An article in today's papers featured some interesting content.
There was a joint statement from Brady, Manning and Brees as follows:
"We believe the overall proposal made by the players is fair for both sides, and it is time to get this deal done."
The responding statement from NFL spokesman Greg Aiello was as follows:
"We share the view that now is the time to reach an agreement so we can all get back to football and a full 2011 season. We are working hard with the players' negotiating team every day to complete an agreement as soon as possible."
Washington Post writers Mark Maske and Mark Jones had opened their article with this:
"Full negotiating teams for the NFL and the locked-out players reconvened Wednesday in New York, seeking the elusive finishing touches on a deal to end pro football's shutdown.
An agreement in principle is likely to be completed between Friday and next Tuesday, barring further complications.
Looked pretty good until we got to that "barring further complications" part.
Is this hope or just another posturing contest?