The NFL owners and players are still locked in labor negotiations and are actually running out of time on their latest "deadline" for a deal.What would happen if the NFL actually did shut down? What would we do?

Well, if that terrible thing happened, we could turn our attention to some other sports that, to this point, haven't turned pro yet, such as this list from

  • Dodgeball- All the violence you need, along with plenty of nostalgia. If you can dodge a wrench you can dodge a ball!
  • Kickball- It's more exciting than soccer.
  • Lacrosse- Lacrosse was first played by Native Americans long before the sport was adopted and modified by Europeans. It has the potential to feature more brawls than any sport other than hockey.
  • Roller Derby- Hot women in tight uniforms, embracing speed and violence. What's not to like?