The CBA Issue Nobody Knows That Could Stop Chicago Bears Games By Erik Lambert - July 3rd, 2019
The Chicago Bears fans and many others are focused on the 2019 season. However, a few of the more educated have one eye turned towards 2021. That’s because it is the year the current Collective Bargaining Agreement is set to expire. Anybody with a sharp memory can recall what happened the last time the NFL and the NFL Players Association went head-to-head in negotiations over a new deal.
It took place in 2011 and led to an owners lockout that cost offseason practices, training camp, and the preseason. Only with a few last-minute maneuvers were teams able to avoid missing actual games during the season. It was a difficult affair that angered a lot of fans. The concern this time around is it may be even worse.