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Report: negotiations aren't going real well

Posted on: July 13, 2011 9:31 pm
Edited on: July 13, 2011 9:35 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

It appears that today’s negotiations between the NFL and the NFLPA are completed for the night, and according to NFL.com’s Albert Breer, they didn’t exactly go well.

Writes the entrenched Breer: “I'm told smaller issues continue to be worked out. But the problems in the core areas that need to be resolved remain. So there was very little progress in the core areas today. They'll continue to try tomorrow. Frustrating for the parties, clearly.”

It’s not out of the realm out of possibility that the two groups (or some representatives of the two groups) could regroup and continue meeting tonight. When he was leaving the meetings earlier this evening, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said, “Just taking a break, long day, probably coming back (tonight).”

Either way, the news of today’s meetings isn’t exactly positive, especially since Saints QB Drew Brees said earlier today that an agreement on a new CBA was “very close” and that “few details” remain to be negotiated.

Those comments, though, have been trampled upon by various reports throughout the day which claim that Brees overstated what’s actually happening in the negotiating room.

So, to sum up: there’s still a lockout, and it might or might not be solved sometime soon.  

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Since: Dec 5, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2011 9:22 am
 

Report: negotiations aren't going real well

College Football on Saturday! And now i get to GOLF on Sundays when before i would watch pro football Sunday. Sounds good to me STAY LOCKED OUT! Also it wont cost me anymore since ill b using my NFL Sunday Ticket Money for GOLF! Beautiful!



Since: Sep 16, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2011 9:07 am
 

Report: negotiations aren't going real well

Whatever.  I'm starting to get sick of it all. 



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2011 8:58 am
 

Report: negotiations aren't going real well

All this talk of the lockout ending will hopefully lure players into a comfort zone to be free to spend some of the cash they've put away for the lockout. The owners can then prolong the lockout to bleed these guys dry. The owners are not fucking around here. Trent Dillfer said the last 2 agreements the owners feel as if they where shafted. There not going to budge (neither would I) in my profession I have to negotiate on a regular basis and there's no better way to get what you really want then to let the other side believe that we're close and then walk away, and have them come back to you with there tail between there legs. Who can out last who?



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2011 8:54 am
 

Report: negotiations aren't going real well

Here's my solution:

Cancel the NFL season and refund my season ticket money to me.

Then the NCAA can take a few of the biggest games each week and move them to Sunday.  Make them nationally televised games of the week.

Then the fans get a full weekend of football just like normal, and the NFL players and owners get to go without a year's worth of revenue.

The only downside I can see to that is there would be no Fantasy Football, but I can live with that.  Hell, we could easily have college-based FF leagues.



Since: Jun 10, 2011
Posted on: July 14, 2011 8:35 am
 

Report: negotiations aren't going real well

Strike? Okay, you go right ahead and strike, pal. Everyone else and their mothers will in the stands as soon as training camp starts, pre-season begins, and regular games play. We’ll also be enjoying our fantasy football drafts and watching Sunday and Monday Night Football games as well. Too bad you’ll miss it all since you’ll be on strike. You’re so brave.




Since: Nov 25, 2010
Posted on: July 14, 2011 8:22 am
 

Report: negotiations aren't going real well

Yep, no surprise here.  When you begin to think progress is made, there aint no agreement until everything is agreed upon.  I have also cancelled my NFL Sunday ticket, and they tried to talk me out of it!  Give me a break!!!!  They upped the price a year ago, and want me to keep through this greed-fest?  I'm a NFL hardliner, but these folks have pushed me to the brink.  I won't say that I'm done with the NFL, but I can tell you I'm closer to being done than I ever have been.  My once beloved MLB gets none of my dollars now after their stupidity years ago, and I can now see the same possibility for my beloved NFL.



Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: July 14, 2011 7:47 am
 

Report: negotiations aren't going real well

FANS NEED TO STRIKE we hold the cards
AGREED 100%!!!!


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