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End to NFL lockout could be days away

Posted on: July 5, 2011 4:31 pm
Edited on: July 5, 2011 5:01 pm
 
Posted by Ryan Wilson

After taking the holiday weekend off, lawyers for the owners and players reconvened Tuesday to continue negotiations toward a new collective bargaining agreement. And reports suggested Tuesday that not only could a new deal be in place in the coming days, but training camps could open on time, as could the preseason and regular season. (Such are the incentivizing effects of potentially losing $800 million.)

Yahoo.com's Michael Silver writes, "Despite a breakdown in communication and trust that boiled over last week, the two sides are closer to an agreement than many people realize --perhaps than even some of the people involved realize. That the respective negotiating teams hung in amid the negativity and held a marathon session Thursday and a shorter one on Friday was a deceptively positive sign."

Chris Russell, who works for ESPN 980 in Washington, D.C., and is part of the Redskins radio network, also tweeted hopeful news: "In talking to some officials in the Redskins organization today -- they are very confident a deal will be done shortly w/ no football lost."  And the Redskins coaching staff is expected to return to work Monday to prepare for training camp. (Which should give the organization more time to get rid of Donovan McNabb and tailor the offense around John Beck. We're joking. Sort of.)

Nothing's definitive, but there appears to be progress. The Cowboys have already scheduled training camp, and the Hall of Fame Game is still a go.

The takeaway?

The specifics of the lockout -- who's right, who's wrong, who's richer or less so -- mean little to fans at this point.  All they want is football. It's pretty simple, really. 

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Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2011 4:33 pm
 

End to NFL lockout could be days away

Football is coming. Clear the calendars. Pull down the blackout curtains. Unbar the doors. Buy up the medial tape and lay in the supplies. Football is coming and anyone now that gets in the way is at serious risk of being run over. The playtime is past. The hyperbole to the media for the fans has been stopped. It is time to get to work.

No, the agreement has not been completed. No, the signatures are not on a new CBA. but the end is here. Hope has been tossed into the kinder-dry piles of fan expectation bringing on a raging fire that is already out of control. No excuses now. No delays now. No positioning now. Sit on those lawyers to draft the language and finalize the dad-gummed thing. The blaze is sweeping the country. We are going to see football.

NBA fans, come on over. Your folks are busy putting their hands in each other's pockets to feel what they can feel. You don't need to pay that any attention. Why? Well, you see, football is coming and it better not be late.



Since: Sep 27, 2008
Posted on: July 6, 2011 3:22 pm
 

End to NFL lockout could be days away

agreed!



Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: July 6, 2011 11:49 am
 

End to NFL lockout could be days away

I love all you people who say it's the fans that are getting hosed.........................give me a break!!! You don't like what's going on....DON'T watch or go to games. Fans have made the NFL what it is and while it sucks that prices keep going up the fact of the matter is that FANS still pay to watch............the Fans have the power , stop going to games if you want to make a point. I am guessing you whiners will be the first in line for tickets or the NFL package or buying your favorite jersey.


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