NFL and the CBA: Ranking the Worst Work Stoppages in Pro Sports' History

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NFL and the CBA: Ranking the Worst Work Stoppages in Pro Sports' History
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Since the NFL and NFLPA still have yet to agree to a new CBA, the specter of a work stoppage in the NFL this coming season still lingers.

The NFL and other professional sports are no strangers to work stoppages. The NFL has had five work stoppages. Four of those were strikes, one was both a lockout and a strike. The MLB has had eight work stoppages. Five of those were strikes, three were lockouts.

The NBA has had three work stoppages. All of those were lockouts. The NHL has had three work stoppages, including the most recent one in professional sports history. Two of the NHL work stoppages were lockouts and one was a strike.

There have been almost 20 work stoppages in pro sports; however some of them only lasted a couple days and/or only occurred during the offseason.

Here are the top 15 worst work stoppages in professional sports.

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