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2020-11-28 9:04:25 AM  
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2020-11-28 9:17:26 AM  
Ravens fault.
 
2020-11-28 9:30:54 AM  
Except for the games. We're playing those
 
2020-11-28 9:40:26 AM  
A forfeit is still a game according to the rules, and goes down in the record book a 2-0 loss for the team that didn't show.

If it's a game the players get paid and we can't have that...
 
2020-11-28 11:00:10 AM  

IgG4: A forfeit is still a game according to the rules, and goes down in the record book a 2-0 loss for the team that didn't show.

If it's a game the players get paid and we can't have that...


Correct me if I'm wrong here but in many other sports there are minor leagues from which a team strapped for players could call up someone to come play, possibly on a try-out or one day contact sort of thing, so there wouldn't be a problem if some number of regular team players went down all at once. I realize the NFL has "practice squads" but really now.

Imagine the joy of someone having to call up Johnny Manziel "hey grab your shiat, we need you to start tomorrow".  Wouldn't you start popping the popcorn for that fiasco immediately?

"The entire offense of the Cleveland Browns is out due to COVID, we replaced them with the Toledo Glass, let's see what happens!"
 
2020-11-28 11:02:27 AM  
Yeah, still having the games on Sunday, though. It's just an attempt to look like they're doing the right thing without actually doing the right thing.
 
2020-11-28 11:20:45 AM  

Gubbo: Except for the games. We're playing those


It makes more sense to pause for two weeks starting right frigging now, and start bubbling up the league.
 
2020-11-28 11:21:32 AM  

SoupGuru: Yeah, still having the games on Sunday, though. It's just an attempt to look like they're doing the right thing without actually doing the right thing.


Gotta keep the masses entertained.  With very little new stuff on TV what else is left besides sports?
 
2020-11-28 11:27:32 AM  

null: IgG4: A forfeit is still a game according to the rules, and goes down in the record book a 2-0 loss for the team that didn't show.

If it's a game the players get paid and we can't have that...

Correct me if I'm wrong here but in many other sports there are minor leagues from which a team strapped for players could call up someone to come play, possibly on a try-out or one day contact sort of thing, so there wouldn't be a problem if some number of regular team players went down all at once. I realize the NFL has "practice squads" but really now.

Imagine the joy of someone having to call up Johnny Manziel "hey grab your shiat, we need you to start tomorrow".  Wouldn't you start popping the popcorn for that fiasco immediately?

"The entire offense of the Cleveland Browns is out due to COVID, we replaced them with the Toledo Glass, let's see what happens!"


Johnny has a lot shiat to grab: cocaine, meth, alcohol, uppers, downers, zingers, and Subby's mom.
 
2020-11-28 11:27:34 AM  

bluorangefyre: Gubbo: Except for the games. We're playing those

It makes more sense to pause for two weeks starting right frigging now, and start bubbling up the league.


They didn't want a bubble in the first place and argued it's nigh-impossible given the sheer number of people who would have to be inside the bubble.

NFL: 55 players
NBA: 15 players
NHL: 23 players
MLB: 28 players
MLS: 30 players

Plus the associated trainers, coaches, medical personnel, assistants, etc.

There's a good question on how many people you plan to lock away from their families in a bubble for 5 or so months, and how much you'd have to pay them to do that.

I'm certainly not defending the NFL's choices, just here to point out the differences in scale between NFL and other leagues in team size and support staff size and the choices you have to make based on that.
 
2020-11-28 11:33:42 AM  

null: bluorangefyre: Gubbo: Except for the games. We're playing those

It makes more sense to pause for two weeks starting right frigging now, and start bubbling up the league.

They didn't want a bubble in the first place and argued it's nigh-impossible given the sheer number of people who would have to be inside the bubble.

NFL: 55 players
NBA: 15 players
NHL: 23 players
MLB: 28 players
MLS: 30 players

Plus the associated trainers, coaches, medical personnel, assistants, etc.

There's a good question on how many people you plan to lock away from their families in a bubble for 5 or so months, and how much you'd have to pay them to do that.

I'm certainly not defending the NFL's choices, just here to point out the differences in scale between NFL and other leagues in team size and support staff size and the choices you have to make based on that.


Football teams are just so stupidly huge. Maybe it's a sign of how much money they make. I swear each position has at least three coaches. For God's sake, they used to have someone hold the cable for the head coach's headset. Not to mention the guys squirting water into players' mouths. Just ridiculous.
 
2020-11-28 11:40:48 AM  

bluorangefyre: Gubbo: Except for the games. We're playing those

It makes more sense to pause for two weeks starting right frigging now, and start bubbling up the league.


The league made it very clear that they wanted the season to be as normal as possible. If they wanted to build in breaks and bye weeks and whatever for the special circumstances, they could have. But they really didn't want to.

A 2 week pause? Not a chance.

/that would be 31 billionaires admitting they were wrong
 
2020-11-28 11:42:18 AM  

SoupGuru: It's just an attempt to look like they're doing the right thing without actually doing the right thing.


That sentence sums up everything the NFL has done over the last decade in a nutshell.
 
2020-11-28 11:44:13 AM  

Outshined_One: SoupGuru: It's just an attempt to look like they're doing the right thing without actually doing the right thing.

That sentence sums up everything the NFL has done over the last decade in a nutshell.


You mean the people who paraded out veterans and made the stadiums look like something out of a North Korean propagandists wet dream were actually taking money from the military to do these things?
 
2020-11-28 11:44:24 AM  

Gubbo: bluorangefyre: Gubbo: Except for the games. We're playing those

It makes more sense to pause for two weeks starting right frigging now, and start bubbling up the league.

The league made it very clear that they wanted the season to be as normal as possible. If they wanted to build in breaks and bye weeks and whatever for the special circumstances, they could have. But they really didn't want to.

A 2 week pause? Not a chance.

/that would be 31 billionaires admitting they were wrong


Don't forget that Cheetolini would be screaming at the league about how there is no outbreak and they should be playing and how they're making America look bad and so on and the NFL would be doing the math on 73 million morons not watching games and not buying season tickets and not buying Truck Nuts in the colors of their favorite teams.
 
2020-11-28 12:36:08 PM  
Screw it, shut it down, then my Bears can't make me any sadder.
 
2020-11-28 1:14:03 PM  
Just cancel the rest of the season and make the Giants the Super Bowl champions. It's clear that's where the season is headed.
 
2020-11-28 1:17:27 PM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Just cancel the rest of the season and make the Giants the Super Bowl champions. It's clear that's where the season is headed.


How's life in your reality?
 
2020-11-28 1:20:07 PM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Just cancel the rest of the season and make the Giants the Super Bowl champions. It's clear that's where the season is headed.


*puts hand on hip, glares over my glasses*
Those are some serious drugs you're on, son.

Lol at the NFL, yeah, 2 days of closing facilities will solve everything.
*eye roll*

Shut it all down like the misleading headline says, the level of stupidity for greed is so. sad.
 
2020-11-28 1:28:49 PM  
i said this in early October and it bears repeating. Shut the league down for 4 weeks. Put everyone in self isolation. Play the Superb Owl in March.
 
2020-11-28 1:30:53 PM  
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2020-11-28 1:36:04 PM  

downstairs: Ravens fault.


Orange Guy and his indoctrination of "Masks aren't manly and neither are precautions" caused the outbreak.
 
2020-11-28 1:48:14 PM  
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So much for "MAKE THEM FORFEIT!!!11"

/Seriously though, may everyone under COVID protocol present and future make it through okay.
 
2020-11-28 1:49:58 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: downstairs: Ravens fault.

Orange Guy and his indoctrination of "Masks aren't manly and neither are precautions" caused the outbreak.


I've always found it so odd that an obese, insecure, draft-dodging, big city trust fund kid has become the role model for what is 'tough.'  It just goes to show how much the tough guy persona is all words, and not deeds.

/it's compensation all the way from their stupid minivans-for-the-insecure masquerading as monster trucks to being too cool to give a shiat about public health
 
2020-11-28 1:56:02 PM  
Full NFL season in 2020? Not Farking Likely.
 
2020-11-28 2:09:31 PM  

OkieDookie: Full NFL season in 2020? Not Farking Likely.


Anything to screw over the Browns.  Oh shiat they are 7-3 and in the playoff race?  SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING!
 
2020-11-28 2:10:37 PM  
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woosies!

/jk
 
2020-11-28 2:13:56 PM  

null: OkieDookie: Full NFL season in 2020? Not Farking Likely.

Anything to screw over the Browns.  Oh shiat they are 7-3 and in the playoff race?  SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING!


Paranoid much?
 
2020-11-28 2:54:30 PM  

Kick The Chair: [Fark user image image 425x239]

woosies!

/jk


Wussies?
 
2020-11-28 2:55:49 PM  

Kick The Chair: [Fark user image image 425x239]

woosies!

/jk


It's worth remembering that the tough guy old school warrior ethos football players of 1932 decided to play the first NFL playoff game indoors because it was too farking cold outside to take a leak, let alone play football.
 
2020-11-28 3:32:47 PM  

bluorangefyre: Gubbo: Except for the games. We're playing those

It makes more sense to pause for two weeks starting right frigging now, and start bubbling up the league.


Do you want a March Superb Owl? Do you?!? Huh?!?!?

/...actually, what the fark does it matter when the Owl flies...especially with the NBA and NHL starting much later than usual anyway...
 
2020-11-28 3:38:40 PM  
Should have gone in a bubble.
 
2020-11-28 4:21:46 PM  
Hmm when they started in September, I thought they'd be shut down by thanksgiving. Look like I was a bit pessimistic, but they'll get there.
 
2020-11-28 4:33:45 PM  

bluorangefyre: Gubbo: Except for the games. We're playing those

It makes more sense to pause for two weeks starting right frigging now, and start bubbling up the league.


But a two week shutdown would involve cancelling games or moving the super bowl. They only have one week they will be willing to play with (due to the cancelled pro-bowl).

The only way they quit playing is if superstars start dying.
 
2020-11-28 4:42:41 PM  

djloid2010: Kick The Chair: [Fark user image image 425x239]

woosies!

/jk

Wussies?


yeah that too ;)
 
2020-11-28 5:06:43 PM  

dywed88: But a two week shutdown would involve cancelling games or moving the super bowl. They only have one week they will be willing to play with (due to the cancelled pro-bowl).

The only way they quit playing is if superstars start dying.


They have two weeks to play with.  They could also have only one extra week between the conference finals and the superb owl.  The league and fans would just loose a week of lame hype.
 
2020-11-28 5:10:06 PM  
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Looks like Bills/Niners and WFT/Niners will be moved somewhere else.
 
2020-11-28 5:13:54 PM  

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Looks like Bills/Niners and WFT/Niners will be moved somewhere else.


There's always Oakland.
 
2020-11-28 5:21:10 PM  

ariseatex: [scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net image 582x184]

Looks like Bills/Niners and WFT/Niners will be moved somewhere else.


Wouldn't be surprised if the same thing happened to the Rams and Chargers.

The NFL would have to be completely stupid to not be considering some sort of bubble scenario for the playoffs .
 
2020-11-28 5:21:18 PM  
And in more NFL news, Trubisky and Darnold are starting QBs this weekend.
 
2020-11-28 5:27:37 PM  

Muta: dywed88: But a two week shutdown would involve cancelling games or moving the super bowl. They only have one week they will be willing to play with (due to the cancelled pro-bowl).

The only way they quit playing is if superstars start dying.

They have two weeks to play with.  They could also have only one extra week between the conference finals and the superb owl.  The league and fans would just loose a week of lame hype.


What two weeks?

As far as I am aware the only weekend between now and the planned Super Bowl without games scheduled is the week between the conference championships and the Super Bowl.

My guess is that they push back the earlier rounds to fill that week and you have one week for makeup games.

You are getting any more time off without giving up games or moving the Super Bowl. And despite how that should be done, the NFL isn't interested in doing so.
 
2020-11-28 5:39:41 PM  

OkieDookie: And in more NFL news, Trubisky and Darnold are starting QBs this weekend.


Obligatory Kaepernick namecheck.

But seriously, are there no free agent QBs left on the planet?  Fark, give Joe Namath some Advil and send him out there.
 
2020-11-28 5:49:17 PM  

OkieDookie: And in more NFL news, Trubisky and Darnold are starting QBs this weekend.


And for contact tracing reasons after a backup QB tested positive for COVID (but is asymptomatic), all other Broncos QBs got pulled from practice today and there's no idea if they'll have a QB tomorrow vs the Saints
 
2020-11-28 5:55:23 PM  

desertgeek: OkieDookie: And in more NFL news, Trubisky and Darnold are starting QBs this weekend.

And for contact tracing reasons after a backup QB tested positive for COVID (but is asymptomatic), all other Broncos QBs got pulled from practice today and there's no idea if they'll have a QB tomorrow vs the Saints


Having a QB won't make any difference. - Newt.
 
2020-11-28 6:06:06 PM  
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All the QBs on the Broncos' roster are ineligible to play Sunday against the Saints after being deemed high-risk, close contacts, sources tell ESPN.
None were wearing masks at the time of exposure, per source.
 
2020-11-28 6:10:13 PM  
Watching the news, now 20 Ravens have Covid.

If I could, I'd stay home until spring thaw.
Stay safe, everyone.
 
2020-11-28 6:41:32 PM  
And now the Broncos have no QB's for the game vs the Saints. All three were maskless when in contact with a coach who tested positive.https://twitter.com/adamsche​fter/statu​s/1332824644538208256?s=21
 
2020-11-28 6:56:08 PM  

Altitude5280: And now the Broncos have no QB's for the game vs the Saints. All three were maskless when in contact with a coach who tested positive.https://twitter.com/adamschef​ter/status/1332824644538208256?s=21


I'm starting to think that they're all Trumpers, every single one of them.
SCIENCE IS NOT OPTIONAL.
 
2020-11-28 6:57:16 PM  

Your_Huckleberry: ariseatex: [scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net image 582x184]

Looks like Bills/Niners and WFT/Niners will be moved somewhere else.

Wouldn't be surprised if the same thing happened to the Rams and Chargers.

The NFL would have to be completely stupid to not be considering some sort of bubble scenario for the playoffs .


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2020-11-28 7:00:56 PM  
All of Denver's QBs just made the covid list
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