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The NFLPA officially loses its asterisk

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The moment the new CBA was agreed to, we stopped calling the NFLPA the NFLPA* even though NFL players technically had not yet agreed to reconstitute as a union.

On Saturday afternoon, we can pass along word the NFLPA is officially back.

Albert Breer of NFL Network reports the union officially recertified. ┬áThis was done in advance of Saturday’s labor negotiations with the NFL.

The players needed a majority vote to recertify. They collected union cards all week and had enough by Saturday to finish the procedure.

Now all they have to do is settle the remaining issues on the table. Hopefully the two sides finish off a win-win agreement so we don’t have to use that asterisk ever again.

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15 Responses to “The NFLPA officially loses its asterisk”
  1. bolt4life says: Jul 30, 2011 1:01 PM

    So can players practice before Aug. 4th now?

  2. hobartbaker says: Jul 30, 2011 1:07 PM

    DeMo should get a 15 year unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for “diving” and “delay of game”, on that one.

    What exactly did it accomplish other than to kill the good reputation of a few players? As we speak they’re shouting into Judge GrandDoty’s ear that his services will no longer be required.

  3. vbe2 says: Jul 30, 2011 1:10 PM

    No more pictures of those two idiots, please? We’ve had enough of them.

    Only football now!

  4. whatsafairway says: Jul 30, 2011 1:29 PM

    No, decertification wasn’t a sham.

    Decertification was legit.

    The players really didn’t want to be a union.

    and I bought tickets because I don’t want to win the lottery…

  5. geogibso says: Jul 30, 2011 1:30 PM

    A sham decertification followed by a sham recertification…I can’t wait to do it all again in 2021!!!

  6. bunjy96 says: Jul 30, 2011 1:31 PM

    As I understand it, all court “supervision” is over.

    About time!

  7. stampede101 says: Jul 30, 2011 1:42 PM


  8. camp69 says: Jul 30, 2011 1:55 PM

    What it accomplish was that the decertification and subsequent lawsuit stop the owners power play and money grab in it’s tracts. The owners got nothing more than they would have received two years ago. Another thing it accomplished was that I get to hear all the sour grapes whining from the owner s supporters. LMAO

  9. recon163 says: Jul 30, 2011 2:03 PM

    Thanks to camp69 and his stunning analysis of the business of football. Now to find a six year old to decipher it.

  10. billinlouisiana says: Jul 30, 2011 3:02 PM

    bolt4life says:
    Jul 30, 2011 1:01 PM
    So can players practice before Aug. 4th now?


    Possibly. Now they can legally work on the final details on benefits, PED Policy, Substance abuse Policy and Player Conduct Policy and turn last weeks agreement into a true CBA. Once that is done and ratified then the FA’s that have signed can start practices.

  11. macjacmccoy says: Jul 30, 2011 3:55 PM



  12. iamgoodkid says: Jul 30, 2011 4:41 PM

    i’m done with the NFL good i hope the league year doesnt start august 4th ill be happy i could live my whole life without football

  13. macjacmccoy says: Jul 30, 2011 8:57 PM



    How many times do I have to say it. Im getting a sore finger from all the yelling.

  14. iamgoodkid says: Jul 30, 2011 11:19 PM

    i just dont think in my opinion that the league year will not start august 4th

  15. iamgoodkid says: Jul 30, 2011 11:19 PM

    i dont think it will start august 4th i think the lockout will be back on

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