Report: Global settlement is possible today

Well, it’s time to put the pink champagne on ice.

With all economic issues now resolved and questions far less thorny or crucial remaining, it remains a matter of time before a labor deal is done.

That time could come today.

Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal reports that she’s hearing a global settlement could be reached on Friday.

She’s not saying it will happen.  She’s saying it’s possible.  And it suggests that neither side has capitalized on the sense of inevitability by digging in on the remaining issues and hoping that the other side will cave.

66 responses to “Report: Global settlement is possible today

  1. Dear lord, please make this the best football weekend I’ve had in 6 months!!

    And have my Falcons sing Nmamdi!!

  2. dont worry, the inevitable post from an unnamed nflpa* source will follow with “the reports are totally inaccurate and we are not even close to an agreement”

  3. I got a whole bunch of fireworks left over from the 4th….I’ll be firin em off when the ink hits the paper! plus dancin in the street! Can’t wait for some football fellas

  4. Global Settlement?

    I knew that South America and most of Europe were in agreement with most aspects of the new CBA- but I was worried that China and possibly India might hold things up over the right of first refusal clause.

    But if they’re on board- let’s get it done!

  5. The “global agreement” will also bring peace to the Middle East, resolve the issues in Mumbai, and bring home the troops from Iraq and Afghanistan shortly.

  6. Next thing you know there’ll be “NFLPA* puts ice in the water to make it colder”….

  7. Can’t wait for the “free agent” signings-talk about the sharks smelling blood. This will be the most exciting free agent signing period ever!!

  8. Cool, wrap this up today, then slap Harrison in the mouth Monday morning. Sounds good to me.

  9. Any minute now we will get a report from an “unnamed source with inside knowledge of the negotiations” who will say that there is a lot of contentious arguing going on over the remaining issues and the whole deal could be in jeopardy because neither side is willing to move on their positions.

  10. let them take their time ironing out the final issues so everyone is happy. we don’t need another lockout again in 7-10 years.

  11. Ok i know this is premature but WHOOOOO FOOTBALL IS COMMIN BACK!!!!!!!!!!!! and i loved this sooo much that im gnna follow the basketball lockout now whoo lol

  12. Not only are we going to New Hampshire … we’re going to South Carolina and Oklahoma and Arizona and North Dakota and New Mexico, and we’re going to California and Texas and New York. And we’re going to South Dakota and Oregon and Washington and Michigan. And then we’re going to Washington, D.C. To take back the White House. YYYYYEEEEAAAAAGGGGHHHRRRRREEEAAHH!!!!!

  13. For those of you who are feeling melancholy today because you so thoroughly enjoyed the daily see saw of emotions over conflicting reports, or the ugly battles between pro owner and pro player posters calling each other communists and fascists.

    If you are afraid you won’t be able to go on without the endless analysis by unqualified people of every word spoken or city flown to or day taken off by every person even remotely involved in this.

    If there is an emptiness in the pit of your stomach because you no longer have to try and come up with different clever ways to type DeMaurice Smith’s or Roger Goodell’s name in an insulting manner.

    I am here to tell you there is an Answer to your hopes, your fears, nay- your prayers!

    Go to the list of links right under the PFT logo and click on the third link from the left.

  14. I heard the new real is supposed to last 7-10 years. Not that that means anything considering the last one was supposed to last another 2 years.

  15. Dear Rex,

    I miss you soooo much. I cannot watch the hard knocks reruns any longer. The NY Post needs you. WFAN needs you. And most of all your players and us fans need you BAAACCKKK.

  16. Now, they still have to work out who gets to stand at the podium first. That could take at least a week to iron out with the egos in the at room.

  17. Ironic that months ago, the President chided the NFL and NFLPA (and rightly so) that they should figure out a way to split the 9 billion pie.

    Perhaps it’s almost time for the NFL and the NFLPA to chide the Federal government to likewise negotiate a deal over their own financial pie?

  18. Kaz says:
    Jul 15, 2011 2:49 PM
    Ok, I’ll be the stupid one. What is a Global Settlement? Someone help a brotha out….

    —————————————————————————————————

    Actually I’m wondering the same thing …….

  19. Wow. Shocker. A lengthy squabble over money is almost over right before 200 million goes down the toilet.

    Didn’t see that one comin’…

  20. F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5

  21. 327 thumbs down on the Falcons signing ol Aso’? Can’t blame you, I’d be scared of the birds too with a corner like him on the roster.

  22. Basketball I can live with out. Football Rules all. I already have hard time making it through the offseason after the Superbowl. I can’t imagine what fall would look like with out Football.

    Nail this thing down and let the free agency chaos begin.

  23. Basketball I can live with out. Football Rules all. I already have hard time making it through the off season after the Superbowl. I can’t imagine what fall would look like with out Football.

    Nail this thing down and let the free agency chaos begin.

  24. Maybe Viking fans should use up the bottles of champagne that have been lying around from previous Superbowl disappointments!

    Or buy up some Miller or Coor’s to toast the labor agreement.

    Oh, wait. The State of Minnesota’s government is shut down due to budget disagreement and Miller/Coor’s can’t renew their licensing agreement.

    Poor Mud Ducks! And you want a new stadium?

  25. Promises, promises! What happened? Did DeMo commit suicide so the rest of the “parties” could finally agree on something.

    This whole process can be blamed only on that a-hole.

  26. Yea, and it’s possible Congress will come to an agreement to, possible but still not gonna happen.

  27. 327 thumbs down on the Falcons signing ol Aso’? Can’t blame you, I’d be scared of the birds too with a corner like him on the roster.

    ————–
    Aso or no aso, your team still can’t win outside.

  28. OK Charles Woodson, it’s time to get Mr. Obama on the phone and get that party started! Finally!

  29. Assuming things get done and the season is not affected – this lockout has actually been a welcomed distraction when compared to the usual “dead zone” boredom, which, for the last couple of years has revolved around Brett Favre. If things get approved by both sides all the interesting stuff will be upon us before we even know it.

  30. And somewhere…JaMarcus is chilling a bottle of Purple Drank…to celebrate the big check he got but he won’t be earning…

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