Thank fucking god we can put that dispute behind us.

(Mort earlier in the week, after putting Nick Drake on the stereo and consuming a big chocolate cake)

I’m fairly certain society would’ve continued to function in the face of an NFL work stoppage — who amongst us doesn’t have fond memories of the Keanue Reeves star vehicle, “The Replacements”? (other than those who actually saw it) — but one more night or morning of grim tones and droopy faces from Chris Mortensen and John Clayton, and I think we’d see some mass suicides to rival that of (not-Jerry) Jonestown.

The increased cap should, if nothing else, make for an interesting market for the likes of Terrell Owens, Jamaal Lewis, Drew Brees or Daunte Culpepper.