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Circus clowns play fans for fools

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08:08 AM ET 10.21 | The headline, by most accounts, could read, "Progress averted." This is a circus now, the big tent setting up at posh locations all over the island of Manhattan with men in clown suits parading in and out at all hours of the day and night. Wasting our time, we come to find out. ... Soon, the owners and players will be negotiating in a forest with no one around to hear them except each other. And after what happened Thursday, oh, do they deserve that. They deserve each other. Mediated talks to end the NBA lockout blew apart with such force Thursday night, even as millions of fans had been led to believe a solution was near, that you could hear the collective groans of the gullible all across the land.

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October 21, 2011  08:33 AM ET

When the circus does come to town, hopefully no one will buy a ticket to see it.

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October 21, 2011  08:36 AM ET

Keep the arenas locked up because no one is coming even if the real fools do come to their senses.

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October 21, 2011  09:11 AM ET
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Both sides are going to have to do a LOT of pr work to appease disgruntled fans

I wish it were so but sadly I think the arenas will be filled once the NBA starts up again in a few years...

Most of the seats are owned by corporation that just give the tickets out or season ticket holders that cling to them as a status symbol.

The real fans at home and in the pubs will just tune in as usual because really... it's not like what they think matters at all to the league.

October 21, 2011  09:12 AM ET
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I wish it were so but sadly I think the arenas will be filled once the NBA starts up again in a few years...Most of the seats are owned by corporation that just give the tickets out or season ticket holders that cling to them as a status symbol.The real fans at home and in the pubs will just tune in as usual because really... it's not like what they think matters at all to the league.

And what good is raising your voice if no one bothers to listen or cares about what you have to say.

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October 21, 2011  09:25 AM ET
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ooops <high5>

hey Sugah...either one works. LOL.

October 21, 2011  09:25 AM ET
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Tx! <high6>

You might want to check that hand again... you got an extra digit there...

Good Morning babe!

October 21, 2011  09:30 AM ET
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And what good is raising your voice if no one bothers to listen or cares about what you have to say.

Fans have to talk with their wallets and I think they will this time especially if people get mad based on this headline. "Hey NBA..wanna see fools..we'll be at the hockey game". There are enough other sporting events going on a lot of fans can skip the NBA.

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October 21, 2011  09:30 AM ET
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You might want to check that hand again... you got an extra digit there...Good Morning babe!

that wasn't HER hand. ;)

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October 21, 2011  09:31 AM ET
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Good morning, 1-1, bet you're happy today.

Morning!! Exactly what I was hoping for.

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October 21, 2011  09:41 AM ET
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I have a CJ Wilson tee. So they better win it this year. I'm tired of wearing tees of losing teams.

well...oh better not go there.

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