NFL CBA Labor Issues: 5 Potential Outcomes for the 2011 NFL Season

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NFL CBA Labor Issues: 5 Potential Outcomes for the 2011 NFL Season
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Let me start with a disclaimer.

I do not have any secret sources or any information on the discussions going on between the league and the players.

I'm not an expert on these matters. Like most fans, I have no real in-depth understanding of the CBA and why or how it works.

As an NHL fan, I am acutely aware that without it, there is a very real possibility of losing an entire season to a lockout, but beyond that, I'm really a novice when it comes to the ins and outs of professional sports labor negotiations.

Thankfully for you, this article is not about the labor negotiations. During this article, you will read very little about what the players want or what the league refuses to give them. You won't read about league cost-cutting measures and expense management. You will rarely hear me mention salary caps, rookie pay scales or anything like that.


This article is about one thing, and one thing only—what, if anything, we the fans can expect from the NFL in 2011. Forgetting what the new CBA will look like and what new rules it will impose, how much football can we expect to see next year?

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