Current NFL situation
Not even the country's most popular sports league is immune to labor trouble. The NFL's collective bargaining agreement expires March 3. A new agreement doesn't appear to be anywhere in sight, meaning a lockout is likely. NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith (left) and his union got some good news Tuesday when U.S. District Court Judge David Doty ruled in favor of the players. Doty's ruling said that the NFL enhanced its "long-term interests at the expense of its present obligations" by creating a $4 billion war chest that the owners could draw from in the event of a lockout. This could help the players in negotiations. Either way, the 2011 season could be in doubt.