Posted by Will Brinson
In these troubling times of NFL labor strife, good news and optimism are hard to find. So it's nice to hear Commissioner Roger Goodell provide a glimmer of hope.
Goodell, speaking with Giants' season-ticket holders on Tuesday, said that the NFL is "planning on playing a full season."
"We're planning on playing a full season and we're going to negotiate as hard as we can to get that done,” Goodell said, per Zach Berman of the New Jersey Star-Ledger. "You obviously have to be prepared if you’re unsuccessful. But I don't like to focus on that. I like to focus on being successful. There’s a lot at risk for everybody involved, most importantly for you as fans."
The pessimist in me thinks a little differently though: the only reason that a silver lining shines in the first place is because a grey cloud exists.
And that grey cloud is pretty obvious in this place, and it's something that Goodell referenced -- football might not exist, and the NFL is prepared for that.
That's not to dog the Commish, because he's got to be honest in this situation, and he does a good job of being optimistic about the situation without completely sugarcoating things for fans.
Plus, there's actually a pretty good chance -- despite the nightmare that's going down right now -- of football taking place, even if that doesn't mean there's any sort of guarantee.
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