I’m a huge fan of pro football. While I don’t sit in front of the TV all Sunday, I do get excited by each weeks games.
It’s been disappointing, but not surprising, that there is currently a strike / lockout, however you want to look at it. As of now, the season is a few months away, so who really knows if there will be a 2011 season or not.
I really hope that the owners and players get their act together before damage is done. I remember when the World Series and part of a season was lost, and how it took years (and an entire steroid scandal) to get the lost fans back in the seats. The NHL shut down for an entire season a few years back, and the already low fan base sunk to never before seen levels.
I think there’s this mentality, particularly in the owners case, that the NFL is too big and too popular to have the same type of situation happen to them if they started canceling games. They probably feel that the fans will come back when the games come back.