And now for something we think you’ll really like. But some players possibly won’t.
At a time when it is critical for the NFL to stop pressuring the players to vote on the proposed labor deal that would end the lockout, the Bengals have sent out a mass e-mail declaring the lockout to be over.
(If we’d all simply been told that one NFL team would do this, wouldn’t the Bengals have been the first guess?)
The subject line declares, “Lockout is over; You ready for some football?” And the first paragraph of the message from Katie Blackburn and coach Marvin Lewis (I’ve got a feeling Marvin didn’t get the e-mail that he’d be “signing” this e-mail) reads as follows: “We are excited to let you know that the NFL has reached a new Collective Bargaining Agreement that allows the entire NFL season to be played this year.”
The only problem, of course, is that a new CBA hasn’t been reached.
NFL, we implore you. Back off and let this proverbial pot of coffee properly percolate.