Mondays suck. Combine the hangover with the work piled up because you were counting down to the weekend and were too lazy to do it on Friday and you have the day from hell. This Monday could really suck too, or it could be glorious.
We don’t really know, and we’ve never known. The NFL has played a steady melody with our heart strings for the last four months.
What we do know however is that we won’t see any substantial new development until Monday. That’s because the league’s 32 player representatives fired off an e-mail to all players late Friday afternoon outlining the plans for the weekend, and those plans don’t include any player meetings until Monday.
Guys, To keep you abreast of the latest developments, we are reviewing the latest proposal for a settlement. Because of the passing of Myra Kraft in Boston, the NFLPA will not be making any public statements in honor of the Kraft family. Our recommendation is for everyone to stay put and keep doing what you are doing where you are doing it. We will meet again on Monday to discuss our options and the direction we want to go. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. Thanks for your patience. Your Player Reps.”
In that same story Chris Mortensen reports that NFLPA leaders will continue to communicate throughout the weekend regarding the “finishing details” of the deal the owners approved Thursday.
And so we’ve come to the end of another day of hoping, and we’re preparing for more wishful thinking three days from now. With each passing day the proposed time line for condensed offseason events gets thrown further into orbit, and the preseason and the revenue it generates is threatened.
Have a good weekend!
UPDATE: Yeah, you knew this was coming. Citing an unnamed source with “direct knowledge of the dynamics,” Pro Football Talk reports that there’s a chance a vote could come before Monday, despite what the players’ e-mail says.
Mike Florio’s source indicates that a vote will happen “when the deal points and the language on the settlement are completed.” The player reps seem to think that language won’t be complete until Monday, while the rest of us just want a stiff drink.
Have a good weekend!