Mostly due to the lock-out and some of the crap that owners pull, I have been following this site that calls themselves the Sports Fans Coalition. They just launched a petition to save next season, which basically demands that both side agree to play the season. Honestly, I'm kind of skeptical about the power that that this type of thing has. I also have heard some questionable funding about the "coalition" but I can understand that they are starting up and need to establish themselves before they can truely be an independent non-profit. Honestly, I don't care too much about their funding if they can actually help to save next season. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about football, and to have it taken away would be beyond disappointing.
One thing I do know is that these type of disputes are getting out of hand. We sit here and watch these guys try and pile more and more money onto these contracts that most people would probably kill to have in terms of the players. The flip side is watching these owners and sipher more and more money in increasingly jaw dropping fashion from fans and the general public. The bottom line is everyone knows that they are both getting all of thier money because ot the fans, but we don't have a voice. So far, Sports Fans Coalition is the only venture that I have seen that is actually trying to organize fans in this fashion, so I thought I would post this and see what others have to say. I definitely would like to be part of something that aspires to fans actually having some say in these matters, as right now I just sit frustrated and dumbfounded about these kinds of situations. It really hit me a few years ago when hockey was locked out, and now football, the king of American sports (and by virue, king of all sports all over the world ever), is headed the same way. Anyway, opinions about this or ideas about other organizations would be helpful.
Also, if anyone is interested, this is probably the most comprehensive article I have read about the situation.