Hereâ€™s a simple question.
Would you prefer doing something on your own volition, or do prefer acting on someone elseâ€™s orders?
If youâ€™re the NFL or its players, you donâ€™t have that option.
Following on the directive issued by U.S. District Judge Susan Nelson, forced mediation between the league and players will resume Thursday.Â Chief Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan will mediate the proceedings from Minneapolis.
Promising? Thatâ€™s questionable.Â Productive?Â The natural cynic in me says no.
Just because both sides are ordered to talk doesnâ€™t mean theyâ€™ll agree on anything or make any definitive headway.Â As reported by ESPN, Judge Nelson said the mediation has no impact on last week’s injunction hearing to lift the lockout.Â Her ruling is expected in a couple of weeks.