Re: Has anybody seen Rusty?
posted at 12/2/2011 12:10 PM EST
In Response to Re: Has anybody seen Rusty?
[QUOTE]Wrong. I didn't know you were a teacher. Why would I? It started to smell that why with some of your blinded commentary during the unions debates this summer. You acted all high and mighty even when confronted by numerous people on your flawed analysis. Prolate at least conceded some ground when confronted with rational logic and facts even though he stuck to his guns. You then treated some people like fools only for us to point out to you the owners werent' looking to pull the wool over the union's eyes. Kraft then came in and brokered the deal and teh rest was history. Bascially, every single thing I said was reality and you arrogantly then came out and said "the union won" or something to that effect, which is hilarious. The union never had leverage., You just never got it and juat wound up the pro union spin. You also had a very tough time respecting the non-union opinion. That's when I wondered, asked, you confirmed and then you didn't like my follow up. Then I noticed this Fall you weren't answer my direct comments and knew you had me on ignore, stemming from the union debates, not "last February". That's a lie. Not that it matters, but don't lie. If i was on ignore, then why were we conversing directly this summer? And I question people putting a diehard fan on ignore anyway. Again, insecure.
Posted by RidingWithTheKingII[/QUOTE]
One, most people who are long-timers here know I'm a teacher. Also, the fact that I said it in the forum a bunch last spring might have tipped someone off.
I am pretty open about it, again. If you had to "sniff it out" then you might have missed the dozens of posts where I talked about it last spring ... including the role of the union in the Louisiana education cuts.
Two, the union did win. They didn't break, like a handful of posters kept saying they would. And from the looks of the new CBA, they basically shifted a couple percentages of revenue to veterans. The NFL settled the law suit on the NFLPA's terms anounced before the lockout (48/50/2 vets). Considering the NFL Owner's Committee was basically shooting for a revenue split that was closer to 35/65 in the lockout ... they weren't really even close. I don't really see how that can be construed as anything but a victory. When you enter negotations being asked for ten dollars ... and you give up ten cents ... you've done an amazing job.
Kraft played a MAJOR role in getting the owners to the settlement table, because they basically refused to settle for a few months ... he deserves a ton of credit for that, for sure. I said as much as soon as he rescued the negotiations from the jaws of litigation and lockout.
Three, I don't think you seem to be taking the "pro-union" side very seriously yourself ... considering you just called me "a moron" ... "blinded". But whatever.
Four, I don't recall talking to you this summer ... I was in Holland all summer -- I wasn't really even around the board much because of the time difference. Whatever conversation you are recalling ... it wasn't "direct," because I didn't converse with you. So please stop calling me a liar ... I know when I put someone on ignore ... it was last Spring ...