The fans are asking it. The players are asking it. Even the owners are asking it. Deal or no deal? That’s what everyone who’s associated with the NFL wants to know.
Supposedly a new CBA agreement is very close which would end a 4 month lockout and save the 2011 NFL season. If this is true, the North American sporting world can breathe a collective sigh of relief.
First off, the lockout should have never happened. The NFL is the most successful North American sports league. And it’s not even close. With revenues surpassing well over a billion dollars (that’s right a billion dollars) the NFL owners have no right to cry poor while the United States is going through some very tough economic times.
The owners greed is why this lockout happened. Fortunately the players called them out on that and forced the owners to negotiate a new CBA or they would lose the 2011 season. And believe me the owners do not want to lose the TV, ticket sales and every other revenue source that is associated with game day.
The NFL would have been complete idiots if they cancelled the 2011 season. Why would you pull the plug on a highly successful business? It is absolutely mind-boggling that the upcoming season was in jeopardy because of a work stoppage.
Fortunately with the way labour negotiations are going it looks like the season will be saved and their will be NFL football come September.
And that is good news for all sports fans!