NFL Owners, Players Appear at Impasse with New Collective Bargaining Agreement

January 22, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I hate to begin prefacing every article with "if there's football in 2011," but that seems to be a viable option as each day brings us one step closer to the Mar. 4 deadline and no new collective bargaining agreement between the National Football League and its players.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said this week that it will take a "sustained and disciplined commitment and round-the-clock talks" to get a new CBA in place on time to prevent any work stoppage.
On one hand, it's encouraging to see the observance by the commissioner of a ticking clock. But on the other hand, it doesn't appear both sides are taking this matter as seriously as they should be. Because to my knowledge, there are no 24/7 discussions happening. In fact, according to Jeff Pash, the NFL's executive vice president and general counsel, there hasn't been a formal bargaining session since before Thanksgiving. That doesn't sound like a sense of urgency to me. It sounds like an impasse.
So who's to bla...

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