Thursday, July 21, 2011

NFL's Goodell Cancels Hall of Fame on August 7th Despite Deal

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the Hall of Fame game between St. Louis and Chicago has been canceled despite owners voting in favor of a tentative deal to end the lockout, pending player approval.

The Rams and Bears originally were scheduled to open their training camps this weekend and play in the Hall of Fame game to open the preseason schedule on Aug. 7 in Canton, Ohio.

Goodell says Thursday that the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will go on as planned but says "the time is just too short" to have the teams prepare and play the game as scheduled.

I'll put TBA in there now, and will watch in the morning to see what NBC will do.

Friday PM note: NBC has reinstated normal time period programming; AGT and Marriage Ref.

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