LIVE: VIDEO AND POLITICS

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 10:57
Brees Says NFL Players Fighting For Their Lives
Written by 

Drew Brees is well aware the NFL already had a good thing going and, like fans, he doesn't want to have the labor situation cut into or wipe out the regular season.

"The Pro Bowl had better ratings than Game 6 of the World Series, all right?" said the quarterback in a recent iinterview with San Diego XX 1900 iradio station. "Does that make any sense? People love this game because it's not just a game, it transcends just the football field. I've seen that in New Orleans first hand. What would New Orleans do without football? Are you kidding me? I don't want to even think about it."


But Brees said there are business issues involved and that's why he's in the fight.

"We've always just wanted a fair deal," said Brees. "It's always been a 50-50 split of the revenues since the early '90s, but what we're being asked to do by the owners is to take a step backwards over the next four years, which for us as players doesn't make any sense. So this fight was brought to us.

"We feel like we're fighting for our lives and the future of the league right now."

by Ed Staton

Get your LSU Tiger and other sports jerseys at LouisianaSportsTalk.com

Bayoubuzz Newsletter - Sign Up Below


 

 

Ed Staton

Ed Staton is a former sports writer for the Times Picayune and New Orleans States Item.  He also served as the New Orleans Saints Information Director.  He has won 43 media awards in writing, design and photography.  

 

Website: www.louisianasportstalk.com
Login to post comments
  • A July 4th Fact of Facts: America is Land of Immigrants
  • Poll: Trump strong on jobs, weak on tweets, viewed as reckless, thin-skinned, sexist
  • President Trump, It doesn't feel like Independence Day
  • YIPPIE! The naked truth about free speech, cherished especially on Independence Day

mass2On July 4, 1778, George Washington doubled liquor rations for the soldiers quartered in Princeton, NJ, as a way to celebrate Independence Day. It’s fitting, therefore, that the Fourth of July is America's top-selling beer holiday, according to the Beer Institute. It estimated, in 2013, that sales of beer on the 4th could total $1 billion, doubtlessly higher today. “In moderation,” claims a CA brewery investor, Grover McKean, “beer is tasty and healthy.” Who could disagree?

Read More

joe mikaAs Donald Trump faces the top world leaders this week, including a face-time with Vladimir Putin, and as his healthcare proposals face an uphill climb, his poll numbers for how the nation views him could be better.

According to a morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday morning, his tweets, including that against MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, and his personality are not helping him, at all.

Read More

indy dayII know the calendar says we are approaching the 4th of July, but, it just doesn’t feel like Independence Day.

Perhaps it should.  It’s hot as heck.  The airlines have been packed. The hot dogs are ready for grilling.  The umps are saying, "play ball". The patriotic activities are scheduled. The fireworks are ready-for-blasting. 

Yet, it just doesn’t feel like independence day.

Read More

bill rights2To President Thomas Jefferson, July 4th celebrated more than the signing of the Declaration of Independence. He thought it was a link to the future. The message prominent colonists sent to King George III led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the initial and most prominent feature of which is the First Amendment that guarantees free speech. It’s part of the country’s fundamental essence that each man and woman can say what they feel about government, or anything else, proving President Donald Trump needs some civics lessons.

Read More

latter-blum2

Dead Pelican

Optimized-DeadPelican2 1 1