Can we talk about all the people left in the lurch?
1. the FANS
What if we don't get pick up where we left off - with great basketball.
What if your team was poised for a banner year?
Everyone that feels your team will be hurt the most by missing this season raise your hand.
(seriously though, it's my team that would have taken it all, given the chance. just look at our fearless young leader. try not to get chills from his crossover)
2. the PLAYERS
What if they don't get paid?
What if the next season of MTV Cribs has no basketball players because they can't afford a segue for their hallway?
see kids, this is blurry because this is Shaq moving fast
(don't worry, you won't see it again)
3. the OWNERS
What if they can't agree?
What if the south east wing of Mark's house gets shut down?
4. the ADVERTISERS
What if.... wait endorsements? really? who cares!
See we don't worry at all about the advertisers and yet, they are the only ones going on their merry way. They are the only ones managing to lock it down in this lock out. They are masterfully selling us the idea that it's only about the game. And while I doubt the sincerity of their campaign, I certainly can't help but get wrapped up in it all. That pristine idea they're selling - I'm buyin it.
And remember folks, this is NOT their first time at the rodeo.
if we made it through 1998 we can make it through 2011
so the lesson here is to pretend it's not all about the money while people making money off people with lots of money continue to fight about money. got it?