I hate to say I told you so, but, I told you so. Back in February, Republicans proposed spending cuts, including $50 million to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). At the time, U.S. Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) played on the heart-strings of football fans everywhere warning the 2011 season could be lost without more funding for the NLRB.
I called B.S. on the claim, pointing out that the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), a union, would decertify in order to pursue an anti-trust suit in court against the NFL. By decertifying the union, the NLRB would have no jurisdiction over negotiating the lockout, the end of the anti-trust suit or a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).