Is there a way players don't ratify the agreement proposed by NFL owners?
I don't see it. Yes, they're angry. They feel as if a document the size of a Russian novel was foisted upon them before they had the opportunity to read every word.
But how many of us read 500-or-so page documents? The document will be the responsiblity of union leaders. They'll study the agreement owners submitted early Thursday evening and sign on or sign off. But they knew what was coming. There were few surprises.
The speed with which the NFL wants to return to work is dazzling. Nobody will move that fast on turf all season.
But what other way can it be? The longer the league dawdles, the less money owners, and players, make.
Many of the players are angry, as their Tweets and Facebook postings attest. But a lot aren't. They are the quiet ones. And even though their voices might not carry as much volume, their vote carries as much weight.
The agreement will be ratified if a majority of players vote for it. And they almost certainly will.