Friday, March 11, 2011

Are you ready for some football? Well.. you'll have to wait until 2012. NFLPA moves to decertify.

Not good.   Those are the first two words that come to mind after hearing today's news that talks in the labor negotiations between the NFL and NFL Players Association for a new collective bargaining agreement fell apart and the players' union moved to decertify, which should lead to the league's first work stoppage in 24 years.

The players will now allow the CBA to expire at 11:59 p.m. ET. This will prevent the NFL from instituting a lockout which allow individual players to sue the league for antitrust violations which will probably be lead by Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.

These are Drew Brees' most recent tweets on Twitter.

"To our fans - I give you my word that we as players are doing everything we can to negotiate with the NFL towards a fair deal"

"The NFL brought this fight to us - they want $1 billion back, we just want financial information to back up that request"

"They refuse to give that information to us. They think we should just trust them. Would you?"
"We have a responsibility to our players - past, present, and future, to advance this league forward, not take 3 steps back."

"I am very sorry that you as fans have to endure this. Football is more than just a game for all of us. We will keep fighting...always"

"Not once have the players asked for more money during this negotiation. That is a FACT. I don't expect anyone to feel sorry for us"

"Past players sacrificed a great deal to give us what we have now in the NFL, and we will not lay down for a second to give that up"

"We have a responsibility and at some point you just have to stand up for what is right"

Translation...  hope you like college football because that's all you'll be getting in 2011.

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