With all signs pointing to the end of the lockout in the near future and more and more accounts suggesting that the future is pretty damn close to now, Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal reports via Twitter that she’s hearing that talks between the NFL and the NFLPA* are continuing today — and that we should not get “carried away by the hype.”
We’re hearing that what she’s hearing is accurate. Though we don’t have any firm details (yet) regarding the things that transpired when the lawyers re-entered the process on Tuesday, the Name That Tune-style pegging of the weeks and days remaining in the process represents a level of optimism that is not fully warranted.
Stay tuned for more details, whether from us or elsewhere. We’ve got a feeling that Liz’s report is the first in a string of nuggets that will serve as a tapping of the brakes for those who envision a Father’s Day filled with the smell of lighter fluid and the thrill of the looming expenditure of free-agency dollars by the local football team.