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Union creates team spokesman position

Among the various resolutions passed during the NFLPA’s ongoing meetings in Maui is a provision that helps to ensure the propagation of a more uniform message by the players.

According to Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal, player reps voted to create a spokesman position for each team.  The spokesman will be available to address questions from the media.

This ensures that players not equipped or able to articulate the union’s message will be able to say, “Go ask the spokesman” whenever a question is posed regarding the ongoing labor dispute.  And it allows the union to better communicate the message without creating contradictory or inconsistent sound bites.

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11 Responses to “Union creates team spokesman position”
  1. lilmidas50 says: Mar 15, 2010 10:06 PM

    very nice !!!!!!!!!!!, I’m assuming BIG BEN would be a unanimous choice for my hometown steelers………………lmao

  2. KingJoe! says: Mar 15, 2010 10:20 PM

    Hey NFLPA, no one cares what you think, go sh1t in your hat. I think i have to go to bed so I can get up each day to earn 1/10th of the average NFL player. Feeling really bad for you.

  3. litemater says: Mar 15, 2010 10:25 PM

    So….What the heck is a player reps. job then?

  4. ForceEight says: Mar 15, 2010 10:29 PM

    …shouldn’t the “spokesman” be the team’s player rep?

  5. Bigbluefan says: Mar 15, 2010 10:31 PM

    Now they have to find the players that went to class

  6. Zaggs says: Mar 15, 2010 10:43 PM

    “This ensures that players not equipped or able to articulate the union’s message will be able to say, “Go ask the spokesman” whenever a question is posed regarding the ongoing labor dispute.”
    It also ensures that players who do not want to toe the union line will be fined by the union for talking in place of the spokesperson.

  7. GB3Pack4 says: Mar 15, 2010 10:45 PM

    Okay, let’s see. For the Pack,
    If intelligence, passion, humanity, a sense of fairness, and an ability to see the big picture are the main requirements (and an occasional burst of temper is permitted): CHARLES WOODSON.
    If articulation skills, emotional self-discipline, a retentive memory, and an analytical turn of mind are the main requirements (and a mind-numbingly dull personality is permitted): AARON RODGERS.
    If absolute dependability, gregariousness, drive, tenacity, a sense of humor and a huge heart are the main requirements (and occasionally acerbic remarks are permitted): DONALD DRIVER.
    And if the job requires absolutely no skills at all: ______________________ (fill in the blank).

  8. edgy1957 says: Mar 15, 2010 11:27 PM

    It’s a smart move. Let’s face it, the owners face the threat of fines for talking out of place about the labor situation so what’s the big deal.

  9. SlidingHorn says: Mar 15, 2010 11:34 PM

    @GB3Pack4
    A: Jamarcus Russell

  10. Gabrielsdad237 says: Mar 16, 2010 8:30 AM

    Guess De Smith needed to make a spot for Foxworth since he lost out to Mawae.

  11. Alex says: Mar 16, 2010 5:58 PM

    //If articulation skills, emotional self-discipline, a retentive memory, and an analytical turn of mind are the main requirements (and a mind-numbingly dull personality is permitted): AARON RODGERS.//
    Untrue! Rodgers is anything but mind-numbingly dull.

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