Supersized PFT Live coming Monday

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As the football world continues to try to digest the events of the past two days — and, along the way, to decide who should bear the brunt of the ire — we’ll be pumping up Monday’s edition of ProFootballTalk Live, focusing exclusively on the labor situation.

The four-segment show will feature three guests.  From the league’s perspective, NFL general counsel Jeff Pash, the primary voice and face of the mediation process that ended last week, will join us in segment 3.  For the players, Cardinals kicker Jay Feely makes a return visit to the show in segment 3.  Jay understands the issues, and he knows how to succinctly and clearly explain the players’ views.

Finally, sports lawyer David Cornwell will return to the show to talk about some of the legal niceties, including the threshold question that could go a long way toward determining the outcome of the Brady antitrust litigation — whether the NFL will be permitted to argue in court that the decertification of the NFLPA was and is a sham.

If the NFL wins that argument, the case could be over pretty quickly.

The fun starts at 12:00 p.m. ET.  We’re committed to stripping out the legalese, but also taking full advantage of the format to go into more detail than most programs will allow.

6 responses to “Supersized PFT Live coming Monday

  1. While some were left out of work by the demise of the NFL, luckily most found work in the burgeoning conglomerate of PFT web discussion.

  2. If the sham argument goes through does that put the NFLPA back into existance? If it doesn’t happen automatically, can they choose to do so immediately and return to negotiating?

    I don’t generally watch PFT live but I will make an exception tomorrow hoping some tough questions will be asked and answered.

    Questions like:

    “Jeff Pash, what was the significance of the numbers provided to the NFLPA?”

    “Jay, what was the reasoning behind stating that those numbers were not good enough?”

    “Jeff, with the league offering to shelve the 18 game argument, and the league conceding to only take an additional 10 million off the top, per team essentially, why wouldn’t the league consider extending the previous agreement that was opted out of for 1 year while negotiations continue long term?”

    “Jay, with the salary cap being 85 million in 2005 and 127 million by 2009, why is it a big deal for the players to cede essentially 193.7 million dollars, or basically 6 million per team?”

    “Without pointing fingers at the other side, would either of you like to plead your case to the angry fans who want to why you guys are squabling over percentage points of 9 billion dollars while other people struggle to eat?”

    Those are the types of answers a lot of people are interested in right now. Go Jon Stewart on them and you’ll see a massive popularity increase. (Just don’t call anybody a d**k or give them the Jon Kerry treatment.)

  3. @touchdownroddywhite …

    I’m okay if he goes Jon Stewart on Pash and calls him … all right, I’ll behave 😉

    Seriously, Mike, great lineup. Thrilled David Cornwell’s coming back to put everything in perspective. Appreciate that you continue to give the players equal time. The owners have quite a machine operating on their behalf and plenty of gullible fans to eat up their pitch with a spoon.

  4. I hope Cromwell clearly addresses whether the CBA extension – for negotiation purposes only – represented a new expiration date ( March 11th) for the CBA. While Article LVII Section 3(b) required that decertification occur after the expiration of the CBA, no league business could be conducted during the negotiation extension. Had the true CBA expired and replaced with a ‘negotiation’ CBA? The legal status of the CBA between March 4th and March 11th needs to be established to understand the validity of the league’s ‘sham’ argument.

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