Posts Tagged ‘NFL Lockout’

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At the end of every month on the Eastside we take a moment to step back and view the realm of sports as one entity. This Top Ten may include Highlights, Stories, etc., ultimately helping the fan get a feel for what I thought were the best of sports for the month of July 2011.

What can I say about the month of July? Ultimately not the most ideal month for a sports fan, but it shaped up to be quite a month. From the Heart-Felt moments to Landslide Victories, and the Highlights to the Work Stoppages – July made for a more compelling 31 days than I would have thought. So without further adieu, let the Countdown begin.

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Minutes after the NFL Players Association approved the settlement with the NFL Owners Adam Schefter appeared on Sportscenter saying those three little words we have all been waiting to hear for 132 long days, “We have Football!”

Everyone will remember how on Thursday we thought we may hear these very words after the Owners had placed the ball in the NFLPA’s court by approving their own bargain. However a night that started with so much hope and optimism ended on a very sour note because the Owners supposedly forgot – somewhere in their crazy schedule – to send the Players a visual on the deal; so the Player Representatives could not take a vote.

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We are now half way through the month of July and quite a lot has transpired. The Open Championship, MLB All-Star Festivities, and Women’s FIFA World Cup – which I never thought I would be this interested in – have now concluded; they were the premiere events this July. With that being said today on the East Side we are going to take a look at what, where, and who have been hot; and who really have not been so hot with mid-way through the summer.

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Oh no! Now with the NBA Basketball and NHL Hockey seasons and playoffs drawing to a close, so we have to ride Golf – Majors are fun drama to watch but there is only three more left taking up three weekends in the summer – and Baseball all the way to the College Football seasons. See in the past we would have said to look forward to the NFL preseason in which all fans had an opportunity to see their teams and the league’s superstars for a couple of quarters in an exhibition game. Although, now that we do not have anymore basketball and hockey playoffs to distract us we have to focus on something as sports fans we have been putting off for months now; the State of the NFL.

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