Could it be?
According to CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman, the NFL Lockout is nearing its conclusion. Freeman mentions a source who reports that the "negotiations are 80-85 percent complete."
Normally, this would be cause for celebration. But with this lockout, I'm going to go ahead and use the famous phrase "it ain't over 'till its over." These two sides both have gigantic egos, and there is a lot of pride on the line.
Neither side was willing to budge before, why is the tension decreasing?
Why is Freeman telling us that, "One person tells the story of how he saw more smiles in one recent negotiation than he had in almost all of the mediation sessions in Washington combined?"
Where did these smiles come from? Did one side make a huge sacrifice? Doubtful.
More likely, the NFL and the NFLPA realized what they were doing (namely: destroying the greatest/most lucrative league in the United States) and got their act together.
Let's go into detail about the five reasons the NFL lockout is seemingly coming to a close.