Return Of The Cheap Seats

Football Is Back, And So Am I

Aside from winning the Super Bowl, hoisting the Lombardi Trophy over one’s head and uttering the famous line, “I am going to Disney World,” there are few stronger football emotions than the feeling we all got when the announcement was made, “Football is back”.  I always laughed at the notion of “Christmas in July,” until I realized that the announcement that the NFL lockout was over, was made on July 25th.  The only thing that would have made it better, would have been Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith squaring off in an MMA octagon, so that will have to remain on the Christmas list.

Read More

Business is About To Pick Up

It appears that the NFL Lockout is over. At almost 4:00am this morning, Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer tweeted that ownership and the NFLPA had finally come to an agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

While almost 2000 NFL players still have to vote on the pact, which they will do shortly after coming together at around 11:00am today, it is considered a formality. Free agency should start by noon Tuesday, and teams will start reporting to training camp on a staggered schedule beginning on Thursday, with the last teams reporting on Saturday.

Read More