I'm an NHL and Boston Bruin fan. So I was frustrated and disappointed at this work stoppage. But I'm not an investor -- I have no investment in the sport or team in any way; I'm not out anything but free entertainment, unless I choose to go to a game. Just because I can't choose to go to a game because they're on strike is not worth me hating the sport and never wanting to come back.
Seriously, what did they really do to me? Granted, lots of people are employed related to the sport and I feel their pain when their revenues and incomes are cut, and they certainly have a right to be angry. But the league and its players owe me nothing, not a free or cheaper ticket or free Center Ice or anything. It was my choice to do other things with my time and money when the NHL wasn't an option, and it will be my choice whether to spend that time and money going forward.
Why should a lockout change that simple equation?