NFL: The Looming Lockout and What It Means To the Fans

March 11, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As we approach the new extended deadline for the NFL and NFL Players Association (NFLPA) to agree on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) I fall under the pessimistic side of things and believe that nothing will happen and the lock-out will begin.
Like what happened with the Major League Baseball strike in the 90's and the NHL lock-out a few years ago people have begun questioning whether or not the fans will come back to the sport immediately after the lock-out ends.
I think there is no doubt that the ratings for the first NFL game of the the 2011 season will have it's usual high ratings, and I will be amongst those watching, because I will be a fan long after the current players retire and given the age of some owners I'll be a fan long after they've past their teams on.
However, one thing I will not do for the 2011 season (and possibly beyond) is directly give any of my money to the NFL or NFLPA.
That means I will not attend any NFL games, buy any new gear...

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