Tennessee fans, if you’re worried that the lockout will last all year and wipe out the 2011 season, Titans owner Bud Adams wants to reassure you: He personally guarantees the NFL will have a 2011 season.
“It’s going to be a few months here, but we’ll be playing this year. I guarantee we’ll be playing,” Adams told the Tennessean on Monday.
Adams didn’t really offer any specific reasons for optimism, however. He simply reiterated what the other owners have been saying about the owners wanting to negotiate and the players declining to negotiate. So all Adams is really expressing is a hope, not a promise.
Even if he phrases it like a promise.
“But we’ll be playing football this year,” Adams said. “I’ll tell you that for sure.”