At least two networks have rejected the NFLPA’s ‘Let Us Play’ ad, which essentially features players and fans uttering the line “let us play” or “let them play.”
I’m sure no one wants to piss off the behemouth that is the NFL, but there’s nothing particularly controversial about the ad as far as I can see. Of course, everyone’s a little touchy right now.
Once the Super Bowl is over, things start to get a little dicey. The current collective bargaining agreement expires on March 3 and it seems unlikely the owners and players will reach a new agreement before then.
That means a lockout, which isn’t a very attractive option for anyone.
The biggest sticking points are a rookie wage scale, the league’s proposed 18-game schedule, benefits for retired players and rising player salaries vs. decreasing revenue.
Personally, I don’t have a horse in this race. I just want to see some damn football.
Anyway, we can get into all of that tedious BS after the season. For now, here’s the ad that keeps getting rejected.