Anyone and everyone, I have decided the NFL lockout is not near the end. The reports of it being close are just one side trying to look like they are trying and the evil other side is dragging it out. I'm suggesting a boycott. I agree no serious fan will actually boycott real games. Fortunately the NFL provides us with fake games. I will not attend or watch any pre-season games. It is not like I'll miss anything. No, I don't mean starters. I mean how does that promising prospect look. Heck, this year I don't know who the promising prospects are. Oh, I'm not unreasonable. They have until Friday July 22. If at midnight there is no deal, but at 12:01 AM an out of breath Goodell and Smith announce the agreement, too bad. They have until midnight Friday. I'd like to say I'm going to boycott the first quarter of the first game. I'd like it if everyone at the stadium stayed with their tailgate party as the cameras showed an empty stadium. However, I think that is too much to ask of myself and anyone else. But fans showing up for their tailgate parties and skipping the game during the pre-season is possible. And if anyone thinks that just hurts owners ask yourselves if pre-season revues are included in cap calculations. Besides, don't you think any player egos will be affected by playing before empty stands? That is assuming the turds have a pre-season. BTW, I ecepting Patriot Football Weekly in progress. I'm angry, but not insane. (Well, OK, maybe I am a wee bit compulsive.) Anyone willing to join me in ignoring the pre-season? My apologies if this is 1 of a hundred "I'm not going to watch any pre-season games"-type rants.