Here's the day in labor in just a few words:
The NFL and NFLPA, along with multiple owners and active players, met on Wednesday morning with a federal mediator. That meeting lasted a couple of hours and the owners that attended the meeting, including Kansas City Chiefs' Clark Hunt, then headed to a hotel outside of Washington D.C. for more meetings with the rest of the owners. Some owners are now departing but Hunt, and the rest of the NFL's labor committee, will meet this evening.
Indeed, in the thick of the biggest story of the year in the NFL is Chiefs owner Clark Hunt. He's joined by nine others on the NFL's Management Council Executive Committee. Those owners are: Jerry Richardson of the Carolina Panthers, Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys, Bob Kraft of the New England Patriots, Art Rooney of the Pittsburgh Steelers, John Mara of the New York Giants, Mike Brown of Cincinnati Bengals, Dean Spanos of the San Diego Chargers, Mark Murphy of the Green Bay Packers, and Pat Bowlen of the Denver Broncos.
There may be more mediation on Thursday morning but we haven't confirmed that one way or the other.
Though no one is going on the record, the feeling right now is that the NFLPA will decertify on Thursday and then the NFL's labor committee will vote to lockout or close down.
From there, it's the lawyers.
We'll see how it all shakes out but I can't find any optimism from anyone floating around.