Valentine's Day is here, and there's little doubt what most Americans are truly in love with. The National Football League. Based on TV ratings, people would rather watch Marshawn Lynch than Jillian Michaels. As irresistible as fans find it, however, the league could always make itself more presentable. In honor of Valentine's Day and Numerology on the 14th day of February, here are 14 things we'd love to see in the NFL in 2014. Don't thank us, Commissioner Goodell. Just send a box a candy. -- David Whitley
Just another guy
We'd love for Michael Sam to get drafted, graciously endure the 12.6 million interviews, photo shoots, tweets and hours of talk radio devoted to his sexuality. Then see him line up opening game, sack a quarterback and have everybody realize he's just a football player like everybody else in the NFL.
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We'd love to see a genealogist trace Dan Snyder's ancestry and discover his great-great-great-great-grandfather was a Oneida tribal chief who helped the Colonists fight the British at the Battle of Oriskany in 1777. And he did not like being called "Redskin."
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Prime time player?
We'd love to see Johnny Manziel be the same mad genius quarterback in the NFL that he was at Texas A&M. We doubt it'll happen, but how great would it be?
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Let's get real
We'd love to see everyone who whines about the NFL's crackdown on hard hits have to watch a game with Tony Dorsett, Jim McMahon (pictured), Mark Duper or any of the legion of other ex-players who have trouble remembering what day it is.
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Bring it home
We'd love to see prodigal Cleveland son LeBron James buy the woebegone Browns, land a real quarterback, cut ticket prices and then take his talents to the tight end position for a game.
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Three years after agreeing to test for HGH, we'd love for the NFL and players union to finally settle their differences and start doing it. Otherwise, Alex Rodriguez might as well be the Raiders starting quarterback.
Stand down, nerds!
We'd love to see all fantasy-league websites, computers and apps get infected by 24-hour virus, and for just one blessed Sunday afternoon everybody be forced to care only about the outcomes of real games.
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Break from the norm
We'd love to see Richard Sherman make a stupendous game-saving play, help the fallen receiver to his feet and then tell reporters, "It was a pretty good play, but I'd rather y'all write about somebody else on my team."
Stop the clown show!
Either the officiating is getting worse or the game is becoming too hard to call. Either way, we'd love to see the NFL hire full-time officials, streamline the rules, expand and expedite reviews, give refs customized goof-proof Google glasses – anything to avoid the Zebra Follies of 2013.
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Do what you do!
We'd love to see Jerry Jones keep believing he has the world's greatest football mind. As long as Jerruh's running things, the Cowboys will be the NFL's most harmlessly entertaining show.
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Anyone can cheer
We'd love to see the other 31 teams join the Ravens in having male cheerleaders. It's not that we necessarily want to see men with pom-poms. We just believe in gender equity in the workplace.
More the merrier
We'd love to see the NFL expand the playoffs from 12 to 14 teams and cut the preseason to three games – and make those tickets free and beer half-price.
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One last run
We'd love to see Peyton Manning have another record-shattering year, win the Super Bowl, ride off into the sunset and devote the rest of his life to teaching young NFL players how to conduct themselves like he did for 17 seasons.
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Suh got it
We'd love to see Ndamukong Suh go an entire season without stomping on anyone's head, diving at anyone's knees or kicking anyone in the groin. Note: If he's playing Richie Incognito, we'll waive that last one.