Life in the NFL doldrums

While NFL fans long for the next chance to see their team in action, TMQ offers a morsel to pass the time.

Updated: April 25, 2006, 12:26 PM ET
By Gregg Easterbrook | Page 2 columnist

The doldrums are actual places, equatorial sections of the oceans where wind is rare, seas are flat and sailing ships of yore dreaded to find themselves becalmed. The doldrums are also where football fans currently reside. It's been months -- long, agonizing months -- since the last NFL game. The draft is past; the unsightly new uniforms have been unveiled; the minicamps are about as exciting as watching Halle Berry putting her clothes back on. Football faithful are toughing it out, waiting for ...

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