As the saying goes, it’s always darkest before the dawn. Though I’ve never really believed that — the approaching sun actually makes the sky lighter before day begins to break — perhaps there’s context in which it applies.
Albert Breer of NFL Network, who has been stationed outside the NFL-NFLPA* talks since Thursday morning, reports that the talks are into their 15th hour.
It’s without question the longest negotiating session in which the parties have engaged to date. And it’s hard not to wonder what precisely has happened to make the parties suddenly decide, after an afternoon of talks that by all accounts returned a sense of gloom and doom to the process, to get sufficiently serious to negotiate deep into the night.
I’m staying put at the official PFT Commodore 64 until the talks break for the night. However long the talks last.
And if for some reason we end up getting definitely unexpectedly good news, I might have to engage in a time-honored West Virginia tradition, and burn not the midnight oil but my couch.
Hopefully I’ll remember to take it outside first.