NFL Lockout: Raider Nation Wants to Know What the Crystal Ball says

Honor Warren Wells TheTorch@dbintayaelSenior Writer IIMay 14, 2011

What does your crystal ball say about the 2011 NFL lockout?
What does your crystal ball say about the 2011 NFL lockout?

Some folks have read their crystal ball and it says, "the season will start on time." Others, say, "No way."

Now some of us have heard that Roger Goodell is blaming the lawyers. Others say it was better to leave the dealings at the negotiation level and not at the litigation level.

Even some of the lawyers are saying that the issues need to be argued at another level and not in court.

Now since the lockout issues are being argued in the court system, the lawyers are turning over facts and issues, upside down and all around, to get to the bottom of the matter.

So the arguments can get so detailed and complex that stretching this lockout out can give those lawyers an opportunity to make a lot of money.

One source says that this entire lockout episode is about money.

Let's look at it like this: the owners and players are spending a lot of money to argue about money.

In the meantime, I challenged the readers to identify where all of the money for the NFL comes from in the first place. If I am not mistaken, it comes from the fans, from folks like you and me.

Now some fans are protesting and rallying against the lengthy lockout. Should more fans have a voice in this hot issue? I think so. What do you think?

I just hope the commitment to excellence that the current Oakland Raiders have is strong enough to overcome some of the interruptions in their preparation.

Go Raiders! Be overcomers!