Cowboys/Bills recap and current NBA Labor situation!

Posted: November 14, 2011 in Dallas Cowboys, NBA lockout, NFL

By Chris Bates

     The Dallas Cowboys had their best performance of the season on Sunday when they defeated the Buffalo Bills 44-7 in a rematch of Super Bowl XXVII.  Everything the Cowboys did in the game worked, Tony Romo was very efficient as his 148 passer rating was 2nd in the NFL this season.  Romo completed his first 11 passes in what was his first game without wearing the protective vests for his ribs.  To put into perspective how good Romo’s day was, he set the Cowboys all-time completion percentage record of 88.5 percent passes completed to attempts.  Laurent Robinson made Cowboys fans temporarily forget about Miles Austin as he was wide open on 2 touchdown catches in the first half.  Robinson has always had the talent, he has just dealt with a lot of injuries in his career.  Click Here to view Romo and head coach Jason Garrett’s comments from the press room after the victory. 

Current situation in the NBA

    Over the weekend, the owners proposed a 72 game season to the players because they want the lockout to end.  The fate of the NBA season is now in the hands of the player representatives.  The offer the owners have given the players is a 50 percent revenue sharing in which the players will receive $280 million the first season and $3 billion for the next 10 years after that.  Last year the players received 57 percent of the revenue and the owners are not going to go anywhere near that number for this CBA agreement.  If the playes do accept the owners offer, the NBA could be back by Dec. 15 providing a 72-game season for the NBA and its fans.  Details of the NBA’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement are talked about Here.

What the players are doing

     Most of the NBA players today are either playing charity basketball games in New York like LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. Others players like Kevin Durant are prepared to sign an overseas contract if a deal is not reached by the end of the week. 

“I’m right on the fence with playing overseas and I’m about to jump over,” Durant told Yahoo Sports.  Only two marquee players have signed contracts overseas, Nets guard Deron Williams and Spurs guard Tony Parker.  ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that both sides are showing progress after continuing to talk.  Both sides met for 12 hours on Wednesday and a deal could be reached as early as Tuesday.  Dallas Mavericks representative Jason Terry said on Friday that the players are prepared to walk if the deal is not “up to their liking”.  There have been talks that some players want to “decertify” from the union and create their own league so they can get a deal they want.   Keep updated on this situation as the week goes on.    Click Here  to view the current update on the most recent proposal.

   

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