With the NFL lockout in full effect, all eyes are now on the court in Minnesota where the players, lead by Tom Brady, have filed an injunction asking for relief of the lockout.
If the ruling goes the way of the players, the lockout will be lifted and football would continue, presumably under the same or similar rules used during the 2010 season.
Various sources have been reporting on when the injunction ruling could come down. The earliest we’ve heard a ruling could come is this week.
However, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com is reporting that he is hearing the ruling could come much later.
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Being told that a ruling on the injunction to block the NFL’s lockout is more likely to be closer to a month than a week.
I’m not sure how fast things would move once a ruling comes down, however, if the courts block the lockout then free agency could start immediately. A month from today would be the week of April 11-15th, which is just days before the first round of the NFL Draft which kicks off on Thursday, April 28th.
We may be in for a boring March but we could be in for one heck of an exciting April should free agency and the draft happen at nearly the same time.
Whether you side with the players or with the owners, you have to be rooting for the players in this one. The sooner the lockout ends the sooner we can start talking about football again.