The NFL's labor negotiation never seemed like much of a big deal. At least until it finally started to hit home.
The NFL's labor strife is not only hurting the future of the NFL – it is already starting to kill the legacy of some of the XFLs brightest stars. In what could only be described as sad news, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that it has released quarterback Tommy Maddox. That was combined with the fact that the Carolina Panthers were forced to released special teams maven Rod Smart.
Maddox dominated the XFL winning every championship and league MVP award in the league’s entire existence. He was that damn good. Smart brought a much-needed breath of fresh air to the league with his pronouncement that everybody in the league hated him.
Maddox was once asked if he could do it over again, would he put a nickname on the back of his jersey? Sadly, Maddox said that he would not. He also said that Smart probably wanted to put "They Hate Me" on the back of his jersey, but just ran out of room.
Lord knows we hate the NFL's owners and players union for causing this to happen. Talk about it in the Hater Nation Forums.