The National Football League club owners and players still have not come to terms on their differences. They just can’t seem to figure out how best to divide the $9.3 billion in annual revenue. Talks have resumed and they are back to negotiating a new collective bargaining deal, but they better figure something out quickly, because the lockout threatens the start of training camps.
If football season does not happen this year, it is sure to cause “withdrawal syndrome” for many sports fans. Depression medication sales will likely climb, and football junkies will have to find another sport to watch. But wait, there may be an issue with basketball season as well. NBA commissioner David Stern reported owners have now locked out NBA players. No football or basketball? What will they watch…Ice skating?
While I could care less about sports, I do understand the importance of what it brings to the economy. Not only are restaurants, bars, and advertising revenue impacted, sports fans mental health is also affected. Do you realize how sad millions of men and sports enthusiast would be without a season of Football or Basketball?
On the other hand, how many women would be able to reclaim their TV and lives back for a season? They probably could then get off their meds.