Originally Posted by Bryant Reeves
meh, i thought the owners would just take the 50/50 win and get the season on asap
i underestimated their level of greed, my bad
Yeah, me too. It wasn't until Sept 28 or so that I started to think there was actually even a slight chance these idiots could drag it out through the whole season. Before that I really thought it would be NBA'ish and they would get it cranked up after a couple of months...and all the "no way they ever lose the Winter Classic" loloptimism.
"They lost a whole season in 04-05...there's no way they are at the stupid and stubborn again" blah blah blah. That was all the talk in Aug and Sept.
Even more are bailing for Europe. Fehr is digging in his heels. Owners are staying tough. Mediators are sprinting out of there saying, "no freaking hope here and no need for us. We're going home."