As I was driving in this morning, I heard a quick piece on the radio about how the NFL will not consider lifting its TV blackout for cities that cannot sell out stadiums – Detroit and Oakland being two of those cities.

At an average price of $75 per ticket in this economy, the NFL is slowly hanging itself. And – given all the bad press around the League with criminal conduct of players including former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress – it is the perfect storm that likely could set back the NFL. Its reputation is at stake with loyal fans, like those in Detroit who despite the Lions 19-game losing streak, still care.

Shame on you, NFL. You need to learn a lesson from your baseball brothers – the MLB. Remember the 1994 strike? Greed is something no sports fan tolerates.

— Leah Haran