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AFL resolves its labor dispute

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The league consisting of players who would at best be replacements for NFL players won’t be needing replacement players of its own.

After months of largely-ignored labor strife culminating in a couple of stop-and-start strikes and a more recent plan for a management-imposed lockout, the Arena Football League has worked out a new Collective Bargaining Agreement with its players.

The AFL has announced that the two sides struck an agreement in principle on Sunday.  The formal labor deal will be signed on Wednesday.

The best news?  We can now go back to generally ignoring the AFL.

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9 Responses to “AFL resolves its labor dispute”
  1. DenverGambler says: Jun 18, 2012 12:08 AM

    In other news, I just found out that the AFL was having a labor dispute

  2. sportfan23 says: Jun 18, 2012 12:14 AM

    Darn…I was really hoping this was going to be the CFL’s chance to grab the semi-pro football 18-49 Male demographic.

  3. bearsrulepackdrool says: Jun 18, 2012 12:44 AM

    If a tree falls in the woods…does it make a sound?

  4. wyrdawg says: Jun 18, 2012 1:37 AM

    What?? No lockout?? Damn, was hoping for some football news.

  5. arkadyrenko says: Jun 18, 2012 5:40 AM

    Our long national nightmare is over.

  6. rajbais says: Jun 18, 2012 7:09 AM

    Well, the dispute resolution is fine and dandy; but what will the salaries be??

    Weren’t the players asked to take a $100/game pay cut???

  7. Kaz says: Jun 18, 2012 7:54 AM

    I’m actually surprised by the crowd in that picture. Looks better than some NFL stadiums. Must have been a championship game or something.

  8. botchedextrapoint says: Jun 18, 2012 8:53 AM

    Players: “You pay us peanuts”
    AFL: “How about a few more peanuts”
    Players: “Deal”

  9. teddybayer123 says: Jun 18, 2012 1:08 PM

    I had to read it twice to make sure who “AFL” is

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