NFL owners will gather in Atlanta Tuesday to decide where the Super Bowl in February 2012 will be played. This will take place in conjunction with them plotting a mission that could lead to the cancellation of that very game and the preceding season.
One of the many issues owners will discuss is the evolving strategy regarding the collective bargaining agreement with the league's players. Right now, the plan appears pretty straight forward: opt out of the agreement in November.
Opting out of the agreement triggers many things, including the possibility that there will not be a salary cap in the 2010 season and that the terms of the agreement will cease after that season. If that happens, the NFL Players Association expects the owners to attempt a lockout of the players, starting in March 2011. A lockout could ultimately threaten the 2011 season.
This, of course, is the doomsday scenario – one that seems to defy common sense given the apparent success of the NFL.
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