B&C Morning Show: NFL Almost Back; Yankees Good Enough
Once again, all signs point to the ongoing, ugly NFL lockout will be coming to an end – as reports are saying the players will sign off the the new collective bargaining agreement sometime later today. Then the players will vote the recertify the union to move forward and that will set the stage for what promises to be a free-agent frenzy like none we’ve ever seen before.
Boomer says the focus now shifts to the condensed free-agency period, as teams try to make sense of the new parameters and sign their targeted players before they get left behind. The Blonde Bomber suspects there will be plenty of players who emerge unhappy after the expedited negotiations. All in all it appears that no games will be lost – other than the Hall of Fame game between the Rams and the Bears scheduled for August 7th, which has already been cancelled. It’s now also time for both the owners and the players to start working on reengaging the fans.
The Yankees have an engaged fan base and they saw their Bombers take 2 of 3 from the A’s over the weekend, while the Mets lost 2 of 3 to the Marlins despite the return of David Wright. For the Yanks it’s business as usual and for the Mets it’s all about when Carlos Beltran is dealt…