Non-NFL football players form advocacy group to represent player interests in leagues like the XFL

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Post by MarkNelson » Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:36 pm

They are getting more organized, especially in messaging. In the interview I had with Kenneth Farrow and Nick Temple they were more than ready to answer questions. Very smart people.

I thought this quote they gave was especially good to point out how the association of players would be a benefit to everyone:

“Having that middleman to be able to communicate with the upper and middle management. I think that definitely would help league owners understand the basic requirements that will lead players to be successful in the whole season.”

https://xflboard.com/news/ufpa-a-collec ... l-players/

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Re: Non-NFL football players form advocacy group to represent player interests in leagues like the XFL

Post by FootballYoda » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:39 pm

I support these players. They need this.

Even the insurance the XFL had for players was weak.

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Post by GDAWG » Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:13 pm

I would think that Dwayne Johnson would be more receptive to working with this union, as he's a member of the Screen Actor's Guild.

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Re: Non-NFL football players form advocacy group to represent player interests in leagues like the XFL

Post by Tank55 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:42 pm

It's not technically a union. It's an important distinction to make.
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Post by johnnyangryfuzzball » Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:48 pm

Tank55 wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:42 pm
It's not technically a union. It's an important distinction to make.
However, it is likely that players affiliated with it would likely certify it as a union in the event a league returns.

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Post by 4th&long » Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:35 pm

johnnyangryfuzzball wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:48 pm
Tank55 wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:42 pm
It's not technically a union. It's an important distinction to make.
However, it is likely that players affiliated with it would likely certify it as a union in the event a league returns.
Not necessarily. These leagues would have to be around for a while. The union as part of what destroyed the AFL (arena). I could see a union maybe if the league was raking in cash and they felt it would get them more cash w/o destroying the league.

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