In the last week we've seen a surge of optimism in the NFL lockout talks to the point where there aren't expected to be any more deal breakers and a completed labor agreement could be voted on and announced within days. It's great news for fans as we can finally get back to our normal football lives.
Part of that normal football life is training camp and, for the Kansas City Chiefs, that means preparations at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo. need to take place. According to Lance Snow of KQTV in St. Joe, MWSU officials are preparing as if camp will start on time.
"As of now, they're fully intending to be here, and be here on time, and we are working with that scenario that we need to be ready to open at scheduled time," says Dan Nicoson, Vice-President for University Advancement and Interim Athletic Director, per KQTV.
The Chiefs talked with MWSU officials on Wednesday so the message there must have been that the Chiefs expect something to get done on the labor front. By this point, we know that's a near certainty.
I took a weekend trip to Minnesota with Ms. Primetime and on the way back we took a quick detour around the MWSU campus, where there are some signs of Chiefs camp.
It's almost here, folks.