Scary Info on Why the Season May Not Take Place - from a Claimed Insider (1 Viewer)

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For the sake of board sanity, I am going to say that I got this info from "Coach" Guido. Here's what Guido told me today of behind the scenes discussions between players and their players' union, and between the players union and the NFL/owners.

"The chance of having a full season is getting more remote and I will get to the biggest reasons last.

1) The recent trend of the virus in quickly spreading to young people, many completely healthy, is scaring the players and their families and their coaches
2) Recent scientific discoveries that the virus, even in healthy people who get the virus, causes long-term harm to organs is compounding players' fear. No one knows the extent of this damage, but now that it's known to spread among healthy young people and create potentially serious long-term health damage to the players has the players becoming quite uptight
3) (Here's where it gets really interesting). With all the attention on racial discrimination, the NFL is very sensitive to anything that would make the NFL appear insensitive to racial injustice, especially when over 70% of the players are men of color
4) Where this comes into play is that nearly 1 in 5 black people suffer from sickle-cell anemia. This is a genetic serious illness. If players with sickle cell contract the virus, they are at serious risk of serious injury if not even death. The NFL is frightened that some top black players with sickle-cell will get the virus and get sick. Then the NFL fears they will have a public relations nightmare on their hands with the extreme attention on racial injustice.
5) Yes, Latinos cause a lot of diabetes by our eating habits, however, Latinos are born with one of the highest racial percentages of Type 2 diabetes. Like sickle-cell anemia, diabetes is a serious underlying health condition. And once again, like black athletes with sickle cell, Latinos risk of serious long-term illness and death is high
6) These are active conservations going on behind the scenes about insurance. Lloyds is the biggest insurer of professional athletes. The players are all trying to get higher insurance levels, as well as the teams. Lloyds has jacked the price of this type insurance through the roof making it less or nearly unaffordable to many of the lower-paid players and really expensive for the teams
7) Many coaches are very worried about the conditioning of their players showing up for camp. They know that the great majority of players will not show up in the condition desired to begin training camp and coaches are really afraid for the scale and severity of injuries if they play this season
8) Teams are running multiple scenarios of fielding teams based on various levels of virus outbreaks on their teams. With the NFL Coronovirus rules in place, there are multiple scenarios where a team may not have the players or may simply choose to forfeit for lack of quality starters and backups. Behind the scenes, a couple of coaches said it could be like playing with scab players during strikes or lockouts. And they worry about their top players who have heavy incentive-based contracts who get the virus. It's not a performance issue, yet it would dramatically impact those players' total compensation if they get the virus. Coaches are worried about this and the impact of top players attitudes impacting team chemistry.
Now, this is my personal opinion. When I just think of being HC for a college-level team today, as HC, I would be terrified for my players and coaches. If I had a vote and was still an HC, I would vote against playing college ball this year. And I can tell you for a fact that many pro coaches have the same fears for their players as well as coaches for themselves and their families.

But the NFL is about huge money as we all know and they want to make more. And the players like their money also. So they may very well start the season. But as soon as one or more teams cannot field a quality product because of the lack of players, the season could get canceled after some games are played. Likely, the owners would use the term "Suspend," hoping a cure is found.
Guido was wearing a saints workout T today. He said that if the season gets canceled, we may have sadly seen Brees last season. My Austin sources were telling me that Brees was leaning pretty heavy towards retiring after last season.

Let's hope this does not play-out as Coach Guido fears from his sources and experience. And No, Guido did not coach the Mad Magazine coed softball team - lol




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All valid points, and not unforeseeable. However, I do think college and pro football will try. I don't remember where I saw this but certain TV networks are basically built around the NFL. There is so much money on the table, they are going to try there best. You are right that eventually, an important player will get seriously ill or worse.
 
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If the NBA and MLB go on, the NFL will try to. That's not to say it will be easy peezy. I'm sure NBA and MLB will continue to run into positive tests, but if both are able to keep their season going by Sept, you can bet the NFL will give it a shot.

The only two ways I see NFL not happening is if the players/coaches protest playing or if the NBA/MLB have to shut down again.
 

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death rate is down ten weeks in a row from the peak. overall 92.4%. CDC admitted yesterday that covid is about to fall under their death rate threshold for pandemics...

by end of the month the pandemic label will be removed and it will basically be like the flu or swine flu from 2009. nothing was cancelled then, and that year 65 million people had it
 

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Please just make it voluntary for the players, coaches, cheerleaders and luggage handlers, everybody. It will be like a scab year. Folks will want to participate in the NFL. Just let Payton control our scab team from a laptop in his secret lair, and we'll do fine.
 

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death rate is down ten weeks in a row from the peak. overall 92.4%. CDC admitted yesterday that covid is about to fall under their death rate threshold for pandemics...

by end of the month the pandemic label will be removed and it will basically be like the flu or swine flu from 2009. nothing was cancelled then, and that year 65 million people had it
I don't get the point your making. Sweden didn't close but they have a 40% higher mortality rate than the US.
source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/07/business/sweden-economy-coronavirus.html?action=click&module=Top Stories&pgtype=Homepage
 

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Please just make it voluntary for the players, coaches, cheerleaders and luggage handlers, everybody. It will be like a scab year. Folks will want to participate in the NFL. Just let Payton control our scab team from a laptop in his secret lair, and we'll do fine.
I'm sure if they attempt a season there won't be cheerleaders and personnel like that. They will only have the essential of essential people in the building.

So no cheerleaders or halftime performers or flag wavers or anything like that.
 
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