I'm sure what you've been seeing lately isn't the game you love. Hopefully a little time out from both sides will bring them back to reality and get the game back to where it should be.
There are enough interesting things out there for me to keep busy for a few months without football.
You miss the point which is that a work stoppage of one year will damage the game ongoingly just like it did baseball in the 80s. The game won't go back to where it should be, it will go backwards permanently. There are still people who don't watch baseball even now. I used to be a huge baseball fan and now only watch it when my favorite team is playing. Compare that to football where I watch good games even when my team isn't playing.
Hoping that we don't have football to spite the player's and owner's greed hurts the fans the most. And they will backlash by boycotting which hurts football across the board. The outcome is that football as a whole suffers.
If we don't play football in 2011 the ripple will be felt for decades. So to say it is about finding other things to do on Sunday for a couple of months is rather simplistic in my way of thinking. The strike of 95 in baseball almost killed the game. Even now some teams are just recovering.