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Roger Goodell: Time coming soon to cancel first NFL game due to lockout

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Cancel it I can use the money for bills.

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I still think that people here taking sides on this are funny. You were there during negotiations? You really know the exact numbers they're playing for and each sides' long term plans and intentions? You must be a very important person with a lot of NFL contacts. I would hate to think that anybody genuinely believes anything getting said in the media.

If they settle it soon, super awesome football fun ahead. If not, I'm not going to watch a league that's thrown together with a few weeks preparation. The product will be terrible this year if something isn't settled soon, and I'll blame both sides and go watch college football and miss out on the 6 dollar beers.

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"goodell is teh suck" is such a stupid response to this. it's knee-jerk and pathetic, completely misguided, much like all the morons who booed him during the draft announcements. ask any one of them why they booed the guy and maybe 5% of them could lay out a coherent response.

all this to say, goodell is obviously applying pressure here, raising the stakes. it's easy to focus on the term "lockout" but when the eventual effect of missing precious NFL games hits home, that's when things will start to happen. this is goodell's (very smart) way of applying the pressure as early as possible. duh

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Goodell is doing nothing but stating the obvious"

We all know that the sides need to get back to the table. However, the players NEVER had ANY intention of negotiating.

The owners have made two proposals....the last of which was a great start. When the other side won't even respon, it is VERY evident who the whiney little bitches are in this matter....the players.

Negotiation can only take place when both sides are attempting to negotiate....which is NOT what we have here.

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First! woot.gif

Goodell is a dick.

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...on page two. :(

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Does that mean he should suck himself?

With that type of logic you should be at the table with them.

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If they cancel the preseason it woulndn't hurt my feelings one bit. Preseason tickets are the worst thing I purchase on an annual basis.

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It would be nice if they could figure a way to make them mean something. Even if its something small like the MLB all-star game that was once meaningless and now counts for home field advantage in the world series. Something along those lines. But that really will not change much in the eyes of most fans because they do not understand what a preseason "game" is.

Essentially these are organized scrimmages, glorified with officials, uniforms, lights, and concessions. People listening to the stubborn views of Packman over the last half-decade saying "it means nothing and therefore is unnecessary" have become a bit jaded against it yet millions flock to watch NFL teams at camp every year and the first question that arose about a player organized workout was "is it open to public?".

Face it. We as NFL fans like practice. We like it so much we created a market for preseason scrimmages becoming a commodity for which people will pay money to watch. Now, newer fans are confusing the two things. There are games and there are practices. There are four practices you promised to pay for every year when you signed on the dotted line and now since some may regret that decision a bit they want to claim that these "games" they have to pay for are "worthless" and they don't want to pay for them anymore.

Understand the difference and try to educate your neighbors people. Go and enjoy it for what it is, or sell your ticket, or give the ticket to the boy's and girl's club, or stay home and burn your tix in a private rage if you have to. Nobody wants their experience ruined by some ignorant fan who wishes he never bought that PSL 4 years ago.

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