For a little under 4 months we had to think about the possibility of life without proffessional football, The “NFL”. For me that is truely the “Unthinkable”. According to NFL.com talks are going well and heading in the right direction.
We’ve heard for nearly four months about an inherent lack of trust between NFL owners and players, with the parties embroiled in a lockout that on Thursday reached its 100th day.
And after all this time, the real fix might be taking trust largely out of the equation.
There’s plenty of ground left to cover, of course, with the league and players in their fourth week of hush-hush negotiations, but plenty of progress is being made. Perhaps the biggest bridge to cross was the divide created by a healthy mistrust, and the splitting of the “all revenue” model could now clear the way.
Again, things are not necessarily at the goal line yet, and today is a crutical day in talks. But the momentum built thus far is palatable, and both parties are motivated to capitalize on it.