Chances of deal going through still tenuous

By putting the NFLPA's latest proposal up for vote, Paul Tagliabue has put the onus of labor peace clearly on the laps of the NFL's owners.

Updated: March 9, 2006, 2:22 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

There's a line from the comic strip Pogo, penned by the late satirical cartoonist Walt Kelly, that NFL owners might consider when they convene in Dallas Tuesday to debate the most recent proposal from the NFL Players Association for extending the collective bargaining agreement.

We have met the enemy and he is us.

Kelly authored the line for an Earth Day poster in 1970 and it was later used as a commentary on the Vietnam War. Nearly 40 years later, with the NFL and the union poised ...

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