The lockout has lasted over 100 days. Wars have concluded with more rapidity. The careers of politicians have burned out quicker. Rocket ships have reached other planets sooner. Tiki Barber became tabloid fodder faster. One. Hundred. Days.
Few believed pure lunacy could endure for months but it has as the owners and players fight like two toddlers over the same, gold-plated binky. But fight they have: at times viciously, at times brutally, at times with no punches pulled.
One hundred days of this nonsense. Now, however, we finally reach one of the most critical stages of this long nightmare. This coming week, various league and player sources have told me, might be the most important of this fight. This week could determine when this labor fight finally ends.