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Owners blink

Posted on: March 3, 2011 6:09 pm
Edited on: March 3, 2011 6:11 pm
They blinked.

 That's what the 24-hour extension tells me about the NFL owners.

Player sources have indicated the NFL owners have done little in terms of negotiating, but the 24-hour extension says they might be ready to do so.

I've maintained all along that a deal would get done sooner rather than later, but I've lost some of that optimism the past couple of weeks after talking with player, union and league sources.

Now we have a glimmer of hope. This is a good sign.

Not a great sign. A good one.

But at this point, we'll take anything.

Category: NFL
Tags: NFL

Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2011 6:39 pm

Owners blink

I want this Mother of All Wars to happen.  I was disheartened to see the 24 h extension of the CBA.  The owners took a body blow when Judge Doty ruled against them.  They led us to believe they were unfazed, yet this extension says otherwise.  I want the CBA expired, I want a lockout and I want union decertification.  I also know I don't always get what I want, so a deal may be imminent.  It would have been great to tell the story to my future grandchildren that I saw the greatness of the defunct NFL: Super Bowl III (in part), the 1970 merger of the AFL and NFL, the 1972 Miami Dolphins Perfect Season, the 2007 Patriots near perfect season, the 2008 Detroit Lions Imperfect Season, the 1982 57-day NFLPA Strike, 1987 NFLPA Strike with replacement players games, the 1985 Chicago Bears, the Raiders Holy Roller, the failure of the NFL in Los Angeles before the 1995 season and so on...  There were so many memories of that old NFL.  The NFL experiment failed because the owners and its players went bankrupt trying to divide $9 billion dollars (2011 dollars) in future revenue by using lawyers.  For the love of Pete, let's get this lockout done so we can experience the thermonuclear doomsday of the National Football League.

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