This NFL season was just the referees, srini, but what has happened is the collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) ran out after their time. Once the time has elapsed, then the owners can lock the players out (which is what happened in the NBA this past season) or go on with the terms of the previous one (which almost never happens as owners feel they aren't making enough).
The way to get things done is NOT to mind who gets the credit for doing them. --Benjamin Jowett
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
The day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom.