The Eight Upsides to an NFL Lockout

July 25, 2011
The mere threat of an NFL lockout created a lot of worry in football fans across the nation but now it appears that a crisis has been averted. But the more you think about what a year without football would've been like, the more you realize that things might not have been as bad as they seemed.


8. Fewer games means fewer concussions

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So if the NFL had to take a knee for an entire year, I would've been fine with that. Sure I could've gotten mad and screamed and yelled and ranted and raved, but what good would that have done?

Besides, it would more productive to direct all that anger at the NBA who barely gave the fans time to contemplate what one less season of basketball would be like since they've already locked out the players, some of whom are contemplating joining overseas leagues next year. Can a sports league be charged with treason against its country?