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July 15, 2011, 10:20 PM
Word from the negotiations indicates there may be a new CBA by as early as Tuesday.
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July 16, 2011  08:13 AM ET

Good news... even better if we have some actual NFL activity in the next week or so.

It seems the reports of a secret players insurance policy had a lot to do with this. If so, well-played by DeMaurice Smith...

http://tinyurl.com/5vmza5e

July 16, 2011  09:37 AM ET

I heard that some moderate owners have forced Jerry Jones and other hard line owners into a more conciliatory stance. Hopefully bot sides can now come to a quick agreement.

July 16, 2011  10:58 AM ET
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I heard that some moderate owners have forced Jerry Jones and other hard line owners into a more conciliatory stance. Hopefully bot sides can now come to a quick agreement.

Hopefully some of those moderate owners muzzled Jerry Richardson and locked him in a broom closet. That could have been helpful.

July 16, 2011  01:31 PM ET
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Word from the negotiations indicates there may be a new CBA by as early as Tuesday.

Since I'm starting my vacation Tuesday I wonder if they will be accepting bets in Lake Tahoe casinos if the CBA is signed, last year I was going to bet on the 49ers but we ran out of time, good thing i didn't take them to win the NFC West. One of my gambling buddies was going to bet a sizable amount on Dallas to win the NFC Conference.

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July 16, 2011  02:49 PM ET
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I'll take 1 large on the Bolts to win it all, Narry. I do that most every year anyway but haven't made it to Vegas or Tahoe yet this year and I've never done the online thing. Yeah, I know, it's a lot of dough down the drain seeing how they haven't won yet. Should get about 10 to 1 on that, but it's just a donation to the mob in the end. But not THIS year. THIS year is the Year of the Lightning Bolt!! Ha.

I'm betting on the Lions to win it all. Maybe I'm being overly optimistic.

July 16, 2011  03:10 PM ET
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I'm betting on the Lions to win it all. Maybe I'm being overly optimistic.

The Lions will be dangerous this season but I think they'll finish in second place behind the Packers. I think the Bears and Vikings will fight it out for last place.

July 16, 2011  09:11 PM ET
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I'm betting on the Lions to win it all. Maybe I'm being overly optimistic.

I'd like to see the Lions do well this year. Not so much for Ford, but for the long suffering fans. But, one could say that for the Browns, Bengals, and several other annual cellar dwellers.

July 16, 2011  09:39 PM ET

Farve rumors are stating up, we must be close to the end of training camp....oops, I think we missed training camp......hope he stays retired.

July 16, 2011  11:06 PM ET
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Farve rumors are stating up, we must be close to the end of training camp....oops, I think we missed training camp......hope he stays retired.

Never say never regarding that hillbilly.

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July 17, 2011  08:32 AM ET
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Well, Hank Williams Jr. recorded his MNF spot this week, so maybe that's a sign of things to come.

That is a good sign.

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July 17, 2011  09:28 AM ET
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All my rowdy friends might come out on Monday night?

Never a doubt.




Great ploy by the NFL ginning up all the angst and anticipation over "the lockout"

 
July 17, 2011  10:30 AM ET
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Dice, mike brown is a livingshlong and will be the last owner holding out.

Keep the faith EZ.

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