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mrveggieman
09-22-2011, 02:15 PM
With the nba lockout going on with no end in site my question to the group would you be in favor of the federal gov't getting involved to end a sports labor dispute? The reason why is that sports are interstate commerce and per the constitution congress does have to power to regulate interstate commerce. Also millions if not billions of dollars not to mention thousands of jobs are at stake the least of which are headed overseas with the players taking international jobs. That could be tax revenue spent over here. Also check out my suggestions that should be bought up during the nba barganing sessions:

http://www.sportscardforum.com/showthread.php?p=10425829#post10425829

gatorboymike
09-22-2011, 03:57 PM
You want to solve a problem of a bunch of beaurocrats yelling at each other and not getting anything done, by just dumping on a whole bunch more beaurocrats who just yell at each other and don't get anything done? That's like recruiting a bunch of arsonists to help put out a forest fire.

Star_Cards
09-22-2011, 04:09 PM
no. just like they had no business butting into the steroid issue within baseball. They did it simply for grandstanding purposes. It's ironic that they butted into the issue with baseball and yet pretty much left all of the other sports alone.

I don't think they have any business getting involved in the NBA lockout.

Hilfiger1975
09-22-2011, 04:10 PM
Ya, since the Government knows exactly what they are doing...:rolleyes:

duane1969
09-22-2011, 04:10 PM
Sure they can get involved! Why not?! The economy is tanking, the stock market is unstable and volatile, the housing market is imploding, unemployment remains high...they obviously need to focus on the important things like pro basketball labor negotiations.

sanfran22
09-22-2011, 04:44 PM
Ummmmm, no. Easy one.

Star_Cards
09-22-2011, 04:52 PM
Can they make the Pacers put together a competitive squad? I'd be all for that.

Hilfiger1975
09-22-2011, 04:57 PM
Can they make the Pacers put together a competitive squad? I'd be all for that.
I don't even think the Government can do that...:winking0071:

Star_Cards
09-22-2011, 05:14 PM
^ how dare you!!!

Hilfiger1975
09-22-2011, 05:15 PM
^ how dare you!!!
:winking0071:

tutall
09-22-2011, 10:54 PM
Can they make the Pacers put together a competitive squad? I'd be all for that.

Come on now Mark.... According to Mike Wells Danny Granger is leading team workouts.... Whice means they are shooting flat footed mid range jumpers and not working on any defense ever

Hilfiger1975
09-22-2011, 10:56 PM
Come on now Mark.... According to Mike Wells Danny Granger is leading team workouts.... Whice means they are shooting flat footed mid range jumpers and not working on any defense ever
:sign0020:

AUTaxMan
09-23-2011, 12:42 AM
you want to solve a problem of a bunch of beaurocrats yelling at each other and not getting anything done, by just dumping on a whole bunch more beaurocrats who just yell at each other and don't get anything done? That's like recruiting a bunch of arsonists to help put out a forest fire.

+1

*censored*
09-25-2011, 07:25 PM
I'm for them getting in with the NBA issues if they declare Miami to be a foreign country, hostile neighbor, and protector of terrorists.

Otherwise, no, stay out.

Danols1
09-25-2011, 07:33 PM
yeah of reggie miller plays again lol ;)