The New York Times -- via the AP -- is reporting that the players have approved a deal to end the NFL lockout. The players' vote comes a few days after the owners', and basically wraps things up. The players have unanimously recommended that the named plaintiffs in Brady v. NFL accept the deal, and that the union be re-constituted. All of this will happen by August 4th.
So there we have it, after 4 1/2 months. If it's this hard to get a $9 billion deal done just for football, what does that say about the $14.3 trillion deal we need to reach on the debt ceiling...?