Doug Robinson: Despite Lewis' claims, NFL lockout might actually throw crime rate for a loss

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  • Ernesto de Bajo Albuquerque, NM
    May 26, 2011 7:07 p.m.

    The players are organized. The owners are organized. The fans, who are the underlying source of all the revenue, are not organized. They cannot check the power of the other two and, therefore, are abused by them. That's the crime, fan abuse.

  • Wynn and lose Cougarville, Ut
    May 25, 2011 3:45 p.m.

    Maybe Lewis is referring to the crime rate of the PLAYERS increasing with the lockout.

  • KamUte South Jordan, UT
    May 25, 2011 2:38 p.m.

    I'm sure all leagues cringe every time an uneducated athlete opens their mouth.

    Dont say I dont get along with my teammates. I just dont get along with some of the guys on the team.
    Terrell Owens

    Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.
    Joe Theismann

    Having a record company and putting out my own CD. Theres clothes and shoes. Theres also an upcoming book deal that Im trying to do. Im trying to be positive. Im a big fan of the Nobel Peace Prize.
    Ron Artest

  • Ute Fan In Utah West Jordan, UT
    May 25, 2011 9:50 a.m.

    Good point, we usually play football on Sundays during halftimes and that, so we'd probably just watch college ball all week then play football Sunday. Honestly I'm ok with a lockout, maybe it will humble some of the stars. Too bad for the rookies though.

  • lampa Mc Kinney, TX
    May 25, 2011 9:33 a.m.

    OBESITY rate might decline! Maybe those couch potatoes might actually start playing sports and being active rather than just watching sports, which could lead to a decline in diabetes and obesity.

    Now that would be a good thing

  • cowboy99 South Jordan, UT
    May 25, 2011 9:28 a.m.

    After reading it over a second time, I think we was purposely joking with his use of the word "idol." The players he mentioned are all big time stars and anyone just has to turn on the tv to know that people do stupid things when they reach their "idol" status. So it was a play on words after all.

  • rnoble Pendleton, OR
    May 25, 2011 1:52 a.m.

    i was a little confused with your use of the word idol in the article---the first occurrence i just thought it was a lame joke but after the second one---

    the correct usage for the way the sentence reads is idle as in not busy---the word idol is about heroes which i certainly hope does not describe the way we the public looks at these overpaid, highly aggressive, whiners---yes they perform well as football players but if they worked for less money and did not require so much fancy equipment in their stadiums and if the owners would not demand such a large payday, and would plan reasonable retirement and disability programs for them after their all too short careers, then ticket prices might be more affordable---

    frankly i hope they don't solve anything and the $9 billion dries up and blows away---the crime rate is not really about the nfl anyway---it is about the moral position of people; the inhumanity to man---