Quote of the Day

"The agent community is solidly behind De. I left feeling more confident in our union leadership. The owners are trying to send us back to pre-1987 levels."
-- NFL agent Mark Slough, on the NFL labor situation. (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 2/26)
Monday February 28, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 116 Print This Issue

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  • NFLPA Plans To Decertify By Thursday To Pre-empt Lockout

    NFLPA already has obtained unanimous approval from players to decertify

    Absent a "last-minute agreement that no one around football expects," the NFLPA "plans to decertify by Thursday in an effort to pre-empt an owners-generated lockout," according to sources cited by Mortensen & Schefter of ESPN.com. The NFL CBA states that the union "in effect must wait six months to decertify if it does it after" the CBA expires, which will occur at 11:59pm ET Thursday. If the union decertifies, it is "no longer a union, and the National Labor Relations Board loses its hold over the NFLPA." The owners are "expected to claim the decertification is a sham and challenge it in the NLRB." The union "already has obtained unanimous approval from players across the league to decertify, a process it undertook throughout last seas ...

  • Hits Keep On Coming

    Mets, MLB downplay $25M loan, but team reportedly trims ticket staff as "sense of panic" sets in.

  • Fight For The Rights

    Fox, Turner join growing list of NHL suitors.

  • Desert Delight

    Rockies, D'Backs open new Spring Training facility in Scottsdale to rave reviews.

  • Office Space

    Torre formally steps in as MLB's top baseball voice.

  • Looking For Title Insurance

    State Farm continues downsizing sports deals, will end LPGA event entitlement.

  • On The Hot Seat

    Jerry Jones assumes blame for Super Bowl XLV fiasco.

  • Raider Of The Lost Ark

    Kirby Hocutt leaving Univ. of Miami after three years to become AD at Texas Tech.

  • If The Shoe Fits....

    Erin Andrews wonders why Rose Bowl report on Nike cleats generated controversy.

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