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:
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?