Like many on the NFL mailing list, I received an email from Roger Goodell about his work with the players' union and their walking out of negotiations.
Goodell writes, "While we are disappointed with the union's actions, we remain steadfastly committed to reaching an agreement that serves the best interest of NFL players, clubs and fans, and thank you for your continued support of our League. First and foremost it is your passion for the game that drives us all, and we will not lose sight of this as we continue to work for a deal that works for everyone."
Well Roger, you've really missed the boat. The people you ALL should be apologizing to are not the players, the club owners, or the fans. Who you should be apologizing profusely to are all those who will be financially devastated by this exercise in petulance -- from the ticket takers who work for minimum wage, the food vendors, the small businesses who provide the cups and plates, to those just getting by and are able to put food on their tables by providing services when the games are played -- those often forgotten in these million dollar deals. These are the people from whom you should be begging forgiveness. Frankly, you, the players' union, all of you should be ashamed of yourselves.