When you're in an agreement together as these two sides are, it's not just a "go pound sand" attitude. The owners in this case are the idiots. They cried last time (rightfully) about the league being out of control. The players gave back just about everything. What happened? The owners went nuts and started handing out awful contracts again. Of course, the mouthpiece of the owners (Bettman) has been saying that the league has never been better and that the last three years have seen incredible growth...but now we need to pull everything back again. The owners are doing everything they can to try and secure a profit, but this isn't the NFL. Sorry.