Friday, April 15, 2011

Football On Hold

I first reported on the NFL Lockout in this post, but since then a lot has happened.

I'm sure you've heard tidbits here and there, so I'll try to make it as easy as possible. Here's the latest lowdown:

The NFL owners have basically "locked out" the players, a.k.a the players aren't able to practice on regular turf or enter the locker rooms, and as of now, there won't be a 2011-2012 NFL season. Tear.

The owners feel that the players are making too much money and deserve pay cuts. The players feel that the owners are being greedy and need to take the cut... 

Star players like Drew Brees, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady aren't shy about voicing their opinions on the situation, and there has even been a lawsuit filed against the NFL. The players want what they have been receiving in the past: health care for their families, same number of games, lots of $ and to play the game.

New Orleans Saints QB, Drew Brees, heading to court
photo via Kentucky

Most fans are taking the players side. Without an NFL season, there would be a huge loss for not only players, the cities they play in, those employed by the NFL and everyone that deals with the sport, but it would also crush loyal fans.

Not having football in America is like Snooki not having a spray tan, like not having McDonald's breakfast when you're hungover, like not having spiked eggnog on Christmas!   

Football is a necessity to many Americans, including myself. Life would suck without it. There are only so many Sundays sans full-contact sports that one girl can handle. 

photo via Boston

Until further negotiations take place, we're pretty much stuck. Hopefully the tides will turn and come August, we'll be crammed in a bar, sporting jerseys and rooting on our fav NFL team. Fingers crossed!

Cosmo Clue:
There is an NFL Lockout taking place and as of now, there will not be a football season this year. 

Want more? Click here.

Also, check out how football star Chad Ochocinco plans to pay the bills if the lockout continues.

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