Do you hear that? Exactly. Its the deafening silence that is the break between basketball and football. At this time of year, baseball and its stars are put on fill display while football is getting ready to gear up. But in all actuality, the popularity of baseball doesn't even compare to the popularity of football.
The dead period, as I like to call it, is an incurable time because of the slowness of baseball. Baseball is a game that's better live and in person in my opinion. Baseball doesn't appeal to the average fan because of the lack of constant action. Now imagine this dead period extended because of the NFL being gone. Now don't get me wrong, I love college football, but I also love watching the NFL as well. Saturdays and Sundays just wouldn't be the same without the perfect match of the NFL and college football.
As the dead period stretches on, the collective hysteria of the fans grows more and more, it will be interesting to see what kind of unrest happens with the fans and what kind of panic sets in for the owners and the players. Only time will tell if a deal gets done. Until then, all I hear is deafening silence.