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  1. gomezcat

    gomezcat It's SIR Moderator to you Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Does anyone else feel this way, trying to understand what the implications are for the next couple of years of signing or not signing the CBA?

    Free agency, signing bonuses, pro-rated and amortised (or are they unamortised?), counting against the cap... oh, wait, there won't BE a cap, but then there will be again, Restricted free agents becoming, er, unrestricted, 56.2% of gross revenue unless you are Ralph Wilson in a smaller market.....

    WARNING..........BRAIN OVERLOAD......WARNING...... BRAIN OVERLOAD..... EXECUTE EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN....NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! KABOOM!

    The moral of the story is this: if you fall asleep early and wake up at 5AM , in a bout of insomnia next to a snoring Miss Gomezcat, DO NOT log on and try to understand the salary cap.
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    #24 Jersey

    I don't worry about it, we're in good hands :)
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    #61 Jersey

    Forget all that. I'm still waiting for you to explain how Brits can stomach the thought of Daniel Craig as James Bond without petitioning Parliament to intervene and demand a re-cast.
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    Do online petitions count? :rolleyes:
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    They close their eyes and think of England? :p

    just my 2cents!
  6. gomezcat

    gomezcat It's SIR Moderator to you Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    You make a very good point. What sort of Bond can't drive or fire a gun? I wish we would pick a real-life ex-SAS type. Nobody would mess with Bond then.
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    Ya THINK?

    It is done that way on purpose. You need to be a CPA or better yet, a Lawyer, to understand it all. And thats the point. Its all about the agents, and guess what? THEY'RE ALL LAWYERS! Think how the players feel. Being manipulated be the agents and the union that represents the agents like that.
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    Tell me about it..I understand the salary cap **** and thats it. Revenue sharing? The only thing I've gotten out of all of this is that the smaller market teams want richer teams to share money with them I guess. And the richer teams refuse to do that, and thats where a problem lies. After that I'm stumped at the rest of this crap.
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    Exactaly what I was thinking...I do not understand revenue sharing or the salary cap (I rely on Miguel for that information).

    I read throught the entire thread on the Colts cap situation and didn't understand one thing.
  11. gomezcat

    gomezcat It's SIR Moderator to you Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Patti, I'm glad that it isn't just me. I am a well-educated person, but all of my education veered towards languages and social sciences. When it comes to Maths and similar stuff, I glaze over. I think Miguel does fantastic work but I really don't understand most of the detail. I only understand it when someone tells me that Adam V and David Givens may be going. I just hope we are seeing brinksmanship by Messrs Upshaw and Tagliabue.

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