What Should the NFL Do?
Should the NFL postpone or cancel the upcoming 2020 season? I will give you my thought on it later, but first, let’s look back on what has the coronavirus has done to the sports world.
COVID-19’s Impact On Sports
On March 11, 2020, the sports landscape changed when Rudy Gobert from the Utah Jazz to contract COVID-19 not only in the sports world but also in the NBA. His team postponed their game on March 11 against the Golden State Warriors. That began a chain of events with every major sports league. During the Mavericks game against Memphis, the NBA announced the suspension of the NBA season. Then, the NHL followed by the NCAA Men’s and Women’s basketball tournament, MLS and Premier League soccer, Golf, Nascar, and indoor football. Basically, every sport with a large gathering.
The NFL has not been affected by this deadly virus, considering they are not playing. Oh, wait, yes they are. The turmoil of this historic football league began with commissioner Rodger Godell decided to cancel all college pro days, closing all team facilities, and even moving the 2020 NFL draft out of Las Vegas, Nevada, and holding it in a television studio. Just recently, the NFL completed their free agency. This year’s free agency period was a bit different because no teams could bring a player in for physicals due to the Coronavirus. The only way a player can complete a physical either by their team doctor from the 2019 season or their doctor from their local hometown.
Who knows how long this will last, but yesterday, President Donald Trump extended the national social distance mandate until the end of April. Long story short, I believe that the NFL should either postpone or cancel the 2020 season. Yes, it would suck not to have football, but it would even suck more to have people die.
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