This Cheap Shot Offers Proof The NFL Is Back To Business As Usual
August 22 / Glenn Davis / SportsGrid
Sure, the deal is done and it's back to business as usual, but it's fair to wonder in the wake of a prolonged labor dispute: did NFL players come out of this thing more united than ever? Of course, they're still competitors on the field, all trying to be the best and fighting for one goal, but will the action on the field perhaps be any more...harmonious? Less chippy play? Fewer cheap shots? Well, we've only been through two preseason games, and we have our answer: nope, it's the same as always. And really...of course it is. The CBA is water under the bridge. Football's football. It's a rough game. These are the same guys they were before the lockout. To wit: this cheap shot from the Steelers' Ramon Foster against the Eagles last Thursday.
Yeah, the NFL's still the NFL. ("And the Steelers are still the Steelers," non-Steeler-fans are no doubt contemptuously muttering at that clip.) And the fans that have made the league into the multibillion-dollar powerhouse it is wouldn't have it any other way.