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Gene Upshaw Quotes

Whatever happens in this game won't matter after Week 17. If the site was switched in Week 16 or Week 17, I'd have a problem with it. But this is so early in the season, it won't be important.
Gene Upshaw
#Game

We have done everything medically we can do [to prevent this]. We have doctors trained in emergency medicine, in heart problems and other specialties standing by at every game. It's not just internists. It's people who know what to do in every emergency. It just wasn't enough.
Gene Upshaw
#Doctors

We have done everything medically we could do. We have doctors trained in emergency medicine, in heart problems and other specialties standing by at every game. It's not just internists. It's people who know what to do in every emergency. It just wasn't enough.
Gene Upshaw
#Doctors

We were almost in arbitration a couple of times, but everyone thought that it was in everybody's interest to reach a settlement. If you leave it up to an arbitrator, you have no control of the situation. We have a duty to represent the player, and that's what we did.
Gene Upshaw
#Interest

San Antonio has expressed interest in getting an NFL team, going back to '93 or '95,
Gene Upshaw
#Interest

We don't want to leave it with them, ... They've taken the position that revenue sharing is none of our business. The hell it isn't.
Gene Upshaw
#Business

There's no fear that there's a wider problem. The report has been completed. We will be, at some point, giving it to Congress. We're satisfied with the results of it. The players that were named publicly are in random for-cause testing. . . . They're in a level in which they're tested 24 times [per year]. . . . What this proves is that you'll eventually get anyone that uses. If you use, we'll find you. You will be found out and then you will suffer the consequences of the program. That's the way it works.
Gene Upshaw
#Fear

We're not negotiating this in the atmosphere the NHL was in, with teams going out of business. We know what the revenue growth is.
Gene Upshaw
#Business

It's beginning to sound like that movie 'Groundhog Day.' They give us the same thing over and over and over. Their last proposal to us was totally unacceptable. You see what happened to hockey. Now basketball is moving in the same direction. I don't see us as being too far off the pace from those two. For some reason, the owners have not moved the ball at all.
Gene Upshaw
#Beginning

What we're trying to do is encourage people to participate. You can not win unless you get in the game. You've got to get into the game and you've got to put your name out there. What Herman was saying is everyone that's asked should play the game.
Gene Upshaw
#People

It would be just like baseball. It would have been very easy for him to say, 'I have the largest market and I don't want to share.' Which is what we have going on right now. We do have a group who believes the reason they have success is they're so much smarter than everyone else. I'm not begrudging them for having that thought, but they have to understand where it all came from and why.
Gene Upshaw
#Baseball

We're not asking them to play him, we can't force them to do that. But if they're not going to let him come back to practice and do all the other things associated with that, then we want them to cut him, let him become a free agent now.
Gene Upshaw
#Force

We're not asking them to play him, we can't force them to do that,
Gene Upshaw
#Force

They've taken the concept of designated gross revenue and changed it to total football revenue and basically come up with the same amount they're paying the players now, ... They have not made a proposal to us since we started this whole process. All they say is, 'We reject whatever you want.' Then they say what we want is too much. . . . Once we get to March 2006, when the league calendar starts, as far as we're concerned there's no need to make a deal. If that's what they want, we'll go there too.
Gene Upshaw
#Football

We're still trying to get our arms around it [the issue of testing]. There's no doubt we believe it should be tested for. And there's no doubt we believe it should be on the banned list.
Gene Upshaw
#Doubt

Wellington Mara was a true pioneer who understood what it took to make the National Football League great. History will show that his vision, integrity and willingness to share with small-market clubs paved the way for economic success.
Gene Upshaw
#Football

He piled on, ... He went beyond what we have in the agreement. When I have an arbitrator go beyond the agreement, I have no choice. Clearly, when you look at this case, his decision even went beyond what the Eagles said in their legal briefs.
Gene Upshaw
#Agreement

He piled on. He went beyond what we have in the agreement. When I have an arbitrator go beyond the agreement, I have no choice. Clearly, when you look at this case, his decision even went beyond what the Eagles said in their legal briefs.
Gene Upshaw
#Agreement

I am not going to accept a deal just for the sake of having labor peace. . . . The deal has got to be fair.
Gene Upshaw
#Labor

The price of poker will go up. We cannot settle and will not agree to stay in the same place we are.
Gene Upshaw
#Poker

The price of poker will go up. We can not stay in the place where we are now.
Gene Upshaw
#Poker

And we're running out of time. There's no progress, there's nothing to report. The positions are still the same.
Gene Upshaw
#Progress

We're deadlocked. There's nowhere to go. There's no reason to continue meeting. We're too far apart on our economics, and too far apart on revenue sharing, and we'll go to the uncapped year. There won't be an extension.
Gene Upshaw
#Economy

We're further apart now than when we started. For anyone to believe that we're close is just not reality.
Gene Upshaw
#Reality

We have a group of high-revenue clubs and they're making a lot of money off this system. It's also held down their payroll. If you're not sharing your fair share with the players, I have a problem with it.
Gene Upshaw
#Money

We're deadlocked. There's nowhere to go. There's no reason to continue meeting.
Gene Upshaw
#Reason

We jointly agreed to move the deadline because we owe it to the people we represent. There are no promises from either side.
Gene Upshaw
#People

I need a number that starts with a 6. I said it at the beginning and I've said it all the way through.
Gene Upshaw
#Beginning

Additional thanks go to my old boss, Al Davis, for being the first to rise, as he did in 1993, in support of Paul (Tagliabue) and an agreement.
Gene Upshaw
#Boss

This doesn't shock me — not one bit. I could sense the frustration with the whole process as we were going through the negotiations.
Gene Upshaw
#Frustration