ***. The ONLY thing they respect is STRENGTH! Better a cartoon from Kennesaw, than a JDAM from an USAF Base

    Vince Carden ‎1st Amendment in America ,maybe Petraeus can sit down with the mullahs and sheep herders and esplain our 1st Amendment to the savages, lighter fluid anybody? 😉

    Denise Williams Wilkinson I think the muslim faith is barbaric.Any one who is among their followers that doesn’t condemn the actions of the few should suffer the same condemnation as the ones that commit those atrocities.If any other faith in the world were committing these acts the whole world would be outraged

    Shane Miller it’s an evil religion, burn em all…..

    Patrick Martin Niceness is what got us into this mess in the first place, everyone knows the end result of Muslims in America and their intentions. To extend your hand to a rabid pitbul is just ***.10 years from now when their setting off car bombs and launching Katusha rockets from N.Y city into Jersey …pffft….A burnt koran wont be the catalyst

    Patrick Martin BTW…. all you cumbaya my lords…coexist idiots… when that happens to you in NY …stay your dumbasses in NY dont come down here!we have enough problems

    Mark Hopkins BURN IT

    Ben Straughn WWJD? Obviously he would burn the Koran. *tries to keep his eyes from rolling out of his head

    Ronald Deal I think they should burn Every copy of the Koran they can find. This is a Christian Nation and Muslims are trying to kill Christians. Screw Muslims

    David P Selfe I think maybe it’s not such a good idea, but it certainly sends a powerful First Amendment message to the world. They build a mosque at Ground Zero, we open a Koran fueled pork BBQ joint accross the street…..seems fair to me. OR, they could MOVE the mosque, and we could NOT invent bacon flavored spray paint

    Bridget Fifield Shepherd Nothing makes me more ANGRY than seeing someone desecrate the American flag… but nobody cares how I feel… so guess what PC people!?!? I don’t care how the roadside bombers feel about about their evil book being burned! Do it! and do it cuz you have the right to… because you live in a FREE COUNTRY, and let some women burn a few… maybe rub some pigs with the *** book first and then let a woman burn it….

    Dan Barry I am so tired of people trying to equate Islam and Christianity. When Islamic organizations start running around the world feeding people and giving them health care and christians starts blowing up people.Then you can mention them in the same breath

    John W. Adams I’ll provide the lighter fluid. It might be more useful if we air-dropped flaming napalm-soaked Korans ON Afghanistan and Pakistan

    Ted Williams We worry about offending people who *** people’s heads off, strap bombs to to women and children and fly planes into buildings?? Burn baby

    burn… who’s bringing the hotdogs

    Ronald Deal First thing that Church needs to do is kill some pigs and have a feast! Use the PIG’S BLOOD though. Muslims hate PIGS with a passion. Drench the Korans they want to burn in Pigs Blood BEFORE they burn the ***

    Dan Barry I say use the koran fire to burn Mohammed in effigy

    Tamara Yahley Well…It’s not like Pastor Jones is chopping off heads, flying planes into office buildings, setting off bombs, stoning women for their sins and wanting to kill all Christians and Jews. The Muslim “religion”, though I believe it is more of a cult, is about dominance over women spiritually and physically and it encourages violence, rape, *** and pedofilia. I have no problem at all about burning their book; I hope somebody fries up some bacon over the flames

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    Comments posted on Docs FB page on ILLEGALS:

    Gary Skinner Looks like ALOT of people who need to have some of those fat Mexican *** kicked up to their ears! I would have no conscience whatsoever about busting some heads right in front of “Los anchor ninos”….more scum! A Jersey Cop would have split that one BOY’s head wide open. And those Latinas have NO respect for themselves. What a bunch of ugly pigs

    Gary Skinner

    ‎@Shipley…sorry you are so thin skinned. Go checkout Bedford VA in your home State and remember men who died so those Mehicano asshats could act like that. Plus , not all of us here are socialist liberals or cast members of ” Jersey Shore “…. If they pulled that up here, we would have taken care of it.

    @Jamie….”Freeedom of Speech” does not give you the rigth to desecrate an American Flag which is treason. And one’s Freedom of Speech is best supported by the ability to defend onseself.Oh…and if you are going to risk getting your *** kicked…get a baby sitter for your ugly anchor babies.

    Gary Skinner Thats good Mike because a number of us are ging to burn a Mexican flag and on 9-11 put Korans in bathrooms …and not for reading. Freedom…its a beautiful thing!

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    On one recent show in Richmond, Doc Thompson mentioned that he was dining at the Waffle House on West Broad Street (near his radio station). Doc gave notices for 2 hours before outing the Hispanic woman and said that he was going to name names. Doc said that he and his friends were the only customers after a few remaining left. Doc has only one decibel level when he speaks – and that is LOUD. He was ranting about illegal Hispanic immigrants, one of his favorite targets. He complained on the radio that the Hispanic server had gotten their order wrong 4-5 times. She could not help but overhear his ranting so she added her two-cents worth. He also said that the waitress “almost” referred to her black co-worker in a racist manner, but pulled back. I called the Waffle House and spoke to the Black person Doc was talking about. He said he heard the whole conversation and that in no way did the Hispanic server refer to Blacks in any disrespectful manner. This should have been a “you’re fired Doc” offense.

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    Doc Thompson reads all his comments and bans those who disagree with him. Lately, since I have started sending his rants to all the newspapers, churches, etc., he has stopped banning his dissenters. But he still allows the venom to be posted but he has let up a little on the race baiting and bigotry.

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    Doc Thompson I am still going through e-mails after guest hosting for Beck.

    I will post the list of “military words an phrases that may have to be banned with the repeal of DADT” on both my blogs later today.

    http://www.wrva.com/pages/docthompson.html

    http://www.700wlw.com/pages/docThompson.html

    D.A.D.T. WORDS

    Wednesday 12-22-2010 2:35am ET

    Now that the policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” has been repealed (and homosexuals will be able to openly serve) there will need to be some adjustments.

    To avoid offending, some words may have to be banned! Here are some suggestions…

    Lock and load

    Flank me/Flank them

    My muzzle is overheating

    Accidental Discharge

    Private(s)

    – Buck Private

    – Private first class

    BunkerBuster

    *** Deck

    One in the chamber

    Seaman

    Cap & Ball, wad

    *** it

    The restroom can no loner be referred to as “The Head” Calling it a “john” should probably be avoided too.

    Run silent, run deep

    Make a hole

    Embrace the suck (used for having to be out on patrol in the rain, snow, etc.)

    Bunk mates

    Doughboy

    Fire in the hole

    Tail gunner

    Forward Observer

    Fister (Another name for Forwarder Observer)

    ALL references to REAR

    – Rear Observer

    – Rear Admiral

    – Bringing up the rear

    – Rear assault

    – Cover my rear

    – In the rear (with the gear)

    Bite the bullet

    Backscatter

    Roll him over

    Friendly Fire

    You’re below me

    (10 degrees) Down Bubble

    Torpedo in the water

    Fire and forget

    Projection of Power

    Finger on the button

    Launch the projectile

    Porthole

    Blowback

    Spit Shine

    Screaming Eagle

    Junk on the Bunk

    Cannon Cocker (Artillery Battalion)

    Ride the waves

    Going down in flames

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    A University of Virginia lacrosse player, George Huguely, 22, has been charged with the first degree murder of a member of UVA’s women’s lacrosse team, Yeardley Love, 22, reportedly his girlfriend

    Added by Jim Johnson

    to “Doc Thompson”

    this girl is brutally murdere and you thought it would be funny to make jokes on your show abou the wall her head was repeatedly smashed against ? you could not go further over the line. I’ll listen to CDs till Jimmy repaces you.

    Jim Johnson

    I know what Thompson was attempting to do. But he did so making light of that girl’s brutal murder. That’s unacceptable. If he wanted to make fun of Casteen he should have stuck with that, he didn’t.

    I wonder how long it will take for the libs so intent to find a Teaparty leader with problems to catch on to this and run him through the wood chipper ? If you want to raise your profile you had better mind what comes out of your mouth.

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