Chris Harris says lockout hurts fans
Addressing remarks made on conference calls with fans by commissioner Roger Goodell -- who essentially has said the NFL lockout might be beneficial to fans because it could lower ticket costs -- Harris voiced skepticism on Twitter.
Harris wrote: "So Roger Godell said the lockout is for fans as well. U have to be either stupid or na´ve to believe tix prices r going down after new CBA," following it up with, "Roger Godell tix prices will not go down if anything they will go up."
In replying to a fan's question regarding the matter, Harris -- the team's most prolific and outspoken Twitter poster -- broke things down with a simple lesson in economics.
"[Goodell's] argument is if they get what they want n CBA, tix prices will lower," Harris wrote. "That's not true bc demand is still there. In any business if demand is high, prices rise."
The safety could have a point, considering all the criticism and snarky remarks Goodell's comments have drawn from other players -- active and retired -- and fans on Twitter.
All the back and forth involving owners, players and fans regarding the NFL lockout will likely increase as the league and the players continue negotiations -- and argue their positions -- while the public grows anxious for what might be an abbreviated football season.
NBC NFL analyst Chris Collinsworth tweeted Thursday: "Maybe the NFL could play a few games for the Wounded Warriors. You could double my ticket with no argument."Michael C. Wright covers the Bears for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.