Classify it anyway you want, but the current NFL labor situation is causing many of us pain and discomfort like the aforementioned items.
The players and the media are beginning to lose their proverbial (insert you own word here) the past week. Players are doing and saying things that no one should ever have to hear and the media is churning it out like Nike churns out (insert your own word here).
The NFL Lockout must end. It has gone on much too long. We are all at wit's end. Our patience has not only been tried, it's been convicted and given a death sentence.
If the football community is to maintain any trace of its sanity, the players have to get back to what they do best: shut up and play. Owners must retreat to their respective hovels and stay there. The fans don't want to see them on the street ever again. Same goes for DeMaurice Smith, whose 15 minutes of fame has lasted four months.
This week we reached Code Red on the scale of the absurd. The top NFL stories of the week are from the belly of the blogosphere. In a normal season, none of this would matter one bit. It would remain submerged. But since there is no football news to report, every fart and sneeze of every player and peripheral wannabe is magnified tenfold.
We need a deal -and soon. How many "Where Will Plaxico Land?" articles can one read (or write)?
How many lists and predictions can one endure? How many dumb statements by players must we be subjected to?
How many private workouts and unorganized team activities must we try to chase down?
Let's hope not too many more. End this thing now.