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    ESPN's Bill Simmons on the NFL labor dispute

    I'm a big fan of Bill Simmons, and I think this column is to this point the best thing I've read on it.

    Bill Simmons: Greed is good in NFL labor talks - ESPN


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    Re: ESPN's Bill Simmons on the NFL labor dispute

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUChippewa View Post
    I'm a big fan of Bill Simmons, and I think this column is to this point the best thing I've read on it.

    Bill Simmons: Greed is good in NFL labor talks - ESPN
    Professional sports leagues outpricing most of their fans is nothing new. The MLB is doing it as well in a lot of markets.

    I think the way people stick it to the owners is to NOT go to the games. I've been to NFL games. Going once a year or so is fine, but more than that is just not worth it.



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    Re: ESPN's Bill Simmons on the NFL labor dispute

    Yeah, that's perfect.



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    Re: ESPN's Bill Simmons on the NFL labor dispute

    I heart Bill Simmons. One of these days I may have to break down and subscribe to his podcast for $50/year...


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    Re: ESPN's Bill Simmons on the NFL labor dispute

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    I heart Bill Simmons. One of these days I may have to break down and subscribe to his podcast for $50/year...
    It's on ESPN Radio for free, isn't it?


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    Re: ESPN's Bill Simmons on the NFL labor dispute

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    I heart Bill Simmons. One of these days I may have to break down and subscribe to his podcast for $50/year...
    Why would you pay for his podcast? They're all available for free.



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    Re: ESPN's Bill Simmons on the NFL labor dispute

    Quote Originally Posted by sodakjoe View Post
    It's on ESPN Radio for free, isn't it?
    Quote Originally Posted by CyJack13 View Post
    Why would you pay for his podcast? They're all available for free.
    Did you guys not read the article?

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    It was a freaking tongue-in-cheek statement...


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    Re: ESPN's Bill Simmons on the NFL labor dispute

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Did you guys not read the article?



    It was a freaking tongue-in-cheek statement...
    I read the article like 4 days ago. I personally didn't know if you knew that information. Sorry for trying to help.


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