The NFL owners, who unanimously voted to accept the current labor deal with the players' union, have now unanimously voted to back out of it in 2011. Apparently, they're tired of making veteran players cranky by making them settle for less money while they throw tons and tons of money at guys who've never played so much as one NFL down.
There are still three more seasons of NFL football before we'll get to the inevitable lock out (apparently, the players' union will reject any salary cap - and I have a funny feeling that the Cowboys and Redskins are the only teams that would consider going forward without one on a longterm basis). So I suppose Andi can probably make plans for the late summer/early fall Sundays of 2011 that don't include the Chicago Bears but do include me.
I don't have the heart to tell her that there might be an extra week of regular season play, so maybe an upcoming NFL-less fall will come as a consolation of sorts.