Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti likens the current labor dispute - and all the bickering between the league and the players - to a spat between a husband and a wife.
"I’m embarrassed that we’re fighting over money, just like you would be embarrassed if you and your wife were fighting over money in public,” Bisciotti told the Baltimore Sun. "Unfortunately, it is a public forum running a professional football team. I’m very concerned.”
Bisciotti said it's time to turn down the rhetoric.
“I don’t think anybody is going to win the war of public opinion,” he said. “And I don’t think it’s going to matter in the long run. I think fighting turns off the fans regardless of who is in the right or wrong. I don’t want to curry favor with my fans.”
But Bisciotti believes there will be a 2011 season with no missed games.
“I believe in my heart that we’re not going to miss games,” he said. “I believe in my heart that we should be negotiating yesterday and today and the next day ... Fighting over finances with my players is clearly a low point. It’s not something I’m enjoying and I can’t wait to get it behind us so we can get back to playing football.”