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(ESPN)   So where do all 32 NFL teams stand in terms of allowing fans at games?   (espn.com) divider line
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2020-08-05 9:20:33 AM  
Every team will feel the difference except the Chargers.
 
2020-08-05 11:49:03 AM  

Sorelian's Ghost: Every team will feel the difference except the Chargers.


Not entirely true. Having no fans at all would vastly improve the ratio of Chargers to non-Chargers fans even in their home games
 
2020-08-05 12:17:12 PM  
Are we still pretending there's going to be an NFL season this year?

If football fans aren't paying attention to MLB, football players certainly are.

No fans in the stands? There won't be any players on the field.
 
2020-08-05 12:17:59 PM  
The rate it's going for my Patriots, there's not gonna be any players on the field, let alone fans.
 
2020-08-05 12:37:54 PM  

mcmnky: Are we still pretending there's going to be an NFL season this year?

If football fans aren't paying attention to MLB, football players certainly are.

No fans in the stands? There won't be any players on the field.


They are sure as hell going to try.  Being a benchwarmer on the practice squad is going to net you a starting position this year.
 
2020-08-05 12:46:34 PM  
Schools open. Sports starting. fark, why don't we just open up individual free kissing booths? The stupid in this country burns. The goggles do nothing.
 
2020-08-05 12:53:24 PM  
For WFT, it's more of a question of if fans want to go than if the team will allow them.
 
2020-08-05 1:06:53 PM  
Came here to make either of the first two comments.  Leaving unsatisfied because Fark Spanos.

/fark Spanos
 
2020-08-05 1:27:26 PM  

006andahalf: Came here to make either of the first two comments.  Leaving unsatisfied because Fark Spanos.

/fark Spanos


I wouldn't say that. I heard he collected all the stones...
 
2020-08-05 1:30:07 PM  

mcmnky: Are we still pretending there's going to be an NFL season this year?


This is the NFL season. These are your power rankings. Enjoy it.
 
2020-08-05 1:58:12 PM  
In theory, this actually should be possible to do safely, as it is quite difficult to spread the virus in an outdoor setting.

In theory.

In practice, a lot of teams play at domes, which may not have the benefits of being outdoors.  Plus, cheering and yelling are things that spread the virus a lot.  Also, things not related to seating (IE, bathrooms) might be the biggest problems in the real world.

I am kind of surprised that so many teams are trying to have at least partial capacity at their stadiums (at least, as of now).
 
2020-08-05 2:02:23 PM  

mcmnky: Are we still pretending there's going to be an NFL season this year?

If football fans aren't paying attention to MLB, football players certainly are.

No fans in the stands? There won't be any players on the field.


And they dismissed Dr. Fauci's recommendations. That's a damn shame.

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/dr​-​fauci-football-may-not-happen-this-yea​r-unless-nfl-athletes-live-in-bubble/
 
2020-08-05 2:04:16 PM  

lindalouwho: mcmnky: Are we still pretending there's going to be an NFL season this year?

If football fans aren't paying attention to MLB, football players certainly are.

No fans in the stands? There won't be any players on the field.

And they dismissed Dr. Fauci's recommendations. That's a damn shame.

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/dr-​fauci-football-may-not-happen-this-yea​r-unless-nfl-athletes-live-in-bubble/


Eggheads, pfft. What do they know?
 
2020-08-05 2:21:23 PM  

colon_canoe: lindalouwho: mcmnky: Are we still pretending there's going to be an NFL season this year?

If football fans aren't paying attention to MLB, football players certainly are.

No fans in the stands? There won't be any players on the field.

And they dismissed Dr. Fauci's recommendations. That's a damn shame.

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/dr-​fauci-football-may-not-happen-this-yea​r-unless-nfl-athletes-live-in-bubble/

Eggheads, pfft. What do they know?


They know how to not get scrambled.
 
2020-08-05 2:58:40 PM  

Geotpf: In theory, this actually should be possible to do safely, as it is quite difficult to spread the virus in an outdoor setting.

In theory.

In practice, a lot of teams play at domes, which may not have the benefits of being outdoors.  Plus, cheering and yelling are things that spread the virus a lot.  Also, things not related to seating (IE, bathrooms) might be the biggest problems in the real world.

I am kind of surprised that so many teams are trying to have at least partial capacity at their stadiums (at least, as of now).


When the defensive and offensive lines line up across from each other, does it really matter if they're inside or out?

I don't see how there is any difference between theory and practice here.
 
2020-08-05 2:59:49 PM  
If baseball can't even let 50 fans in, why 15,000 football fans?  15,000 football fans is a normal baseball attendance figure.  SMH
 
2020-08-05 3:05:45 PM  
What we know: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has not signed off yet on legislation that would permit fans to attend Bears home games at Soldier Field.

The Chicago Park District owns the stadium.  There's also that entity.  That was a pretty sweet deal for the skinflints that own the team, but this was not something they planned for.
 
2020-08-05 3:18:59 PM  
Even if you spaced every fan 10-15 feet away from each other in the stands, there's the not-insignificant issue of restroom use, and the part where everyone lines up at the same time to leave the game.

Better to let people use the parking lots for tailgating, and broadcast the game outside on a couple of large screens. And once you've got double the number of necessary ports-potties, double it again.
 
2020-08-05 3:20:38 PM  
If any of them say anything above "zero fans," get out the guillotines.
 
2020-08-05 3:40:14 PM  
a coworker bought a ticket for Cards hosting "The Washington Football Team" (or whatever they're callign themselves.  He said he got an email from i think TIcketmaster, Stubhub, whatever, sayign "there is a chance no fans will be allowed to attend, we will offer a 100% refund if that happens."
 
2020-08-05 4:03:39 PM  

rickythepenguin: a coworker bought a ticket for Cards hosting "The Washington Football Team" (or whatever they're callign themselves.  He said he got an email from i think TIcketmaster, Stubhub, whatever, sayign "there is a chance no fans will be allowed to attend, we will offer a 100% refund if that happens."



Doesn't seem like you can buy tickets to any Cards games on a legitimate site. Maybe he bought them from scamhub.com

https://www.stubhub.com/arizona-cardin​als-tickets/performer/329/

https://www.ticketmaster.com/arizona-c​ardinals-tickets/artist/805894 (NFL ticket exchange via ticketmaster)
 
2020-08-05 4:16:34 PM  

BunkyBrewman: Doesn't seem like you can buy tickets to any Cards games on a legitimate site. Maybe he bought them from scamhub.com


dunno, he just said he got that email.
 
2020-08-05 4:43:49 PM  

Trainspotr: Even if you spaced every fan 10-15 feet away from each other in the stands, there's the not-insignificant issue of restroom use, and the part where everyone lines up at the same time to leave the game.

Better to let people use the parking lots for tailgating, and broadcast the game outside on a couple of large screens. And once you've got double the number of necessary ports-potties, double it again.


There's 0 safe way to do this. People can keep their heads in the sand but we've only just begun with this virus. We have 0 hold on it and are about to open possibly the largest and easiest way it can infect people. This gon be gud.
 
2020-08-05 4:47:25 PM  

lindalouwho: colon_canoe: lindalouwho: mcmnky: Are we still pretending there's going to be an NFL season this year?

If football fans aren't paying attention to MLB, football players certainly are.

No fans in the stands? There won't be any players on the field.

And they dismissed Dr. Fauci's recommendations. That's a damn shame.

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/dr-​fauci-football-may-not-happen-this-yea​r-unless-nfl-athletes-live-in-bubble/

Eggheads, pfft. What do they know?

They know how to not get scrambled.


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Whoosh.
 
2020-08-05 5:06:45 PM  

colon_canoe: lindalouwho: colon_canoe: lindalouwho: mcmnky: Are we still pretending there's going to be an NFL season this year?

If football fans aren't paying attention to MLB, football players certainly are.

No fans in the stands? There won't be any players on the field.

And they dismissed Dr. Fauci's recommendations. That's a damn shame.

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/dr-​fauci-football-may-not-happen-this-yea​r-unless-nfl-athletes-live-in-bubble/

Eggheads, pfft. What do they know?

They know how to not get scrambled.

[Fark user image image 425x318]
Whoosh.


egg... scrambled
 
2020-08-05 5:13:36 PM  

Geotpf: In theory, this actually should be possible to do safely, as it is quite difficult to spread the virus in an outdoor setting.

In theory.

In practice, a lot of teams play at domes, which may not have the benefits of being outdoors.  Plus, cheering and yelling are things that spread the virus a lot.  Also, things not related to seating (IE, bathrooms) might be the biggest problems in the real world.

I am kind of surprised that so many teams are trying to have at least partial capacity at their stadiums (at least, as of now).


I am not sure who said this but, "In theory, everything works in practice.  In practice, everything works in theory."
 
2020-08-05 5:19:23 PM  

mcmnky: Geotpf: In theory, this actually should be possible to do safely, as it is quite difficult to spread the virus in an outdoor setting.

In theory.

In practice, a lot of teams play at domes, which may not have the benefits of being outdoors.  Plus, cheering and yelling are things that spread the virus a lot.  Also, things not related to seating (IE, bathrooms) might be the biggest problems in the real world.

I am kind of surprised that so many teams are trying to have at least partial capacity at their stadiums (at least, as of now).

When the defensive and offensive lines line up across from each other, does it really matter if they're inside or out?

I don't see how there is any difference between theory and practice here.


Well, I'm thinking issues with the fans here, more than the players.  Football itself may be more problematic compared to, say, baseball, for reasons you are inferring.

Now, basketball and hockey seem to be doing ok, but they are in "bubbles", which won't happen during a full season of football.

The indoor vs. outdoor thing is when you breathe/cough/yell/grunt/sing/whatever particles shoot out of your mouth and nose; said particles seem to get diluted and scattered by the wind but not in an indoor environment.

However, football players are wearing helmets, and even without full face shields (which probably would be required for everybody anyways) they may stop a lot of those particles.
 
2020-08-05 6:03:07 PM  
I'll tell you where they stand - I wouldn't go to any of them if THEY paid ME $500. For $1,000 I guess I'd do it. I have a fancy mask for carpentry and I could watch videos on my phone for a few hours.

NFL, call me if you need someone to pay someone to go to a game for $1,000!
 
2020-08-05 6:25:42 PM  

JohnBigBootay: I'll tell you where they stand - I wouldn't go to any of them if THEY paid ME $500. For $1,000 I guess I'd do it. I have a fancy mask for carpentry and I could watch videos on my phone for a few hours.

NFL, call me if you need someone to pay someone to go to a game for $1,000!


You used to be farkied "Steelers fan", now you're "Fancy Steelers fan".
 
2020-08-05 7:08:35 PM  

lindalouwho: colon_canoe: lindalouwho: colon_canoe: lindalouwho: mcmnky: Are we still pretending there's going to be an NFL season this year?

If football fans aren't paying attention to MLB, football players certainly are.

No fans in the stands? There won't be any players on the field.

And they dismissed Dr. Fauci's recommendations. That's a damn shame.

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/dr-​fauci-football-may-not-happen-this-yea​r-unless-nfl-athletes-live-in-bubble/

Eggheads, pfft. What do they know?

They know how to not get scrambled.

[Fark user image image 425x318]
Whoosh.

egg... scrambled


Happens. Cheers!
 
2020-08-05 9:38:09 PM  

lindalouwho: JohnBigBootay: I'll tell you where they stand - I wouldn't go to any of them if THEY paid ME $500. For $1,000 I guess I'd do it. I have a fancy mask for carpentry and I could watch videos on my phone for a few hours.

NFL, call me if you need someone to pay someone to go to a game for $1,000!

You used to be farkied "Steelers fan", now you're "Fancy Steelers fan".


Ha ha. I was a steeler fan since the 70's. Never rooted for another team.  Grew up with my dad ranting about Bradshaw. But I pretty much quit watching sports altogether a few years ago. I still read about them occasionally and I like the sports tab. Anyway... I'm not doing gatherings with thousands of people at the current time!
 
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