The top ten reasons why Bay Area sports fans are glad the NFL lockout is finally over.
1. So our new favorite TV show, The League, doesn’t suck.
The League is an FX comedy show about a group of friends that is obsessed with fantasy football league. It’s in its third season and premieres on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 10:30 PM Eastern time. Highlights include very attractive women and a minor role for Jon Lajoie.
2. Because we’re so excited to see Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick, David Carr and Troy Smith duke it out.
Oh man, are San Francisco 49ers fans in for another painful year at quarterback. I feel bad for head coach Jim Harbaugh ,too. Harbaugh is a rookie coach with limited time to work with his players and staff takes over a mediocre team with no quarterback. Not fun.
3. Because acquiring Jeff Keppinger just wasn’t that sick.
Listen, Jeff Keppinger may be solid (he had a nice RBI single and diving play in Sunday’s game), but had anyone ever heard of the guy before? Definitely not the sexiest pick-up.
4. Because we’re still mad at Hope Solo for not accepting our friend request.
Even if you do have one of the coolest sports names ever…
5. So we won’t have to watch any more WNBA highlights.
There was a pretty rough stretch over the MLB all-star break when the only highlights on TV were Chicago Sky and Minnesota Lynx highlights. Ouch.
6. Because we can’t wait for Cam Newton to be the next JaMarcus Russell.
I’m so excited for the #1 pick in an incredibly weak draft to go down in flames.
7. Because as much as we hate him, we need Matthew Berry.
And he needs us, too.
8. Because as much as we love baseball, ESPN’s Monday Night, Wednesday Night and Sunday Night Baseball is just too much.
And Giants fans are still mad that Jon Miller isn’t broadcasting Sunday Night Baseball.
9. So we can get back to watching Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin laugh a little too loudly on NFL Network.
10. Because Brett Favre can now announce his fourth “I’m back” press conference.
We all know he’s been biding his time.