NFL officials lockout resolved by social media?

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Just days after social media outlets went wild over a controversial call on the final play of Monday Night Football, the league resolved their issues with NFL officials.

Many players were defiant in their remarks both in interviews as well as on social media outlets such as Twitter openly blasting the replacement officials. In the days that followed Monday's Packers versus Seahawks game players and fans alike complained on Twitter. NFL commissioner Goodell’s office was flooded with angry voicemails.

It would appear that the public pressure on social media was a catalyst to resolve the issue as the NFL and the referees union worked swiftly to get a deal done during the week and had all their issues resolved before the next NFL game on Thursday.

In his statement to the fan's released on Friday Roger Goodell stated: "... I regret we were not able to secure an agreement sooner in the process and avoid the unfortunate distractions to the game. You deserve better."

Bob Uecker is the ultimate sports fan

Bob Uecker on the Tonight Show with Johnny CarsonWho would think there would ever be a bronze statue outside a major league baseball park to honor a backup catcher who batted .200 during a pretty unremarkable Major League career?

On August 31, 2012, Bob Uecker was honored with a bronze statue erected outside Miller Park in Milwaukee. Uecker's statue is standing along side those of Hank Aaron, Robin Yount and Bud Selig.

Bob Uecker might be one of the most unremarkable Major League baseball players to go on to become the ultimate sports fan.

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The legacy of Lance Armstrong goes beyond sports

Cyclist Lance Armstrong visiting the NIH (National Institutes of Health)The theme of many fallen sports stars is a legacy of behaving badly. The legacy of Lance Armstrong is one of two very different sides to different stories.

Lance Armstrong sports hero

From strictly the sports side there is Lance Armstrong the sports cheater.  For years as Lance has won seven Tour de France titles he was accused of using performance enhancing drugs.

Now the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) claims they can prove that Lance Armstrong used  banned substances and they are trying to wipe out all of Armstrong's cycling career, including his record seven Tour de France titles.

Ironically Armstrong never failed a drug test at the Tour de France. Armstrong was tested in competition at numerous other events and never failed a drug test.

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