“If [insert league] has another lockout, they’ll lose the fans.”
LOL, want to bet? The fans ALWAYS come back, which is why millionaire athletes and billionaire owners get so contentious when divvying up enormous profits during the offseason. Fans who threaten to leave are like Facebook commenters who threaten to cancel their subscriptions to Complex if we post another Kanye West list, you're (probably) not going anywhere and no one's going to miss you if you leave. A month from now Paul Brown Stadium is going to be packed with Bengals faithful who blew two weeks pay to take their family to an NFL preseason game. Sports beat us up, but we like the abuse.