According to AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner, "More than four months into the lockout, owners and players have made significant progress on the framework of an agreement. But re-establishing the union and figuring out what it will take for nine NFL players —including star quarterbacks Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees— to settle that antitrust suit are among key issues blocking a deal to end the lockout, people familiar with the negotiations told the AP on condition of anonymity."
Yahoo! Sports blogger Doug Farrar put it this way, "All reports indicate that the owners and players are on the one-yard line when it comes to ending the current lockout and bringing a new collective bargaining agreement and full season to fruition."
Hopefully this thing will end soon and the 2011-12 season will be saved.
So what's in store for the near future once the LOCKOUT ends?
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....And last but not least--
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Let's end this friggin' LOCKOUT and let's play some football!