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(ESPN)   Lefty pulls out of lawsuit after realizing if the Bonesaw Tour collapses being a plaintiff against the PGA won't help him get back in their good books   (espn.com) divider line
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2022-09-27 3:10:03 PM  
Sorry, douchebag. No backsies.
 
2022-09-27 3:28:27 PM  
With LIV's involvement in these issues, the players' rights will be protected,

Player's Rights? What the ever-loving f*ck are you talking about you inveterate douche canoe?

You're rich boys playing a game for millions of dollars that you blow on sports gambling, hookers and cocaine.

Shut the f*ck up.
 
2022-09-27 3:48:59 PM  
I think they are slowly finding out that there is money involved and that's it.  There is no career in LIV, it's a super expensive beer league.
 
2022-09-27 4:02:19 PM  
Hahaha... fork off, Phil. Hard to believe you managed to out douche tiger but here you are.
 
2022-09-27 4:04:14 PM  
They accepted payment to dance like a trained chimp for some of the worst people on earth.
PGA should ban them for life.
 
2022-09-27 4:16:53 PM  

stoli n coke: They accepted payment to dance like a trained chimp for some of the worst people on earth.
PGA should ban them for life.


They sound like they're exactly the profile of players that belongs in the PGA.
 
2022-09-27 4:37:42 PM  
Talor Gooch...

Hol' up?
 
2022-09-27 4:58:05 PM  

stoli n coke: PGA should ban them for life.


I believe that's the PGA's plan.
 
2022-09-27 5:21:26 PM  
When Lefty, when.
 
2022-09-27 5:24:17 PM  
I mean, when was the last lawsuit that went well against an extremely established sports league that forced anything of note from a competitor?

CART/IRL had some lawsuits that really wasn't the reason why anything eventually happened.

Obviously most notorious example was USFL vs. NFL, which USFL won but extremely hollowly since they got no money.

I mean, first time for everything, but, there isn't a great history of "suing the big guys into oblivion".
 
2022-09-27 5:35:59 PM  
dletter:

But the owners of the Spirits, the brothers Ozzie and Daniel Silna, struck a prescient deal to acquire future television money from the teams that joined the NBA, a 1/7 share from each franchise (or nearly 2% of the entire NBA's TV money), in perpetuity. (The deal allocated 45% for each of the Silnas and 10% for their lawyer Donald Scupak, who brokered the deal. Ozzie died in 2016.) With network TV deals becoming more and more lucrative, the deal has made the Silnas wealthy, earning them $186 million as of 2008, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and $255 million as of 2012 according to The New York Times.[2] (The NBA nearly succeeded in buying out the Silnas in 1982 by offering $5 million over eight years, but negotiations stalled when the siblings demanded $8 million over five.) On June 27, 2007, it was extended for another eight years, ensuring another $100 million+ windfall for the Silnas. In 2014, the Silnas reached agreement with the NBA to greatly reduce the perpetual payments and take a lump sum of $500 million. In the last few years before the lump sum agreement, the Silnas were receiving $14.57 million a year, despite being owners of a team that hasn't played a game in over 40 years. (The Silnas will, however, still be receiving a now much smaller portion of the television revenue through a new partnership with the former ABA teams the Nets, Nuggets, Pacers and Spurs.)


/ Still though, not a lawsuit
 
2022-09-27 5:43:45 PM  

AuralArgument: dletter:

But the owners of the Spirits, the brothers Ozzie and Daniel Silna, struck a prescient deal to acquire future television money from the teams that joined the NBA, a 1/7 share from each franchise (or nearly 2% of the entire NBA's TV money), in perpetuity. (The deal allocated 45% for each of the Silnas and 10% for their lawyer Donald Scupak, who brokered the deal. Ozzie died in 2016.) With network TV deals becoming more and more lucrative, the deal has made the Silnas wealthy, earning them $186 million as of 2008, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and $255 million as of 2012 according to The New York Times.[2] (The NBA nearly succeeded in buying out the Silnas in 1982 by offering $5 million over eight years, but negotiations stalled when the siblings demanded $8 million over five.) On June 27, 2007, it was extended for another eight years, ensuring another $100 million+ windfall for the Silnas. In 2014, the Silnas reached agreement with the NBA to greatly reduce the perpetual payments and take a lump sum of $500 million. In the last few years before the lump sum agreement, the Silnas were receiving $14.57 million a year, despite being owners of a team that hasn't played a game in over 40 years. (The Silnas will, however, still be receiving a now much smaller portion of the television revenue through a new partnership with the former ABA teams the Nets, Nuggets, Pacers and Spurs.)


/ Still though, not a lawsuit


The ultimate 'right place, right time' story.
 
2022-09-27 5:56:13 PM  

AuralArgument: dletter:

But the owners of the Spirits, the brothers Ozzie and Daniel Silna, struck a prescient deal to acquire future television money from the teams that joined the NBA, a 1/7 share from each franchise (or nearly 2% of the entire NBA's TV money), in perpetuity. (The deal allocated 45% for each of the Silnas and 10% for their lawyer Donald Scupak, who brokered the deal. Ozzie died in 2016.) With network TV deals becoming more and more lucrative, the deal has made the Silnas wealthy, earning them $186 million as of 2008, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and $255 million as of 2012 according to The New York Times.[2] (The NBA nearly succeeded in buying out the Silnas in 1982 by offering $5 million over eight years, but negotiations stalled when the siblings demanded $8 million over five.) On June 27, 2007, it was extended for another eight years, ensuring another $100 million+ windfall for the Silnas. In 2014, the Silnas reached agreement with the NBA to greatly reduce the perpetual payments and take a lump sum of $500 million. In the last few years before the lump sum agreement, the Silnas were receiving $14.57 million a year, despite being owners of a team that hasn't played a game in over 40 years. (The Silnas will, however, still be receiving a now much smaller portion of the television revenue through a new partnership with the former ABA teams the Nets, Nuggets, Pacers and Spurs.)


/ Still though, not a lawsuit


Those guys had financial grievances, though, and could have shown actual harm in court caused by the merger. It wasn't their fault that a) all the other folded ABA teams took crappy deals, and b) the NBA didn't think ahead when they accepted the Silna deal.
 
2022-09-27 6:08:23 PM  

dletter: I mean, when was the last lawsuit that went well against an extremely established sports league that forced anything of note from a competitor?

CART/IRL had some lawsuits that really wasn't the reason why anything eventually happened.

Obviously most notorious example was USFL vs. NFL, which USFL won but extremely hollowly since they got no money.

I mean, first time for everything, but, there isn't a great history of "suing the big guys into oblivion".


They don't want to sue the PGA into oblivion. They want to be allowed to play Bonesaw circuit events without facing any consequences regarding eligibility to play in the PGA, too.
 
2022-09-27 6:25:24 PM  
The players who jumped to LIV chose money over the PGA and more power to them. Quit crying that the PGA are being meanies and have fun with the $100 million and invite your wives and girlfriends to party in Saudi Arabia with you.
 
2022-09-27 6:29:07 PM  

DoBeDoBeDo: I think they are slowly finding out that there is money involved and that's it.  There is no career in LIV, it's a super expensive beer league.


American/Western capitalistic attitudes remind me of the saying: "Some people are so poor that all they have is money."

Sorry about your reputation, pride, and emotions. But as ole Don would say:
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2022-09-27 11:06:08 PM  

stoli n coke: They accepted payment to dance like a trained chimp for some of the worst people on earth.
PGA should ban them for life.


Why should they be banned for life?

What other sports leagues bans players for life simply for playing in another league?
 
2022-09-27 11:56:48 PM  
If he wants to LIV, he better backtrack and rejoin that suit.
 
2022-09-28 9:37:09 AM  

Tom-Servo: stoli n coke: They accepted payment to dance like a trained chimp for some of the worst people on earth.
PGA should ban them for life.

Why should they be banned for life?

What other sports leagues bans players for life simply for playing in another league?


Because sharing IP will devalue the PGA. It's the right thing to do for their business long term.
 
2022-09-28 1:08:19 PM  

Tom-Servo: stoli n coke: They accepted payment to dance like a trained chimp for some of the worst people on earth.
PGA should ban them for life.

Why should they be banned for life?

What other sports leagues bans players for life simply for playing in another league?


Not for life, but...  MLB once banned players for playing in the Mexican League
 
2022-09-28 1:10:00 PM  

MtnByker: Tom-Servo: stoli n coke: They accepted payment to dance like a trained chimp for some of the worst people on earth.
PGA should ban them for life.

Why should they be banned for life?

What other sports leagues bans players for life simply for playing in another league?

Because sharing IP will devalue the PGA. It's the right thing to do for their business long term.


What IP is he sharing?  How does it differ from any other sport and players playing in a different league?

The PGA is much like a Donald trump "loyalty" demand, which is a one way street.
 
2022-09-28 3:55:35 PM  

Tom-Servo: MtnByker: Tom-Servo: stoli n coke: They accepted payment to dance like a trained chimp for some of the worst people on earth.
PGA should ban them for life.

Why should they be banned for life?

What other sports leagues bans players for life simply for playing in another league?

Because sharing IP will devalue the PGA. It's the right thing to do for their business long term.

What IP is he sharing?  How does it differ from any other sport and players playing in a different league?

The PGA is much like a Donald trump "loyalty" demand, which is a one way street.


Who is playing in other leagues that your using for this example?
 
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