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SBD/July 26, 2011/Leagues and Governing Bodies
The NFL Goes Back To Work: League Praised By Columnists For Not Missing Games
Published July 26, 2011
NEVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN THIS POSITION: In Ft. Worth, Clarence Hill Jr. notes we are "glad football is back," but football "should have never left." Hill: "Tell me what was accomplished in the past month that couldn't have occurred in March. The sad part is that the fans are going to be left holding the bag, paying a full price for an inferior product. ... Yes, we will have football. It will just be a watered-down, subpar production from what we're used to" (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 7/26). CSN BAY AREA's Ann Killion wrote, "There's been no football deprivation. None at all. ... If there are any scars from five months of posturing and battling, they remain hidden" (CSNBAYAREA.com, 7/25). In San Diego, Nick Canepa writes the "only bad that can come out of this hair pull is the bearing of football." Canepa adds, "There was going to be football. There always was going to be football" (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 7/26).