Report: “No significant dissent” among owners yet

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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.

15 responses to “Report: “No significant dissent” among owners yet

  1. I guess having food brought in, giving them the ability to work through lunch and further giving fans hope that they were willing to do all they could to come to an agreement wasn’t an option. Next thing you know they will be breaking for the weekend tonight.

  2. “And it hopefully lays the foundation for our June 30 prediction to come to fruition.”

    Hope so, but hard to see with them taking five day breaks after every talk.

  3. There’s no way these guys haven’t heard of Jimmy John’s. Maybe ordering in sandwiches makes them feel like middle class people?

    Anyways who cares if they ran out to grab some filet mignons as long as they all agree to agree on the deal by the time the meeting is done.

  4. “There’s no way these guys haven’t heard of Jimmy John’s. Maybe ordering in sandwiches makes them feel like middle class people?”

    I have no idea what Jimmy John’s is….

    I googled it, seems like the closet one to me is two states away

  5. jimmy johns is good.. the homelanddefense need to try it.

    LETS GET A DEAL DONE NFL. crunch time!

  6. Stop ripping on Ralph Wilson. Yes, the Bills have been non competitive in the toughest division in football for 10 years, but he was one of 2 people who were right in 2006. Instead of voting for a get rich quick stopgap, he actually used some foresight.

    And if it wasn’t for him bailing out the Raiders and Patriots in the 60’s, the league would not exist in its current capacity; but no one (Robert Kraft?) will ever acknowledge those things.

  7. I am prepared to forget and forgive about being mad at the owner/players/goodel/union/non-union but if all this good news we’ve been hearing turns into nothing, that’s gonna hurt, that is gonna really hurt.

  8. If you have been hearing about a flat 48% revenue share for players and wondered what about the extra billion dollars owners wanted just look at the math. An $8 to $9 billion dollar business that was sharing 59%+ with it’s players will now get a possible settlement at 48%. 11-12% of the 8-9 billion dollars is where that money comes from. The players will get a guarantee of no lower than 46+%. This is what is rumored from NFL sources. As Herman Edwards always says “don’t mess with the cha cha”

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