NBA Lockout: Enough Already, Fuckers.

Greetings to all and I’m happy to have your readership. Wherever you are on this planet, thanks for finding The Daily Damn.

This is supposed to be the time of year where every sports fan is to bask in the excellence of whatever game they want to enjoy. As it stands, it’s November 7th, and I have no NBA. And I want it back.

I do not give a drippy white shit-soaked turkey sandwich if the players and the owners cannot find some kind of amicable agreement. Whatever they have to do, they need to get it done.

This past weekend had the players leaving the table again, refusing to commit to the current offer. And the owners are probably taking too much of the profits, but the fact that they locked out the players in the first place has always meant that the owners themselves hold all the fucking cards in the deck. The NBA Players Association has a really hard time grasping the fact that their union just isn’t as powerful as their Major League Baseball and National Football League counterparts. I and every professional basketball-loving fan under the sun of this earth would love to think so, but that isn’t the case.

So if it means 50/50, 51.2/48.8, or taking a mutual dump in each other’s mouths to seal SOME kind of deal,  David Stern and Billy Hunter need to both sign on a dotted line that will be the direct result of us NBA fans seeing basketball played on Christmas Day. And I want my basketball quintuple-header on Christmas Day like last year. It was magical. Only then did it feel like the true spirit of the season.

And that’s my giving a damn.

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9 thoughts on “NBA Lockout: Enough Already, Fuckers.

  1. Peter M. Arel says:

    The lockout is indeed getting tiresome. If NO deal is rwached soon, BOYCOTTING THE NBA totally is the next step for fans, EVEN IF A DEAL IS REACHED. There are plenty of other things for fed-up fans to do and there SHOULD NEVER BE ANY LEGITIMACY FOR THE NBA WITH THESE IDIOTIC WORK STOPPAGES!

  2. Peter M. Arel says:

    Sorry, I misspelled “reached.” Still if no deal is reached and soon by the players and owners, BOYCOTTING THE NBA and making the NBA EVEN MORE IRRELEVANT THAN IT IS NOW SHOULD BE THE GOAL OF EVERY FED-UP BASKETBALL FAN IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! There are many other options for the fans who have getting everything EXCEPT basketball. They can watch hockey, football(which is going on right now) and high school and college basketball;they can also form groups themselves for getting exercise and or/playing basketball(and I hope they’ll take my suggestions to heart)!

  3. Peter M. Arel says:

    I hope that there are fans who WILL NOT come back-WHO WILL NEVER COME BACK-AFTER THIS WORK STOPPAGE ENDS! B OYCOTTING THE NBA-FOR KEEPS-IS WHAT ALL “CASUAL” FANS SHOULD DO NEXT IF THE 2011-2012 SEASON IS LOST! There are people who work at minimum wage jobs who would jump at the chance to make more money. I feel badly for the people who stand to lose their jobs because of the OBSTINACY OF BOTH SIDES! I feel just as badly for business owners whose businesses will go down the tubes if there are no NBA games played.
    I am hoping that the “CASUAL FANS WILL SUPPORT THESE BUSINESSES EVEN IF THERE ARE NO NBA GAMES PLAYED SO THERE WILL BE MONEY COMING IN. As for the players players playing basketball abroad, let them stay where they are!

  4. Peter M. Arel says:

    Let the NBA crash and burn.Who cares? I hope that the arenas where the NBA games are played will be used for concerts, other sporting events and ice shows during the time NO NBA GAMES ARE PLAYED. Then the businesses in the immediate vicinity of the arenas WILL NOT FACE FORECLOSURE; the employees who earn an income directly from working at the arenas won’t lose their jobs,etc. Nobody should ever have to pay “RANSOM TO KIDNAPPERS” in this way ever again!

  5. Andrew Flynn says:

    @Peter: I appreciate your passion for the subject, thanks for your thoughts. While the NBA doesn’t seem to be “too big to fail” if the lockout lasts all season, I sure hope it does come back in some form or fashion. Have you heard about Stern’s 72 game proposal?

  6. Peter M. Arel says:

    GET RID OF THE UNION For The PLAYERS, SO NOBODY’S HOLDING STERN’S-OR ANY OF THE OWNERS’-FEET TO THE FIRE. Boycott the NBA EVEN IF THE PLAYERS AND OWNERS REACH A DEAL BY DECEMBER 31,2011. The Casual fans have lots of options available to them, including playing sports themselves, because then they get some much needed exercise;they should also,however, befriend the people who are also having a hard time of it financially because of the lockout;they should also consider patronizing the restaurants so THOSE businesses won’t face foreclosure.Good reply, Andrew. Looking forward to more of your posts.

  7. Peter M. Arel says:

    Andrew,

    In order for the NBA to come back as something positive, the NBA would first have to be DESTROYED, as one would raze a decaying building and rebuild it from scratch. First GET RID OF THAT Jack*** Commissioner David Stern. I regard anything he proposes or does WITH THE UTMOST SUSPICION! Then GET RID OF THE PLAYERS’ ASSOCIATION. After getting rid of both the PLAYERS’ ASSOCIATION AND STERN, ELECT A NEW COMMISSIONER WHO WOULD HAVE THE JOB FOR LIFE! Then GET RID OF THE UNPROFITABLE FRANCHISES AS ONE WOULD PRUNE A TREE.

  8. Peter M. Arel says:

    Here’s what the Powers That Be in the various cities where NBA teams play their games SHOULD DO IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT THAT THE LOCKOUT CURRENTLY IN PROGRESS ENDS:When the time comes to renew the lease agreement with the NBA franchise whose team plays basketball, put the following clause in that lease:WORK STOPPAGES(WHETHER THEY BE LOCKOUTS OR STRIKES ORCHESTRATED BY THE PLAYER’S ASSOCIATION) ARE A VIOLATION OF THE TERMS OF THE LEASE WHICH WILL BE VERY SEVERELY DEALT WITH IF A LOCKOUT OR STRIKE CAUSES THE EMPLOYEES OF THIS ARENA TO BE UNEMPLOYED AND ALSO ADVERSELY IMPACTS BUSINESSES(RESTAURANTS, SPORTS BARS, ETC.) IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA OF THE ARENA;UP TO AND INCLUDING REFUSAL OF A LEASE TO ALL NBA FRANCHISES TO PLAY THEIR GAMES IN SAID ARENA;THE CITY WILL THEN USE THE ARENA FOR CONCERTS,ICE SHOWS AND OTHER EVENTS.

  9. Peter M. Arel says:

    The current NBA lockout-while NOT a strike-IS AN INTOLERABLE WORK STOPPAGE AND SHOULD BE REGARDED AS SUCH IN ALL U.S. AND CANADIAN CITIES WHERE BASKETBALL IS PLAYED! If the NBA-OR SOME OF ITS WEAKER OR UNDERPERFORMING FRANCHISES, WHICH SEEMS MORE LIKELY-WERE TO FOLD, IT SHOULD BE REPLACED WITH NOTHING! i don’t know if the NBA Player’s Association will in fact decertify;but if it does decertify a great favor will have been done to the cities whose people-at least those who work in various capacities in those cities’ taxpayer-funded sports arenas. More money SHOULD be pumped into local sports bars and/or restaurants in the immediate neighborhoods of those arenas.This can be accomplished by using the arenas for concerts, ice shows and other events when no NBA games are scheduled to be played.

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