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Damn Well put NFL sets LOCKOUT Record!

Discussion in 'American Football' started by ThunderHorse17, May 12, 2011.

  1. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

    Apr 10, 2010
    NFL's foundation cracking under weight of record stoppage - NFL - CBSSports.com Football

    The NFL labor strife reached a stunning -- and disgraceful -- milestone Thursday. It was Day 58 of the lockout. Thus this is now officially the longest labor stoppage in NFL history.

    The previous mark came in 1982 in what was one of the nastiest battles between owners and players in the history of sports. That lasted 57 days, from Sept. 20 through Nov. 16. While the length of that strike and this lockout haven't approached the all-time labor meltdown that was professional hockey's (that one lasted 310 days), the NFL's dubious new mark is still a very big deal.

    It signals the days of professional football being viewed as the model for labor peace are forever gone. Indeed, the NFL used to openly and loudly brag about how it was unique. Owners and players could successfully cohabitate, cats and dogs living together, and it was those other leagues that had the labor battles, not football.

    No longer. The NFL is now just as shameless as the other sports. Football had its big, fat *** sitting atop a mound of gold. To the left, piles of cash. To the right, more piles of cash. In front and behind was fan loyalty and, yep, more piles of cash. How any league can stab prosperity in the eye while much of the country still suffers real job losses and hardship remains inexplicable.

    So here is the NFL setting the wrong kinds of records, a stagnant sport, with increasingly angry fans. Some of them might never come back as the lockout drags on.

  2. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2005
    Just like the oil companies.

    big money has not one 2nd thought about ripping off anyone they can
  3. Concudan

    Concudan Meh... Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 5, 2006
    Free KY handed out at the gates or the NFL games once they recommence...
  4. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

    Jun 25, 2006
    The family of a friend of mine has had Charger season tickets (5 seats) for well over 30 years. They don't now because of this BS. IF this gets settled, the threat of a blackout will loom for every Charger home game.
  5. RipTheJacker

    RipTheJacker Well-Known Member

    May 31, 2006
    happier by the day that i canceled my season tickets
  6. Boltzlover

    Boltzlover BoltTalker

    Dec 26, 2009
    Both sides talking about how they want to split "their" money and not realizing that it is our money, the fans. Without us, who it seems that don't give a rats butt about, they have no "pie" to split. I for one am making the pie about $1500.00 smaller this year and all years after.
  7. Buck Melanoma

    Buck Melanoma Guest

    CFB is still on. Screw the NFL.
  8. DenverBolt67

    DenverBolt67 BoltTalker

    Jan 24, 2010
    It isn't our money until the fan base as a whole is willing to take it back, something that won't ever happen. They may lose a very small amount, but they will never lose all.

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