Never have two words meant so much. With just two words, or in Twitter-lingo 15 characters, NFLPA spokesman George Atallah give the status of the vote by the 32 team representatives of the NFLPA:
The NFLPA Executive Council, along with the Player Reps all voted in favor of the 10-year CBA proposal ending the Lockout. A couple more formalities do remain - all players need to vote on the proposal and the plaintiffs in the Brady V. NFL anti-trust case need to sign off - but all looks to be in line for National Football League to open it's doors on Tuesday.
Congratulations to everyone involved in getting this done. It took longer than expected, and even one game lost - the Hall of Fame Game, no less - is one too many, but there will be football, starting as early as Wednesday, with the Cleveland Browns expected to start Training Camp on Friday!
Christmas in July indeed!