It was almost 51 years ago, on September 26, 1960, that close to 70 million U.S. citizens watched the first televised presidential debate between Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon. It changed the outcome of the election and how we viewed presidential campaigns forever.

Watching Rodger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith exit the front doors of plush hotels after weeks of negotiations that have yielded little other than the decertification of the NFLPA, perhaps the time has come for another step forward in TV debate viewing.

NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith Executive said just hours after the union decertified, “As two business partners, the most common fundamental principal between the two of us has to be one of trust.” Amidst the jabs back and forth, which resonate like those from any political debate, Smith added, “Any business where two partners don’t trust each other

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