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NFL Fans Missed ... What, Exactly?

J Pat Carter/Associated Press

To borrow a phrase from another sport, no harm, no foul.

Football fans of the world, what did you miss? It was the perfect pro sports lockout (to call it a work stoppage would be to imply the players were in any way complicit), beginning when the last season ended and ending with the loss of just one extraneous game, the Hall of Fame affair. The teams now can write appropriate checks to the Hall for the lost revenue from that canceled game, and life can go on. It’s not as if anyone needed to watch the Rams and Bears put on a glorified scrimmage Aug. 7, anyway.

Other than that, what did we miss? If you are an exclusionary NFL junkie, not interested in anything else happening in the world of sport, and thus you really needed...

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