Originally Posted by boltaneer
So what about 2006, when the owners took a bad deal basically to avoid a work stoppage.
The owners just delayed the inevitable.
Im not saying the players arent without any kind of responsibility/fault here, but that was what the owners agreeed to and have been planning for this lockout ever since (as evidenced by the tv deal). Im not really siding with either side because i think ego is winning out here, but the fact is, in the simplest of terms, that the owners imposed the lockout, the players sued to prevent it. So in the simplest terms, it actually is on the owners right now.