2011 NFL Lockout: Why It Would Be Especially Devastating to Green Bay Packers

February 11, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL lockout would have an apocalyptic impact on the devout NFL fan. No NFL for an entire season, no teams to follow and cheer for, no fantasy football, no Super Bowl parties, and no hope after a long Monday in the winter. For many fans, it would feel like having their insides ripped out by greedy millionaires (and billionaires) who care only about the business side of the game.
Unfortunately, the NFL is a business, and a deal between NFL Players Association and the owners must be made to avoid a lockout in 2011.
Some teams will be effected more than others by the loss of a year of games. Not to mention, players' careers and stats are on the line.
Teams like Carolina, Buffalo, Denver, Arizona, and Cleveland are rebuilding; a year off wouldn't affect their chances at the Super Bowl whenever play resumes. But teams like Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and the New York Jets are built to win now. Veteran players would become a year older and the teams might not ...

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