Prepare for SATURDAY NFL GAMES (OPINION)

Prepare for SATURDAY NFL GAMES (OPINION)

  • As a nfl fan over college, I have always been jealous of the college fans that could enjoy a bunch of adult beverages while rooting on their teams and go into work Monday fresh as a daisy.... now I have enjoyed plenty of beers on a Sunday but my mondays are somewhat intense and each beverage is also a “Ah god, tomorrow won’t feel so great”.... cheers to the nfl dominating the weekends this fall, and college football dominating the spring.

  • Discussion
  • Good opportunity for the NFL to split up the games. Possibly most if not all available to view for free? I mean if they keep the Thursday and Monday night slots and split Saturday and Sunday. Should be able to watch most if not all.

  • dawgwolfjr said... (original post)Good opportunity for the NFL to split up the games. Possibly most if not all available to view for free? I mean if they keep the Thursday and Mon...

    It would be glorious

  • We have a dozen of older threads my reply could go in, but I'll do it here. I'm trying to be positive. I thought it could be pulled-off with some setbacks....but with the positive COVID cases in MLB, NFL and NCAA, is a season really a reality? Look at all the games already postponed in baseball. I'm all for trying to opening things up, but things are looking sub-par in baseball. How will the teams make up all the postponed COVID related games that have already happened in a shortened season? I honestly don't see how MLB can pull this off based on what is already happening. NBA seems to be handling it with the "dome" concept...but how can that be replicated with the bigger rosters in the NBA and NFL? My gut tells me we're in for a dissapointment. I'd be thrilled if they can pull it off.

  • topdawg29 said... (original post)We have a dozen of older threads my reply could go in, but I'll do it here. I'm trying to be positive. I thought it could be pulled-off ...

    Can’t really compare the MLB schedule to the NFL schedule. And I’m not sure what the relatively low amount of positive cases in the NFL demonstrates.

  • topdawg29 said... (original post)We have a dozen of older threads my reply could go in, but I'll do it here. I'm trying to be positive. I thought it could be pulled-off ...

    The death rate continues to fall. All other sports are now playing. NFL will play full season.

  • College was always going to be the hardest to pull off with the added factor of the students involved. I still personally feel that the NFL will be alright. My thing with college postponing until spring is does that mean they are going to turn right back around and play again in the fall? Obviously though a lot wouldn't be playing that are entering the draft as it would be around the same time.

    This post was edited by dawgwolfjr 5 months ago

  • bringbackjohnny said... (original post)The death rate continues to fall. All other sports are now playing. NFL will play full season.

    NFL will pull it off.... NCAAFb won’t

    The mlb folks are known to party a ton- I think they got a little too confident too early....

  • dawgwolfjr said... (original post)College was always going to be the hardest to pull off with the added factor of the students involved. I still personally feel that the NFL will ...

    Maybe they play in the spring forever? Wouldn’t be a terrible thing

  • Ole1Sock said... (original post)Can’t really compare the MLB schedule to the NFL schedule. And I’m not sure what the relatively low amount of positive cases in the NFL demonstrate...

    No disrespect...How is it different? MLB is having major problems. NCAA is having problems. I don't see how anyone can a have postive forecast.

  • topdawg29 said... (original post)No disrespect...How is it different? MLB is having major problems. NCAA is having problems. I don't see how anyone can a have postive forecas...

    I find it noteworthy that the issues in MLB have basically been isolated to one or two teams. The MLB also plays almost 4X as many games as the NFL so it seems like the missed games snowball quickly.

    MLS AND NHL are bubbled but they are still playing. It’s not close to all bad news.

    I don’t think there’s any way you pull it off without any hitches, so why would I despair over hitches unless they were catastrophic?

    This post was edited by Ole1Sock 5 months ago

  • dawgwolfjr said... (original post)Good opportunity for the NFL to split up the games. Possibly most if not all available to view for free? I mean if they keep the Thursday and Mon...

    That's a good point. More network games. They can recoup some of their lost attendance money. I hope they don't bump some of them to NFL Network, since that's not available to all without a subscription.

  • topdawg29 said... (original post)We have a dozen of older threads my reply could go in, but I'll do it here. I'm trying to be positive. I thought it could be pulled-off ...

    Yes, the season is happening. You talk about baseball like it's been a failure - 4 teams out of the entire league have been hit hard (games wise) and everybody else has played pretty much all of them.

  • Ole1Sock said... (original post)I find it noteworthy that the issues in MLB have basically been isolated to one or two teams. The MLB also plays almost 4X as many games as the NFL ...

    Yeah, they screwed up. Nightclub in Atlanta. Casino in St. Louis. These are important lessons, but still 85% of the league hasn't missed games. So... yeah. That's reality. If the worst case scenario is that 15% of the teams are impacted, screw 'em. Hope it's not us.

  • TomServo said... (original post)Yes, the season is happening. You talk about baseball like it's been a failure - 4 teams out of the entire league have been hit hard (games wi...

    Uhh...4 teams out of the league have have been hit hard in a shortened season...I'll wait for your, and the league's remedy, on how to balance a 60 game season when a team has to make up twelve or fourteen games...and make a logical season out of this. Your're a smart guy Servo...The world is staring at you. 7,800,000,000 people are awaiting your solution.

  • TomServo said... (original post)That's a good point. More network games. They can recoup some of their lost attendance money. I hope they don't bump some of them to NFL ...

    They will recoup major dollars if the broadcaster groups fight for those dollars over Friday night games and national Saturday games

  • Once padded practice starts and guys are swapping bodily fluids, we'll have a much better idea as to how this will actually go.

    This post was edited by buckydawg92 5 months ago

  • buckydawg92 said... (original post)Once padded practice starts and guys are swapping bodily fluids, we'll have a much better idea as to how this will actually go.


    But the broncos just spray a shower of disinfectant over their players when they are done lol.
  • Ole1Sock said... (original post)I find it noteworthy that the issues in MLB have basically been isolated to one or two teams. The MLB also plays almost 4X as many games as the NFL ...

    While the issues with MLB are related to a handful of teams, it shows that all it takes is a couple of knuckleheads to really screw things up. And that's what it comes down to for all of pro sports. The players and other individuals involved have to take precautions and police themselves. MLS, the NHL, and the NBA appear to be pulling things off with use of the bubble concept. It's too early to make judgments on MLB, but things are not off to a smooth start. I think it could go either way for them.

    College sports are screwed in my opinion, and I've thought so since the spring. I don't think they'll play this fall. They'll try to play in the spring but there will have to be a vaccine or something significant will have to change with the virus to allow that to happen even then.

    Pulling off an NFL season is going to be a huge challenge. I think they'll find a way, but there will be some guys that just won't follow guidelines or good advice. It will come down to how many of those there are.

  • The Bubble or going to Europe is the only way to do it or do people think football players are somehow smarter than baseball players. How many people think K. Winslow would have stayed home during the season? It's disaster just waiting to happen.

  • mythrand said... (original post)The Bubble or going to Europe is the only way to do it or do people think football players are somehow smarter than baseball players. How many peop...

    I’d you’re going to be irresponsible then you could catch Covid in Europe, too.

    This post was edited by Ole1Sock 5 months ago

  • mythrand said... (original post)The Bubble or going to Europe is the only way to do it or do people think football players are somehow smarter than baseball players. How many peop...

    I'm sure Europeans would love that. They have done a good job of controlling this thing. The last thing they need is a bunch of overpaid, irresponsible athletes to go over there and spread the virus. And that's exactly what would happen.

  • mythrand said... (original post)The Bubble or going to Europe is the only way to do it or do people think football players are somehow smarter than baseball players. How many peop...

    They’re not going to Europe or any other continent. I could see some sort of regional bubble concept playing out, but outside of that, there isn’t much else they can do.

  • Having Saturdays available could also help with an expanded bubble plan. If you have games spread out from Thursday through Monday, you may not need as many stadiums as you may have before.

  • NFL won't complete a season. I'll take large bets to anyone that is willing.

  • dawgwolfjr said... (original post)Having Saturdays available could also help with an expanded bubble plan. If you have games spread out from Thursday through Monday, you may not n...

    I would think so. A lot of work for grounds crews, though, to support something like that. But spreading out the games would likely help to minimize travel.