Leave it to Mike Florio to bring out the doomsday scenario but if this rumor is true to is just that...doomsday, at least from my standpoint. I'm not saying, or anyone else for that matter, saying its the end of football as we know it. Florio is just saying that at least from a business standpoint, the NFL might "go out of business" so to speak:
We're hearing initial rumblings pointing to the possibility that a loss by the league at the appellate level will prompt the owners to completely shut down all business operations until the players agree to a new labor deal. The thinking is that, if the owners cease all operations, the NFL would not be violating the court order because there would be no lockout. Instead, the league essentially would be going out of business - something for which the NFL repeatedly chided the union in the weeks and months preceding decertification of the NFLPA.
I'm just saying it would represent a serious blow to the sport and it would take a while for the league to recover. Because we all know it would be yet another sham in an attempt to create leverage. So for all the owners demonizing the players sham decertification the league would up the ante and put on a sham going out of business.
So apparently there is no end to the depths in which either side will shrink in order to get what they think they deserve of the $9B pie.
Someone please pass me a barf bag.