SkinsHokieFan Posted March 15, 2011 Share Posted March 15, 2011 The NFL current NFL lockout will be potentially far different from any work stoppage in modern sports history. And that is because of the use of twitter and the fact that fans have direct access to not only players, but also to management. Generally players/management in the past have been isolated from fans when their sports shutdown. The baseball players, if they wanted to, certainly avoided fan interaction in 1994. In the 80s, the NFL players weren't around to see how upset fans were. Same with the 1999 NBA lockout and the 2004 NHL lockout. I am seeing something different the last week. Fans are directly going after players/Roger Goddell's twitter accounts and really getting into it with them. The players, and alums (such as Brian Mitchell) are responding directly. D-Smith and George Attalah are responding to fans and reading tweets from friends. I have no idea what any of this means. I don't know if the players will feel more pressure from the fans, or if the owners will feel more pressure. But it is interesting that both sides actually do hear the voice of the fans now. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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