Will the NFL make a deal this next week?

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  1. Wiseacre
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    From PFT:

    " Even though the players don’t get game checks until September, the money earned during the preseason goes into the pot that determines the salary cap. Thus, if the preseason is lost, everyone will lose their cut of $800 million, and that money is never coming back.

    The money won’t be lost if a deal gets done in the next week. We’re not going to make any predictions, but it seems like a real possibility. If whatever happened last night can survive into next week. "


    Now we're getting to the point where money is going to be lost, on both sides if the preseason games are affected. I think an agreement must be reached by the 10th or thereabouts, or else all the things that preceed the regular season start to get squeezed. Get 'er done, guys, time's up. I'm expecting they will, cooler heads will prevail.
     
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    hopefully, I'm sick of all this lock-out stuff! Preseason starts in a matter of weeks, for Heaven's sake!
     
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    I am sorry but explain again why I should feel sorry for people that play a game and get paid millions and are complaining they want more? Or how someone that gets paid millions is somehow a "slave" As several NFL players have claimed?

    Hell even the bit players get hundreds of thousands.
     
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    Honestly, I don't know how the average family of four can afford to attend an NFL game with the prices of tickets, parking and concessions. It's ridiculous. That being said, I am hopeful that an agreement can be made and that I will be able to enjoy the 2011 - 2012 NFL series from the comfort of my living room. Big screen TV, private bathroom and ample amounts of delicious food at a much lower cost.
     
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    I hope not. More than likely whenever this lockout ends and they get a deal done it will be the end of my ability to ever watch the NFL again; so I'm kind of hoping it goes on for a while.
     
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    I've heard reports that a deal can be reached as early as next week.
     
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    The press is making noises like things are getting close, we're getting close to the time when people start losing money. I think we'll get a deal within the next week, maybe even today or tomorrow.
     
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    I always take what ESPN says with a grain of salt, them being Major League Sports lap dogs and all. I'll bet there are more planted stories on sports networks than in any other media.
     
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    So what you're saying is that my time as an NFL fan is rapidly coming to a close?
     
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    The sport is gone, it is all about the money. I frankly don't care if they play or not. Why watch a lot of people who you would not invite into your home. If they can't play they can do something else they are qualified for like maybe the drive through car wash.
     

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