This time it looks like the players are being the unreasonable ones, but the owners may end up being more unreasonable if they lose the lockout case: As mediation approaches, gap between NFL, players possibly has grown | ProFootballTalk Granted Chris Mortensen reports that the owners will never choose to exercise the league shutdown option: Mort: League privately says there wonâ€™t be a total shutdown | ProFootballTalk If the revenue pie is truly shrinking, the players are unreasonable to increase their demands by $8 million per team. If they are doing what the league suspects and asking for extra money to force more litigation to gain more leverage, they are no better than the owners in their greed. If the owners lose the lockout and then shutdown the NFL, they are just spoiled brats. Stupid spoiled brats at that. Not only will they have the fans turn against them in this conflict (most polls still have them having the fan advantage), but they risk blowing up the goose that lays the golden eggs just like the players will do if they push these antitrust cases too far.