I have seen it before. Watching the Canadian sports media cover the NHL lockout. Every day for the year-long lockout they covered negotiations. Looking for something to cling to. Something to give them hope. It got really pathetic. It reminded me of the vagrents who scavenge in the ash trays behind my work. Desperately looking for good sized butts they can get a few puffs off of. I fear we can be in for the same type of coverage of the NFL lockout.
The NFL lockout probably will not be as long. NFL owners are not as desperate as the NHL owners were. Still though, barring several 'NFLPA friendly' court decisions, this lockout will not end soon. We are looking at late Auguest at the very least. Both sides have dug their heels in. There will not be any incentive to move until the scheduled start of the regular season. Even still, starts can be delayed. With a long offseason it would not hurt the NFL much to delay the season a few months and keep their 16 game schedule.
So, as hard as it is, try and resist the urge. The urge to watch lockout coverage while hoping that some sort of progress is made. Instead, we should ask them to tell us when they are ready to start playing again and ignore them until that point.