There is one thing that has become more and more clear taking a intercultural communication course this year at Buffalo State College.
That being people cannot look past what is on the surface and the lockout in the National Football League is a clear example of that.
Almost 50 years ago Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech that called for people to look past the surface of people. The thing is that just not only applies to how we approach people, but other situations throughout life. Especially, when dealing with the NFL.
Many people in the media have been stating that a lockout of the players is what they wanted all along. Bull crap, it was nothing more than preparations as a backup plan in case the NFLPA kept sticking to its full financial disclosure demand.
The evidence is what has transpired over the last week and a half. If the NFL really wanted to implement a lockout then why would they ask for two extensions? If their main intention was to implement a lockout it would have been right away on March 3rd when the old collective bargaining agreement originally was set to expire.
The fact is that money is the most important thing to NFL owners and they know if they don’t get a deal done as soon as possible they will lose millions of dollars. However, the players cannot see that, because all the signs pointed to a lockout.
In the end, the NFLPA is going to pay for its foolishness.