Given the aggressive approach so far by the NFL, I now believe they will carry on with the season no matter what (1 Viewer)

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Because the NBA tried to do that and it royally blew up in their face when players start catching it and spreading it among other players. Espeically when you got a 5 vs. 5 sport with with 15 man rosters in comparison to 54 man roster plus inactive guys. Plus staff.


Yeah... there is a good likelihood the season will be delayed to probably October.
 

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Right now I would not make any announcement but prepare for the worst that it will be postpone or even cancel. Too many people involve to have an NFL game played. 70 players, plus 10 coaches or whatever numbers it is. Doctors, trainers, refs, and the list goes on. Even without fans, the risk is still too high.
 

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Even if games are played in front of no fans early on on the season.
The NFL needs to march forward and show why once again it's the king of sports

This won’t be up to the NFL to decide. Municipal, state and federal policies when it will be possible to hold gatherings again.

I hope that things will turn to normal by the summer, but science and statistics will determine when we can go back to normal life.
 

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The best case is a delay but every day another state or local government is telling their residents to stay home and as @guillermo stated it won't be their call. The NBA (another billionaire's club) is desperately trying to figure out a way to continue their season but it will probably be canceled, and MLB may follow suit soon. The NFL is the big dog but all big businesses are hurting.
 

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There’s just no way to know.

If I had to guess, I’d say they’d start with games in empty stadiums if necessary. But if a single player tests positive, how do you continue?
 

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But where will they get toilet paper from? They need allot for the ? show in Tampa and of course the Failcants. But I’m thinking they have most of the toilet paper already. Matt Ryan has those famous skid mark problems.
 

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The season is still months away. China’s CBA stopped in mid January and is set to resume mid April. Why is it assumed that the NFL will be delayed when it’s still over 5 months away from kickoff?
 

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The virus outbreak will have an affect on next season... whether it’s delaying or stalling offseason workouts and training camps, or delaying the entire start of the season.

But, I believe it will be in the Saints favor that they have kept their core together and have not brought in new players at KEY positions moving into the 2020/2021 season. Emmanuel Sanders is a savvy vet and it will not take him much time to adapt to the Saints offense (look how quickly he picked it up in San Fran, and now he has DREW BREES).
The Saints will have an advantage. They have kept their entire OL in tact, and that’s HUGE.
In the NFCS, the Panthers and Bucs both have new QBs... and even though they’re vets, there will be a learning curve for the entire offense of both teams.
 

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Of course they are aggressively moving forward. It’s because they can. Playing games is a different story and is yet to be determined. No one knows. It’s a day by day process in all matters, for now.
 

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It brings to mind the 1982 season, which of course was truncated by a labor stoppage. For the younger eyes and minds out there, this was the strike that didn’t have the “replacement players” like the one in 1987. They simply played fewer games.

In 1982, the playoffs were expanded by an extra round, division titles declared essentially irrelevant, and teams seeded by straight-up record just like the NBA. No consideration given to what teams had the best record in any single division. I’m thinking if we’re headed to a shortened season just like 1982, were likely to see division boundaries go away for the purposes of the playoffs. Arguably, it’s always been a better way to do it.

1982 was the first full season I remember watching as a kid; was just seven years old but a little research can always add to one’s own memory. An extra week of games was added at the end of the season to make for a nine-game season. Saints finished 4-5, with a win over the Failclowns in the final game. We missed the cut because the Lions beat the Packers in that final weekend. I’ve have long since forgotten the exact tiebreaker scenarios as to why this was, but both those teams ended up making the cut, as did the Failclowns. I think they were all 5-4.

Doing this without the benefit of a search, so let’s see how I do.....the Redskins finished 8-1 and were the “top seed,” basically, in the NFC, followed by the Cowgirls at 7-2. In the AFC, the L.A. Raiders were tops, I think at 7-2, followed by the Dolphins and Jets. (Yes, kids, those teams were once pretty good:p)

Skins and Girls advanced through two rounds of teams to play in the NFCCCG, where Riggins and the Skins won. The Raiders were upset by the Jets in the second round, then the Dolphins beat the Jets in the AFCCG. Skins of course beat the Dolphins in SB 17.
 

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