Friday, July 22, 2011

So, are we getting football, or what?

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 7:15 AM

click to enlarge At this hour, the NFL remains in lockout mode.
  • At this hour, the NFL remains in lockout mode.

The front page of Sports Illustrated's website this morning features a picture of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell standing at a lectern, with Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson and Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt standing at his side.

Hunt and his fellow owners have settled on a collective-bargaining agreement that would end the lockout. Last night, Hunt said training camp would start on time, and the four-game preseason would take place as scheduled. But wait! The players say issues need to be resolved before they start banging into each other.

ESPN's John Clayton says the owners passed a new collective-bargaining agreement on Thursday in an effort to put pressure on the players. Looking at their calendars, the owners have noticed that the tedious but lucrative preseason is fast approaching. The Chiefs are scheduled to play Tampa Bay at Arrowhead on Friday, August 12.

The players may vote on the proposal today. If they say yes, a fabulous dorm room in St. Joseph awaits.


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