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Has NFL Free Agency Killed All Of the Rivalries?

Published by on April 14, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Once again, this offseason, we have been treated to the madness that is free agency in the NFL, with $100 million dollar contracts and players being franchised against their wishes.  Slowly it has occurred to me, that perhaps this is why there are no great rivals left in football.

Most of us can remember when, every year, we marked our calendars for the Steeler/Cowboys game and the Green Bay/Chicago game.  Perhaps it was Redskins/Chiefs or Oakland/anybody.  We lived for those few weekends every year, regardless of how our team was doing otherwise, because we knew that it would be a knock-down, drag-out, fight to the finish.

In those days players stayed with their team for most, if not all of their car...

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