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Bill Burt: One source says lockout is over

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  1. Don_the_patfan

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    It ******* better be!
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    If it wasnt Bill Burt, Id believe it, call me skeptical
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    I assume he is not very credible?? Not familiar w/ him.
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    Please let this be true!!!
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    There is a difference between the lockout being over and a new CBA in place

    If that is true,maybe its just letting the players back in as they did in April but no CBA yet?? :confused:
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    From the same guy who wrote an article about a David Letterman repeat with Jerome Bettis on it thinking it was a new episode.
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    NFLlockout.com does not report anything yet

    This story may be as reliable as Tomase's story before the SB
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    Kraft said there is a ways to go before there is an agreement.

    Kraft: Progress is made, but much work remains

    There will be a new CBA by July 14th (the drop dead date set forth by the owners for a complete season and preseason), but I doubt it will be in the next two or three days.
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    I hope this isn't a cruel joke.
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    Well, we gotta hope.
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    Assuming it is over, I suspect that their will be very little backlash from NFL fans across this country. As fans, we haven't lost anything in this whole lockout hoopla... unlike the MLB labor stoppage in the early 90s, when half a season was lost.

    Frankly, I was looking forward to a year without the NFL. Serves both sides right and we the fans can wane ourselves off our dependency on the Pro Football.
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    Well, Tomase worked under Burt at the Tribune...
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    They've changed the title, although the article remains the same. Must be a false alarm. They'll probably do a rewrite of the story.

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    The Eagle Tribune, my local paper, is right about as often as Brady throws an interception.
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    Aren't they the geniuses that waste ink on the leavings of Longo?
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    What's better is Longo has a great blog on high school sports. It is quite informative and a lot of avid Merrimack Valley hoop and football fans participate in the discussions. Longo is pretty well connected and rather opinionated. He doesn't hold back on coaches, officials, or parents and is pretty good to the kids. However, the tribune will take his blog posts and publish them word for word in the paper, his opinion and all, and pass it off as "news".
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    They story has been updated again, about 5 minutes ago, and they took even more out of it. The story will be nothing but a comma and a period by 7:30.
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    I wouldn't be surprised if there's some degree of truth in what Burt is reporting. I wouldn't be surprised if the groundwork has been laid to actually end the silliness. But I'd be surprised if they're there yet. Unfortunately Burt's MO is to try to be "edgy" and have an angle and spin these beyond what they are, even when facts don't support it. Didn't he have some sort of "exclusive" on Shaq and the playoffs that wasn't accurate?
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    alright, everyone cross yours fingers for the next few days. And don't uncross them until there's any good news substantiating this claim.
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    Maybe they did reach an agreement and their turning this into a positive publicity stunt :D.

    Still, there seems to be more optimism of late than doom and gloom. I'm still waiting...
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    I hear Bill Burt's source was Larry "Bud" Melman.
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    Yeah this is BS
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    A point that should be made is that the owners CAN lift the lockout BEFORE they finalize a CBA. The just need to have "an agreement in principle".

    The sad fact is that we live in a society run by lawyers. We all know that the ONLY real issue that was EVER in play is the "how much issue". Once they agree to the percentage that will work for both owners and players, the rest is really about 2 more weeks of billable hours, turning what will probably be a 3 page document with all the agreed to particulars into a 5 INCH document that only another lawyer will be able to decipher.

    There would be no need to continue the lock out while this document is being prepared. So while Bob Kraft correctly said that it could be a while before we have a finalized CBA. the end of the lockout itself COULD happen much faster.
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    No, hes out there as you can see from other posts. Once he was hosting on weei and instead of giving out weei's number for callers to call in, he gave out his home number.
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    Ha ha.

    The sad state of journalism. Get it first! Get it wrong!
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