Can you picture a year wuhotit NFL football? What would we do? The NFL's collective bargaining agreement is due to expire in March and team owners have made a series of moves designed to lock out the players and fans. If the NFL can't reach an agreement by the deadline in March, there will be no football to watch on Sundays. The NFL should get their act together and just extend the collective bargaining agreement because, both fans and players will be disappointed, money will be an issue if there is a lockout, and what good does a lockout do?Both fans and players will be disappointed if there is a lockout. I'm a diehard Eagles fan and I wouldn't know what to do if there was a lockout. I'm sure thousands of others are in the same boat I am. Players love to play football and love the game. What do they do if they can't play?Many money will be lost if there is a lockout. An estimated that more than 115,000 jobs would be impacted by a lockout and cause approximately $160 million in lost revenue in each NFL city. A lockout would have a devastating impact on local and regional economies. Stadium employees will be jobless, and sports bars, police officers, restaurants, hotels and various support staff who work for this game will also be affected. Simply put, these tough times will get even tougher for Americans.What good does a lockout do for anybody? If I were to ask 100 people, what would be good about a NFL lockout, I bet all of them wouldn't have an answer. The fact that owners are even CONSIDERING shutting down America's real past time, its most popular sport, its tradition, just to make more money is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. In baseball the owners and players went through with a strike back in the 90e2€b2s. People moved on and it took a few years for the MLB to recover in ticket sales, merchandise sales, fan interest, etc. Once you turn your back on the public, the public can turn its back on you.The NFL should get their act together and just extend the collective bargaining agreement because, both fans and players will be disappointed, money will be an issue if there is a lockout, and what good does a lockout do. The players want to play, the fans want to watch, analysts want to analyze, and the sports television stations want highlights. So let that happen in the 2011-2012 season.
--Chel Fri Jul 13 00:56:58 2012
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