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(UPI)   NFL owners and players have secret meeting in treehouse. They have s'mores and comic books and Monopoly and EVERYTHING   (upi.com) divider line 28
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2011-06-08 12:27:41 AM  
Wes Welker: Hey, you want a s'more?
Dan Snyder: Some more of what?
Welker: No, do you want a s'more?
Snyder: I haven't had anything yet... so how can I have some more of nothing?
Welker: You're killing me, Snyder!
 
2011-06-08 01:17:30 AM  
Report: NFL owners, players meet secretly

Secret owners meeting secret players secretly.

Derek Jeter, is that you?
 
2011-06-08 02:03:13 AM  
Players: How long is this lockout going to go on?
Owners: FOR-EV-ER
FOOOOORRRREEEEVVVVEEERRRRRR
 
2011-06-08 02:49:03 AM  
Well, the players will make their own treehouse! With blackjack, and hookers! In fact, forget the treehouse!

Has anyone mentioned how screwed the players are yet?
 
2011-06-08 03:02:16 AM  
Yeah, but I got the Mott's...
 
2011-06-08 03:07:09 AM  
Hey, you guys wanna come over? Mom said we could make smores in the microwave.
 
2011-06-08 04:14:56 AM  
zulius: Yeah, but I got the Mott's...

And we're done here...
 
2011-06-08 04:55:00 AM  
Nice headline subby!

i56.tinypic.com
 
2011-06-08 07:07:30 AM  

FishyFred: Players: How long is this lockout going to go on?
Owners: FOR-EV-ER
FOOOOORRRREEEEVVVVEEERRRRRR


i52.tinypic.com
 
2011-06-08 07:44:53 AM  
Dan Snyder, Jerry Jones, Robert Kraft and Bud Adams just flipped four tails. Oh Jesus, man, that's a goocher.
 
2011-06-08 08:14:05 AM  

FishyFred: Wes Welker: Hey, you want a s'more?
Dan Snyder: Some more of what?
Welker: No, do you want a s'more?
Snyder: I haven't had anything yet... so how can I have some more of nothing?
Welker: You're killing me, Snyder!


Champion.

Should i bust out my PF Flyers and jump the fence after Baby Ruth's ball?
 
2011-06-08 08:41:13 AM  
Can it really be secret if I'M READING ABOUT IT EVERYWHERE???
 
2011-06-08 08:59:36 AM  

FishyFred: Players: How long is this lockout going to go on?
Owners: FOR-EV-ER
FOOOOORRRREEEEVVVVEEERRRRRR


And rounding out the top 3 best comments I've seen in this thread...and all week, we have this gem. Good show sir.
 
2011-06-08 09:02:02 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-06-08 09:09:33 AM  
It's funny 'cause they actually do have a monopoly.
 
2011-06-08 09:14:11 AM  

Aarontology: It's funny 'cause they actually do have a monopoly.


Came here to say that.

I'm also not shocked in the least to see Jerry the Lesser there as well. I don't know what he was doing, since there were no players for him to call "boy" at the secret meetings.
 
2011-06-08 09:14:23 AM  

historycat: Can it really be secret if I'M READING ABOUT IT EVERYWHERE???


If you think their definition of "secret" is ridiculous, you should see how they define "negotiation".

Owners: We need another $1 billion off the top
Players: fark off
Both: See you next week
 
2011-06-08 10:12:32 AM  
No girls allowed!
 
2011-06-08 10:36:57 AM  
FTA: NEW YORK, Ill., June 7 (UPI) --

Meetings so secret, it's at a made up location!
 
2011-06-08 11:23:17 AM  
Paul Allen: "Come on guys! Let me in!"
 
2011-06-08 11:46:52 AM  
NOE GiRLLS ALLOUD!!
 
2011-06-08 12:13:28 PM  
What the hell is the point of these "secret" meetings? For one thing, they are obviously not very secret since they are all over the media. And second, why do they feel the need to hold "secret" meetings in the first place? Are they not allowed to meet and negotiate for some reason? Are they trying to hide their relationship from disapproving parents? Why can't they just have their meetings wherever the hell they feel like out in the open, why the pretend secrecy?

Bottomline: no one cares about your meetings, secret or not, your negotiations, your demands, blah blah. Just work it the fark out and get back to football idiots.
 
2011-06-08 12:24:21 PM  
gunsmack:
Owners: We need another $1 billion off the top
Players: fark off
Both: See you next week


More like:

Owners: We want another $1 billion off the top.
Players: Fark off.
Owners: Now it's $2 billion. See you next week.
 
2011-06-08 01:35:30 PM  

Crude: NOE GiRLLS ALLOUD!!


But Virginia's Dad built the clubhouse!
 
2011-06-08 03:20:38 PM  

js34603: What the hell is the point of these "secret" meetings? For one thing, they are obviously not very secret since they are all over the media. And second, why do they feel the need to hold "secret" meetings in the first place? Are they not allowed to meet and negotiate for some reason? Are they trying to hide their relationship from disapproving parents? Why can't they just have their meetings wherever the hell they feel like out in the open, why the pretend secrecy?

Bottomline: no one cares about your meetings, secret or not, your negotiations, your demands, blah blah. Just work it the fark out and get back to football idiots.


I've thought about this as well, and come up with two conclusions, neither of which I can decide is closer to the truth:

1. The owners cited in TFA (Jones, Jones2, Kraft, Rooney, Mara) are, for various reasons, considered to be "the guys who will get this done" by both media and popular note- they are aware of this perception as well, and are willing to take some time to make what could be thought of as a propaganda move on behalf of the entire league. "Look! The guys that actually matter are meeting! We're working on this" without having to "say" anything to the media since the meetings are "secret". It's win-win for the league- perception that they are doing something, without having to actually do or say anything more than showing up in the cities in question. (This has already happened multiple times this summer.)

2. The above scenario, but the people cited are actually meeting in secret because they know that with clowns like Snyder in the room, no real progress will get made no matter how even handed they try to be. As such, these "secret" meetings are the meat and potatoes of the negotiation, and will result in the ending of the lockout.

Which do you want to believe? I want to believe #2, but I'm highly inclined to believe it's basically a PR stunt.
 
2011-06-08 04:35:46 PM  
I see they've started back up the Get Rid Of Smelly playerS again.

/Medals and promotions all around!
 
2011-06-08 10:13:48 PM  
The media are calling them secret because there aren't the usual 8 press conferences afterwords.
 
2011-06-09 01:18:39 AM  
Then they had a Monopoly lock out because they couldn't agree on free parking rules.
 
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