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Old 07-25-2011, 01:14 PM   #1
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- On Monday, President and CEO Pat Bowlen released the following statement on the new collective bargaining agreement.

“I am very pleased with the commitment shown by the National Football League, its owners and the players to reach a new Collective Bargaining Agreement that is fair for everyone. As co-Chair of the NFL’s Management Council Executive Committee, I applaud the hard work of my fellow committee members throughout every step of this process.

“On behalf of our entire organization, we are extremely appreciative of the patience and trust that this community has shown in the Denver Broncos during the negotiations. We care greatly about the special relationship we have with our fans, and it was our responsibility to resolve this matter and return football to the field. The loyalty of our fans, in particular our season ticket holders, has been truly remarkable over the last few months.

“Although the offseason was unsettling for everyone, this agreement will ensure the continued growth and prosperity of this league well into the future. I am thrilled that it is finally time to turn our attention back to the game that all of us love.

“There is tremendous energy and anticipation in our building with Head Coach John Fox and his staff eager to resume working with our players and getting back on the field. John Elway and the personnel department are ready to execute their free agency plans to improve our team.

“We are all excited in advance of the 2011 season and are looking forward to a successful year of Broncos football.”

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Old 07-25-2011, 01:26 PM   #2
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Every time I read a Bowlen quote now, all I can think about is him running around the room in his short shorts speaking in tongues while some first year intern at a computer tries to type up the actual statement and keeps looking over at Ellis to translate. I'm forever tainted by that damn webcam pic of him in the draft room.
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:32 PM   #4
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- On Monday, President and CEO Pat Bowlen released the following statement on the new collective bargaining agreement.

“I am very pleased with the commitment shown by the National Football League, its owners and the players to reach a new Collective Bargaining Agreement that is fair for everyone. As co-Chair of the NFL’s Management Council Executive Committee, I applaud the hard work of my fellow committee members throughout every step of this process.

“On behalf of our entire organization, we are extremely appreciative of the patience and trust that this community has shown in the Denver Broncos during the negotiations. We care greatly about the special relationship we have with our fans, and it was our responsibility to resolve this matter and return football to the field. The loyalty of our fans, in particular our season ticket holders, has been truly remarkable over the last few months.

“Although the offseason was unsettling for everyone, this agreement will ensure the continued growth and prosperity of this league well into the future. I am thrilled that it is finally time to turn our attention back to the game that all of us love.

“There is tremendous energy and anticipation in our building with Head Coach John Fox and his staff eager to resume working with our players and getting back on the field. John Elway and the personnel department are ready to execute their free agency plans to improve our team.

“We are all excited in advance of the 2011 season and are looking forward to a successful year of Broncos football.”

Bowlen continued: "By the way, those loyal season ticket holders I was talking about will not receive any compensation for the interest-free loans they've given me for the past five months.

And even though your tickets have been devalued since the product will feature even crappier players in the preseason, uncoordinated football due to lack of preparation and the loss of interest of your property on the open market, I will not lower concession stand prices or do anything else to make up for it."

"Once again, thank you for undying loyalty, tax-payer subsidizing and anti-trust laws. I'm sorry but I just can't afford the Vaseline due to cash flow problems."
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:37 PM   #5
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The new CBA should be a big win for Bowlen. I'm under the impression that the middle tier owners who spend competitively made out best. They get a higher percentage of profit and the 89% floor isn't a real impact on them, yet they don't make enough to carry significant water in revenue sharing a la the Cowboys or Redskins. Coupled with our highest draft pick ever coming on the cusp of top 10 rookie slotting and Bowlen made out like a bandit on the timing of this whole thing.
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It was nice to see that Bowlen didn't cut salaries of the rank-and-file employees of the organization during the lockout. A lot of teams did, and it was pretty bush-league.
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Bowlen continued: "By the way, those loyal season ticket holders I was talking about will not receive any compensation for the interest-free loans they've given me for the past five months.

And even though your tickets have been devalued since the product will feature even crappier players in the preseason, uncoordinated football due to lack of preparation and the loss of interest of your property on the open market, I will not lower concession stand prices or do anything else to make up for it."

"Once again, thank you for undying loyalty, tax-payer subsidizing and anti-trust laws. I'm sorry but I just can't afford the Vaseline due to cash flow problems."
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It was nice to see that Bowlen didn't cut salaries of the rank-and-file employees of the organization during the lockout. A lot of teams did, and it was pretty bush-league.
It doesn't matter. He fired Shanahan and deserves eternal damnation

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Old 07-25-2011, 01:56 PM   #9
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Every time I read a Bowlen quote now, all I can think about is him running around the room in his short shorts speaking in tongues while some first year intern at a computer tries to type up the actual statement and keeps looking over at Ellis to translate. I'm forever tainted by that damn webcam pic of him in the draft room.
I got a good laugh from that webcam.
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:39 PM   #12
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The new CBA should be a big win for Bowlen. I'm under the impression that the middle tier owners who spend competitively made out best. They get a higher percentage of profit and the 89% floor isn't a real impact on them, yet they don't make enough to carry significant water in revenue sharing a la the Cowboys or Redskins. Coupled with our highest draft pick ever coming on the cusp of top 10 rookie slotting and Bowlen made out like a bandit on the timing of this whole thing.
Yea just too bad Suh came out a year too early for Denver to get
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It doesn't matter. He fired Shanahan and deserves eternal damnation

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He certainly deserves eternal damnation for alot of things. One good thing about this CBA is that it will force Bowlen to get off his ass and start spending again for this football team. Despite his nice sounding statement, I doubt he's thrilled with the new rules about the actual cash outlays. I'm glad the players got that in there, though. The Scrooge McDuck days are hopefully over.
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Boy was that the right move!

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Boy was that the right move!

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I know right...Shannahan REALLY dominated the NFC East last year...


Oh wait....no he didn't....he finished dead last.
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Oh wait....no he didn't....he finished dead last.
Thanks for proving my earlier post!
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Exactly.

We're now a team with a massive talent deficiency coming out of the worst season in franchise history. Something extremely unprecedented in the better part of two decades Shanahan was head coach resulting in an unprecedented amount of wins, offensive yards and points, rushing, and as many super bowl wins as losing seasons.

But, hey, that 4-12 season was really fun!
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He certainly deserves eternal damnation for alot of things. One good thing about this CBA is that it will force Bowlen to get off his ass and start spending again for this football team. Despite his nice sounding statement, I doubt he's thrilled with the new rules about the actual cash outlays. I'm glad the players got that in there, though. The Scrooge McDuck days are hopefully over.
Err...the Broncos have consistently spent near the cap for as long as I can remember. What are you talking about?
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Exactly.

We're now a team with a massive talent deficiency coming out of the worst season in franchise history. Something extremely unprecedented in the better part of two decades Shanahan was head coach resulting in an unprecedented amount of wins, offensive yards and points, rushing, and as many super bowl wins as losing seasons.

But, hey, that 4-12 season was really fun!

I'm guessing Redskin fans really enjoyed their 6-10 last place finish as well.


It was time for Shannahan to go. He didn't have Elway or Davis anymore and it showed. The defense was a horse abortion and the offense was headed in the same direction.
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...coming off a 4-12 season and installing new systems and players? Yeah, they probably did.

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You mean the #2 offense in the NFL despite the rampant injuries? And just finished setting a franchise record?

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lets not start that up again, shannahan had to go, mc d was a mistake, we move on
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...coming off a 4-12 season and installing new systems and players? Yeah, they probably did.



You mean the #2 offense in the NFL despite the rampant injuries? And just finished setting a franchise record?



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Then go be a Redskin fan counselor...


Do you recall why Denver set franchise records throught the air that year?


Because they were playing catchup most of the time and had to throw the ball every play.
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Do you recall why Denver set franchise records throught the air that year?

Because they were playing catchup most of the time and had to throw the ball every play.
That's funny. Do you have any evidence to back that up?

I sure have some to refute it:

Cutler had 2447 yards in 8 wins.
Cutler had 2079 yards in 8 losses.

http://www.nfl.com/player/jaycutler/...ts?season=2008

Myth=Busted
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That's funny. Do you have any evidence to back that up?

I sure have some to refute it:

Cutler had 2447 yards in 8 wins.
Cutler had 2079 yards in 8 losses.

http://www.nfl.com/player/jaycutler/...ts?season=2008

Myth=Busted

Oh....so if a team wins....there is absolutely no way they could have been losing previously in the game?


PS. Denvers 3rd worst scoring defense in the league from 2008 says hi...


PPS. Most of the time you see a QB throwing for a ton of yards...they are usually doing so out of necessity. It's not a myth...but a fact.

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