Friday, February 4, 2011

What Happens If There Is No NFL In 2011

I just had a conversation with a co-worker about the ongoing possibility of an NFL lockout next season. The more I read and hear about the situation, the more it seems like a real possibility that the NFL may not go as planned for the 2011-2012 season.

The main question I pose is this: what happens to the guys that left the NCAA a year or so early to try their hand at the NFL? Are they just SOL, or will the NCAA give them a way back in? Boy, that UGA recruiting class would look awesome with two more guys added to it (Green and Houston).

As I always say, a boy can dream can't he?

The question to DeMaurice Smith was simple, coming from Cincinnati receiver Chad Ochocinco, asking how serious he viewed the possibility of football not being played in 2011.

Smith did not hesitate.

"On a scale of 1 to 10," Smith said Thursday, "it's a 14."


  1. Dumb. Has anyone called off the draft?

  2. Go read the article I just linked to in an update to this blog. If you think it's "dumb", then maybe you haven't read what the man in charge of it all says.

  3. I don't think it is "dumb" either. That said, if the 2 who left early have retained agents they are ineligible. I like the way you think.

  4. Read it. Same as I've read and heard all week. Saw nothing about not having the draft and offering players to join a team. If they don't play later, well, they are still in their professional family.

    This news was around last year and everyone entering the draft this year knew that the fantastic offers would begin to dwindle because the players and owners are at the crunch point. The players are ratcheting it up now to score negotiation points during the Super Bowl media extravaganza. That's what unions and owners do. But they are not stopping NFL football as an institution. Lockout/smockout-its all about negotiating a contract in a bad year. It doesn't mean that they will not draft and offer.

    Yeah, you can dream on, but the reality is that the die is set for the draft both by the players and owners. Whatever happens after that doesn't have jackshit to do with reversing draft rules as recognized by Universities , the NCAA and the NFL.

    I stand by what I wrote earlier.

  5. You're right, wtf was I thinking, I am dumb. Now I should join you and go write a comment on every blog I disagree with telling them It's dumb...because that's what grown-ups do. Or, maybe you're just one of my 12 year old nephew's friends.

  6. The Media companies (ESPN, NBC, CBS, and FOX) would probably trigger numerous lawsuits against the NFL (or the NFLPA) because they payed so much for x amount of games for 2011

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