Throughout the NFL lockout, we've heard both the players and owners say that the lockout is all business.
In the conference call with Roger Goodell and season ticket holders in May, Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said, "We're in a business dispute right now with the players. That's all it is. It's nothing personal. When it's over, I know we'll go back to the great relationship that we had before it started."
On May 19, Chiefs QB Matt Cassel said, "I can't speak for the rest for the players and I know that I can only speak for myself. I think it's purely a business decision, I really do."
Now that the lockout is (supposedly) close to ending, Hunt said on FOX Sports Radio this week that the two sides will need to "get back on the same page."
"It was a stressful process," he said. "The emotions I think at times on both sides were stressed. I think clearly there is going to be a little bit of time needed for the organizations and the players to get back on the same page."
The good thing about the timing of the ending of the lockout is that we'll have plenty of time to keep ourselves busy with free agency, training camp and the preseason.
Perhaps we'll forget all about it being "purely a business decision."