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A Break From Draft & FA Talk


Hey guys, like my title says, this little piece of writing has really nothing to do with the two regular topics of the Draft and Free Agency, but sometimes a break from the norm is nice. I just wanted to say a few words about the sport that has brought us all to BBV and that millions cherish, football.

You see, with the whole CBA deal has had me thinking for a while now about how much I really do love football. I love everything about football, if it were to be taken away, I would be one of the many extremely upset over missing even one year of NFL action. During the off season I have a hard enough time getting through my weekends without kicking back and watching a game, regardless of if it is our Giants or not. How would I go a WHOLE YEAR without football? The honest answer is I don't know, or idk as some of my friends like to put it.

It wouldn't be all bad, because I currently play football for my school, so the sport I love would still be a huge part of my life, but playing football has me even more confused about this whole CBA thing. When I'm not playing football, I am working out for football next year. How is it that the players in the NFL seem so ready to not play this year? If someone told me that the High School Athletic Association was prepared to not let us play a season if we didn't cooperate with some new rule they wanted, or wanted us to pay extreme amounts of money to play, I would begin a bank robbing spree to cover the charges. Now am I saying that the players are wrong completely and the owners are right? No I am not, both sides seem extremely greedy and it annoys me to see the great sport of football turn into politics and squabbling over money.

If I could say one thing to either or both sides it would be think of the fans. We are the people who love and devote ourselves to the game, seemingly more than the players do sometimes. How many times have you seen players smiling on the field after a loss and joking around with other guys while you are screaming at the television, spilling beer and nachos, wondering why in the world Tom Quinn and Kevin Gilbride are still employed? It doesn't make sense, we shouldn't care that much, it's not our jobs to play in that game, we have no personal investment in the game, but we still yell and scream and cheer every Sunday when the guys on the screen can't even hear us. That folks is that magic of football. It has the ability to bring us together and cheer for guys we don't know. Football has the ability to make us sacrifice our weekend to watch the games, stay up late to catch the Sunday night game, and do the same thing Monday night. Football is the reason we are all here at BBV discussing drafting needs, who needs to go, who needs to stay, and who we should break the bank for, when our opinions don't make a difference.

Even if only for a year, I would hate to not have football. Hell, even if for the first four games, I would hate not having football because I would know that football SHOULD be going on at that moment. There really isn't any significance to this post except for I am a little sick of draft talk (already) and I felt more like writing this than my English essay. I have never been any good at conclusions to any literary work I do, my English teacher points that out constantly, so that's all from me.

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