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Irsay: Need deal by July 4th for training camp

Posted on: May 21, 2011 10:00 pm
Edited on: May 21, 2011 10:02 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

There's no hard and fast deadline for the lockout to end in order to get a full NFL season in -- even Roger Goodell, on a recent call with Steelers season-ticket holders, said there was no "drop-dead date."

But Jim Irsay, who's been fairly outspoken about getting a deal done on Twitter thus far, think that the 4th of July is when the NFL should target if they want training camp this season.

"There's a window where we can get something done," Irsay said, via Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star. "But we really need to get something done by the Fourth of July or thereabouts so we can get in and have training camp and preseason and get ready that way.

"There has to be some real urgency to get this thing resolved and really have a full season with a training camp and preseason games. It would be very unfortunate if we get a deal done Oct. 1 that we could have gotten done on July 10. The losses are great if we start missing preseason games and early (regular-season) games."

That's probably a pretty good estimate on Irsay's part.

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There's just one problem: the Court of Appeals is highly unlikely to rule on the June 3 lockout hearing by that time, as it's estimated they could take between 45 and 60 days to do so. (Though no one, including the judges, actually knows for sure quite yet.)

And there's also the pending issue of the television fund ruling, which should come from Judge David Doty some time soon. We think. (All indications point that there could be a ruling from Doty as soon as this week, but, again, nothing's guaranteed.)

And it's unreasonable to expect a deal to get hammered out until the NFL and NFLPA can fully assess the leverage given to them in the coming negotiations.

And even if the Doty crushes the NFL with his ruling, the league will still appeal to the 8th Circuit, which makes July 4th almost entirely unlikely expectation unless something changes dramatically for either side in the coming weeks.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 6:16 pm
 

Irsay: Need deal by July 4th for training camp

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 10:34 am
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Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: May 24, 2011 4:29 pm
 

Irsay: Need deal by July 4th for training camp

Coming from a baseball fan, I can't really take you seriously and it's called football dbag!!!! Atleast English Premier League is decent unlike the MLS crap you're used to.



Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: May 23, 2011 9:09 pm
 

Irsay: Need deal by July 4th for training camp

Do you mean soccer?! Good one!! ha ha ha ha ha ha ha




Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: May 23, 2011 6:26 pm
 

Irsay: Need deal by July 4th for training camp

Luckily for me I love English Premier League Football and Rugby. If these douchebags can't get their crap together I won't have a problem with plan B and plus hockey starts in November so yeah. Go Arsenal Gunners and New Jersey Devils!!!!!!!



Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: May 23, 2011 5:32 pm
 

Irsay: Need deal by July 4th for training camp

I agree 100%.  I too left baseball after 1994, even though I had been a season ticket holder for over 10 years.  The losers in all of this are the fans and they are the ones with the greatest power if they chose to use it.  I will not be back for football if the two sides don't get their act together and work this out.



Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: May 23, 2011 1:18 pm
 

Irsay: Need deal by July 4th for training camp

he been quiet because he and his buddies like brady are sitting there with lots a money in their accounts he dont care and he dosent care about his union brothers it all about them.



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: May 23, 2011 12:31 pm
 

Irsay: Need deal by July 4th for training camp

Merrien, the fans can lock them out, just boycott the game. Would it be funny if no one shows up for opening day? That would teach these guys a lesson.



Since: Aug 24, 2010
Posted on: May 23, 2011 11:44 am
 

Irsay: Need deal by July 4th for training camp

I agree.



Since: May 23, 2011
Posted on: May 23, 2011 11:34 am
 

Irsay: Need deal by July 4th for training camp

When baseball went out on strike in 1994 I just decided at that point they did not need my money. I have not been back to a big league game since. I have not watched an inning of the All-Star game or the World Series since. I dont even miss it.

I will do the same with the NFL. If these clowns can't figure out to share 9 BILLION dollars fairly, then dont deserve another dime from me and they won't get it.

If the fans across the country would realize that we have the power with our wallets they might think twice before doing these stupid stunts in the future.



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