If “futbol” is the beautiful game, football NFL style could be the ugly stepchild this summer. And maybe into the fall.
Even as his players are claiming a modest victory, if that, after Judge Susan Richard Nelson granted a preliminary injunction blocking the league’s lockout, DeMaurice Smith was more emphatic.
Sworn to secrecy about specifics of their court-ordered mediation, neither the NFL nor its players provided much insight about where they’re at in their dispute over the division of this $9 billion business.
Randy Moss’ abrupt departure was just the latest in what has been a season long on drama and short on success for a 2-5 team that started with Super Bowl aspirations.