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Report: new CBA target date could be July 10

Posted on: July 1, 2011 10:04 am
Edited on: July 1, 2011 10:14 am
 
Posted by Ryan Wilson

After a marathon session Thursday that included the owners playing their version of rope-a-dope and switcheroo (neither of which were well received by the players -- shocking, we know), the two sides reconvened this morning to continue to work toward a new collective bargaining agreement.

CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman summed things up in this morning's The Daily Shoutout: "So here we are .. .again. Hanging on every word and piece of news and hopefully that news will get better in the coming days."

The speculation in recent weeks is that owners and players were hoping to have a new CBA, at least in principle, by mid-July. Specifics are hard to come by, primarily because both sides seem more interested in ending the lockout than staging a PR battle through the media. And for the most part, it's been a successful plan.

Citing three people who have been briefed on the negotiations, the New York Times' Judy Battista writes that "The N.F.L. had hoped to have at least an agreement in principle in place around the Fourth of July … [and] although a resolution remained possible within the next 10 days, it was more likely that negotiations would drag on past that time, with a better chance for a settlement coming the week of July 10."

One of Battista's sources added that "…the sides were close enough to complete a deal within 72 hours with intense effort. But dynamics among the parties, the person said, could stall a deal. The league is concerned that some lawyers and agents on the players’ side will prefer to wait, perhaps for a court decision that could sway negotiating leverage, before reaching an agreement."

So what does this mean?

On one hand, it's encouraging that both sides are taking negotiations seriously, even if it took almost four months of finger-pointing and name-calling to get to this point. On the other hand, you have to wonder what the owners were doing Thursday with their "Hey, look over there while we change the terms of the agreement!" strategy.

For the most part, talks seems to be moving in the right direction. The specifics of a new deal, or the precise date when it's struck, are unimportant. What is important is that there is a 2011 NFL season, in its entirety. That's all fans want.

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Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: July 2, 2011 1:13 am
 

Report: new CBA target date could be July 10

Wow canadan you read 1 post and call me a hate monger even though i never used the word hate once.
and to say nhl players could get a huge raise with new tv deal is like saying you could get a glass of ice water in hell

Dont get me wrong i do hate Freeman but to say i hate anyone who does not agree with me is a stretch you dont agree with me and i dont hate you(unless you are from Canada then i do hate you because Canadans are gross)



Since: Jun 24, 2011
Posted on: July 1, 2011 8:11 pm
 

Report: new CBA target date could be July 10

Does the flash ever make a comment that makes sense or has a point to it, or is this guy just full of hate for freeman and people
who do not think like him.

The players and owners should learn from the nhl lookout that it is not the percent of revenues that is important but the total
revenues brought in by the league. With a new tv contract in 2014 with tv revenues scheduled to go way up the players could
get huge raises, so lets get this ridiculous loo out settled soon



Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: July 1, 2011 6:45 pm
 

Report: new CBA target date could be July 10

well argo you got me calling me theflasher nice one.but as for this post it was not a writer doing it it is just another guy taking stuff from writers on this site and elsewhere and posting it including freeman understand yet?



Since: Sep 15, 2007
Posted on: July 1, 2011 6:13 pm
 

Report: new CBA target date could be July 10

I hope they don't.  I just want to watch the players NOT get checks.  I can't wait for all the players in finacial trouble stories. 

I have recently been informed that players are paid throughout November.  That is a part of the last CBA.  I was under the impression that they were paid starting in June/ July when training camps and OTAs start.  The fact that there isn't a new collective bargaining agreement in place still is off-set by the previous one's terms.   Players annual pay period is from November to November supposdly.



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: July 1, 2011 5:32 pm
 

Report: new CBA target date could be July 10

the entire 2nd paragraph of the column is about Freeman and a comment of his...
Looks to me like the entire quote you're referring to consists of the following: "So here we are .. .again. Hanging on every word and piece of news and hopefully that news will get better in the coming days."  I wouldn't have thought something as innocuous as that required any comment at all.  To each his own, I guess--but I have a feeling that that wasn't what TheFlasher was referring to.



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: July 1, 2011 5:27 pm
 

Report: new CBA target date could be July 10


Actually, Flash, I wish you would type slower.  It might help you edit a bit better (and might even cause you to think twice before putting in comments that actually belong with some other story or some other post).



Since: Nov 14, 2010
Posted on: July 1, 2011 5:15 pm
 

Report: new CBA target date could be July 10

So because the 2 sides were finger pointing we the fans have to take it in the rash.  This is idiotic.  I agree that fans need to stage a boycott of their own.  The players are beginning to look greedy and self centered.  Such as the UFA rule.  They want the freedom to bolt to another team after 4 years making our player jerseys worthless.  And putting the best interest of our team in jeopardy.  Im a Viking and I could care less about Suga Ray "boomboom, butterfly" Edwards, and if we could shore up a big WR with playmaking ability, Sidney Rice can take his ripped hip to another city for all I care.  Im tired of Ray "talk a better game than I got" Edwards who benefits from the double and triple teams on Jared Allen and Kevin Williams, and Sidney Rice's hip rippin fiasco last year, which put us in the hole right off the bat.  So those 2 jackashes can get out of Minny and never come back.  As can all the greedy players in the NFL.


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