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Will the NFL start on time?  

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  1. 1. What's your prediction?

    • On time regular season 9/10
    • Delayed
    • We will be lucky to have an abbreviated year at all


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I went with delayed but I'm seriously worried they may not be a season at all.  Football can be played deep into winter so not like the seasons make a big difference.

I just remember laying off my employees and saying see you all in a couple weeks...that was what seemed like forever ago and still can't tell them when they'll be back.

So I'm not counting on anything.

I burned out waiting for baseball.

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There is a lot of money to be made, which means there would be a lot of money to be lost if they don’t play. The owners lose money and the players lose money. Even if there are no fans in the stands, there is a lot of TV money on the line.

 

I think there’s a good chance they cancel some exhibition games, but I don’t think they will delay the regular season. Of course, it could start spreading during training camp or during the season and then they could take emergency actions.

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The later in the season it gets the more likely people are to contract the virus, just like the flu.  They expect a second round worse than the first. Notice they are even talking about a larger stimulus check?

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I'm the most optimistic person, but I don't know man. I hate to put this in the air, but I'm leaning towards not even having a season. It sucks because I think this is the best team top to bottom we have had since 2003. Might even be better or more complete overall on defense and offense

 

This Virus is spiking again and seems like symptoms are getting worse and harder for people to recover. They say fall it can get worse. I just don't see how they could safely have a season. Just sucks lol.

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1 hour ago, Starkiller said:

There is a lot of money to be made, which means there would be a lot of money to be lost if they don’t play. The owners lose money and the players lose money. Even if there are no fans in the stands, there is a lot of TV money on the line.

 

I think there’s a good chance they cancel some exhibition games, but I don’t think they will delay the regular season. Of course, it could start spreading during training camp or during the season and then they could take emergency actions.

curious as to how much the owners make on the fans in relation to the tv contracts.....I know with baseball its a huge deal but they play 81 home games as opposed to 8.

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Not sure I see the point in a delayed start.  Things aren’t going to really change I wouldn’t think from September 10th to weeks later.  To me it’s either a full season or nothing.  And the way things are going no season could be possible. 
 

I mean what’s going to happen if a lineman gets it?  Are they going to have to quarantine every other lineman?  You won’t be able to field a team of legit NFL players at that point.

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The players don’t seem to mind the risk of brain injuries enough to stop playing so I doubt the risk of a virus is going to deter them unless players start to die

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I think they are going to attempt to start the season on time. There is too much money to be had for them not to try. A delay would only happen if there is some kind of push back from the NFLPA. No delay is going to change the risk. 

 

I still think they need to increase roster sizes or implement a veteran practice squad. They need players on hand that are capable of stepping in. There should be a mandatory quarantine period, daily testing/monitoring and mandatory isolation. 

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I’m 50/50

 

One part of me says for the benefit and safety of everyone to not have a season

 

One part says have the players sign a waiver and have them wear a mask while playing. If they will risk brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries then they will risk catching a virus. One thing is for sure. No fans should be allowed, and if there are it should be kept to a minimum of no more than 5,000 fans and families can be no larger than a family of 4 and people over 60 and younger than 7 not allowed to attend. 
 

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My worry is that teams will lose so much training time that it won't be feasibly to put together a roster. 

 

Also, what happens when the game starts at 12, but at 9am 9 players test positive? Now your 53 man roster is reduced plus in key positions you're missing stars or even starters all together. Maybe no QB or no corner or no center. What if your long snapper or punter goes out? 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Starkiller said:

The players don’t seem to mind the risk of brain injuries enough to stop playing so I doubt the risk of a virus is going to deter them unless players start to die

 

This is probably being held up by lawyers. They're concerned about the liability and if later they could be responsible for deaths, deaths of family members, or even increased deaths or medical problems in the communities in which these players live -- not necessarily the players. I'm sure a ton of new case law will be developed because of this. 

 

Questions like: did the NFL foster and environment that was conducive to increased Covid-19 infections that then was passed onto the community and healthcare systems. 

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Im expecting a regular start to the season. Possible cancellation of pre season, few, possibly no fans and every player, coach etc getting tested the day before. 

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