Letter: Misplaced priorities: NFL referee lockout should not be more important than world events


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  • Dektol Powell, OH
    Sept. 28, 2012 4:10 p.m.

    The Super Bowl is a world championship just like World Cup soccer so it is appropriate to put it on high priority in news stories. More paper are sold with football information every day than anything ever written about Liberia or Mongolia in a hundred years.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Sept. 27, 2012 2:54 p.m.

    When you stop to think about the highly sophisticated level of political discourse that happens on the DN pages everyday you can see why the letter writer would be concerned. How in the world could we take time away from such enlightening discourse to spend a few minutes with what is happening in the NFL? wow, I almost got that out with a straight face.

  • Owl Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 27, 2012 2:04 p.m.

    Enjoying the NFL and musing over their tempest in a tea pot does not preclude interest in other issues of the day. Fretting about the difficulties confronting our society needs a respite and the NFL is a trivial diversion. Lighten up.

  • Midvaliean MIDVALE, UT
    Sept. 27, 2012 12:23 p.m.

    Sorry the letter writer doesn't know how to get real news from teh internet.
    Frankly I liked the NFL as front line news... it brought my blood pressure down from election season.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Sept. 27, 2012 9:52 a.m.

    Seemed ironically symbolic of GW Bush's winning back in 2000 to me...

    Just goes to prove to me that skilled UNION labor may cost more in the short run, but in the long run it's worth every penny of it!

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Sept. 27, 2012 8:56 a.m.

    Maybe the NFL Zebra labour struggles reflect some trend or event in society at large. I can't think of an analogy right now, but there might be one.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Sept. 27, 2012 8:56 a.m.

    the letter writer is right we could not possible take a few minutes to focus on a sports news story and still pay attention to the election and other world events after all we can only do one thing at a time, right?

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    Sept. 27, 2012 8:48 a.m.


    So we can hear a few one liners and someone from foxnews writing on a chalkboard?

    Here's the thing that you folks need to realize. THE INTERNET has changed things. One can easily go onto a candidates website and read what the candidate is about. So why do we need to waste our time listening to all the negative ads, campaigning, and one line zingers that one would get from the news?

    If you're relying on the "news" to inform you on the campaign, then you're going to end up being far less informed than someone who has watched football.

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    Sept. 27, 2012 6:42 a.m.

    "The Games" is how the wealthy control the lowly masses.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Sept. 27, 2012 6:27 a.m.

    Now you know America's real religion.