But the lockout has killed the momentum and there is no way in the world the ratings will match last year. The NFL is really shooting itself in the foot with this lockout and millions of dollars will be lost because of it.
The NFL is expected to appeal the ruling, handed down today by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Richard Nelson, that grants players' request for a preliminary injunction to lift an owner-imposed lockout that began March 11.
The Packers are still looking for some face time with President Obama after being snubbed prior to the NFC Championship game with the Bears. Obama was an Illinois Senator and Chicago Bears fan. Packers Pro Bowl cornerback Charles Woodson called out Obama after winning the championship, saying "Guess What? We're gonna see him.
Owners imposed the lockout after talks broke down on March 11 and the players disbanded their union. The players say the lockout is causing irreparable harm to their careers. A group of players filed the injunction request along with an antitrust lawsuit
f it's not...well, then we could have an interesting situation on our hands. The lockout would remain lifted but the CBA has expired so what happens with free agency, trades, and other normal parts of NFL life isn't clear.