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Freakonomics Podcast Takes on the NFL Lockout

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Earlier this year, NPR's Freakonomics podcast took a look at some of the more subtle and non-obvious aspects of the impending NFL lockout. I post it here because while the particulars are different, many of the principles at stake (revenue sharing, de-certification, sports monopolies, the fragility of careers in pro sports) are identical to those faced in the current NBA negotiations. And it caused me to reconsider my feelings about the lockout. Maybe in fact there are two sides to this negotiation who are digging in because they feel that there are issues vitally important to their lives and livelihoods at stake?

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WHO'S SIDE ARE YOU ON? PLAYERS OR OWNERS? PLEASE VOTE?

HEY MY FELLOW CELTICS FANS, I WAS WONDERING WHO YOU GUYS THINK IS ULTIMATELY TO BLAME FOR THIS CATASTROPHIC LOCKOUT SITUATION WE ARE IN. OBVIOUSLY BOTH PARTIES ARE JUST DIGGING THEMSELVES IN A...

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