Leaders from the NFL and NFLPA held a joint press conference in Washington D.C. on Monday announcing the end of the NFL lockout. There was a touching moment in there when the Colts' Jeff Saturday remembered Myra Kraft, wife of Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and said that without Robert Kraft, this deal wouldn't have gotten done.
My respect for Kraft went even higher as he took the press conference opportunity to do something all those involved with the lockout needs to do, and will do -- apologize to the fans.
"First of all, on behalf of both sides, I want to apologize to fans that for the last 5-6 months we've been talking about the business of football and not what goes on on the field and building the teams in each market. The end result is that we have an agreement that is going to allow this sport to flourish over the next decade and we've done that in a way that's unique among the major sports in that every team, all 32, will be competitive."
I hope to see the same from the Chiefs folks involved in the negotiations.