The most popular sport in the land is also very, very big business. Unfortunately, unless things change, it looks like the league may be headed toward some of the same mistakes made by Major League Baseball back when it, and not football, was arguably the king of American sports.
Owners want more games, players want more money, and both are pulling out all the stops, including using the legal system, on the way to what fans hope is a deal. Unfortunately, in this saga, it seems that today's salvo by the union is only the latest, not the last. ESPN has the details: