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Friday, July 22, 2011

Hall of Fame Game Canceled

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 9:00 AM


The NFL labor situation has been one of the most boring stories of the year. In a business as profitable as professional football, the season was going to be played. That's simply fact. What happened over the past few months kept a few journalists busy, but no one in their right mind thought that 2011-2012 was going to pass without a full season of the NFL.

Now, the two sides have come to an agreement (almost, sorta officially), which everyone knew they would. Billionaires and millionaires will argue about money until they're blue in face or until either side is in danger of losing any of those billions or millions. The fact that the owners last night tried to fiat an non-negotiated version of the deal on the players is par for the course. The two sides will come to an agreement. Lord have mercy, there will be football in America in a few months.

There is, however, one casualty of the labor strife, and that is the Hall of Fame game in Canton. Sadly, it's been canceled, which hurts only the city of Canton, but since it's just Canton, the NFL and the players don't really give a shit. But that's life.

If you want a good read on the NFL labor situation and the fight between owners and players, we'd point you to The New Yorker, which has a spiffy, easy-to-digest take on the battle. It's where this little nugget comes from:

The owners argue that cutting the players’ share will let teams put more money into things like stadiums and new media, and that these investments will, in the long run, make everyone richer. The problem is that owners and players don’t benefit equally when football becomes more profitable.

Welcome to America, kids.

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