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NFL Labor Pains Ending: Delivery Near

Andrew Brandt | Posted 09.23.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

We have a proposed NFL deal and re-opening of football, although labor pains have not ceased. Pending approval by the Players, let's take a look at some of the key terms, with instant analysis of deal points that may be in place for the next decade.

A Layman's Guide to the Players' Brief in Brady v. NFL

Andrew Brandt | Posted 05.30.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

Both parties in Brady v. NFL have filed their briefs. The stage is set for courtroom football to proceed on April 6th; the NFL's short-term future now rests in the hands of Judge Susan Nelson.

Enjoy the Basketball While You Can

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The delight of the annual college basketball festival has almost made me forget the NFL lockout, now in a two-week hiatus before the federal judge in Minneapolis holds a hearing on the request of former members of the Union for an injunction.

Welcome to Courtroom Football

Andrew Brandt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

The NFL labor negotiations lacked any sense of trust or personal relationship. They left both sides feeling that this was never really a negotiation at all. And the sneering from both sides continues.

Two-Minute Warning

Wm. David Cornwell, Sr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Wm. David Cornwell, Sr.

As the NFL's collective bargaining agreement steams towards expiration just before midnight on March 3rd, it is worth examining the strategy behind the NFL Players Association's plan to decertify.

Two-Minute Warning in NFL Negotiations

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

We are getting close to the time when there will be a "cost of disagreement," when the failure to make an earnest effort to bridge the gap will result in significant damage to the business.

Kickoff Week for the NFL Negotiations

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

A genuine decertification of the Players Association accompanied by an antitrust suit would mean the end of the NFL as we know it.