NFL Lockout: Owners and Players Still Negotiating to Save the Season

Ian PhilipAnalyst IIIJune 9, 2011

WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 28:  National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell (L) and NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith testify before the House Judiciary Committee about football brain injuries on Captiol Hill October 28, 2009 in Washington, DC. A recent NFL study of retired players suggested that N.F.L. retirees ages 60 to 89 are experiencing moderate to severe dementia at several times the national rate.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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I was happy to hear that the NFL players and owners are back at the negotiating table trying to hammer out a deal that will save the season.

Will they be successful? I have never had any doubt that there will be an NFL season in 2011.

I really don’t care about losing the preseason, but the owners do. According to the NFL Network, the NFL stands to lose a whopping $1 billion dollars if there is no preseason. I’m sorry, but there is no way those rich guys are going to let $1 billion slip away.

The owners and players sat down on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week and had some progressive talks in Long Island, NY in front of Chief Magistrate Judge Boylan. They realize that it will take four to six weeks from deal to field, so there is an urgency to get things done as quickly as possible.

Yes, the talks will continue.

Just get it done, boys, because I’m fully expecting to sit down on the couch in September and scream at Norv Turner through the TV over another slow San Diego Chargers start.


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