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When the 2010 NFL season began, I (Alison, that is) wrote a post absolutely salivating at all the fabulous storylines we would be treated to this year. After all, as a writer, I live for a good story.

But here is the thing.

While the NFL is still the NFL, does it seem there is a drought of positive storylines league wide this year?

Each year, there are always those two or three positive stories that give even casual fans a reason to cheer. Some examples:

  • New Orleans Saints Superbowl Run
  • Peyton Manning’s quest to break the single-season touchdown record
  • The Pats nearly-undefeated season
  • Kurt Warner’s rise back to the ranks of superstar

But thus far this year we’ve been treated to underperforming Cowboys, the Brett Favre/Randy Moss debacle and ongoing threats of a 2011 lockout. Even worse – the two most positive storylines this year – Michael Vick’s amazing return and Ben Roethlisberger’s Steelers dominance – involve players considered by many as villains in the league (you know, since Vick is a convicted dog torturer and Big Ben is an alleged multi-time sexual offender).

So, what am I missing? Is there one positive, impactful (sorry, Chiefs don’t count, even with Notre Dame’s Charlie Weiss) story I am missing, or is the NFL selling drama without the “happy” this year?

Abbie S. Fink
Abbie S. Fink
Vice President/General Manager Abbie has been doing public relations her whole life…from organizing a picket line in 6th grade to organizing client communications today. She’s passionate about a lot of things, you’ll see. Check out Abbie's full bio


  1. Bob says:

    While Vick and Big Ben (nickname takes on a whole new meaning now) are easy stories to gravitate towards, there are others that have grabbed the spotlight. Not necessarily in order:
    – Brett Favre and his texting episodes with Jenn Sturgess
    – Concussions and the NFL’s response
    – Mike Shanahan’s coaching technique (public feuds with 2 highest paid players)
    – Detroit Lions’ return from the dead

    Other than Detroit showing a pulse, hmmmmmm. I’ll have to get back to you on the positive stories.

  2. Andre Willis says:

    “Sorry, Chiefs don’t count”

    This Kansas City native disagrees. 🙂

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