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Court gives NFL stay, the lockout is back on

Posted on: April 29, 2011 7:03 pm
Edited on: April 29, 2011 7:09 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

NEW YORK -- In the middle of the second round of the NFL Draft, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals announced they'd granted the NFL's motion for a stay. Yes, that means the lockout is back on.

Interestingly, however, the Order -- a copy of which CBSSports.com has obtained -- announcing the return of the lockout also contains a dissenting judge; one of the judges did not believe that the the clubs' situations are ones that "truly qualify as emergencies."
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Additionally, the judge refuted the claim of the NFL that their operations are a "complex process that requires time to coordinate." That claim, the judge wrote in the Order, "is severely undermined by the fact that the NFL had, within a day of the district court's order ... already planned post-injunction operations."

This dissenting judge is especially notable because, while the lockout may be "on" once again, the NFL didn't get the clean sweep from the Appellate Court that many folks believed they would.

It appears, as of this writing, that the fans present at the Draft haven't received word about the return of the lockout -- the booing hasn't reached the vitriolic proportions of the first round.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 4:46 pm
 

Court gives NFL stay, the lockout is back on

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Since: Oct 29, 2010
Posted on: April 29, 2011 10:49 pm
 

Court gives NFL stay, the lockout is back on

betterr yet beer whan was the last person you know able to retire after he signs his contract. dont be as dumb as the players



Since: Oct 29, 2010
Posted on: April 29, 2011 10:47 pm
 

Court gives NFL stay, the lockout is back on

beer when was the last time a worker was able to retire if he wasnt a retard after 4 years of work



Since: Jun 4, 2009
Posted on: April 29, 2011 10:45 pm
 

Court gives NFL stay, the lockout is back on

Foxportsnorth, when was the last time the owners got a third concussion or blew a knee out, rehabbed it and then blew out the other one? The owners and the players need to split the profits equally. Simple as that. It's the chicken or the egg scenario, neither party can exist without the other.  



Since: Jun 4, 2009
Posted on: April 29, 2011 10:33 pm
 

Court gives NFL stay, the lockout is back on

dcurtis61, jealous much? 




Since: Oct 29, 2010
Posted on: April 29, 2011 9:48 pm
 

Court gives NFL stay, the lockout is back on

 I got the answer to why the owners want the money back and alot of fans dont get it. The owners pay for everything food hotel airline tickets and practice facilities and stadiums. the Players have zero investment in anything but a JOB. Look at the Vikings stadiums issue, Its gonna cost about a billion dollars to build one Minnesota will not build one without at least $400,000,000 from Zigy Wilf and about $600,000,000 from tax payers all this for a 30 years lease. What part of this bill will the players pay for so they can make millions of dollars to play a game and have a JOB. you got it they will pay ZERO. the cost of everything has been eating at the profits of the owners not the players, its time the players give something to equal the balance. The owner want their billion they gave up back to help offset this problem with the cost of stadiums alone going through the roof.  Another thing the owners have been paying for is the retired players health and everything, When you have a union they usually pay for the pentions so whay are the owners doing it. the Players need to wake up. Business owners are in business to make money not take all the loses that occur. If the players cant understand this then they should go back to school because the education they got payed for isnt working on their dumb brains. The owners shouldnt have to pay for everything and they should never have been paying for pensions with a union. Anyother thing is this union crap is pissing me off they are still a union and the dumbazz debraindead smith is a lawyer and like everything lawyers just make the people-(fans) pay for what they believe or I should say what they hope dummies like the fans will pay for.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2011 9:44 pm
 

Court gives NFL stay, the lockout is back on

All I heard was how the judge's ruling and briefs were appeal proof. This just shows what these so-called experts know. The association now has egg on it's face. They put all their eggs in the legal basket. If they spent the time actually negotiating instead of decertifying and posturing, maybe a fair deal could have gotten done.

Having been part of a negotiation myself, it's all about leadership and communication. Both sides lack it. Goodell and his minions are far from polished and DeMaurice Smith and his cadre of novices (who are far better @ reading defenses and offenses then legal matters) are simply inept. Decertification was their long strategy and if the stay remains in effect, they lose all leverage.

In the end, these sides will have to work out their differences and hammer out a deal. This court business just makes it more difficult to accomplish that and builds mistrust which is the antithesis of any good negotiation.

I don't see how any fan can root for either side. They're spoiled brats each claiming they're right and when they lose,  they take their ball and go home. The owners to the lockout, the players to the courts. Grow up, compromise and act like civilized adults for once in your life.

Wake me up, when a deal is done.


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