We’re now 2.5 months into the NFL Lockout….and TODAY we’re asking for your help. We’ll get to that in a second, but let’s take a look at where we are right now. There have been no trades, no free agency signings…NOTHING! Many fans look forward to the NFL offseason almost as much as the actual football season…and it’s been taken away from us. As we’ve said before, there is plenty of blame to go around for this CBA Mess, both the owners and the players are at fault. However, the buck stops at the man in charge of the league, Roger Goodell. Goodell mentioned yesterday that the time is fast approaching, when decisions will be made on cancelling regular season games. Completely unacceptable. Taking away the offseason is bad enough, but to start to take away football on Sundays in the fall…that’s an Epic Fail.
Goodell admitted recently that he and the owners know that the fans are upset with the Lockout. Draft ratings were down 4 million viewers this year and traffic to NFL.com has declined. We think there are even more signs of the fans displeasure, such as declining merchandise sales, NFL network ratings, etc. But Goodell would be wise not to admit too much. After all, he and the Owners are the ones that imposed the Lockout, so an admission that fans efforts to voice their anger, would be an admission that they’ve done something to hurt the game. The truth is, unless MORE fans voice their displeasure, the Lockout will continue until Judge Judy, NFL style, is settled. This most likely means that games, and perhaps the season, could be lost.
HERE’S HOW TO HELP
We need to get this message out to as many NFL fans as possible because the more people that are involved, the more impact it will have. We’re calling on all NFL fans to write to Roger Goodell and tell him that you won’t give the NFL another dime until the Lockout is lifted. The NFL Fan Strike has focused on boycotting ALL NFL licensed merchandise. But this can extend even further to DirecTV subscriptions, tickets, boycotting NFL Network and NFL.com, etc. This entire mess is about money, so the only way that they’ll listen is if fans directly effect the NFL’s collective wallet.
- Twitter - If you’re on Twitter, you can simply tweet to Roger Goodell (@NFLcommish). We’re thinking something like the following, which happens to be exactly 140 characters. Please feel free to copy and paste:
@nflcommish I’m a loyal NFL Fan, but until the Lockout is over, I will not purchase any NFL merchandise, tickets, DirecTV subscriptions, etc
- Via Phone – You can contact the NFL Office in New York by calling 212-450-2000
- Via Mail – National Football League, 280 Park Avenue #12W, New York, NY 10017
If NFL Fans flood Mr. Goodell’s twitter, voicemail, and physical mail box, the effect of the Lockout will be right in front of his face. We implore you to not only voice your concern to Roger Goodell, but pass along this message to your friends and encourage them to voice their concern. Please post messages about the NFL Fan Strike on Facebook, Twitter, etc. to help spread the word.
If you’d like to go above and beyond, you can write to Mike and Mike (@mikeandmike) on Twitter and tell them about how NFL Fan Strike is uniting fans to help save the 2011 season. Mike and Mike have a national audience and can help get the message out to millions of NFL Fans. We thank you in advance for your help and hope that our collective efforts can allow our voices to be heard. We don’t want to continue striking, WE JUST WANT FOOTBALL!
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