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Article: PFT: NFL still discussing contingency plans if outbreaks happen

Discussion in 'Coronavirus Zone' started by Reality, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. Oz-of-Cowboy-Country

    Oz-of-Cowboy-Country Well-Known Member

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    "IF" what do they mean, if?
    I think we are waaaaay beyond the if here. There will be an outbreak among players. No if's and or buts about it.
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  2. Parcells4Life

    Parcells4Life Well-Known Member

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    If the worlds health leaders haven’t found a way for people to live with the virus, you can’t play football. Canceling everything because someone MIGHT have it means it’s pointless to start.

    Good luck getting Zeke to stay away from large groups for 6 months. That’s 85% of the NFL’s mindset. Young guys who are used to always being in crowds.
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  3. Sully

    Sully Well-Known Member

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    Especially if you are a mask wearer. With the St. Louis Baseball team now having 4 players testing positive, their games are cancelled.
    I could be misinformed, but if the NFL plays just ONE game, all players salaries are full guaranteed for the entire season. So, if Dak Prescott plays one game and then the season is cancelled, he will get $31M for playing ONE game. What owner is going to risk this?
  4. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    I betting the season starts
    I’m not betting it last long
    If they can stay reasonably healthy in camp they have no choice but start the season
    Cancelling the season before it starts without good cause could open the owners up to a grievance with the players
    In good faith they cane to camp and the league has an obligation to act in good faith
  5. Ghost12

    Ghost12 Well-Known Member

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    I believe the recent agreement between the NFL and NFLPA is such that players do not get paid for cancelled games. In your above situation, Dak would get a little less than $2 million.
  6. windward

    windward NFL Historian

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    Australia and New Zealand are playing rugby right now.

    There is a way to do it but Americans gonna American.
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  7. dragon_mikal

    dragon_mikal Fire Garrett

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    There are numerous factors that contribute to this besides Americans being American. Whatever that means.

    The total population of Australia and New Zealand is equal to the state of Texas. One state. This ignores other factors such as cultural dynamics, population density, government structure and the availability of tests.

    So comparing the United States of America, the meeting place of the world, to two countries that are hardly ever mentioned or thought about and who's populations pale in comparison is ridiculous.
  8. windward

    windward NFL Historian

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    And then there’s Europe which is managing to play soccer without a bubble.

    But if you want to make excuses for this nation’s failures, go right ahead.
  9. John813

    John813 Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if the NFL/PA have talked about prorated salaries in case of the above.
  10. Flamma

    Flamma Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure it is as described in post #25.
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  11. John813

    John813 Well-Known Member

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    Ah, missed it somehow. lol
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  12. Rayman70

    Rayman70 Well-Known Member

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    outbreaks are here to stay. Like other illnesses, viruses. Its going to be a fact of life. How the NFL chooses to cope with this in a fluid manner, matters alot. I don't think they will throw away the baby with the bathwater with outbreaks. I think thats a league killer to do that. I see them being ready for this thing and learning on the fly how to deal.The choice is simple. Shut it down and kill the league nearly, or handle each outbreak as it comes on a case by case basis...but remaining open. I think the latter will be the case.The league already lost its rear end and ate nearly a billion dollars or more in revenue because of no camp and no preseason. They cannot take any more hits like this, they just cannot.
  13. Jake

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