The Daily Shoutout
Posted on: June 3, 2011 9:13 am
CONCESSIONS: The owners are making them in their talks with the players and it's this fact, I'm told, that has allowed the two sides to make so much progress, so quickly (in addition to the lawyers having their asses kicked out of the room). No one will say exactly what the concessions are but significant ones have been made and the players believe they are genuine. My highly educated guess: one of them is the owners continuing to come down significantly from their original demand of taking another $1 billion off the top of player earnings. The players always believed this was an outrageous demand and the players were right.
The players are in turn making concessions of their own so the standoff has become a negotiation, a settlement discussion. In the end, both sides will be unhappy with the deal which means it'll be a fair one.
ROBERT KRAFT: People familiar with the negotiations say he has become one of the stars and has been a highly calming presence.
MAD MEN: Don't know why but these labor talks reminds me of this show.
NOT FOOTBALL RELATED BUT YOU GOTTA SEE THIS.
Yes, these coaches are being pressured by owners to say these things.
See you Monday.