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NFL winners? Not fans, not players

And that pretty much leaves one other group, doesn't it? Yep, the owners prevailed

Originally Published: July 27, 2011
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

The NFL is back. Sing it from the rooftops, shout it from the mountains. Praise the dual princes of negotiation, Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith. All hail the heroic Bob Kraft and the suddenly lovable -- or at least tolerable -- Jerry Richardson.

And, oh yeah, one other thing: Don't ask why you're being told to celebrate something that really never went anywhere in the first place. Right now, amid the glory of the moment, that would be rude.

Goodell ...

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