So here, finally, is some light at the end of the tunnel -- apparent details of a new collective bargaining agreement between the NFL owners and players.
The Cliff Notes version:
* The players get a 48 percent cut of revenues, with guarantees that it will never sink below 46.5 percent.
* The 18-game season is off the table.
* Projected revenues of as much as $18 billion by 2016 will not only make up the difference for the players in their cut -- it was roughly 53-60 percent after the last CBA -- but also enhance pension and health benefits for retired players.
Sounds like a good deal all around for everyone.
Sounds like it's time to grab a pen, sign the thing, and get the show on the road.