andrews31cain21 Posted September 12, 2010 Share Posted September 12, 2010 I think the NFL, Owners,and Players are all underestimating the impact of a lockout/missed season, with the fans... unlike baseball strike, and hockey lockout...which both are still recovering from years later, this will occur during one of the worst recession times in many many years..... People are losing their jobs, losing their homes, working multiple jobs to make ends meet, and their one saving grace is watching football on Sundays....I think their will be a bigger outlash from the fans than what they expect... people are struggling, and then to have no football because a bunch of billionaires and millionaires are squabbling over money will be a slap in the face to fans...... it took baseball, who was on top of the sports world, many years to recooperate over their strike... Hockey was at its all time peak in popularity when they had their lockout, neither time was their a recession and neither sport has fully recovered. The NFL and the players are on the verge of killing the golden goose....... That being said, teams like our Falcons, who have to work extremely hard and have to have potential contenders just to put people in the stands, will suffer the most with the potential backlash from fans. Its hard enough to put people in the dome, put a lockout or strike on top of that will set this franchise back for many years... Everyone talks about AB's deep pockets, but AB is not going to spend money if he isnt going to make money...thats just pure business sense. My warning to both parties...... dont underestimate the fans..appreciate what u have going, get it worked out and lets move on. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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