NFL Lockout 2011: 5 Reasons We Must End the Lockout with a Deal Now

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NFL Lockout 2011: 5 Reasons We Must End the Lockout with a Deal Now

As we've all come to know and dread, the NFL is undergoing a lockout which is currently at day 119. We're approaching the time where teams, players and fans alike are simply getting fed up with the hold on football and want their favorite sport to resume action.

With the uncertainty that this lockout brings forth, players are worried whether or not they'll be able to play the game they love or if they'll even be able to provide for their families with a paycheck. In fact, some athletes have already explored alternate avenues in the meantime.

I've been enjoying the game ever since I was eight years old and have become accustomed to the offseason events such as free agency and rookie mini-camp, but this lockout has forced me to endure endless reports with updates on negotiations. Frankly at this point, the only one I want to hear is the announcement that this lockout has been lifted.

Aside from everyone simply being fed up with this work stoppage, the lockout has a domino effect of negative impact that will spread throughout the entire league.

With that being said, here are the top five reasons the lockout must be lifted now.

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