Fooch's Note: This all came down just after nocal's cornerbacks post went up, so head over there for some actual football discussion.
136 days ago the NFL Lockout began. Today it is more or less over. There are some procedural issues including collecting the player votes and reforming the NFLPA, but the NFLPA executive committee and player representatives voted to ratify a CBA that will provide labor peace through 2020. DeMaurice Smith is holding a press conference right now and will conduct a joint press conference in just a little bit with Roger Goodell as a sign of unity between the players and owners.
It's been a long and tumultuous period over the last 4+ months and we've seen the fractured support even amongst all of us here at Niners Nation. The frustration of it all was reaching a tipping point late last week but after months of angst, we finally have a CBA and football is finally back. Training camp will get going later this week as will a host of NFL transactions. We'll have plenty of coverage in what will be an insane stretch of time, but for now, let's just leave it with Kool & The Gang.
Fooch's Note: Site decorum is off for this post.