Today I thought we would take a quick look at how we rate the Players’ Strike. As strikes go, has it had enough drama? Have there been enough innocent women and children harmed? Has one party completely owned the other, or has there been a lot of boring compromise going on? Have there been ongoing negotiations taking place, showing concern for the fans, or have both parties barely been bothered to make any effort toward resolution? Has it lasted long enough? Has the loss of football to loss of life ratio been high enough, or could it be improved?
One way of gauging the success would be to go to the media: How many stories about the potential strike were there prior to the actual strike? Were there enough stories throughout the duration of the strike to this point? Another potential dealbreaker, how many of the stories have carried any element of truth in them? And most importantly, do you feel that there have been enough rumors about the strike ending so far in hopes of playing this weekend? Anything less than massive confusion on the official ending of the strike should be completely unacceptable.