Mar 7, 2011
This past week was a pretty tense week for all of us here at FantasyGuru.com. While we remained convinced the 2011 NFL season, at least in some form, was not in jeopardy, things were looking quite hairy for a moment there mid-week, and also later in the week.
We’re certainly not out of the woods yet, and we’re trying to resist the urge to assume it’s all going to work out this next week or two, it certainly seems as if enough momentum has been created to get a new CBA done this month, possibly even by the end of this week. But again, the negotiations do still seem fragile and the two sides reportedly still have a lot of work to do, so we have not put the champagne on ice just yet.
I do think there will be a 2011 season, and I’m more confident in that right now than I’ve been all year, but that still has to come to pass. What I’m really hoping for is a quick resolution this month, so we can get rolling with our free agency reviews and NFL draft previews (which we’re going to do regardless of what happens). I just want to get back to normal, a desire I’m sure is shared by every NFL fan on the planet.
The good news for our readers is this experience has certainly put our jobs into better perspective for us. I will admit there is a certain dread you feel when you’re staring at the prospect of producing 300+ player profiles. It’s a process that seems like it will never end, especially since we go into such great detail. It literally takes months, with 4-5 people actively involved in the process. But that dread pales in comparison to the possibility that our business will essentially be shut down because there is nothing to cover.
So once this labor negotiation is over, readers can expect to see a pep in our proverbial step. I know we’ll be more passionate than ever about what we do, and I know that will translate to an even better product.
In the meantime, if you’re wondering what we’ll be doing while the NFL season (for now) remains in limbo, of course: player profiles.
Bring ‘em on!