Tuesday in optimistic labor signs

It’s been a long, painful lockout.

That’s why we’re not afraid to pass along the now-daily glimmers of hope for peace that we happen to see.

In Washington, the tents at Redskins Park have started to go up.  These are the same tents used during training camp.  Take that how you will.

In Chicago, the Bears announced Tuesday morning that single season tickets go on sale on July 28.

In New Jersey, the Jets coaching staff returned to work Tuesday. They had been on vacation since late June.

Oh, and NFL.com’s Albert Breer reports things are “progressing” in New York despite all the antitrust plaintiff talk.

We’ll get back to your regularly scheduled cold water programming shortly.

34 responses to “Tuesday in optimistic labor signs

  1. All this “antitrust plaintiff talk” is much ado about nothing.

    The plaintiffs in the antitrust action are entitled to some consideration—i.e., quid pro quo—to settle their lawsuit. After all, there is a precedent for this in NFL labor history. While I’ve sided with the owners from day one regarding their efforts to increase revenue share, the plaintiffs, who have lent their celebrity/prestige and legal standing to the lawsuit, are entitled to a bone. In the grand scheme of things, this is chump change for the owners. If the Colts want to keep Peyton Manning, then let them pay him the contract he wants; otherwise, they can start prepping Curtis Painter. Like it or not, this is the way the business side of the game is played. You maximize negotiating leverage by waiting until the last minute, and squeezing the quarter until the eagle screams.

    The 2011 NFL season is NOT in jeopardy.

  2. Don’t forget, tents at Lehigh Valley have gone up for the Eagles’ training camp, too. We’re finally getting there. It’s like waiting for Christmas morning.

  3. All fun and games till Brees and Manning take a sh** on my labour settlement parade.

  4. In other news Drew Brees and Peyton Manning are demanding to be carried to and from the field on satin lined thrones for the balance of their playing careers.

  5. Rhode Island Patriots Fan
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    The 2011 season may significantly be hurt by the lockout (lack of OTA’s/Mini’s, Workouts etc.. ) We don’t know that. I have a feeling football will be pretty sloppy and injuries will be high at least through October. We’ll see. As it relates to the buyouts I agree with the earlier post. Brees and maybe some of the players that participated, but Manning was too scared to even speak on the subject, and what has everyone else done?

  6. The Biggest sign yet- Rex Ryan announced the jets are super bowl champions this year- if you are keeping track, they are a dynasty right now with three straight.

  7. 8drinkminimum says:
    Jul 19, 2011 4:03 PM
    In other news Drew Brees and Peyton Manning are demanding to be carried to and from the field on satin lined thrones for the balance of their playing careers

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    lol, no kidding hey? What scumbags!

  8. My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with the girl who saw DeMaurice pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it’s pretty serious.

  9. If Peyton left Indy, who would be hated more? Lebron or Peyton? Would there be a “decision” where Eli asks Peyton where he is taking his talents?

    Before you answer remember Curtis Painter is the backup.

  10. @buffalohogan – The answer to your question is hands down Peyton Manning.

    I’m sure it’d be such a bad deal that at least one local nut job would attempt to burn down the childrens hospital bearing Mannings namesake.

  11. “In Washington, the tents at Redskins Park have started to go up. These are the same tents used during training camp. Take that how you will.”
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    Redskins Park isn’t in Washington.

  12. Agree with Rhode Island Patriots Fan, even though Brees and Manning are showing their true colors as prima donnas, let them go instead of letting us think of them as total representatives of all NFL players. Please.

  13. Little Earthquake says:
    Jul 19, 2011 4:02 PM
    In Oakland, Al Davis was reanimated….

    LMFAO!!!!

  14. Signs of a new season:
    Jim Schwartz spotted in Stephen Tulloch’s back garden
    Buffalo tied for 1st in the AFC East
    Cincinnati Bengals players post bail
    We’re getting close…

  15. Rumor has it that if Peyton Manning becomes a free agent, the Giants are prepared to make him an offer commensurate with his demands. Peyton has been rumored to say that it would be his dream to be on the same team with his brother, who would of course then become the backup QB. Eli has said that he will happily sacrifice his starting role to hold his legendary brother’s clipboard.

  16. I’d like to know where all those people who always kept spamming to us

    “I’ve been saying since last year. No football in 2011 boys!!”

    Where are you?

  17. Kaz says: Jul 19, 2011 4:04 PM

    Rhode Island Patriots Fan
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    The 2011 season may significantly be hurt by the lockout (lack of OTA’s/Mini’s, Workouts etc.. ) We don’t know that. I have a feeling football will be pretty sloppy and injuries will be high at least through October. We’ll see. As it relates to the buyouts I agree with the earlier post. Brees and maybe some of the players that participated, but Manning was too scared to even speak on the subject, and what has everyone else done?
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    I agree. The only person I have a problem with trying to get a little something for himself is Peyton Manning. Manning put his name on the lawsuit, then ran for cover and acted like he didn’t even know what a lawsuit was, all to preserve his precious image and commercial deals. Now he wants to be immune from the franchise tag to maximize his next contract, as if he hasn’t been getting max contracts since he was a rookie. For the others, as long as this doesn’t get in the way of getting the CBA approved (which I seriously doubt it will), I have no problem with it. Let’s face it, they did put themselves at risk of retaliation from the owners when they put their name on the suit.

  18. oh I got one, my daughter works at the Red Robin in Ashburn, Va. 2 miles from Redskins Park. She said all the little redskins kids and nfl wives are back this week for some clucks and fries. That’s got to be a good sign.

  19. Just curious what the Bills and Bengals are telling their coaching staffs and players?

  20. touchdownroddywhite says:

    “@buffalohogan – The answer to your question is hands down Peyton Manning.”

    You obviously don’t live in Ohio.

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