The NFL Players Association told players to start saving the money from their game checks in order to prepare for a lockout next year.
There have also been reports that the NFLPA said the time line for getting a new CBA before a lockout this coming March was well past due.
If there isn't a new CBA written up and agreed to by both sides of the organization, then we will in fact go at least part of next year without being able to watch any of the professional football we are used to.
What will we do?
The first problem is the draft. All the seniors and other great players in college that have had you checking Kiper and McShay's mock draft boards three times a week, well, they just won't be there.
Sundays throughout September and October will be spent sleeping way too late and waking up depressed as all we have to watch is NASCAR, and that won't last but a few weeks into what we are used to.
Mondays we will all go to work or school with nothing to look forward to. This will cause a decrease in production and an eventual relapse of the recession we have recently gotten out of.
Then what about the week, there won't be endless debates on whether to finally sit the running back you thought would win your fantasy league (MJD), for the new guy on the bad team (Peyton Hillis).
Will there be a lockout next year?
Already missing all of this action, what will Brett Favre do? He won't be able to act like he is going to retire only to come back during the preseason, because there won't be a preseason.
What will we do without hearing Jerry Jones give post game press conferences trying to explain why his team still can't win?
All of this may be a bit far fetched, but then again it may be a harsh reality that comes up all too soon for all the people who live and breathe their NFL team.
What will you do if their is a lockout next year and there isn't an NFL to watch?