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At 58 Days, Lockout Now Longest In NFL History



    The National Football League is making some history this week, but not in a good way.

    Today marks the 58th day of the NFL lockout, which marks, as ESPN’s NFL insider Adam Schefter pointed out today on Twitter, the longest work stoppage in NFL history--a day longer than the stoppage in 1987, when a week of the season was cancelled, and three weeks were played with scabs.

    Commissioner Roger Goodell, as well as just about every owner in the league, has been publicly optimistic about a deal being done by the time the season is scheduled to begin in September, but the truth is, we just don’t know at this point.

    A ruling on the owners’ appeal of Judge Susan Richard Nelson’s ruling--that the lockout is invalid--is expected any day now, and most sources say that it could go either way.

    So, the future of the NFL is, as of now, as murky as the murkiest stretch of the Trinity River. Which is to say, it’s a rough time to be a football fan.

    Here’s hoping we’re not left to rely on the Vigilantes for our football here in Dallas.


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