March 4, 2011
Seven-Day Extension for NFL and NLFPA Bargaining
So the NFL and the Players' Union have extended negotiations on their collective bargaining agreement. A good choice in my view.
Neither side wants to get lumped into the Wisconsin labor mess. After all, both the NFL and NFLPA want fans from both camps in that dispute. A lockout or other event links the two in news items going forward, and they are wise to avoid that 24-hour news circle.
I take this as a good sign that both sides are paying attention, at least a little, to public perception. That's good business and good for business.
More personally, as a lifelong Lions' fan, I am hoping this means that they will be ready to play on schedule for next season. It would be disappointing to have a delayed or lost season when things seem to be finally going in the right direction. An 8-8 season is finally back in the realm of possibility!