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We left that meeting with a jointly developed framework that we agreed could form the basis of an agreement and subject to conversations with our respective constituents, i summarized that framework numerous times in the meeting and sent Tony a written summary today. Consistent with our conversations yesterday, I am encouraging the clubs to move forward and I trust Tony is doing the same.
I think two things are happening that are really important, i think people know a lot more about the players that are being selected than they used to, and as a result theres a lot more interest. We do believe clearing the game schedule is important so that the focus is on what goes on here tonight. This is, after all, our future the lifeblood of the game. And we will continue to look for ways to make this as big an event as we possibly can.