With the NFL lockout still full in full effect, fans have had the misfortune of suffering countless days not knowing what will become of their favorite team.
They sit idly at their computers, pining over that best possible trade or free agent signing, then they remember their team can’t make a move until the lockout ends. It’s like a desperate high school male waiting for his long time crush to break up with her jerk of a boyfriend so he can ask her to prom. Only in this case, the lockout seems to be sticking around longer than we thought, and the prom that is the 2011 NFL season is fast approaching.
While the fans aren’t the only ones out of luck, the players are perhaps even more distraught over the lockout. Imagine working your tail off day in and day out in the offseason knowing in the back of your mind you may not have a chance to reap the benefits. For me, it’d be like someone taking legal action to stop people from writing bleacher report articles, or in your case, commenting on them.
I’d be chomping at the bit to get back in the mix, and I am sure the players are feeling the same way. But, aside from passion for the game, how else is the lockout hurting the players. Here’s a list of guys who need the lockout to end more than anybody.