I am literally sitting at my desk with the homepages for ESPN and NFL.com on the screen in front of me hitting “refresh”…”refresh”…”refresh”…
This is what it has come to.
30 minutes ago the banner ad on NFL.com read “Player Union tells NFL it plans to decertify.” No sooner had I texted that to my boss than it changed – I swear I saw it flip – and I caught the words “pulls back on decertification”…but when I refreshed, it was all gone.
At the moment the banner reads “Custom Gear: there is no one else like you. NFLSHOP.com.”
What the heck is going on out there?!
It is fascinating to me that an industry the recession couldn’t do in, couldn’t topple, one that still thrived despite massive unemployment and changes in public spending habits, survived that only to potentially be undone by massive greed.
Similarly, it’s funny that a massive recession didn’t really threaten my job, but an NFL lockout might. Not so much ha-ha funny though as morbidly ironic.
10 minutes and counting…