Hope at last, hope at last.
Thank God almighty.
There's hope at last.
The league and players will have a 24-hour extension of talks. The news isn't exactly signing an armistice ending World War II on a battleship but it's hope.
A little bit of hope. Just a little. Very little. But we'll all take what we can get for now.
Most in and around football thought we'd be in lockout hell by now. That still could come but by extending the talks and mediation it shows both sides aren't total sillyheads. Yeah, I said sillyheads.
I thought this was Dead Labor Walking but the negotiations have a pulse. A small, barely audible pulse, but a pulse.
Talking has helped. I reported early in the mediation process there was some optimism in the room and the reason why was the hatred and vitriol had been toned down. While the tension is still there -- obviously -- there's been a small amount of cooling so the two sides can stop giving each other the gas face and try to get something done.
So one more day of waiting. I wouldn't get your pants in a bunch but there's some hope after all.