On July 19th, we posted a story on the release of the 2011/12 NBA schedule that included a fan poll on the number of games our readers expected to actually occur in the upcoming season. In this episode Frank and I revisit that fan poll to discuss the results and to give our own opinions on how many games we expect to see in the 2011/12 season. Are there reasons to be optimistic at this point, or is it all doom and gloom?
Here are the results of the original July 19th poll:
How many games do you expect NBA teams will play in 2011/12?
It is time to update us on your expectations. How many games do you expect NBA teams will play in 2011/12?
82. Call me an optimist, but there's just too much at stake for the sides to NOT come to an agreement. (22 votes)
65 - 81. The sides will play stick to their guns until games start being lost, then everyone will come to their senses. (11 votes)
50 - 64. We'll see something more like 98/99, where the sides play hardball for a while before salvaging a season in the nick of time. (28 votes)
1 - 50. It could get really ugly, but they'll figure *something* out. (29 votes)
0. The two sides have too much money and pride at stake to find common ground, and it will get ugly. If you haven't picked a hockey team to follow, now would be a good time to start... (40 votes)
130 total votes