Labor peace guaranteed for a decade

One of the final points of contention as the owners and players put the remaining touches on a new collective bargaining agreement was whether there would be an opt-out clause in the 10-year pact.

Turns out, the owners lost that battle (or they leveraged a separate bargaining chip in order to win it). There will be no opt-out clause in the new CBA, according to Albert Breer of NFL Network.

That means that, unless the feces hits the fan today, we won’t have to go through this process again for a minimum of 10 years. It also means that we’ll go 34 years without losing games due to work stoppages.

Now, we await a vote that is considered to be a formality and one of the most exciting press conferences in football history.