Things I Think...July 11/11


This is the first installment of our weekly series.

I think…

I am sick and tired of this roller coaster ride that the NFL refers to as a lockout.  One day it sounds like  a deal is imminent and the next day it sounds like we might not have football in 2011.  I am sick of the word “lockout” and it is time for the owners and the players to get it together and figure this mess out.  I don’t even want to miss the preseason, so get a move on!

I think…

IF the CBA gets signed in the coming days or weeks it will be a ridiculously fun time to be  a fan.  With hundreds of free agents, training camps and pre season games, the NFL will not be short on news in August.  This will be the fans reward for having to listen to lawyer jargon, billionaires and millionaires arguing over how to split a pot of gold, and of course the word “lockout” for the past six months.

I think…

Pacman Jones is an idiot.

I think…

I was surprised to see the ultimate Steeler Hines Ward get arrested for drunk driving.  I know that everyone is innocent until proven guilty, but it has been a strange off season for a veteran player who has always been dedicated to football and who has avoided ever becoming a distraction.  Throughout Ward’s career he has been the anti diva receiver and now in one off season he has gone on Dancing With the Stars, got accused of stealing a car (although it was later acknowledged to have been a mistake by law enforcement), and been arrested for drunk driving.  Based on his history I am willing to forgive him for the latest incident as long as Ward admits the mistake and apologize for it.  Still, I cant help but think what a strange off season it has been for this veteran.

I think…

I was surprised to hear that Harvard quarterback Collier Winters won the QB competition at the Manning Passing Academy on the weekend.  I know it is just a friendly competition, but it should be noted that some of the nations biggest QB prospects were involved including Stanford’s Andrew Luck and Oklahoma’ Landry Jones.  I would not go changing your mock drafts and big boards just yet, but I did think it was cool that a kid from Harvard managed to win the competition over some of the best talent in collegiate football.

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