It was long, frustrating, and in the words of Chazz Michael Michaels, “mind-bottling.” In the end, during the early hours of July 25, the deal got done. But do you know why? Here are my Top 10 reasons why the CBA got done and the lockout was lifted.
#10 – Because both sides ran out of money to pay the attorneys.
#9 - Because Albert Haynesworth needed to do more planking on the field.
#8 - Because their wives called and told them to finally get it done.
#7 - Because a desperate Rich Eisen resorted to talking about “the Sanchini” to fill air time.
#6 - Because the entertainer and icon thing wasn’t working out for Cam Newton.
#5 - Because the Commissioner Goodell missed fining James Harrison $50K.
#4 - Because Josh McDaniels was running out of things to secretly video tape.
#3 - Because the seats in Jerry’s World finally passed safety inspections.
#2 – Because Ed Werder got new camping gear for his annual Hattiesburg stake out.
and the number one reason the lockout was lifted and the CBA was ratified was
#1 - Because Ed Hoculi, Gene Steratore, and Bill Leavy are bulging to flex their biceps.