NFL Locked Out of Sports Thread
As promised in previous posts, I will now lock out NFL posts from my blog.
The next post containing the acronym NFL will be the announcement that the players and owners have agreed on a new collective bargaining agreement.
In the HBO film Recount, there is a scene where Al Gore (well, someone portraying the voice of Gore) called Ron Klain (Kevin Spacey), telling him that he will concede the presidential election to George W. Bush.
He told Klain that cannot win the Florida votes. Even if he wins, he cannot win.
In this case, Gore is saying that, even if he wins the Florida recount and the presidency, he cannot win over the American people. In the NFL’s labor dispute, neither the players nor the owners can win the fans’ support, even if one side gets more of what it wants at the negotiating table.
I am aware of the mentality of an NFL player and an NFL owner. I realize that, in order to be successful at either job, you need to be conditioned to win at all costs.
The bottom line, however, is that neither side can win. Even if they win, they cannot win.
Until both sides realize this and are willing to compromise for the benefit of the fans, I cannot support the NFL. I urge anyone reading this blog right now to be strong on the fans’ behalf.