This announcement get's my emotions runnin' high (plenty of sarcasm).
I hope the owners didn't give up too much. I want the Jazz to be competitive.
No more Miami Heat debacles, please.
Oh goody, After watching the greed of these millionaires it makes the pepper
spraying on Black Friday seem pale by comparison. I'm sure I'm not alone when I
say that I really don't care if they've reached an agreement. Come Dec 25th and
on, I'll be watching something else.
It's Jimmer Time!
I hope the owners didn't give in to the players; if the players had it their
way, small market teams would be doomed and the most teams in the NBA would
become farm teams for the big markets. I'd rather lose a season then see a
system that favors big market teams.
Okay, now let the fans boycott the NBA! The two sides (especially the players)
have demonstrated where their loyalties are (themselves).The owners
carry the risks and are entitled to at least have a chance of making a profit,
even in the small markets. The players could not care less for the overall
health of the league. The inmates have been running the asylum for too long, and
only care about what's in it for them in the short term.I am a Jazz
fan, but not an NBA fan anymore. I haven't been for years. I cannot stomach
watching games when the Jazz are not involved. Maybe this is step one of leaving
the whole thing behind, I hope not. This whole thing about
"Merry Christmas" to the fans because we are back makes me want to
vomit. If they really cared about the fans it would have never gone this far.
To the NBA, get our attention by providing lots of Merry Christmases
to the poor and needy of our communities now, or your words are nothing more
than the same old self promoting rhetoric...
Ditto to RinAZ's "Who cares" . . . The NBA is one of the
least entertaining sports on television.Give me the college game any
I'm done with watching any NBA teams.The owners and the players had
no regard for those who run the concessions and provide services.Those are the ones who have been hurt by this fiasco.As fans and
former fans, there should be a boycott for the rest the season.
I hope the owners didn't give anything to these crybaby millionaire players, I
am not going to watch anymore anyway. But I expect as usual, fans will be stupid
and forget how they were treated and fill the arena's anyway
Are they really trying to ruin Christmas for people?
Enes Kanter just might be the happiest man on Earth right now.
Awesome,now we can all watch tatted out thugs who can barely live on 5
million a year all try an move to LA, CHI, NY or MIA. The thing I was most
thankful for this Thanksgiving was not having to watch Carlos BOOzer play one
single game. (Although, I think he pulled a hamstring getting the turkey out of
the oven-out 5-6 weeks.) I solemnly swear to not watch one single NBA game this
Most of the haters' posts make me laugh. If you don't like the NBA now, you
never did before.I for one am so happy to be able to watch some
quality basketball as opposed to college ball. Don't get me wrong, I can enjoy
a game now and then, but their ability is just not there. The UConn Butler
championship game showed me that.I don't feel like I was mistreated,
they saved the season. Sure, they almost ruined it too, but people don't seem
to get that this is a business. There have to be business decisions. Stuff
like this happens. It makes everyone upset, but once the dust settles I can
watch basketball again.
All you fair weathers can say whatever you want. But as soon as the Jazz start
winning again you'll all come crawling back.
NB(oring)A players + owners reaching a deal = Fans ( what few are left ) paying
more $$ to go to games and watch the most inferior sports product available.
NB(oring)A fans would get more entertainment value if they burned their money.
I am a fan of basketball and I am a fan of the Jazz, but this lockout displayed
greed in its finest form. From the players to the agents to the owners, they all
(ok most) seem to have lost touch with reality. I wished all fans would now
boycott as many games as they have missed (close to two months by the time
Christmas Day games start).
I have no problem if some fans want to go back and watch games and I have no
problem if they decide to bag it. But Gordon over Jimmer you have it wrong
because this former Jazz fan is finished giving my money to support the NBA.
And I have wasted A LOT of time and money on the Jazz so if that makes me a fair
weathered fan......oh well.
Sure hope this comes through. been a long month of just watching fox news. need
to get excited to see how the new rookies do. the negitive people didn't watch
the game anyway. always hope we can win it all in a few years and we are lucky
to have a major league team here. thanks millers helps get through the long
nights to have somthing to watch.
I'm surprised at the number of "I don't care" comments. To be
consistent you should be posting "I don't care" on every article
throughout this newspaper for which you do not have an interest. To borrow a
phrase, some can leave NBA basketball, but just can't leave it alone. Just as
the lockout hurt the ushers, custodians, and restaurants that depend on the Jazz
for business, a boycott would negatively affect these individuals who are in no
way spoiled or greedy. Let's think about the unintended consequences of a
boycott, and who would suffer the most.
I will not lie, I am glad that I (for health reasons) have distanced myself from
truly caring about how a professional sports team does. I do not need the ups
and downs that are associated with whether or not my team(s) are doing well or
doing poorly. It has allowed me to free myself from the emotional bondage that
I believe comes along with being fanatical to any one team. Do not mistake my
comments, however. I enjoy seeing good plays done by men and women blessed with
athletic talents. The greed, however, exhibited by many people in the
entertainment industry, is not enjoyable.
After the lions and christians settled their labor dispute, the Romans eagerly
returned to the arena...
To all of the people that say "who cares" or "nobody cares"
- clearly you cared enough to not only read the article, but then to take the
time to comment?? So when the season starts all 10 of you will not be watching
the NBA, great I don't think they will miss you.
I know one person who is mad they might play, my wife. After hearing me yell at
the tv watching the Utes yesterday,i dont blame her.
I do know for sure who doesn't want the Jazz to play this season, my wife. After
listening to me yesterday yell and cuss at the TV watching the Utes play i don't
It's about time!!!
I understand the lockout. Owners in small markets are making no profit. Last
time I checked one of the reasons I go to work is to make a living. Owners had
to do this- and it's not over.My biggest complaint if that the NBA
is an inferior product for the money paid to them. Except for the playoffs, the
other 82 games are rarely played with heart. I'm not sold to start watching for
something that costs so much to watch and you get so little in return.
Thank goodness. I'm so glad I won't have to watch college basketball anymore.
Utah needs another pro sports team. Someday it could happen.
Nothing is different here folk's. If you've supported the league up until now,
you will be a supporter again. Large, expensive contracts have been around for
at least a decade maybe longer and you've managed too support this enterprise
one way or another. YOU"LL BE BACK soon I guarantee!
Players striking for higher ticket pricesWill the fans now go on
strike? I for one have gone from a fan going to games to a casual fan who will
watch an occasional game.
There is nothing new here folk's. you've been a supporter of the nba over the
last decade or even longer, you know that 15-20 million dollar contracts,
expensive tickets, and outragous concessions are the norm and all of you people
posting that you won't be back as a fans will be back because has changed other
than the word lockout. Many of you will be back in support I guarantee. As a
jazz fan, I can honestly say I'm looking forward too the possibly of more parity
with the addition of the cap.
I think it is hilarious how many people are getting on these messaging boards
and swearing that they don't care and wont watch NBA games this year. That would
be like calling up your ex girlfriend just to tell her that you don't miss her
and don't think about her anymore.The fact is this deal is great for
the Jazz and come February, nobody will care about this lockout.
I don't care about the NBA,But YAY! This is awesome,But
I don't care,Sincerely, Middle-Class Fan
I am sorry for those that are not spoiled and that depend upon the NBA for their
livelihood, but I really don't care very much at all. I know that it would also
indirectly affect the college game if the NBA were to fall apart. But the elite
players and owners are so out of touch with their fans that they don't seem to
realize that more and more people are growing tired of the superegos and
selfish, self-centered actions of many of the players.
What a bunch of jealous babies. I bet half of you guys will be to a jazz game
before the year is out. You will all come crawling back.
Wait, so does this mean Enes Kanter will actually have to play organized
basketball? Does he remember how???
If You don't care about the NBA one way or another. Why are you posting comments
on this site?.I like watching NBA games,and if you are just finding
out that its about Money, than you are playing Catch-up. NFL, MLB, Sockers,
Boxing, Baseball,etc, so everything you watch or buy is all about