Here are some highlights:
"We want an agreement," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said at his Super Bowl press conference on February 5. "We want an agreement that’s fair to the game, to the players and [one that] will allow us to continue to invest in the game. The idea that ownership would want a work stoppage is absolutely false. You don’t make money by shutting down your business. It’s a bad scenario for everybody."
NFL clubs voted unanimously in May 2008 not to extend the agreement beyond the 2010 season because their costs were rising faster than their revenues. The clubs are committed to negotiating a new agreement, for the 2011 season and beyond that will better serve the clubs, the players and most important, the fans.
In an uncapped 2010 season more than 200 players (including nearly 75 starters) would be restricted free agents. Previously, players with four and five years of experience would have been unrestricted free agents — free to sign with any team without their club receiving draft choice compensation.
The entire site is a great read for those of you who have questions about the possible implications that this labor (non) agreement may have.
I'll be in Angel's camp for the weekend, so I'll be checking in sparingly from my Palm Pre.