VIDEO: With NFL Lockout Now Over, NFLPA Thanks The Fans

The NFL Players Association showed that it at least has some sense of reality, releasing a video of players on the bargaining committee basically thanking the fans for sticking through the lockout and expressing their excitement at getting back to business. It might not be the most original idea, but they certainly deserve credit for being self-aware enough to make the gesture.


How much rebuilding of the fans' faith is required, though? As frustrating and maddening as the lockout was, some credit is deserved for both sides' apparent realization that they needed to get a deal struck before any actual games were missed. The regular season isn't scheduled to start until Sept. 8, meaning teams will have more than six weeks to get themselves together.

With all that, this seems like the appropriate level of reaching out. The players should be excited to be back to playing, and this comes off as honest enough. It's now safe to move on.

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