Chicken wing biz terrified of extended NFL lockout
Last week’s Sports Illustrated featured some shocking figures on the NFL and what an extended lockout might mean – not just for players and owners.
According to the magazine’s graphic, a single NFL game generates some $20 million in local economic activity and, if there is no 2011 season, about 100,000 stadium workers might be out of work.
Daunting numbers? No doubt, but the latest victim to cry fowl – er, foul – over a possible NFL work stoppage is the chicken wing industry, who says a lockout “would kill wings. It would be terrible on wings.”