How Significant Are Today's NFL labour Talks? If There's No CBA Extension, "It Will Be Armageddon"

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

So much uncertainty remains when it comes to the NFL’s ever-fluid labour situation, but as we head into a Friday that will likely rank among the most significant days in the history of owner-player relations in major professional sports, this much is clear: For football fans, the hours between now and midnight will either be awful or awesome, and probably nowhere in between.

After a tumultuous Thursday that included the threat of union decertification, an apparent move toward a tentative deal and a hastily arranged 24-hour extension of the collective bargaining agreement, owners and NFL Players Association officials regrouped and readied themselves for a Friday that will likely define the immediate future of their thriving business.

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