NFL Lockout: Total League Shutdown Not in the Plans, According to ESPN Report
Total League Shutdown Rumor Began On Sunday
The rumors began on Sunday and grew throughout the week, the rumor the NFL would shut down completely if the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeal lifted the lockout.
I thought it was a brilliant move because it would force the players to come back to the negotiating table, something they are showing reluctance to do at this point in time, content to pursue a strategy of litigation and blame the owners for everything except the Kennedy Assassination.
Then today, ESPN's Chris Mortenson reported this rumor was false and that a shutdown will not happen.
As prominent NFL man says, please ignore concept being floated that NFL could shut down business if lockout lifted. Not a chance, he says.
Stadium debt service, bonds, sponsorships, defaults.... corporate suicide, etc, in a shutdown. Not gonna happen.
This answers a lot of questions and should put this matter to bed. While I love the idea of a shutdown to force an end to the labor strife, the questions of the ramifications for other aspects of the NFL as a business were murky when this idea first was floated.
While the NFL definitely had to consider this, Mortenson's Tweets show shutting down is not a viable business option moving forward.
What the players have to realize is that by attacking everything that has made the NFL successful in order to get some short-term gain, they are going to kill the long-term health of the game and kill the sport they profess to love.
But since that kind of payday shortfall would be after most of these players have retired, what do they care?
It is the fans who are going to lose.
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