With all the stories about the negotiations and this scheme benefits players this one benefits small market; this large market yada yada yada...... WHO IS THE ONE GROUP COMPLETELY UNREPRESENTED HERE? us; that's who. The FANS!!!!!!! Football is an amazing product. I love it and hope it continues to do well; but I hate in large part what it and every other sport has become. Current ticket prices for a Pats game are what $75 a head at the low end? If you are a family man with 2 kids and were lucky enough to have 4 season tickets that runs you $750 a head for 10 games. $3,000 a year without parking, hot dogs or drinks in the price. The average family brings in something a little over $60K last I heard. So that means a family would have to spend 5% of BEFORE TAX INCOME to be able to afford that. And that is as it is RIGHT NOW!!!! JUST IMAGINE where we will be with these even bigger salary caps these guys are talking about. Upshaw wants to take 60% of revenue for salary. Well; no business man is going to change his profit structure - he just increases his prices to compensate for the increased overhead. Now; I am a staunch capitalist and firmly believe businesses should be able to charge what the market will bear. But that only works in a free enterprise capitalist system with low entry barriers. The NFL is a government sanctioned monopoly of sorts with little to no ability for competition to enter into the marketplace. I think in large part the players are paid pretty well. Nobody makes less than 6 figures and most are in 7 at least for part of their careers. I think somebody ought to be sitting at the table with these yahoos representing us and telling Upshaw and the owners; look you are going to make a deal that supports the FANS TOO. One that wont drive ticket prices through the roof. Or say if you want this deal you have to eliminate the local blackout rule. That way if you cant put a good enough product on the field to bring in the fans; at least the stay at home fans dont get screwed.