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01-02-2013, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Bomber0104 View Post
I was under some sort of impression from the newsmen that this was the deadline to do it.

Why else would there be urgency from either side revolving around this evening?
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Originally Posted by TML1967 View Post
The players voted to give the executive board their authorization which ends at midnight. They can still do it at any point, it just wouldn't have been voted on, so it really only a very soft deadline.
This talking head even said it might have more impact to do it without a vote because it would seem less contrived. (paraphrased he used a different word than contrived)

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