New York Giants: In This CBA Mess, Giants Ownership Is a Class Act

Josh McCainSenior Writer IMarch 17, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 11:  New York Giants owner John Mara addresses the media at a news conference outside the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service building March 11, 2011 in Washington, DC. The NFLPA has filed for decertification and will no longer be the exclusive collective bargaining representative for the players. Players will now be able to file antitrust lawsuits against the NFL.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Rob Carr/Getty Images is reporting that the New York Giants will not be requiring payment of season tickets until after the lockout is over.

It doesn't matter whether you're on the NFL or NFLPA's side; this move is a class act.

In a battle that breaks down to arguing over the fans' money, it's nice to see someone hasn't forgotten about the fans.

Another thing I like about this move by the Giants is that it doesn't seem to be a public relations move.  The ball club is basically saying, "Hey there will be football next season, but until we know when it's going to start, we're not going to make you pay for it."

The Carolina Panthers have also done something to help the burden on fans, as they're only requiring a 10 percent down payment until the lockout is over.

However, ESPN's favorite owners, the Kraft family, are requiring full payment by March 31st.

I don't do this often (being a Redskins fan and all) but I salute you, New York Giants.  In a time when fans are being kicked to the ground, you are at least showing a sign of good faith towards us.