Since it's obvious a day can't go by without somebody throwing a seemingly arbitrary day for resolution of the NFL Lockout, today's latest rumor indicates July 17 has emerged as a day when an agreement in principle could be announced. That's not to say a deal is done or will be done by then. But somebody wants people to think that's a possible date.
There has been some speculation that one side or the other is leaking these specific dates to create enough momentum to force the other side into a deal. The most amusing part is that people are making arguments for both sides being responsible for these date leaks.
Over at Kissing Suzy Kolber, Drew Magary had the best response to all this information. I can't print most of it because of site decorum rules, but basically, like Ron Burgundy in Anchorman, Drew is in a glass case of emotion:
[Florio] and Silver and Freeman and Schefter and Mullen and the rest. QUIT PLAYING GAMES WITH MY HEART! It was a good day. It was a bad day. The owners have leverage. The players have leverage. Terry Bradshaw is dead. Terry Bradshaw is ALIVE. THIS IS AN EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER AND MY HEART IS NOT BUILT TO WITHSTAND IT, NOT GIVEN THE AMOUNT OF GROUND MEAT PRODUCTS I CONSUME.
I think we all can agree with Ron Burgundy at this point.