"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Monday, July 25, 2011

CNN Breaking News: NFL Lockout Could End Tomorrow

The NFL Players Association and the league have reached an agreement on a new labor deal, NFL.com reports. Team facilities will open Tuesday, pending a vote by players.

The league's owners imposed a lockout on March 11, suspending the labor deal in place at the time in hopes of creating a new financial structure.
Some will ask why this is Breaking News but to the football fan this is the best news of the week.  Not everything has to revolve around politics for those of us who love football -- any football.  We were looking forward to the Rams/Bears game at Canton for the Hall of Fame Induction.  Think players and owners should donate a lot of money to Canton since the game was cancelled due the stubborness of both sides at the beginning.  This went on way too long and is good example of what unions can do to mess things up along with players who had their noses out of joint because rookies were paid so much and they didn't get that much as rookies.  Tom Brady looked like an idiot even being a party to that since he was a 6th round draft pick.  Then we had the owners who didn't want the players to know what their bottom line along with an NFL Commissioner who is hard headed which led to the lockout and stalemate for four months.

They reached agreement last night and the players should be voting shortly and then training camps can open and we can get on with the NFL football season -- OU games on Saturday and Rams games on Sunday -- perfect combination.  This area is turning into Rams territory after they drafted our Heisman quarterback, Sam Bradford, who started every game for the Rams last year.

If the owners and players can come to an agreement, why can't this President and the Congress.  Obama does look like a perfect fit for head of the NFL Player's Union -- stubborn and pigheaded like most NFL union leaders who allowed lawsuits from players making millions to keep a settlement from happening earlier.

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