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2011 Lockout

I am really worried that there will be a lockou in 2011.  The good and the bad of having a lockout in 2011 is me being a season ticket holder in Miami I am wondering if I have to pay for seats that nobody will be sitting in could be good and bad.  If I have to pay for them and so does everyone else including people who have many seats that they are able to sell during the season, they could possibly be cash poor and have to sell their good seats.  If this happens for me I get a better upgrade as I can afford to pay for just two seats for one year, while the ticket brokers would be eating a lot of unsold seats.  On the other hand, no football on Sunday is almost like no sex, pretty darn tough to handle.


I live in Dallas (20 miles south in Red Oak). I believe Jerry Jones is the main driving force behind the lockout and his greed to get the players to take less money to fund Jerry's World in Arlington, Texas. On Friday as I was driving to work, FM 105.3 here in Dallas interviewed Jerry. Even though the announcer did not pick up on Jerry's comment he stated in so many words that he wants the NFL to be like baseball where owners that want to spend what they want should be able to. In other words get rid of the sharing of revenue that has made the NFL the best professional American sport. Wellington Mara in the early 60's (Giant's owner) could have made the NY Giants not share the income and had the team with the largest salary structure every year. He had great foresight to know if you don't have all teams on equal footing then you don't have true competition. 40 years later he was proven correct. Now Jerry, Kraft, and Dan Snyder want to kill the golden goose and destroy that competitive balance and make the NFL like MLB where the Yankees and Red Sox have payrolls that are 4 times all the other teams. Yankee and Red Sox fans see no problem with this, but it is the reason I and many Americans stop watching baseball the minute the footballs start flying in August. If there is a lockout I truely believe Jerry Jones will be the driving force in this fiasco.

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