The trade association formerly known as the NFLPA has made a big deal about the NFL opening its books. I would be shocked if it happens and quite frankly, it shouldn't happen. It won't end the dispute but will likely it. It is a sham request, a red herring. Here's why:
Reasonable profits are in the eye of the beholder. This is something I have not seen argued, but it is why it shouldn't happen. Once the teams open their books, they are setting themselves up to having the players determine what is a "reasonable" profit for them. I guarantee that this number is different for the players vs. the owners. Does anyone honestly believe that the players will look at the owners' books and say "yep, the owners are not making enough money?" Opening the books won't resolve this, it will only make it worse. I have seen the mentality from others like DeSmith and the players many, many times in the past. They will use the numbers against the owners and try to spin that the owners are making enough money on their billion dollar enterprises. The players have the Packers' books to review. That is all they need to make their analysis. In fact, the trade association should provide the NFL with their analysis of the Packers' books. They will say that the Packers are plenty profitable -- guaranteed. What they won't say is that the Packers books confirm what the NFL is saying.
Don't count on opening the books to solve anything.