After a long summer of talking about nothing but labor negotiations, a deal was finally reached and the official start of the National Football League begins Thursday night with the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers hosting the New Orleans Saints at Lambeau Field.
The NFL’s first pre-season power ranking list is out and the San Francisco 49ers rank 26th. That’s 26th out of 32 teams. Yeah, the stats aren’t looking too good, but the pre-season games beginning this weekend give you an excuse to toast to the home team.
While the 2011-12 NFL season remains up in the air due to the ongoing lockout, the future of many of the franchises will change over the next few days with the start of the NFL draft.
The current NFL lockout and a possible strike could cost the city of San Francisco millions of dollars.