Now that the NFL Players Association has decertified, and the NFL owners have locked out the players, I feel compelled to revive last month's discussion on season-ticket renewals.
Many teams are asking for deposits now. If games are canceled, the NFL will distribute refunds within 30 days of when it determines how many games will be played in 2011. In the meantime, your season-ticket money serves as an interest-free loan for teams sustaining themselves during a lockout.
I'm not really advocating action or inaction here. Not my place. More than anything, I'm just curious whether season-ticket holders will renew amid labor strife. Is the threat of losing ticket priority enough to compel normal purchases? Or will we see a downturn?