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Monday, May 16, 2011
Video: No joke, leverage will end lockout

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

The Seattle Seahawks' Chester Pitts and Raheem Brock pulled off the seemingly impossible recently.

They found humor in the NFL labor situation.

I doubt NFL brass laughed too heartily after Pitts and Brock mocked commissioner Roger Goodell with fake prank phone calls, but at least someone is having fun.

Pitts did make a serious point Monday while appearing with Brock on ESPN's "First Take." He said he expected significant movement on the labor front once a federal appeals court makes its ruling. That part of the "First Take" conversation didn't make the highlight clip below.

When does this labor dispute end?

"It ends soon," Pitts said. "Basically, one side is going to get leverage in the courts. Whichever side has more leverage is going to force the hand of the other."