Though the NFL and National Football League Players Association are still working to resolve their differences (and have made slight headway here and there) they did not physically meet with each other Thursday, according to mediator George Atallah. He did not seem happy about this fact, to say the least.
According to his side of the story, it appears the owners were supposed to meet with at least Atallah today but elected to cancel.
Friday is the collective bargaining agreement deadline, so if there remains any chance of the two sides finding common ground in time to avoid a likely lockout, there will be no breaking for dinner before 5 pm. Last we heard, the two sides have whittled their monetary differences to $700 million, which sounds basically insurmountable in one nine-to-five session of negotiating.
For lockout news throughout the day Friday, stay tuned to this StoryStream on the subject.