Responding to the breakdown in talks between the NFL and the NFLPA today, SportsFans.org Executive Director Brian Frederick released the following statement:
"The NFL and NFLPA are acting like dumb and dumber right now. If both sides can't work together, it may be time for fans to have a seat at the negotiating table. They clearly can't get a deal done on their own."
SportsFans.org is a nonprofit launched in 2009 to give sports fans a voice on public policy issues such as media blackouts, stadium construction and the Bowl Championship Series. They have launched a petition at SaveNextSeason.com calling on NFL owners and players to assure fans there will be a 2011 season.