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Back players, not owners, in NFL mess

Don't confuse allegiances during lockout; you pay to see talent, not management

Updated: May 11, 2011, 8:30 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

The business of being a fan can get complicated during a lockout. The same fan who understands that whining billionaire owners are nearly impossible to embrace also understands that he or she would gladly sign up for the life and wage of a professional athlete, givebacks or no givebacks.

So if you are looking for a user's manual to govern your feelings during this NFL stoppage of offseason play, here is one suggestion from one page that should bring clarity to your thoughts:

When ...

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