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Union already agreed to 7-10 day extension?

Posted on: March 4, 2011 12:45 am
Edited on: March 4, 2011 1:12 am
Posted by Will Brinson

It's widely believed that Thursday's 24-hour extension in CBA negotiations is merely the first step for a longer extension (both Clark Judge and I wrote that very notion earlier on Thursday).

And, reportedly, the union has already hopped on board with such an extension -- Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that George Cohen, the Director of the Federal Mediation Counseling Services, has already convinced the union to agree to a 7-to-10-day extension.

Provided that's true, the league only needs to consent, and then the two sides can stop bargaining about how long they should extend the talks, and get down to the nitty gritty.

That's not a given, of course, but the recent momentum swing seems to favor the players -- particularly given Judge Doty's decision on television contracts. And with the risk of a late-afternoon Friday decertification play by the union forcing things to a head, it certainly seems prudent for both sides to push the deadline back even further.

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Union already agreed to 7-10 day extension?

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Since: Jan 13, 2008
Posted on: March 4, 2011 2:19 pm

Union already agreed to 7-10 day extension?

They didn't wait until the last minute on this. The owners stated 2 years ago that they wanted a larger amount of the money. Instead of the 1 billion they get off the top they want 2 billion and then split with the players. They also wanted 2 more games. The only last minute thing is the extended meetings.

Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: March 4, 2011 11:03 am

Union already agreed to 7-10 day extension?

I agree with you totally why did they wait till last minute to say oh we better fix this, no s__t!!!!! They also need to consider us fans who love and watch there games and spend our hard earned cash on it so they can have the millions. Its called respect and appreciaton and how about a little humbleness. They need to step back for a second and realize that. NFL Fan (Bucs Fan).

Since: Sep 15, 2010
Posted on: March 4, 2011 8:33 am

Union already agreed to 7-10 day extension?

Well I think both sides realize that if they lockout it could face the drop off like MLB did. No World Series almost destroyed baseball and the thing that revived it was the long ball and records falling like stones only to expose the "juicing" of our favorite players.  I don't think they want to face that reality because the fans woke up and walked away.....hello owners, if the fans wake up and walk away, it doesn't matter who you draft or who's on the team you will have to bow to the "blue collar" fans and make it worth their while to return to your beloved stadiums. You can push the time back all you want, but if your not working towards resolution then why keep pushing and extending time.  Both sides have legitmate arguments....well with the exception of adding another game, I think safety of the players and allowing them to dip into the billion dollar TV funds.  It's crazy because both side saw this coming and both waited until the last minute and now we are hoping there's no lockout with the draft right around the corner.  I'm not on either side, but they need to work this out and not just a few of the issuse and look to settle the others later, but resolve all of this and keep this 400lb gorilla that is the NFL "THE SHIELD" rolling!

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