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It's For The Best
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She Likes Trains: The Railroad Sweet Spot by Shelley Alongi A question, freights, the railroad sweet spot. [3,015 words]
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She Likes Trains: The Stairway To Locomotive Heaven by Shelley Alongi The metal staircase of Alco 98 curves upward, today is the ... [1,969 words]
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TITLE (EDIT)
It's For The Best
DESCRIPTION

This is an essay on the positive effects of a lockout.
[725 words]
AUTHOR
John Garlinghouse
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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[November 2011]
It's For The Best
John Garlinghouse


It’s For the Best
A boy and his dad huddle around the TV representing their team’s colors, anxiously awaiting tip off. The boy had school that day, but all he could think about was rushing home and finishing his homework in time to watch the game. The next morning the boy awakes, excited to discuss last night’s game and argue with any rival fans. That boy was me and is me to this very day. With an NBA lockout on our hands we, (the fans) who are the ones hit hardest by this lockout, tend to focus on the negative effects. There is no arguing the NBA lockout is damaging in many ways but, in the end, is a necessary evil.
Not only does this lockout affect fans but also the local economy and businesses as well. If there were to be an NBA lockout for their entire 2011-2012 season, about 160 million dollars and 3 thousand jobs would be lost. These shocking numbers aren’t just for the whole NBA, rather for each League City. Not only would a lockout affect the teams and organizations, but also the local businesses. Eighty thousand visitors came to Utah for Jazz games last year. For local restaurants, hotels and bars this NBA lockout could be devastating to business. Also, 80% of people in a self-conducted survey said they would be less likely to buy team items during the lockout. For local stores this could be tough. Even though this sounds bad, trust me fans, it’s for the best.
Many fans are repeating the question, “Why are they having this lockout?” Well, the simple answer is the owners have disagreements with the players and won’t let them play. But it’s not that easy. I wish it were.
“The big argument here is a struggle over league revenue” said Tony Atkins. (www.uwmpost.com). One part of this argument is that the players of the NBA want more money. I, on the other hand, think that is ridiculous. In my perspective, the players are already being over paid. People are asking the question, “Why not just pay them less money?” Trust me, the owners would love for it to be that easy, but it’s not. Considering this is a lawsuit, the players and owners need to come to an agreement before any progress is made. Unfortunately, most fans do not understand this.
In that same survey, 60% said they would side with the players on almost every disagreement in the lockout. This is because most fans want to see their teams play and see them play right now. But what they don’t realize is that, despite what is happening in this lockout, the more compromises the better the final results will be for the league, the players and most importantly, the fans.
Fans today are viewing this lockout as the worst thing in sports history. However, what they don’t remember is it has happened before and it has ended before.
The 1994-1995 NHL season was locked out for 36 games, and again for the entire 2004-2005 season (the first full season to be locked out). It was a dark time for NHL fans but nobody looks at how the lockout revived the league.
The NHL recovered from the 2004 lockout and is now at its peak, with very high ratings and happy players and fans. The NBA 1998-1999 season was reduced from 82 to 50 games. The NFL season was locked out from July 2011 to August 24, 2011. And once again the 2011 NBA season is locked out with no end in sight. The commissioner, David Stern, recently announced the cancellation of the first two weeks of regular season play.
Commissioner David Stern has canceled the first two weeks of the regular season and said this past week that if a new collective bargaining agreement isn't reached by Tuesday, he doesn't foresee any games played by Christmas Day. –Hochman, www.denverpost.com

 But don’t worry fans, this lockout is seriously needed. The NBA is not in a good place and needs to be fixed.
This might sound shocking, but when this lockout mess is over, its fans who benefit most. Just be patient fans, like all other lockouts in professional sports history, this will end. Because, when it’s over, we won’t have to deal with a corrupt and over paid league. Like I said earlier fans, it’s for the best.

 

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© 2011 John Garlinghouse
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
November 2011
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