NFL Lockout: News Remains Positive As Owners, Players Continue To Meet

On June 3, lawyers for the NFL owners and players met in a St. Louis courtroom in front of the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals presenting their oral arguments as to why the NFL lockout should or should not be lifted. At its conclusion, Judge Kermit Bye strongly encouraged each side to work out a deal on their own to end the lockout and get back to football rather than wait for the court's ruling, which Bye says neither the owners nor players would like.

Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports identifies that as the point when the owners and players started to become truly serious about achieving a new labor agreement. 

"That's when the sides got real with each other," the source said. "When the deadline loomed large they started to work on the real issues."

On Tuesday evening, Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com reported that the labor agreement was 80-85 percent of the way done and the source quoted above agreed with that assessment, according to Wetzel.

This is all good news as more and more folks are saying the discussions are on the right track. In fact, it'd be hard to derail the momentum to a new CBA at this point.

For those of who have been starving without football, these next few weeks will be anxious. But when they finally do reach an agreement, and it appears that has a good chance of happening, it will be like Christmas.

Stick around for more NFL lockout news throughout the day.

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