Shiancoe On The NFL Lockout: “Just Give Me The Date”
Vikings tight end Visanthe Shiancoe is tired of hearing optimism that isn’t accompanied with results. So after completing a workout on the University of Minnesota campus Wednesday morning on a hot, muggy day, Shiancoe poured some cold water over the four-month NFL lockout.
“I’m to the point, man, I’m like, ‘Look, just call me when it’s ready,'” Shiancoe said. “I don’t care about all this other stuff. I don’t care about any hypothetical dates. Just give me the date. That’s all I care about so I’m going to be ready to go. I’m pretty sure a lot of other people feel the same way I feel. It’s been a long, drawn-out ordeal.”
Shiancoe proved to be right on the money as representatives from all 32 teams, including the Vikings’ Steve Hutchinson, failed to vote on a new collective bargaining agreement on Wednesday.
Shiancoe has taken the stance that many NFL fans are now embracing. At this point the players not included at the bargaining table and the fans can’t do a thing about this lockout. It’s absolutely ridiculous and both the players and owners come off as greedy individuals. While the war of millions vs billions continues to go on the rest of us that make far less than a 6 figure salary suffer the most. How many ‘normal’ workers have lost hours or even their jobs over this stupid lockout? Get a deal done, vote on it, and let free agency begin. Just get it done!