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Football is back (we hope)

Posted on: July 25, 2011 4:50 am
Edited on: July 25, 2011 10:59 am
 

On Saturday, after speaking with two high ranking player sources, I reported that NFL players and owners had reached an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement. Jay Glazer of Fox reports that one was reached late Sunday. His timeline for when the season begins differs from what players had been previously told -- Glazer reports team facilities open Tuesday, camp starts on Thursday for 10 teams, Friday for 10 more and then the weekend for 12.

Combine this report with mine, the Drew Brees email stating a deal was very near, and other reports, and it looks like this CBA is finally, totally done. We think. We hope.

The executive committee will vote on it Monday and pass it easily. Then the player reps will vote (slightly more challenging but that will pass as well). Then the rank and file. The latter will easily pass.

Football, it seems, is back.

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Category: NFL
Tags: Lockout
 
Comments

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2011 11:58 am
 

Football is back (we hope)

According to Freeman, the lockout should have ended 6/30, 7/5, 7/10, 7/15 ... ... ... ... ... etc., etc. ... ... ... ...



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2011 11:55 am
 

Football is back (we hope)

Wait a second, genius Freeman over here claimed the players would wait till 12:01 on Wednesday to come back with a petty response. Do you mean to tell me that Mike was just talking out his a$$ like he has been for the past 4 months while he claimed to be the NFL lockout guru? Noooo, I don't believe it. LoL you hack. It's bad enough reading your articles about different stuff all year long let alone when it's the same topic for 4 straight months.



Since: Jan 11, 2009
Posted on: July 25, 2011 11:54 am
 

Football is back (we hope)

At least we didn't lose any games. I just want them to get everything signed, dealed and delivered. Open the camps and start playing football! Then get back to the bargaining table and let's get the 2021 CBA ironed out!



Since: Jul 23, 2011
Posted on: July 25, 2011 11:42 am
 

Football is back (we hope)

I hope this is real and that we dont have a lot of illogical players who vote this deal down. The players had the owners cave on a lot of issues. both sides like some stuff and dont love others. i think this sounds like a fair deal and would hope that both sides have 10 years of peace. i dont want to go thru this in 10 years and want to scream all over. I love sports and for the last few months, all i have learned is about the legal system and litigation. I used to want to be a lawyer but after all this. i just like to avoid courts..so lets watch our teams get better and watch a great season of NFL.. LETS GO BROWNS!!!!



Since: Jul 5, 2011
Posted on: July 25, 2011 11:41 am
 

Football is back (we hope)

PLEASE!!!! Donate the money that you would have wasted on a senseless game this year to the Wounded Warrior Project!!! That's what I did!!! Let's LOCK THE NFL out for this year!!!! Support "REAL hero's, not a bunch of over payed cry babies!!!!



Since: Dec 3, 2010
Posted on: July 25, 2011 11:32 am
 

Football is back (we hope)

"I reported that NFL players and owners had reached an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement"
What kind of inaccurate reporting statement is that???  If an agreement on a NEW CBA happened over the weekend, then more than just the player vote would be needed.  The owners would then have to re-vote on the new CBA.  This delay is all on the players.  I am almost certain if not for all the negative fan response towards the players, the rumors of a delayed vote for two weeks would have come to fruition.  The current process that is taking place today is the same process that should have happened last week.  Maybe instead of writing bogus articles on lockout winners and losers, write about the fan frustration factor.  But if you want a winner and loser, there was only ONE loser, the "irrelevant" employees of the Carolina Panthers, whom as reported, will be the only employees not reimbursed for lost wages during the lockout. Go ahead Mr. Richardson, cry us a river as to why you can't afford to pay above poverty level salaries to these people.


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Since: Jul 25, 2011
Posted on: July 25, 2011 11:19 am
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Since: Aug 1, 2008
Posted on: July 25, 2011 10:47 am
 

Football is back (we hope)

We all need to take it easy and relax.  The number one goal is and always will be to maximize your earning potential.  Players should get every dime they can from these greedy owners who make 9 billion a year and for most owning the team is recreational compared to there real buisness. Atlanta is owned by Home Depot and the Jets are owned by Johnson and Johnson etc....  We as fans lost nothing, we didn't lose games, all we lost was usless OTA's and the hall of fame game, and last I checked re-runs of Sienfeld are rated higher then that game.  We all need to take a deep breath go to the store get some beers and meat for the grill and get ready for Thursday Night September 8th.  I am ready for some football.




Since: Jul 5, 2011
Posted on: July 25, 2011 10:27 am
 

Football is back (we hope)

I'm SO TIRED OF THIS BS!!!!!!! IF NOT FOR THE NFL, MAYBE 5, at the MOST of these 1900 players, would even make a million dollars in a LIFETIME!!!!

Now, they have RUINED THE GAME OF PRO FOOTBALL WITH ALL THEIR "SOFT" DEMANDS ABOUT PRACTICE AND OFF-SEASON WORKOUTS!!!!  BUNCH OF OVERPAID LAZY JERKS!!!! YOU HAVE LOST A FAN, NFL!!!! GOOD RIDDANCE!!! I WISH THE PLAYERS HADN'T SIGNED ANTHING!!!!! LET THEM "WORK" FOR A LIVING LIKE THE REST OF US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MOST OF YOU CAN'T EVEN READ ON A THIRD GRADE LEVEL!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT'S why so many of them are BROKE after football!!! TOO STUPID TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR MONEY!!!!!!



Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: July 25, 2011 10:24 am
 

Football is back (we hope)

About time


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