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    http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/02/25/sala...ding-for-2009/


    The salary cap will grow in 2009.

    Because teams didn’t spend as much as they were supposed to under the collective bargaining agreement the past three years, teams were notified Wednesday that the salary cap will increase over $4 million to $127 million for this coming year, according to sources with two NFL teams. The collective bargaining agreement calls for cap adjustment down if teams spend over the cap in cash and adjustment up if they don’t spend up to the cap.

    It defies the recession and logic, but just before free agency, teams actually will have more flexibility and salary-cap room. This is tremendous news for teams such as the Colts and Panthers, who are pressed against the cap, and not such good news for teams such as the Buccaneers and Chiefs, who were way under the cap. Now their advantage is somewhat compromised.

    Teams believed they would see a mild increase in the salary cap, but this is bigger than teams expected.
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    Default Re: Teams Didn't Spend Enough So Cap Will Climb To $127M

    NFL might as well just scrap their salary cap at this point.

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    Not sure how that makes sense...

    but I hope the Colts can take advantage of it.
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    Default Re: Teams Didn't Spend Enough So Cap Will Climb To $127M

    They already have by upping the offer to Saturday

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    Default Re: Teams Didn't Spend Enough So Cap Will Climb To $127M

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    NFL might as well just scrap their salary cap at this point.
    NFL is set to have an uncapped season in 2010 because nobody can agree on a new CBA.

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    It defies the recession and logic
    I don't think the NFL will feel the effects of the recession nearly as much as other leagues. It is a lot harder to get season tickets for football than it is for basketball, baseball, hocky, or nascar. Because of how long waiting lists are for the NFL I don't see ticket sales being a problem at all.

    You could argue that sponsorships might be down, but with the ratings that football always gets I don't think demand for advertising time/space will decrease at all.

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    I don't think the NFL will feel the effects of the recession nearly as much as other leagues. It is a lot harder to get season tickets for football than it is for basketball, baseball, hocky, or nascar. Because of how long waiting lists are for the NFL I don't see ticket sales being a problem at all.

    You could argue that sponsorships might be down, but with the ratings that football always gets I don't think demand for advertising time/space will decrease at all.
    It also depends which team your talking about. Not all NFL games sell out.

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    It also depends which team your talking about. Not all NFL games sell out.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/attendance

    I think you need to look at this. You have a case for Detroit, but that needs no explanation.

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