Along with any other days where the NFL has games, because the players voted to accept the agreement, and the lockout is over.
WASHINGTON — Now it can be said with certainty: Get ready for some football!
NFL players voted to OK a final deal Monday, days after the owners approved a tentative agreement, and the sides finally managed to put an end to the 4 1/2-month lockout, the longest work stoppage in league history.
This is a long time coming, and football's back," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said, "and that's the great news for everybody."
The labor dispute comes to a close after claiming one exhibition: the Hall of Fame game between the Bears and Rams, scheduled for Aug. 7 in Canton, Ohio. Otherwise, the entire preseason and regular-season schedules remain intact. Club facilities will open to players Tuesday, when 2011 draft picks and rookie free agents can be signed.
And may I say, GO BEARS!