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September 17th, 2012
11:29 AM ET

ESPN reporter: Labor disputes in NHL and NFL harm game and hurt fans

With replacement referees making the calls on the field and hockey players and coaches calling quits on the ice, labor disputes have come to control the NHL and NFL. Sports Illustrated reporter Sarah Kwak weighs in on the disputes and how they harm the game, causing fans to look elsewhere.

“This time it's about revenue sharing. It's about money. Let's be honest here, it's always about money,” Kwak says of the NHL stand-off. “Right now, as it stands, the players and the owners split hockey-related revenue, 57 percent going to the players and 43 going to the owners. The owners think that's way too much to be giving to their players. They want it to come down to under 50 percent.”

Like the NHL, labor disputes have left football fans frustrated as well while replacement referees patrol the game and the standard refs remain locked out.

“You're supposed to have arbiters or policemen on the game that say this is allowable and this is not. When they're not able to - if the players are not going to respect the authority of these people who are supposed to be there for their safety and for just the general enjoyment of the game, then I think that's when the NFL is really going to have an issue,” Kwak says.

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  1. Amir Ali

    And every baby holding n action language control by pak navy now same duty giving by clifton police n they r famous for drugs n mobile phone snatching as well

    September 17, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Amir Ali

    Every baby girl having korean eyes shape just today i asked senior personality having baby girls.Is anybody marry with korean in your house he replied NO..

    September 17, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Amir Ali

    From satellite they cover /hiding crime n body attachmnet from korea by gutka n pan so like indian ,bangladeshi they r successfull since over 12 yrs..

    September 17, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Amir Ali

    The all attachment of korean girls after murders going to labors they r YELLOW n DRUGS so ppls r use to of gutka n pan they spoil attachmnts n they hide..

    September 17, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Amir Ali

    We got trouble after mr pearl murder n korean girls i cant speak english bc korean sex many even labors n from korea attacmnts all wrong n me alone shrinks ..

    September 17, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Amir Ali

    Is American team of basket ball black peoples always doing work for drugs gangsters n against own country america they are seperatist ppls like MQM in Pakistn..

    September 17, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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