Posts Tagged ‘lockout’
Rule 8, Section 1, Article 3, Item 5 of the NFL rulebook states:
Simultaneous catch. If a pass is caught simultaneously by two eligible opponents, and both players retain it, the ball belongs to the passers. It is not a simultaneous catch if a player gains control first and an opponent subsequently gains joint control. If the ball is muffed after simultaneous touching by two such players, all the players of the passing team become eligible to catch the loose ball.
Last night this was the rule that came into play. Came into question. Came to be famous.
As you turn your television to TNT for the NBA All-Star game today (if you’re so inclined), one thing that you may notice is there are no members of the Denver Nuggets. When the teams were announced a month ago, this was a travesty. When the teams were announced a month ago, the team sat in second place in the Western Conference.
A lot can change in a month.
It can be argued that three members of the Nuggets squad deserved a trip to Orlando. Danilo Gallinari was perhaps the most deserving, and had not a severe sprain sidelined him for over a month, he probably would have made the roster. The other two (Nene and Ty Lawson) are more on the bubble, strangely enough they have been hampered by injuries as well.
After the conclusion of their secret meetings, the NBA and the players union have emerged with the news fans have been waiting to hear for the last 149 days: the lockout is over. While it is still pending approval from both the owners and players, an agreement on a new CBA apperas to have been reached.
No specifics have been disclosed, but with both sides expected to approve on the deal, they should come to light in the coming days. Questions on the monetary split can now turn towards the make up of clubs going into the season. As was the case in the NFL, we can now expect a mad dash of activity as teams try and shape their rosters.