Despite reports that free agency could begin, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the NFL lockout would begin Friday night at midnight. This ends months of anticipation that this could happen. The NFLPA filed for decertification earlier on Friday after walking out of negotiations, basically due to the fact that the NFL would not provide the players with financial documents showing the need for more of a share of the revenue.
Some of the Arizona Cardinals reacted to the news, as tweeted by themselves or Ken Somers from the Arizona Republic,
According to Steve Breaston, "it's up to the suits and ties." Also, he is not "totally stressed" about the situation, although he does worry about people who work around the team.
Team player representative Jay Feely indicated that he was "hopeful" that the players and league would continue to work things out.
Darnell Dockett, via Twitter, was a bit less serious: "Damn I'm Jobless, HMMMM let's see how many of my so call friends and family call now!!!"
The sad thing about the lockout is what will happen with not the players or owners, but those who are affected by these negotiations but are not millionaires.
Adam Schefter tweets: "Today's events bigger than owners and players. Many asst coaches, scouts, office workers will be laid off, furloughed and have salaries cut."
Hopefully this will not drag on long. That's about all that we can say on our end. Nothing is really better with no football.