That explains a few things. So let's hear best predictions about where this goes now. I'm expecting this to wind up in the courts by the summer. It seems clear that both sides are digging in and that fiascos like "Saturday in New York" are only pushing them further apart and breeding true contempt. I see no way they work this out on their own now, especially if the owners use their leverage to push the deal terms down now. I'd be a little surprised if next season can start on time, because things are getting messier and messier.