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The Morning Shoutout

Posted on: April 15, 2011 7:58 am
 
THE MORNING SHOUTOUT: MEDIATION EDITION-- Small pieces of news are leaking out of the supposed gag-ordered, federal judge supervised secound round of mediation that began in earnest on Thursday in Minnesota. Here they are.

TENSE: Much of the first meeting evolved around mending fences, a source with familiarity of the meeting told CBSSports.com. The source wouldn't say what exactly needed to be mended. I don't think the session needed peacekeepers but "tense" was the word used in describing them.

NO PROGRESS: Not a shock here. It's been one day .

MANDATE: No one revealed a position or stance. In other words, after the first day, no one showed their hand.

HOPEFUL OR MAYBE NOT: I still think there is a 30 to 40 percent chance mediation will work. The fact this is now in federal hands makes this mediation with teeth which wasn't the case in the first mediation go-round. But people I speak with are putting the chances of success at much lower, even zero. The reason why is both sides think the courts favor them. The players believe the current judge will rule in their favor and the owners believe if they appeal a loss the more conservative appeals court will rule for the owners.

SO HERE WE ARE: Waiting. Mediation will likely last a week to 10 days. We wait. And wait some more .

See you Monday.



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