Players: 'All we're asking is that the league obey the law.'
Owners: 'Screw that! We're rich!'
We can now start counting down to lost time. Rookie minicamps and briefings are pretty much gone. The 'optional' training camps go next, and then the mandatory attendance ones. Shortly after that, we lose preseason games, and then...
Y'know the real potential winner here? Hockey. With the NBA scheduled to go lockout as soon as the Finals or draft wrap up (pick your favorite), a worst-case scenario for the two battling leagues leaves puck slapping as the last major winter sport. Guess who's getting the headlines? The ticket sales from a sports-desperate public? Possibly even a better TV contract? (Okay, that last may be pipe dreaming.)
I wonder if any of the players are thinking Federal League?