Sounds like the NFL is serious about this lock-out stuff...

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  1. Rey

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    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/f..._solidarity_likely_to_be_tested_a.html?page=1

    Starting to look more and more like there will be games missed.
     
  2. gary

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    Why bother having a season if there is going to be a late start or games are going missed?
     
  3. Marcus

    Marcus Ruthless pragmatist

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    I absolutely agree with that.

    If games are going to be missed, then just cancel the whole fricken thing.
     
  4. Allstar

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    I'd rather have some football than no football at all.
     
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    I am just sick of it all and with more fans would just quite on the NFL.
     
  6. awtysst

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    I hear what you are saying, but fans LOVE football. At that time of the year, what are your sporting options?

    1. Baseball. Ok. Sure, in September, but baseball ends in October.

    2. Ice Hockey? Its a distant fourth in terms of sports interest.

    3. Basketball? They are going through their own problems and may have a longer lockout.

    4. college football? Sure, but they already have their own fan bases. I don't see it drastically increasing. College football is very different from NFL football.

    5. Auto racing? Nah.
     
  7. gary

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    I am sick of the NBA too. We pay high prices supporting them and they don't give a rats behind about you or I.
     
  8. gtexan02

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    Are you going to quit the NFL?
     
  9. gary

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    I might just do so.
     
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    I could go with a ten game season.
     
  11. Txn_in_FL

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    Because there is still plenty of money to be made, even if the season is shortened or delayed.

    Even with all the propaganda about the fans, and getting the season together for "the fans", it's not about you or me or any of the fans. It's all about the fans money.
     
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    And then the whinging begins regard preparation - a note goes next to the winner as winning the season, which no one could conduct pre-season training etc.

    They need to either have it all, or nothing. For me football season is set up with the training camp battles, and rookie reports on who is going to burst onto the scene the next year. If it goes from courtroom to football field in 4 days, I'm just not going to be as into it all.
     
  13. gary

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    Which is exactly why fans ought to start seeing the light.
     
  14. Rey

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    Well....

    From the article it sounds more like a "delayed start" vs. a "games missed" thing.

    What I find more intriguing than anything is that they are talking about taking out the bye weeks and still playing a full 16 game schedule.

    That is interesting because we would still have a whole season, BUT that sounds like it would be kind of taxing on the players.
     
  15. CloakNNNdagger

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    The NFL actually revealed their "late season" strategy several weeks ago.

    Fans are quickly getting fed up with this entire fiasco, even without suffering the loss of one game yet.

    I found the comments of fans (those after this article) are very telling and representative. Take the time to read them VOICE OF THE FANS
     
  16. awtysst

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    Ok, but like I said, if fans enjoy "football" where will they focus their attention? Arena Football and the USFL does not have the same quality of play.

    So, if you are really a football fan, where do your football $ and attention go?

    I figure the players will cave in September, so the season probably starts in October.
     
  17. gary

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    There are plenty of other forms of football I'd watch rather than get crapped on by the NFL like we are now.
     
  18. CloakNNNdagger

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    I think that something that is not being appreciated as far as the "pulse" of the fans is the fact that here on the MB we are getting the views of the more "hardcore" fan segment. Fans outside of this type of venue are not nearly as likely to keep forcing hemselves to "put up with" this mess...........now or later.........no matter what the outcome.
     
  19. Honoring Earl 34

    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    Screw em ... I'll watch HS and college and find something to do on Sundays . If more folks had this attitude then maybe they'd come to their senses .
     
  20. gary

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    Right. Both sides all they do is count us being there once they arrive back to business as usual.
     

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