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“If we are partners, do we have joint control?”  Do we get to have an equal say on how the marketing is done, how the promotion is done, where the money is invested, where the franchises are located? Do we have an equal say on when teams are sold, where the money goes? Do we get part of that? Do we have an equal say on how the television arrangements are done? Do we have an equal say on anything? That’s what a partnership normally implies.”

-Donald Fehr.  More on the CBA talks from Jeff Z. Klein of Slap Shot at the New York Times.

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Matt Fry's avatar

They’re employees, albeit, highly paid employees but employees none the less.  Not partners

Posted by Matt Fry from Winnipeg on 08/19/12 at 06:06 PM ET

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Posted by Matt Fry from Winnipeg on 08/19/12 at 05:06 PM ET

That’s actually exactly what Fehr is saying.

Posted by Garth on 08/19/12 at 07:09 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

They’re employees, albeit, highly paid employees but employees none the less.  Not partners

Posted by Matt Fry from Winnipeg on 08/19/12 at 05:06 PM ET

That attitude, be it towards professional athletes, to police officers, teachers, cashiers, garbage men, etc, is why American laborers are consistently exploited.  Fehr is correct in his expectation that the players be treated as equals to ownership.  I wish more people would demand fair treatment from ownership and management. 

I’m behind the players 100%.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 08/19/12 at 10:42 PM ET

Nathan's avatar

Players should be treated as equals, but not necessarily compensated in the same way. This argument by Fehr is a good argument as to why the players deserve a larger share of the revenue pie than the owners do. But there is not argument for them being allowed to make decisions about the franchises.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 08/20/12 at 08:59 AM ET

Nathan's avatar

*“not argument” = “no argument”

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 08/20/12 at 08:59 AM ET

calquake's avatar

Players should be treated as equals, but not necessarily compensated in the same way. This argument by Fehr is a good argument as to why the players deserve a larger share of the revenue pie than the owners do. But there is not argument for them being allowed to make decisions about the franchises.

Correct, but the owners would not be happy with that arrangement.  They want their proverbial pie and be able to eat it as they please.

Posted by calquake on 08/20/12 at 03:22 PM ET

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