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NFL extends the extension they already extended

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by NickMordo, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member

    If you're still following, They extended yesterday's deadline by 24 hours (so it would expire today, Friday, at midnight) and have now extended it one week to next Friday.

    However, my money is on yet another extension next Friday. They will keep doing it until something gets done.

    Source: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=6181794
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Any way you look at it, this is very good news.
  3. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    At least the two sides are talking and apparently making some progress... or at least not moving backwards.
  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    The very worst pessimistic case you can make for this is that both sides think it is in their interest to LOOK like they're making progress, which in itself would be a good thing.
    It certainly appears as if the TV money ruling has made the owners less eager for the lockout, and I think we all assume the players never were.
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Season ticket invoices just went out. If they went to lockout no doubt the checks would stop coming in.
  6. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Gee and Boom have it right. The "lockout insurance" isn't there now, and season ticket invoices are due. Owners suddenly had to bargain in good faith.
  7. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    The federal bailout program was extended also. Big whoop.
  8. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Good fucking lord. Wake me up when they reached an agreement. Until then, this is nothing but a hand job.
  9. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Hey, don't underestimate the hand job.
  10. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Owners kick the can along the road, get the season ticket money in the bank, then slam the door.
  11. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Boom does have a knack for cutting to the meat of the matter when it comes to the dollars/cents stuff. Owners have a clear incentive to give the impression that progress is being made and an agreement imminent until those checks have hit their mailbox. This news may have as much to do with that as anything else. Wouldn't read too much into it.
  12. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Anyone who sends in a check before they know exactly how many games are going to played is a damn idiot.
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