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2011 Lockout VS 1987 Lockout

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Canada's #1 Packer Fan, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Canada's #1 Packer Fan

    Canada's #1 Packer Fan Cheesehead

    Jun 14, 2010
    need some help understanding this lock out. i read on nfl.com that they can't have replacement players this time around as they did in 1987. why is that that it looks lile the nfl and the union are following the same things they did back then

    would you support the packers if they decided to use replacement players

  2. PackersRS

    PackersRS Cheesehead

    Dec 22, 2008
    This is a lockout. NFL teams can't negotiate with ANY players.

    In 87', it was a strike. Players refused to play.
  3. FrankRizzo

    FrankRizzo Cheesehead

    May 2, 2010
    I remember the one in 1987, and I believe guys like Joe Montana and Tony Dorsett crossed the picket line to play.
    I think......?
  4. neilfii

    neilfii Hall of Fame Fan

    Jan 24, 2011
    If I am not mistaken, 1987 was not a lockout, but a strike. In a lockout management (the owners) refuses to allow the players to play. In a strike the union (the players) refuse to play. Since this is the owners locking the players out the labor laws prohibit the use of replacements. In the case of a strike, it is the players refusing to play and the owners can use replacements under certain circumstances and assuming they can get those replacements to cross the picket line.
  5. LAG

    LAG Cheesehead

    Jul 24, 2010
    Back in '87, a coworkers husband played semi-pro ball for a Racine team, as a kicker. He tried out for and won a spot as a replacement player for the Pack. He played in three games. One of the good things is those players won games and helped the Pack get in the playoffs that year for the first time since the Dan Devine era in '72. This year the Pack doesn't need replacement-"scab" players to win games.

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