Well people, is this the last week for the lockout? Could it all be over by the end of this week? Let's hope so. After more than 100 days of almost nothing but labor talks, I'm ready for free agency. So make sure you stay close to your internet and check CSC regularly this week for any labor news.
Today, however, is roundup time! I've got some of the best links from this past week from around the NFC South. So make the jump to catch up with the rest of the division including three wonderful Falcons stories and more attempts at humor.
The Panthers are destined for more success than they're given credit for - Cat Scratch Reader
That's true. Three whole wins is a 50% improvement people.
Rumored Free Agency Rules Do Not Help Panthers - Cat Scratch Reader
DeAngelo is gone! Woohoo! MORE CAM NEWTON!!
Panthers' gamble on Newton will pay off financially - Cat Scratch Reader
For Newton it will. It won't for the Panthers. #jamarcusrussell2.0
One reason the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will struggle to improve: close games - Bucs Nation
Here's a good read to help me with some optimism. Since I'm already nervous as hell when it comes to the Bucs.
Salary Cap & Floor Implications for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Bucs Nation
"The Bucs have currently committed $64.4 million in cash spending to 2011, so they would be forced to spend about $46.3 million to meet the salary floor." *GULP*
Difference in Philosophy: Huge and Tiny Running Backs - Bucs Nation
Does size matter? Let's ask CSC commenters snowboard_kat and coldpizza:
coldpizza: Size doesn't matter as much as time of possession.
Are The Falcons Difficult To Root For? - The Falcoholic
I don't know, let's ask Falcons fans:
Falcons Prepared To Lose Harvey Dahl, Tyson Clabo - The Falcoholic
Saints prepared to win division, Super Bowl
Could The Falcons Be Bypassing Free Agent Pass Rushers? - The Falcoholic
Could these three stories be any better? Seriously, if it wasn't for my fear of the Bucs I'd go out and put my life savings on the Saints winning the division now.