This collective bargaining agreement has included a lot of good times — certainly great Super Bowls — but all good things come to an end. Only 13 hours are left before this sucker expires.
No one has any clue when the next agreement will be reached. And while fans are clearly the biggest losers in a work stoppage, some teams are going to be more adversely affected than others.
You could make the case that an extended lockout would actually help plenty of teams. Organizations with great stability that don’t rely on free agency much should get advantage with their competition scrambling whenever football starts again.
Teams with new head coaches, new systems, and big questions at quarterback will be crippled. For a column at NBCSports.com Thursday, I took a look at what teams will be hurt the most in the event of a work stoppage.
With apologies to fans of the Titans, Vikings, and Browns, a long work stoppage should only serve to make bad teams even worse.