I think the hope of everyone is that this lockout teaches the players how fickle their careers can be. You can be making $8,000,000 one day, and $0,000,000.00 the next. (Ok, they make $65,000 a year while on lockout) So they need to ensure their financial stability should their playing days come to an abrupt end. Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is in a band, for example. That's why they should look to
Mike Bob Golic.
Bob Golic played in the NFL from 1979-1992. He was a three-time Pro Bowler. But he knew it wouldn't last forever, so he grew out the mullet. He learned which shades of denim went well together, and took some acting classes. He "starred" in Saved by the Bell: The College Years. Not looking to be typecast, he later appeared in Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas.
Golic is an inspiration for many reasons. He was the second best Golic brother. He acted in the second best SBTB series. He is best known as Ogre, from Revenge of the Nerds, which isn't even him. He....um....
So the moral of the story, young NFL players, is diversify. Sure you are 6'5'' 300 lbs, and you run a 4.7 40. Can you dance? Do you have your own Starting Lineup figure? Do they even make those any more?
If you don't believe me, listen to the Wu-Tang clan...