Lock out—what a shame

I feel for the individuals who are loosing work in the sports pubs, hotels and merchandise stores.

The second lockout in seven years—what a shame! Now, don’t get me wrong here, this is not pity for the owners or the players.

The people whom I feel for are the fans…(and yes, I do like to watch the Canucks play and I am a huge BC Lions fan) those devoted people who look forward to watching their favourites perform on the ice. I feel for the individuals who are loosing work in the sports pubs, hotels and merchandise stores.

I think it is very sad that history continues to repeat itself—some things just never change.

Greed never seems to go away, people continue to think of just themselves, ignoring what happens in the world around them.

Sport stars get paid a great deal of money as do the team owners.

The players do deserve to be paid very well I believe, after all they do take all the physical risk. But, does anyone really need to make millions per year? — Really?

The fans have supported and paid the ticket prices to see the games, providing the continually growing amounts of income to both players and owners.

I wonder if that is ever taken into consideration? Let’s hope that greed gets in check soon and these folks remember back when they started and why.

“For the love of the game…” I hope.

Well, in the meantime fans, if you are looking for some hockey action to tide you over. Check out your team games at the local arena. They may not be NHL stars yet, but they are stars in the making and it won’t cost you a fortune to see a great game right at home.

 

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