LAKE FOREST, IL - APRIL 26: A general view of Chicago Bears offices and workout facilities at Halas Hall April 26, 2011 in Lake Forest, Illinois. A federal judge has temporarily lifted the 45-day lockout preventing players from entering the facilities, the NFL has already asked for a stay on the judges order. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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The NFL lockout seems to be just hours away from officially ending considering the owners have all agreed to the newest Collective Bargaining Agreement. If the players also agree on the new agreement when they vote later Thursday evening, the NFL will be back to normal within the next week.
The game, dubbed the Hall of Fame game because it's played in Canton, Ohio, was originally scheduled to be played on August 7. That date is barely two weeks away, though, forcing this cancellation despite the Bears earlier indicating that the team would be ready whenever the lockout ended.
The Hall of Fame game, of course, is named as such because it's played at the site of Pro Football Hall of Fame during the weekend of the annual induction ceremony. The ceremony will still happen despite the game not being played, of course, but Bears fans will be missing out a bit considering Richard Dent is one of the six being enshrined into the 2011 class.
Regardless, football is (almost) back, baby!