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11-27-2012, 06:53 AM
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Admit it: The lockout is really about "how much more money can they extract from the fans".
The answer is "less and less" as you suck the goodwill right out of us.
I've been sort of cheering for the players in all of this, because after the last lockout I got the impression that the Owners think that a lockout every time a CBA expires will just get them everything they want each time, and I hate going through these lockouts. My hope was that if the players dragged it out long enough, the owners would realize in the future that the fight wasn't worth it, and that both sides would settle CBA's in the offseason going forward.
But I think you hit on something even more significant. After the last lockout we all came back with abandon. We bought up the new redesigned jerseys, kept buying the ever more expensive tickets and beers, and helped create the pie both sides are fighting over.
There needs to be a couple years where total revenues drop, and the linked salary cap drops. That is the REAL deterrent for future lockouts.
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