NFL Lockouts, Blackouts, NFLPA, Goodell and What It All Means for the Fans

March 15, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It does seem to happen in every sport at one point or another; no matter how overpaid an athlete is or how much money an owner rakes in, it just doesn’t seem to be enough. 
Now we’re staring a lockout in the face because of $9 billion and seemingly no way to split it up.  For this article I wanted to examine what a lockout really means for the NFL, the fans, and the average American alike.

What a Lockout Means and Who it Really Hurts
In case you’ve been wondering just what happens during a lockout, or how it works, here’s my super-abridged version:  
The NFL and NFLPA’s (Players Association) contract ran out this March, after the owners unanimously opted for it to after the 2010 season.  This meant that all the same problems were on the table again, and there was going to be a pow-wow that everyone knew would be messy. 
The NFLPA was able to make some concessions in order to appease ownership...

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