Monday, April 25, 2011

The NFL Lockout is (not really) over!

My goal of not talking about the NFL again until the lockout is over took at least one small step in the right direction today as U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson ordered an end to the lockout. Of course, it's just a temporary end to the lockout, as the owners are going to appeal the decision and things will basically be right back where they already were.

This is just the first step of the process and there isn't much for fans to get excited about. Now that a Judge has made a ruling, things will escalate from here and get increasingly more complicated. Not being a lawyer, I can't begin to explain what this decision means for the players, who apparently are planning to report to their teams to workout tomorrow since the lockout is technically over.

While we are still a long way from this being settled, let's hope it gets figured out sometime shortly after the draft because otherwise we won't have anything to talk about in regards to the NFL. Sure, we still have other sports to tide us over, but something won't feel right this fall if there is no Sunday football.


Anonymous said...

Oh sure, do nothing about Obama's lack of eligibility, or illegal wars, and no accountability for 9/11, or any of the unconstitutional actions by the White House, like the "Patriot" Act, torture, hit squads, the illegal and corrupt FED, and the list goes on and on...but dammit, there's going to be an NFL season, if that's the last thing we do! This is the epitome of American values!

Atlanta Roofing said...

If the NFL does get their stay, then the lockout will remain in place while the appeals process is going on. That process could take several weeks to several months so this is an important part of the immediate future of football.

allthingsphilly said...

Uh, when did this become a cause to get all political? We just want our football, I don't think any of your ridiculousness has anything to do with the NFL