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BearFan

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Re: Around the NFL (4.12.11 - 9.10.15)
« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2011, 12:38:34 pm »
Grizz, maybe I'm wrong but hasn't the economy of the state in Florida pretty much tanked big-time under the fine leadership of our current President?

If the locals are struggling to pay their bills it's going to be pretty hard for pro sports franchises to squeeze a lot of shekels out of them, I'm thinking.  Especially in Florida where there are so many other ways you can spend sunny Sunday afternoons for free.

Having fans of opposing teams come to Tampa may be that franchise's only shot at having a reasonably filled stadium from one Sunday to the next.

 
To be fair, the economy in Florida started tanking well before the current President.  We began feeling the pinch here when gas started skyrocketing in 2008.  Curiously, gas prices dropped right before the election, but have been climbing back ever since, almost back now to summer of '08 levels.  Combine energy costs, the tanking of real estate, the rise in inflation, the tourism-dependent industries and it's a perfect storm for a $hitty economy here.
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Re: Around the NFL (4.12.11 - 9.10.15)
« Reply #31 on: April 22, 2011, 01:19:44 pm »
My son had a very difficult time finding a job recently.

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Re: Around the NFL (4.12.11 - 9.10.15)
« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2011, 03:04:20 pm »
Interesting:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/04/22/nfl-could-cancel-weeks-2-and-4-without-losing-any-divisional-games/

For what it's worth, cancelling Weeks 2 and 4 for the Bears would mean not playing the Saints on the road (a probable loss) and not facing Carolina in Chicago (a likely win).

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Re: Around the NFL (4.12.11 - 9.10.15)
« Reply #33 on: April 22, 2011, 08:25:58 pm »

 I hear the owners have worked things out up to the Superbowl about the lockout.

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Re: Around the NFL (4.12.11 - 9.10.15)
« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2011, 06:31:17 am »
Florida tanked big time on real estate and I lost my job in 2009.  Maybe the season tickets were the thread that was keeping my job alive, I don't know, lol...  True, Florida's economy tanked but I think if you kept tickets at a more reasonable level you would sell more seats.  I hadn't seen a $24/seat ticket price ever, but it probably crept up $5/seat each year on average.  That last year, I just wonder who the brainiac was in the Buc's front office that said let's jack the prices up 30% - nice.

Now I will say that my old section is sold out, someone came and bought those seats so good for them.  But, many other seats have never been sold out now and the Bucs didn't have one sell out last year, so there you go.  Now don't get me started about having to buy preseason games...

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Re: Around the NFL (4.12.11 - 9.10.15)
« Reply #35 on: April 23, 2011, 06:32:02 am »
and OBTW, we are loving Tennessee now!!

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Re: Around the NFL (4.12.11 - 9.10.15)
« Reply #36 on: April 23, 2011, 11:21:01 am »
Kinda surprising isn't it? You and the Mrs. been to Gatlinburg? Lotsa fun on the cheap. Get a cabin.  Just read where Brandon Marshall was stabbed in the stomach last night by the mrs. If the lockout keeps going, aren't going to be any players left.  All dead or in jail. Preds won in Cali. Go figure. For the hockey fans, that's a nice building here to watch the games. Very family, cheap to park, easy in and out of the city.   Beer half price thru the first period. Did I mention Tn has no state tax?

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Re: Around the NFL (4.12.11 - 9.10.15)
« Reply #37 on: April 23, 2011, 01:05:00 pm »
tennessee sounds nice! sure not looking forward to our 90 degrees season in Florida

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« Reply #38 on: April 23, 2011, 05:51:40 pm »
I don't have any special love for the NFL owners but I have to be strongly agin' the NFLPA.  If they succeed in their crazy efforts there would be no cap  limit or draft or any other system to assure balance in the league.

Their position shows no interest in the fans or the best scenario for the future of the NFL.  Hard to love those guys.

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Re: Around the NFL (4.12.11 - 9.10.15)
« Reply #39 on: April 23, 2011, 06:04:15 pm »
If the nfl turns into a richest-man-wins league, I won't watch.

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Re: Around the NFL (4.12.11 - 9.10.15)
« Reply #40 on: April 24, 2011, 06:49:49 am »
46 - We were up in Gatlinburg a few years ago on a trip from Florida.  Now that we are here, wife wants to take vacation in... wait for it...Florida.  Go figure!  Have you been to hike around Radnor Lake near Brentwood?  Very easy and very scenic, that was a great 2 hours.

If the Hawks get by the Canucks (which is still well in doubt - tonight's game is the key), I'd love to go see the Hawks and Preds. 

Your wife stabbed Brandon Marshall? 

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Re: Around the NFL (4.12.11 - 9.10.15)
« Reply #41 on: April 24, 2011, 08:45:34 am »
If the nfl turns into a richest-man-wins league, I won't watch.

Agree!

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« Reply #42 on: April 24, 2011, 09:27:47 am »
Same here.   I used to watch baseball but quit watching many years ago.

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« Reply #43 on: April 24, 2011, 09:29:07 am »
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/04/23/at-least-one-agent-wants-no-draft-at-all/

Anyone still on the players side after reading that article?

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« Reply #44 on: April 24, 2011, 03:21:55 pm »
Ditto.