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NFL Fans Will Be Back, Fervent as Ever

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Heard a guy at the supermarket yesterday complaining about pampered, overpaid athletes and pompous, overstuffed owners.

He was talking about the NFL lockout. He was saying he’s done, see ya, had enough. Not going to watch the games anymore.

He was lying.

Either that, or he was never really a hardcore fan in the first place, which is to say that he probably has watched the Patriots [team stats] win and lose Super Bowls but has never devoted his day-to-day energies to...

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