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Fans happy NFL is back

Bengals president Mike Brown and Head Coach Marvin Lewis will hold a news conference at 11:30 a.m. to discuss the teams plans for training camp. 

The football season is getting back on track after the NFL players voted to OK a final labor deal on Monday, putting an end to the longest work stoppage in league history.

The four and a half month lockout held the start of the season in question, so much so, that managers didn't order as much Bengals gear this year as they normally would at Koch Sporting Goods downtown, but they do have a stockpile in place of the basics.

"When we have to purchase this stuff its so far in advance you kind of have to guess," says Eric Koch.  And now that the season is on, so is the ordering.

The fans are happy this national tradition will live to play another day.

 "When they finally said that an agreement had been reached and free agency would open up, that will allow the NFL to get some new players and each team to get some new players and get rid of some old ones. It's just a new season for everybody again," says Steve Lokey.

While places like Koch's get ready for the new season, fans like fan Katie Hayden are getting ready too.

She says this is the year she re-joins a fantasy football league.

"I am really glad that the lockout's over. I think it's going to be good for the community and well, Cincinnati people like to get together and the Bengals, it's a big thing," says Katie.

A big thing we can all enjoy this fall.

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