Could there be an 8 game NFL season? In the midst of a lockout, the league is preparing for a number of contingency plans. If the lockout isn't settled until October, a contingency plan is in place to have free-agency, training camp, and an 8 game season. Here is more from yahoo sports.

According to Daniel Kaplan of the Sports Business Journal, the league is now planning for how pro football would be played with an eight-game season that could start in late November, based on a possible settlement in October that would allow for a free-agency period and training camp.

I guess an 8 game season is better than no football at all, but let's hope it doesn't come to this. How would an 8 game season even work? Would each team play all their division games and two in conference games?

Let's all keep praying for a full, uninterrupted, 16 game regular season. Football fans would prefer to hear less about contingency plans, and more about an agreement between the NFLPA and NFL Owners on a new CBA.