NFL Lockout: An End in Sight

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As the longest work stoppage in NFL history reached the 100-day marker on Thursday, there were significant signals coming out of suburban Boston that the lockout could be reaching its final days. The reports that have leaked out of the ongoing contract talks between the owners and players are sounding as favorable as we’ve heard in the last few months. Instead of the angry saber rattling that characterized the early days of this lockout, the gloom and doom has been replaced with upbeat phrases like “heading in the right direction” and “very fruitful” and the all-important “close.”

The article also stated that “Sometimes it’s dangerous to characterize the progress of ongoing negotiations. But from all the most knowledgeable conversations we’ve heard, a real breakthrough has happened and a season that once looked like it could be at risk is showing signs of life.” After reading the article it seems that the only way a deal isn’t going to get done now is if somebody out there simply wants to pick a fight and send this lockout into a death spiral that will surely eat up games, profits and a ton of public goodwill. And if it does happen, if we see this lockout extended into August or September, it won’t be that there’s some nasty issue on the table that will create another hostile owner-vs.-player hissy fit. All in all however I am truly hoping the NFL and players will be able to reach an agreement because what’s the weekend without some NFL football! Check out the full article here. For a free West Chester area insurance quote visit our website today at!

One comment

  1. The general consensus is that they were on the losing end when the 1998 lockout was settled and they want to avoid that same fate. The shiny new hard salary cap will invariably lead to smaller shorter contracts and the owners will get some pocket-lining that they supposedly are very much in need of.Union honcho Billy Hunter is saying that the two sides are planning on continuing the talks in the next couple weeks. Another 50-game season could be in the cards and there is an outside chance that there will be no season.Funny.

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