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08:05 AM ET 06.07 | Cris Collinsworth may turn out to be right, after all. The NFL is considering season lengths for 2011 as short as eight regular-season games, half its normal number, as the league plans for the possibility of an abbreviated season because of the nearly three-month-long lockout, sources said. An eight-game season could start in late November. Allowing for five weeks up front for free agency, training camps and perhaps one preseason game, the contingency suggests that the league and players could reach a deal on a new labor agreement as late as mid- to late-October and still salvage a season. For now, the league has said its focus remains on playing a full season. Key owners and executives met face to face with player representatives last week in hopes of resolving the labor strife.

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June 7, 2011  08:06 AM ET

False.

June 7, 2011  08:09 AM ET

Another sign that we will see football this season.

June 7, 2011  08:25 AM ET

Half season? Goes with that picture of a half wit.

June 7, 2011  08:27 AM ET

Oh my, where's that panic button!!!

June 7, 2011  08:31 AM ET

So, instead of making plans for a half season, why don't they just settle this now and do a full season?

Really, is the eventual deal going to be that much different if its done now rather than at the end of the summer? What does either side hope to gain?

June 7, 2011  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE:

some **** in the armor ...

You are no doubt referring to the Terracotta Warriors of Xi'an.

June 7, 2011  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

You are no doubt referring to the Terracotta Warriors of Xi'an.

Dude, that is EXACTLY what I thought when it popped up like that. Are you freaking kidding me?

Still, there was a great documentary on them on History Channel.

June 7, 2011  08:51 AM ET

Yep that's what the top secret meeting was about.

June 7, 2011  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Yep that's what the top secret meeting was about.

Canada has asked NATO to intervene to "prevent further loss of profits." That's their stated reason, but they really are trying to avoid a flood of refugees crossing the border to watch CFL games.

June 7, 2011  08:55 AM ET

The season was screwed when lawyers got involved, the longer those bloodsuckers drag out the litigation, the more money they make. kind of ironic isn't it , all the money they are fighting over will got into lawyers pockets, and neither side will benefit much.

June 7, 2011  08:58 AM ET

Of course the owners are. You only pay half the wages and if you can get all the tv revenue and the playoff media money. Profit , and lots of it. Gate receipts are always split 60/40. Season ticket money in the bank with some scam make up for games not played. Priceless. The owners are in no rush. Never were.

June 7, 2011  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Yep that's what the top secret meeting was about.

Yes it was. You are correct.

June 7, 2011  09:12 AM ET

Roll this around in your head the next time you think NFL owners are the keeper of some flame:

"Though football teams and NFL-licensing entities are for-profit enterprises, the overseeing body is considered nonprofit. As such, it doesn???t pay federal taxes."

June 7, 2011  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Roll this around in your head the next time you think NFL owners are the keeper of some flame:"Though football teams and NFL-licensing entities are for-profit enterprises, the overseeing body is considered nonprofit. As such, it doesn???t pay federal taxes."

They should at least pay enough taxes to support their share of the prison system.

June 7, 2011  10:15 AM ET

Don't waste my time you blithering idiots.

June 7, 2011  10:18 AM ET
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They should at least pay enough taxes to support their share of the prison system.

Maybe that is the hold up in a new CBA?
DeBartolo ( past and still connected owner of the 49ers ) may have used that money up when he was found guilty.

June 7, 2011  10:19 AM ET

Half a season for twice as much ... thanks for nothing NFL

and that goes to all parties involved, players, owners and Roger ...

June 7, 2011  10:20 AM ET

Roger Goodell-Your doing a fine job, keep it up ****! Let's see his credentials thus far....he has turned the NFL into the NO FUN LEAGUE.....and has let this lock out loom longer and longer then anyone anticipated....can you fire the Commissioner? how about cut him into free agency? or at least put him on waivers.

June 7, 2011  10:22 AM ET

*drool dripping from corner of mouth* Rosebud

 
June 7, 2011  10:31 AM ET

Dear Rich NFL people -

Figure out how to split up your billions and let's get on with it.

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