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Optimism still flows regarding labor deal

Sure, the NFLPA* told players today that a deal isn’t close. We don’t buy it.

We think that real progress is continuously being made, but that neither side wants to jinx the process or compromise their own interests by allowing themselves to think it’s a fait accompli. (That’s fancy talk for “potato salad.” I think.)

Here’s our take on the situation. It was taped before new of the NFLPA* message became available, but we still believe it. In part because we’re too lazy to tape a new version of it.