No news is good news in Chicago, where the league’s owners are meeting to discuss the progress of the labor talks and, presumably, to agree on a strategy for what could be the final days of the discussions.
Per Don Banks of Sports Illustrated, “no significant dissent” has emerged, despite reports that a handful of owners were opposed to the path on which the talks were heading. Of course, a handful of owners may indeed be opposed, but if they can’t conjure enough opposition to block a deal (nine votes are needed), then it doesn’t matter.
Banks reports that the owners broke for lunch and will return at 1:30 p.m. CT for “a couple more hours.”
Yes, it’s good news. And it hopefully lays the foundation for our June 30 prediction to come to fruition.