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.
- NY NFL Lockout Talks: Players, Owners To Meet ‘Soon And Often’ (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- Source: NFL owners, players meet in New York (sports.espn.go.com)
- NFL Lockout: Owners, Players Confirm Meetings (sbnation.com)