"I've made recommendations before, but certainly not like the situation we're in here now," Usery said. "Look, everybody needs a settlement -- the players, the owners, the fans, everybody. I expect to be here over the weekend. Long hours, too."
The union spent at least part of yesterday preparing a counteroffer to the comprehensive proposal that was presented by the owners on Wednesday -- the first time the owners did not include a salary cap. The counteroffer is expected to be presented today.