The NFLPA is taking their debate with NFL owners straight to NFL fans on TV with a new TV spot entitled “Let US Play” driving fans to to sign an online petition.   While the title of the spot on YouTube refers to it as a Super Bowl ad the NFLPA has not actually purchased time in the Super Bowl but rather in college all-star games and other programming.  Here’s what the NFLPA has to say about the spot:

Players: “Let Us Play” Fans: “Let Them Play” Here we are, Super Bowl, the biggest event in sports, and an NFL Lockout looms very large. As the NFL celebrates its most successful season ever, NFL owners are preparing to lock out players and fans from their game starting in March. Owners have not opened their books or offered justification for this threat. The players want to play and the fans want to see them play. So, why won’t the Owners take a Lockout off the table? Do your part as a fan and help Block the Lockout.

The ad features NFL fans and appearances by NFLPA President Kevin Mawae, the Buccaneers Maurice Stovall, Jason Babin of the Titans, and Zak DeOssie of the Giants.  They even add the little kid element to empty stadium shots to really tug on the heart strings.

Take a look and see if you are convinced:

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