ESPN.com has several excellent articles that explain what is going on and what are the issues regarding the negotiations between the owners and the NFL Players Association.
John Helyar‘s article discusses the friction between large- and small-market owners over revenue-sharing. The article also happens to explain the economic reality of why the Vikings need a new revenue-generating stadium in order to compete.
Another issue that is holding up an agreement is small-market teams’ concern over "cash over cap" thresholds, which Len Pasquarelli‘s article addresses.
The site also has a helpful FAQ on the labor talks and an at-a-glance comparison of how the collective bargaining agreement would change if there is no extension under the current contract.
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