Spencer Kopf on Sports Life Radio

Aug 9, 2011


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Spencer Kopf put in a full hour interview with Sports Life Radio on Tuesday evening and we have the link to the entire piece (just click on the Red PLAY arrow and the interview will start):
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And once it starts playing, you can turn the volume up using the volume button:
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So here’s Spencer’s interview:
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http://www.hvtalkradio.com/phocadownload/SLR
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BTW – Robert also did a one-hour interview on last week’s show (and didn’t want to post it up):
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http://www.hvtalkradio.com/phocadownload/SLR
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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Dave Pear
    August 10th, 2011 at 9:44 am #

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    Spence, great job!

    You’re right on! The NFLPA was found doubly culpable by breaching their fiduciary duty and breaching their contract towards retired players in the Players Inc. trial.

    I really appreciated your comment, “Who is going to protect the players from their union?” In answer to that question, I would say “not the humbug union (or non-union currently in place).” In the Players Inc. swindle, Upshaw’s gang of thugs (Berthelson, Kessler, etc.) were dragged into federal court and a jury found them guilty and describe them “malicious and oppressive with evil motive” and “conduct that was outrageous and grossly fraudulent.”

    I’m looking forward to reading your new book “The Unbroken Line“.

    Thank you for your insightful and frank overview of the NFLPA leadership. These self-proclaimed dandies continue to enrich themselves while exploiting retired players (esp. the pre-1993 men).

    Please keep up your great work in exposing this plague that is pervasive throughout the NFLPA.

    We all look forward to hearing more from you!

    And thank you, Robert.

    Retired players have gotten where we are today in part because of your knowledge of the Internet. You are now understanding the scam that is still being perpetrated against retired players by the clandestine activity by the NFLPA and the NFL.

    I hope both of you continue using irrefutable logic in exposing the NFLPA Leadership who have been shrouded in darkness as they continue to scheme against the men who built the NFL.

    Thank you once again to the two of you and please keep up your GREAT work!

    Regards,
    Dave & Heidi Pear

  2. Lou Piccone
    August 10th, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    Lou Piccone

    Mr. Kopf,

    Great Job! Did you play in the NFL? Because you speak with the passion and knowledge of a Former Player Rep. It seems that all of this information regarding the “Shafting of the Retired Pre-93’ers and all of those players affected by the Idi á-Gene Regime” is finally public knowledge. So-oo… let’s keep the Heat On and the Goose Cookin’ because there was a saying when I played and it went like this: If you can’t get along, then get it on! The Retired Players as a whole just want what they have coming. No More/No Less and there is a number out there and an allocation that would solve this long overdue leveling of the financial playing field. There is no way we are saying ‘Hey, give us your money’ to the Active Players. We’re saying ‘Give us OUR Money Back that was diverted into the pockets of the realm at the helm.

    And just how did we get dropped from the Pension Dollars? No matter what you call it, the Retired Guys have money coming as proven by the Bernie Parish/Herb Adderley suit of $28 million and that was just the tip of the iceberg. This is all up to us. No one is fighting our battle for us. However, we are fortunate to have sincere Advocates like Mr. Spencer Kopf and because the CBA is done and in a few days we’ll get the definition of our future benefit design and increase. I have a feeling we’re going to be saying, “Is that all there is and is that enough to resolve the “Quality of Life” issues related to playing this marvelous game of Football” …and I mean that. Unfortunately, we’ll still be the bearer of bad news: We are the pre-93’ers who endured the documented carnage of the game.

    Here’s a suggestion:

    If the Owners and the Current Players NFLPA do not satisfy the needs of the Pre-’93 Retired Players, we should all join together and ban the use of our likenesses by the NFL and any other medium and take the History of the game back from them. Take the Legacy out of the NFL. If this Legacy Fund does not take care of the Legacy Champions who built this mega-sport with the $9 Billion+ that is being split by all of the people who don’t have any skin in the game while the champions die off without getting their just due – then let’s take our names and faces and reputations back. They’ll have a faceless past.

    So then I guess the mantra of Past, Present and Future will read…

    Present and Future Only… @#$%! the Past Players. Or how about: One Locker – except for all the men who built it?

    Lou Piccone
    NY Jets – 74-76
    Buffalo Bills – 77-83