More Lockout Fallout: Team Web Sites Will Crumble Without Football

We’ve discussed the unstable financial situations of many NFL players for the upcoming lockout, but the impact of a work stoppage would run deeper than most of us can imagine. 

ProFootballTalk reports that the league held a conference call yesterday to prepare the folks that maintain each team’s Web site for a lockout.  It looks there will be strict regulations for what content is displayed on the sites, and PFT says that one team is even planning to take down all its player photos. 

That seems a little silly to us.  We get that the league wants to maintain a uniform stance across its 32 sub-sites, but taking down player photos?  What does that accomplish?  Eventually the league will resume its activities, and those photos will be put back up, so it’s not like the players will cease to exist on their teams.  Taking down the photos may be an attempt at sending a message to the players, but it seems like a waste of time to us.

As PFT points out, the lack of photos and updates on team sites will make them far less appealing destinations for fans, and will result in plenty of lost money for everyone involved.

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