How to Kill the Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs

If you haven’t been following the NFL labor saga, or if you have and still can’t figure out what’s going on, let me break it down for you in really simple terms:

No one in this whole debacle — not the players, not the owners, not the commissioner, or anyone else — cares one iota about the fans who have become rabid consumers of the NFL.

They only care about lining their own pockets, and can’t come to a single reasonable compromise that would split the rapidly expanding pie of billions of dollars among themselves. Because of this, the owners and players have spent weeks posturing through meaningless negotiation sessions and will now likely spend months attacking each other in court, putting at risk the entire future of professional football for the fans who have made the league so successful in the first place.

No matter what happens, whether there’s football in 2011 or not, this entire affair has only served to show how easily reckless greed can destroy a great thing.

It’s a disgrace.