There is the battle in the court between the players and owners and then there is another battle.
The other battle is the battle for you, the fan.
As both sides prepare for court fights they are simultaneously fighting to win a PR war.
Since the lockout, the NFL has sent numerous releases to many in the media. Some are statements from owners like Art Rooney II expressing their disappointment in the union. Others are announcements about high-powered additions to their legal team.
Cincinnati owner Mike Brown told the Cincinnati Enquirer that all the players cared about was the money. Then, president of the San Diego Chargers, Dean Spanos, released a statement accusing DeMaurice Smith of not negotiating in good faith. The Kansas City Chiefs added their own statement as well. The Broncos said they're willing to open their books.
The league also announced that Roger Goodell was slashing his salary to $1. It's doubtful the NFL commissioner, however, will need to borrow a few duckets to put food on the table.
All of the statements basically have the same purpose which is to blame the players for the current labor crisis.
Both sides are clearly fighting for control of you. Your mind. Your opinion.
But the players won't stay silent for long. It's only a matter of time before they begin to counter what the league is saying.
And the battle continues...
This post is cross-posted from Mike Freeman's Freestyle blog . For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsnfl on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed .