For months we were warned of it. But for a long time we ignored the possibility. But now, the 2011 NFL Lockout is officially a reality. The NFL owners and the NFLPA and players cannot, among other things, decide how to split the estimated nine billion dollars in revenue that was received this year from fans like you and me. While a lot of fans like you and me wish they would just reach a resolution already so that the games can continue next year, at the same time each side does have legitimate beefs with the other.
Perhaps if the owners and the NFLPA each made some kind of a concession to the other the process towards a resolution could speed up faster. We are talking seventh-grade diplomatic skills here, not debating with a foreign country over nuclear weapons. So, with that, the purpose of this slide show is to examine what types of concessions and compromises both the NFLPA and the owners can make so that we, the fans, get a 2011 NFL season.