Ambassador Rooney the NFL Needs You for a New CBA More Than Ireland Does

March 3, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Thursday is L-day for the NFL—as in "lockout."  The CBA expires and it is widely expected that the NFL owners, who just wrapped up a last minute meeting, will lock out the players. How the players respond is open to conjecture. 
The NFLPA could de-certify themselves to open the avenue for legal help or a number of other things. Almost of the scenarios, though, wind up with a work stoppage interrupting at least the offseason schedule and maybe even beyond that.  
There is no guarantee that the owners will lockout the players, though. While both sides are under a gag order and have been tight-lipped, there has been some progress made at the labor negotiations, at least according to the reports. Based upon that progress, the owners could decide to postpone the lockout while talks are taking place.
On the other hand, though reports are that while some progress has been made, the major issues are still not settled. How to divide the revenue, the amou...

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