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2011 without the NFL

Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by Scout200, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. Scout200

    Scout200 Cheesehead

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    As the end of the year is approaching, several are wondering about the possible lockout next year. If there is a lockout in 2011, what impact will it have on the NFL, players, fans.. and in general, America? Also, if there is a lockout, who would be to blame?
     
  2. SpartaChris

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    Blame would be on both sides.

    As for impact, the NFL will lose at least $1Billion between now and August if there is no CBA next season. NFLLabor.com Wall Street Journal: $$ losses for players and teams begin now with no new CBA «

    TV networks will lose at least $3Billion. NFLLabor.com Report: $3 billion in lost TV ad revenue in NFL work stoppage «

    Not sure about local economies, but tourism will definitely be impacted. Restaurants, hotels, car rentals, merchandising. Not to mention unemployment.
     
  3. Scout200

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    Wow, I didn't even think about that! If it does happen, it will definitely be unfortunate!
     
  4. SpartaChris

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    There's a lot of stadium workers that most people don't think about when it comes to thinking about running a football team. You have groundskeepers, parking attendants, concessions workers, maintenance staff, not to mention the Cheerleaders. :) These are people who won't be receiving a paycheck should there be a lockout, at least not from a football team.

    I can't speak for every city, but I know Green Bay's economy thrives on tourism. Lambeau Field in itself is a tourist destination for football fans, but outside of that, what's left? I don't have actual numbers, but I imagine a large part of Green Bay's economy is made up of the tourist dollars, from restaurants to hotels to souvenirs and everything in between.

    Larger city economies likely won't feel much of an impact. San Diego, New York, Dallas, Chicago... Those places certainly won't feel the loss of football too badly. Smaller cities though, it's a different story.
     
  5. Green_Bay_Packers

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    There is other sports like Ice Hockey and Baseball, The NFL will be played in 2011 I hope :D
     
  6. GreenGoldAngel

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    It is a very complex issue, I would love to sit in on the Collective Barging negotiations. I can see where both sides have legitimate points. I just wish the ticket buying, merchandise buying, tax payers who pay for the stadiums, would have a seat at the table.Nobody represents the fans. Not the owners nor the players.
     
  7. 98Redbird

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    I have a hard time believing that there will be a lockout next year. WAY too much money to be lost on both sides... They realize this. I can see them maybe being stubborn on both sides up through training camps and maybe even the first few weeks of the season, but I'd be surprised if we went all next year without football.
     
  8. VolvoD

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    A season off? It means the Packers will only have 6 players on IR and only 2 lockout-season ending injuries.
     
  9. SpartaChris

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    No one represents the consumers when unions go on strike in general, so this shouldn't come as a surprise.
     
  10. PackersRS

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    Well, my 1b sport is Brazil soccer, and my team has done pretty well, it's qualified for the continent's most important championship, and our rival has just embarassed itself in the Club World Cup, so I'm looking forward to 2011.

    That said, I still divide half my time with the NFL, and 90% of it when the Packers win and my other team loses.

    I don't care much for College Football, Basketball or any other american sport, though I'm a Notre Dame and Celtics fairwheater fan, so I'd probably watch that some more, but not much.

    All in all, it's a part of my routine, to write, read and listen Packers.

    Would absolutely resume watching in 12'.
     
  11. Incubes12

    Incubes12 Bay Harbor Butcher?

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    This is becoming more of a reality now. :mellow:
     
  12. Matty Flynn

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    This would also be a problem for a couple Packers players. Such as Donald Driver and Charles Woodson. Would they come back in 2012? We can do nothing but hope.
     
  13. Jess

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    At least we'd get to be champions for sure for 2 years instead of just one. :icon_lol:
     
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  14. packerwisgirl86

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    I really can't imagine 2011 without it a lot of loss on both sides like you all said. I don't think it will happen especially where money is to be lost big time.
     
  15. SpartaChris

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    Well, I believe Robert Kraft when he said an agreement could be hammered out if both sides just sat down and negotiated. I imagine something will get done sooner rather than later.

    That said, the players will cave when those checks start getting missed. Nothing will make this happen faster than the players pressuring their own union to just take what they can.
     
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    Don't forget about NASCAR well with or with out an NFL season next year I'll still be able to watch the UFL.
     
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    I would have the CFL and NHL to pass the time... Sundays sure wouldn't be the same... :fie:
     
  18. ivo610

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    I would be very very very surprised if there was no football all of 2011.
     
  19. gbsb11

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    As far as blame goes I blame the owners until they open the books. I would imagine there is enough $$ for both sides to be doing well. Simply because the players are getting a "sweet deal" under the current CBA doesnt necessarily mean the owners are getting shafted.

    And who knows what i would do without football, no way another sport can replace it. Football is the only sport I can tune into any two team and enjoy watching.
     
  20. SpartaChris

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    Your blame would be misplaced. The owners have absolutely NO obligation to open their books to the players union. None, whatsoever. Nor does not opening their books cheapen their argument. You didn't go to the owner of the company you work for and ask him to open his books to you before agreeing to the salary you would be paid, did you? No, of course you didn't. Neither should the players.

    It's a negotiation. Both sides are responsible for working with each other to come up with an equitable agreement, regardless of anything else. The owners have decided the agreement was unfair to them. Members of the players union have agreed. Now it's time for the two parties to come together and figure out what exactly WILL work for both sides.
     
  21. Green_Bay_Packers

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    Oh ye Nascar how could I forget
     
  22. VersusTheMoose

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    Everyone would be to blame, and it would have a big impact. I cannot imagen not having a season next year, Hockey doesn't get interesting until April.
     
  23. Tecmo

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    I don't think nascar's ratings would improve all that much with the lockout. You either love it(and you watch it already) or you hate it(and you never will watch it). I'm a race fan and I know a lot of people that won't even give it a chance. They'll watch pro bowling over it.
     

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