NFL Playing with Fire with Needless, Foolish Lockout

November 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Perception, as the National Football League and its players may learn, is the ultimate weapon in the court of public opinion.
Against the backdrop of perhaps the most wide-open season in decades lies the ugly specter that come next November, Sundays will be filled only a crisp, fall wind throughout NFL stadiums as owners and players gird their loins for what is expected to be a hotly contested labor battle that threatens to test the patience of the followers who can’t firmly grasp why a multi-billion dollar pie cannot be divided equally.
Commissioner Roger Goddell and NFLPA rep DeMaurice Smith continue to dig their respective heels in, with no new meetings scheduled until next month. In the meantime, the excitement that comes from the weekly struggle in search of a dominant power on the field becomes tempered as the clock ticks closer to a boardroom clash regarding revenue sharing and compromises in exchange for two extra games the league does not need.


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