Your Prescription to Relieve football Angst

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I know; you came to the GMen site fully expecting to read about some nuggets of football fancy and instead you are whisked away to images of hockey. In the immortal words of Vince Lombardi you are thinking to yourself, “What the hell is going on here?” Well maybe I can explain, for as we enter into the “Summer” of our Discontent, I have been looking for a “fix” to ease my football withdrawal. And a funny thing happened; I started watching the hockey playoffs and found a much needed adrenaline dump. The skill, courage, and ballet-like grace that these noble warriors of the ice, replete in their medieval inspired armor, is illustrative of everything that is good about sports. But another thing came to mind, didn’t hockey self-immolate a number of years ago leaving the league in doubt and the fans feeling betrayed? The entire 2004-2005 season was cancelled, although in this case many players had leverage due to the European hockey leagues, a luxury not available to the NFL players.