Even to the outside viewer, one has heard the constant talk of professional sports lockouts this year. What does this mean to the average fan? Nothing. The National Football League had a very long and drawn out lockout this past summer, in which most wondered if a regular season shortage was imminent. Besides the occasional minicamp cancellation and obvious player arresting, all was normal in the world of sports.
The coverage of the NFL was even more publicized than it has ever been in years past. So what was the problem? The problem to the average sports fan was nothing, but to the avid sports fan, it meant everything.
Considering which side you were on, the owners or players, the opinion may be differ. However, everyone can agree that in the end, each side cam out losers. Both the owners and players came out looking like money hungry multi-millionaires who decided to take a break from work to debate about the difference in a lot of money, and a ton of money. What does this say to the fans? The fans that work that extra weekend or holiday to be able to afford season tickets, or grew up watching a team they believed cared? The public image of owners and players could not be worse.
Now both sides got what they wanted, while fans sat around waiting, just so they can raise ticket prices yet again. I’m sure the many PR departments for these teams are geared up for what you could be, a long season of positive publicity towards fans. To top it off, the National Basketball Association is holding out. What a coincidence.
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