After so many pieces of news that we viewed as reasons for optimism that the NFL lockout would end soon, we’re starting to collect reasons for pessimism.
Here’s another: A Ravens spokesman told Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun that the team didn’t print dates or times on their season tickets because they don’t know when the lockout will end and have to leave room for the possibility that the dates of games could change.
We’ve always known that the lockout could cause games to be delayed or canceled, but with all the positive signs in the last month or so we’ve largely come to expect that a deal would be reached well before any games are affected.
We’re still hopeful that the Hall of Fame Game will be the only part of the NFL schedule that the lockout affects. But the Ravens are reminding fans that that’s no sure thing.