This is so ridiculous. How can grown men possibly want to lose 9 billion dollars in revenue because they can't agree how to share 10% of it? I'm not sure if they will lose it all if there is a full-season lockout, but just the thought of it would be enuff to make me say to the other side: "Sure you can have an extra billion - we'll just have to scrape by with our 40% share." Really makes me mad when I hear them say that they need to be able to take care of their families "like they're used to doing." Are you kidding me? In this economy where most people are fortunate to still be able to provide for their families AT ALL, these clowns are holding out for an extra billion dollars. Not standing in line in the rain with 3000 other degreed job applicants to land a sales position at a local car dealership, but sitting in a luxury hotel with fresh hot coffee and donuts crying about a billion dollars.
Boo hoo hoo, you greedy sons of bitches. You should be ashamed of yourselves, with all the poverty and sickness and depair and self-inflicted loss of life that is engulfing the world right now while you sit there sticking out your chests, living off the money you made three years ago.
A LOT of other jobs are at stake if you don't play this year, and a lot of people who you can't even see will have their lives turned upside down if you keep up this crybaby attitude. I hope you all have to face the same fate as the rest of them do - unemployment, foreclosure, and hunger. Then maybe you'd just play some football. That's all you gotta do - just play football. I'm pretty sure your families will be ok without that extra billion.