As the NFL and the NFLPA continue to stare at each other like the boys and girls pressed against opposite walls of a middle-school dance on the issue of HGH testing, Congress is getting closer to pushing the walls together, Star Wars Episode IV-style. (I thought twice about making that reference because of the nerdish connotation. But I've learned to embrace my nerdishness.)

For now, the wall that's moving is the one behind the players.

"We are disappointed with the NFLPA's remarkable recalcitrance, which has prevented meaningful progress on this issue," Representatives Darrell Issa (R-Cal.) and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said in a letter to the NFL Players Association. "We intend to take a more active role to determine whether the position you have taken — that HGH is not a serious concern and that the test for HGH is unreliable — is consistent with the beliefs of rank and file NFL players."