27 Apr 2011
According to the Associated Press, U.S. District Judge Susan Nelson has denied the NFL's request for a stay of the lockout she lifted on Monday. The NFL wanted Nelson to keep the lockout in place while they appeal her ruling, but Nelson wrote the league "has not met its burden for a stay pending appeal, expedited or otherwise."
The NFLPA argued that a continuation of the lockout would do "irreparable harm" to the players.
To the delight of players and their agents, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Judge Nelson has ordered the NFL to start its league year immediately, though the league is ready to file an appeal with the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis, who will be asked to grant the stay.
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Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?