No Fun League

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer

7 hours, 45 minutes ago 6.27.11  10:10PM?

As the two sides in the NFL labor dispute work toward ending the lockout, a small group of players met Monday with their attorneys in Minneapolis.

A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that the players’ side met on its own, without owners. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no labor developments are being made public.

Players were told in conference calls that there will be more negotiations this week involving Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith, several owners and players at an undisclosed location. …

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-nfllabor

Seems like the players could do themselves a lot of good with some team-oriented community outreach?

7/8/11

EDIT:

APBy BARRY WILNER – AP Pro Football Writer | AP – 38 mins ago

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NEW YORK (AP) — The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out a judge’s order lifting the NFL lockout, handing the league a victory as players and owners returned to negotiations.

The ruling was issued shortly after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith opened a second straight day of labor talks at a law firm in Manhattan.

The court vacated an April 25 decision by U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson that the lockout should be lifted because players were suffering irreparable harm. The appeals court had already put that order on hold and said in its ruling that Nelson ignored federal law in reaching her decision. …

http://news.yahoo.com/appeals-court-backs-lockout-tosses-judges-ruling-144417645.html

Yep, time for some community outreach.

Either they are our teams, or they tools of a corporate machine.

Open scrimmages and practice every weekend somewhere, self lead and disciplined, like professionals.

Take donations at the door to cover the venue, and the rest to charity.

Teams win games, not tools.

The NFL may not want these guys, but the fans do.

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