Looks like sev­en­teen days until the end of life as we know it.

March 4 is the day the US fed­er­al gov­ern­ment shuts down if the politi­cians can not find a mid­dle ground.

March 4 is also the day the cur­rent NFL col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing agree­ment expires. Play­ers and own­ers need to find a mid­dle ground.

I’m not hold­ing my breath on either sit­u­a­tion. I am more con­cerned about the for­mer than the latter…politicians must play their games.