NFL Lockout On Hold As Sides Manage To Alienate Entire Universe Of Fans

The NFL owners and players union have had weeks and years to talk about the end of their current collective bargaining agreement, but somehow one extra day is going to get a deal done. Call me skeptical. Reports are the players have asked for 10 more days of jaw wagging while the owners, who didn't become owners of NFL teams by talking, have not agreed.

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There's a chance that the two sides actually made some reasonable progress towards avoiding the lockout that NFL fans (and more importantly, the low-paid front office and stadium workers) fear. There's also a greater chance that the NFLPA is just playing PR games. 

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They want to make it clear that they want to keep talking. That goes along with their long-standing talking point that their poor players only want to play the game they love. Aaaah.

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Meanwhile, the owners aren't even bothering to try and score any points with the public. They understand that making Jerry Jones look sympathetic is the very definition of "lipstick on a pig". Instead, they are just going for the throat wallet.

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Needless to say, this is all a giant ball of hot frustrating mess. Two sides fighting over how to split a $9billion pie is never going to garner much sympathy from the normal folk who are in fact their customers. They've some how managed to make Charlie Sheen look less skeezy. If they can accomplish that, they can surely get this deal done.

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[Note by Seth Pollack, 03/04/11 12:27 PM MST ]

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The sides have agreed to a seven-day extension of the deadline. Talks continue and the PR war rages on. Hope for fans rekindled. Lunch should be yummy today.

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