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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - Gene Upshaw
From the point of view of two Nevada cancer patients, there will be no losers at Sunday's Super Bowl.
Pull up a chair — preferably a recliner. This is going to take a while, this latest scrimmage between NFL owners and the players who enrich them. In fact, prepare for two years of posturing before labor and management get serious about revising their current agreement. Should make for riveting programming for Rich Eisen and the boys at the NFL Network.
Pull up a chair - preferably a recliner. This is going to take a while, this latest scrimmage between NFL owners and the players who enrich them. In fact, prepare for two years of posturing before labor and management get serious about revising their current agreement. Should make for riveting programming for Rich Eisen and the boys at the NFL Network.
ATLANTA — The NFL owners voted unanimously today to end their agreement with the players' union in 2011, two years before the deal was to expire.
After months of public criticism of their lack of support for retired players, the NFL and the NFL Players Association formed an alliance yesterday with the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the NFL Alumni to help those with medical and financial woes.
THE WASHINGTON TIMES Roger Goodell wasn't born to be NFL commissioner. It just seems that way.
When discussing the latest rift between retired football players and the NFL Players Association, "broken" is the word of choice. Players with broken bodies. A broken system to deal with them. An utterly — possibly irreparably — broken relationship between the two sides.
"I remember that happened the last time and (then-commissioner) Paul Tagliabue ended up texting (union chief) Gene Upshaw and said, `Why don't we get back together.'
"This will be the first time that there will be a joint effort, one single place to go to talk about issues as they relate to retired players," NFLPA executive director Gene Upshaw said after a meeting in the District with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Hall of Fame president Steve Perry and 11 retired players. "Our No. 1 issue is identifying the people in need. We have a forum in which we can address those needs. We're beyond all the name calling. We're now in the process of doing."