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Report: Global settlement is possible today

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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.

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66 Responses to “Report: Global settlement is possible today”
  1. darthvader89 says: Jul 15, 2011 2:04 PM

    Don’t give them any ideas

  2. touchdownroddywhite says: Jul 15, 2011 2:06 PM

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

    And have my Falcons sing Nmamdi!!

  3. jm11890 says: Jul 15, 2011 2:07 PM

    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”

  4. 1donkeyfan says: Jul 15, 2011 2:08 PM

    Talk when the deal is Done

  5. pastorinisflak says: Jul 15, 2011 2:08 PM

    Come on guys..get this done. We want football!!

  6. cletusvandam says: Jul 15, 2011 2:10 PM

    cold water in 5…4…3…

  7. seatown12 says: Jul 15, 2011 2:12 PM

    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

  8. gregski79 says: Jul 15, 2011 2:12 PM

    And the football god declared “Let there be a season!!”

  9. realitypolice says: Jul 15, 2011 2:13 PM

    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!

  10. thedisbackindtown says: Jul 15, 2011 2:14 PM

    True

  11. hobartbaker says: Jul 15, 2011 2:14 PM

    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.

  12. wazzubg says: Jul 15, 2011 2:14 PM

    CAN’T WAIT! (Bart Scott voice)

  13. gdixon3421 says: Jul 15, 2011 2:15 PM

    We are definitely getting closer to the day we have all been longing for! Hopefully no cold showers this aftetnoon/evening…

  14. gjshihadeh says: Jul 15, 2011 2:15 PM

    A.K.A…The deal will be done next week some time.

  15. ndgarretjax says: Jul 15, 2011 2:17 PM

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

  16. homeboyjase says: Jul 15, 2011 2:19 PM

    We are all just prisoners here
    Of our own device

  17. picksix401 says: Jul 15, 2011 2:20 PM

    jets fans.. slowly remove your champagne from the ice

  18. pc1976 says: Jul 15, 2011 2:20 PM

    Is there actually any chance in reality free agency will start within the next 24hrs? Not that I`m eager or anything…

  19. sterling7 says: Jul 15, 2011 2:21 PM

    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!!

  20. gregwestlake says: Jul 15, 2011 2:21 PM

    There’s no way I’m even listening to this report, sorry PFT, YOU AREN’T GOING TO GET ME THIS TIME!!!!!!

  21. raven410 says: Jul 15, 2011 2:21 PM

    Please!!! No more glasses of freakin cold water!!! I hope this gets done today!

  22. ididntsaythat says: Jul 15, 2011 2:22 PM

    And on the 125th day, G-d said “Let there be Football”

  23. weneedlinemen42 says: Jul 15, 2011 2:25 PM

    Every reporter is going to start guessing dates now. If they get it correct they get kudos. If they don’t, nobody ever keeps score.

  24. tdk24 says: Jul 15, 2011 2:25 PM

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

  25. laeaglefan says: Jul 15, 2011 2:25 PM

    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.

  26. vtsquirm says: Jul 15, 2011 2:26 PM

    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.

  27. cam3420 says: Jul 15, 2011 2:30 PM

    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

  28. mjs2012 says: Jul 15, 2011 2:32 PM

    Report: U2′s “One” heard blaring in the negotiation room.

  29. birdcrazy911 says: Jul 15, 2011 2:32 PM

    COME ON MAN!!!

  30. dolphins1121 says: Jul 15, 2011 2:37 PM

    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!!!!!

  31. realitypolice says: Jul 15, 2011 2:43 PM

    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.

  32. 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….

  33. Stupid Raiders Fan says: Jul 15, 2011 2:49 PM

    See that wasn’t so hard now was it.

  34. buffedwhiteman says: Jul 15, 2011 2:50 PM

    lot of Debbie-downers, SHeeeesh…….Signed sealed delivered……TODAY

  35. johnnyb216 says: Jul 15, 2011 2:52 PM

    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.

  36. jakek2 says: Jul 15, 2011 2:53 PM

    Any minute now the Eagles and Jets will both be crowned pre-season Super Bowl champs.

  37. RexCanCoach says: Jul 15, 2011 2:55 PM

    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.

  38. hystoracle says: Jul 15, 2011 2:59 PM

    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.

  39. tomwill21 says: Jul 15, 2011 3:17 PM

    Global settlement was possible yesterday and 3 months ago…

  40. southmo says: Jul 15, 2011 3:23 PM

    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?

  41. sonic5abi says: Jul 15, 2011 3:25 PM

    Sounds like a QB sneak to punch it in!

  42. turgidsen says: Jul 15, 2011 3:34 PM

    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 …….

  43. iamthorny says: Jul 15, 2011 3:58 PM

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

    Didn’t see that one comin’…

  44. buffalohogan says: Jul 15, 2011 4:01 PM

    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

  45. nortonfest says: Jul 15, 2011 4:07 PM

    It must be one of those bullfish ProFootballTalk attention-grabbing stories!

  46. touchdownroddywhite says: Jul 15, 2011 4:23 PM

    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.

  47. raidermick says: Jul 15, 2011 4:40 PM

    This just in…Sources close to the situation in “Oaktown” beleive Nnamdi will remain a Raider…

    Sorry everyone else!

    Late…

  48. bingocostello says: Jul 15, 2011 4:42 PM

    jails will be empty now?

  49. raven4life21 says: Jul 15, 2011 4:46 PM

    STOP TEASING ME!!!

  50. greenbay4ever says: Jul 15, 2011 4:49 PM

    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.

  51. greenbay4ever says: Jul 15, 2011 4:50 PM

    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.

  52. bennyblanco99 says: Jul 15, 2011 4:53 PM

    Not only will the champagne be flowing… but Singletary is about to drop his pants once again!!!

  53. comeonnowguys says: Jul 15, 2011 4:53 PM

    @touchdownroddywhite

    What does chicken taste like in your reality?

  54. txhc says: Jul 15, 2011 4:56 PM

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  55. crowdedtrophycase says: Jul 15, 2011 4:59 PM

    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?

  56. thefiesty1 says: Jul 15, 2011 5:01 PM

    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.

  57. bobbyd12 says: Jul 15, 2011 5:05 PM

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

  58. jakek2 says: Jul 15, 2011 5:08 PM

    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.

  59. shelovesfootball says: Jul 15, 2011 5:20 PM

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

  60. igster1 says: Jul 15, 2011 5:20 PM

    who care’s what global settlement is, we just want some football.

  61. skinsfaninnebraska says: Jul 15, 2011 5:31 PM

    @ buffalohogan: LOL!! That’s awesomely funny.

  62. dbo2020 says: Jul 15, 2011 5:35 PM

    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.

  63. brownsclown says: Jul 15, 2011 5:44 PM

    Let’s drink to that! (D. Stallworth to B. Edwards)

  64. olduke says: Jul 15, 2011 5:50 PM

    Settlement will be official next Thursday, July 21st. According to SI.

  65. seabreezes51 says: Jul 15, 2011 5:51 PM

    Will this mean that the Cowboys will soon not be the favorites to win the Super Bowl?

  66. lostsok says: Jul 15, 2011 9:29 PM

    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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