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Dear football fans,
Our annual six-month purgatory is finally (yet still mercilessly) reaching its conclusion. It’s tough walking aimlessly with no sense of purpose waiting to be saved.
But soon, with training camps right around the corner, the sounds of pads—clashes among titans fighting for the same prize—will once again pierce the cool summer breeze, signifying the preparatory stages of falls weekly battles.
A week before the league’s—more appropriately, the world’s—biggest game, the NFL’s annual Pro Bowl puts the league’s biggest stars between the same white lines. Although Super Bowl participants and more than a few others miss the game, the game still has a certain allure to it.
Sure, many fans will speak of the lack of effort. Football philosophers will point to the simplicity and lack of execution. Players will point to the hula dancers and the beaches. NBC will refer you to the fact that they still generate huge TV ratings for the broadcast.
Since I know we all care about the Pro Bowl game, here are the rules concerning the game according to the NFL’s CBA. Continue reading
The threshold for becoming eligible for Termination Pay in the NFL is earning four Credited Seasons under the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle Retirement Plan, which is definitely an indication of the short shelf life a player in the League has. Continue reading