Tag:John Randle
Posted on: April 24, 2011 2:45 pm

Why the NFL Network will end the lockout

As I sit here, I am fully aware that the NFL lockout is the most annoying thing on the planet, trust me, I get it. The crazy thing, I cannot stop watching the NFL Network. I just watched a replay of some random week in November and it was one of the coolest things that I have done all week. While ESPN keeps talking about the potential top 10 draft picks to the point of nausea and Brandon Marshall is getting stabbed in yet another domestic dispute, the NFL Network is reminding all of us that there still is a game that this is all about.
I understand that the pandamonium around the NFL has more mass appeal than the down in the dirt, gritty as hell, absolute fight that I love, but please NFL, remind your real fans why we put up with all of your nonsense. The NFL Network just did that for me. In a world full of media clutter that is all about the things going on off of the field, the NFL Network is showing us that there is still something a little bit pure left in this game. One you cut through all of the B.S. that we in the media love to cover, you remember why you fell in love with this game in the first place.

The more people that watch the NFL Network will remember this love and start to put more and more pressure on the NFL. I know with the rise of individualism in America, this might be a new concept to some of you. The only way that the NFL will listen is if we come together, keep sending our letters, boycott the draft, and stop giving the NFL our money.

Stepping off of my little pedestal. The top 10 undrafted players in NFL history is on NFL Network right now, and John Randle still scares the hell out of me.

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