Apr 6, 2011 10
Today is April 6th, and it is a big day in the NFL. Today is the day the injunction hearing in front of Judge Susan Nelson in Minnesota commences, so we should finally get some news related to this labor strife in the coming days. Granted, we won’t get a resolution, but we’ll get news as soon as this week.
I’ve grown very weary of following all this, but lately I haven’t been all that concerned. I may be misguided, but I’m still 99% convinced there will be a season. To me it’s just a question of how much more of the off-season will be interrupted. Right now, it’s 99% there will be no free agency before the draft, so things have been interrupted already, and significantly so. My initial prediction around the first of the year was that this thing will be settled in mid-to-late May, and that could happen if the players win this first round of the courtroom battle and also win the appeal, which could come down 4-6 weeks after the initial ruling. We’ll see if I’m correct, and no one knows how this thing will play out, but with the off-season already being adversely affected, my [...]