The NFL currently is under lockout. The NFL Player’s Association and the team owners have to come to terms on a labor agreement before next season can happen.
The NFLPA’s contends that the owners aren’t projecting future revenue high enough, thus cutting the players their due. However, if the owners over-project income over the next four years, they lose the difference.
It’s a confusing matter, and I barely understand what I’m saying. I love the NFL, I want the NFL, I need the NFL, and ever since the lockout began last month, I’ve been trying to think of new ways to spend my time, new great things to do instead of watch football.
Unfortunately, this list is all I was able to come up with.
10. Homework. Who wants to do homework on Sunday afternoons? Forget this one, just skip to No. 9.
9. Get a girlfriend. Not getting my hopes up on this one.
8. Go for a relaxing drive in the country. This sounds like a nice option until I think of what gas prices will be by next semester.
7. Watch bowling. Believe it or not, ESPN broadcasts bowling during what must be the bowling season. I could learn about the game, the strategies, the players and the history. It’s just like football, except no one hits each other and you wear slippery shoes. And no one really cares who wins.
6. Watch poker. See No. 7, replace “bowling” with “poker.”
5. Take up a new hobby. Play Frisbee, fly a kite, build model cars, learn to cook, the list goes on and on.
4. Get a job. My parents told me to write this one here.
3. Exercise. Getting in shape would be nice. I could live healthier, gain muscle, run faster, jump higher and eat better. Sounds tiring.
2. Re-watch all seven seasons of The Office. Steve Carell has left the show. What better way to reminisce than to re-watch every single Michael Scott moment? Next season won’t be as good without him, so this should fill both The Office and NFL voids. But it’s still not quite a perfect replacement.
1. Sleep. We have a winner.
I’d rather have the NFL, but if I can’t, you now know my weekend plans next semester.