It's clear that many of the players believe that the 2011 season could start with a lock out by the owners. I know that this has been a tactic of business owners but really...what is the rationale by the owners in doing this? What do they have to gain by using this tactic? What are they going to tell the public to get the public on their side? It just doesn't make sense that the owners would do this especially in this environment. For them to take the game away from a public that loves football is one way of basically killing the NFL. I know others have looked at the CBA and understand it all better and I am sure they can help me to understand the owners reasoning. I know many have said that without football for a year or two, it will not mean much and that fans will be back, but I think many thought the same about baseball or basketball. Both have changed..and NOT for the better. The interest in baseball has been declining for years and the same for roundball. The NFL is king of the hill in pro sports and yet with a lockout and labor trouble could be skidiung down very quickly with these actions. Is it just a threat or would teh owners basically kill the sport?? Thoughts??