I saw a note this morning indicating that a 57 day long strike that saw National Football League teams populated by “replacement players” ended 35 years ago today.
That lowlight in history has me wondering whether the league will bounce back from the “kneel-down” protests the way it did after the walk out?
There were predictions back in 1982 that the NFL would never be the same and that fans would never return after the strike.
But they did, because whether we like to admit it or not, we DO like our football.
And we like to spend our fall Sunday afternoons, as well as Sunday, Monday and Thursday nights watching or listening to it.
That’s not to say that the league won’t pay a price for upsetting fans with it’s handling of the current protests.
But I suspect that over time, as this issue joins others on the list of things that people are tired of talking about, the league will be back continuing to rake in cash by the limousine load.
This time, though, it may take some time.
That’s the way I see it.