Around the League 2012-12 I: Gary and Donald sitting in a tree
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09-05-2012, 01:08 AM
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Jesus...I absolutely love NHL hockey. Make no bones about it, I'm a junkie. I will be back slobbering all over the product when it returns. I can't help myself. Here's the deal...It's a contract dispute. There's a union involved. Everyone makes more money than I do. They all make their money on folks in my shoes. Whoop-dee-doo.
Fans have two options.
1. Watch the games when they come back.
It's really that simple. We don't have a voice at the bargaining table. We have a voice at the ticket booth and that's it. If we all want to prevent this **** in the future...quit watching, buying merchandise and going to games one year in advance of CBA ending date. That's the only shot in hell a fan has of making a difference.
Oh...you could also sneak on to the ice and take a dump on the "Thank You FANS!" sign the NHL will be sure to paint when coming back from this next lockout. But with DNA testing and all, I wouldn't recommend it.
The fans don't have any control over it. We'll all be back no matter if there's another locked out season. The problem I have is that they're taking advantage of it, and the greed of being among the richest people in the world, but unwilling to pay back into a system that made you money, when that system is in trouble.
There's a parallel I see between the owners insisting someone else has to give a little extra to help struggling franchises, and the economic dispute where they refuse to pay a little extra back into the system that made them a billionaire when it's struggling.
Somebody else has to fix it, while they reap the biggest benefits. The greed just astonishes me. I'll never understand it.
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