A couple of basketball lockout notes this week. So yeah, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m just like everyone else.
I make a living in baseball, and though IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not crazy about everything the sport does, the power brokers behind the game have been able to learn from their mistakes for the sake of the big picture. The labor situation in baseball is about as good as itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ever been, resulting in business as usual, even during a recession. They have a good thing going Ã¢â‚¬â€œ no need to trip over their own feet.
The NFL gets it, too. Both sides were looking pretty bad for a while during the spring and summer, but when it came down to it, they knew they couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t miss any regular-season games. You barely even hear their lockout referenced now. They realized they had a good thing going, and worked things out during the window they had to not mess everything up.
Conversely, everyone involved with the NBA lockout can only be described as clueless for letting things get to this point.