So we're down to nailbiting time. According to Mike Freeman at CBS sports the two sides are close, oh so close, to making a deal. But just like all the rest of these stories, the flip side of the coin is still true--no deal yet. It sounds like the owners are winning the battle. I have this picture in mind of a football player being dragged kicking and screaming to the negotiating table. Yeah, being FORCED to accept his millions in salary. What a freakin' joke this whole thing was and is.