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There will be football, probably not with fans, but we're to a point now where economics are and should be taken into consideration and cancelling a football season would cripple many small businesses in these cities. Not sure if Green Bay itself could survive TBH. Not to mention the thought of owners passing up billions in TV revenue willingly which has no chance of happening.

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39 minutes ago, Packerraymond said:

There will be football, probably not with fans, but we're to a point now where economics are and should be taken into consideration and cancelling a football season would cripple many small businesses in these cities. Not sure if Green Bay itself could survive TBH. Not to mention the thought of owners passing up billions in TV revenue willingly which has no chance of happening.

If there aren't any fans, Green Bay businesses would be in the same situation as if there were not a season, no?

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40 minutes ago, Packerraymond said:

Not to mention the thought of owners passing up billions in TV revenue willingly which has no chance of happening.

It quite the powerful driver isn't it ?
GB the team will be fine; they have an emergency fund for this exact scenario. But the hotels, bars, restaurants etc don't have hundreds of millions set aside to get them through this pandemic. If the NFL plays the games without the fans, it helps the owners but it really doesn't help the local economies as noted by the spaceman

The players will be motivated for Game 1, that's when their salary for the season becomes guaranteed. After that, we'll see what happens.

Edited by Shanedorf

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7 minutes ago, SpacemanSpiff said:

If there aren't any fans, Green Bay businesses would be in the same situation as if there were not a season, no?

No people will still buy beer pizza chips to watch at home. No sports and kiss non chain pizza goodbye.

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Ian Rapoport -  NFL Chief Doc Allen Sills: "We're setting up a very ambitious testing program.” He notes that "testing alone will not be sufficient to keep everyone healthy. It’s vitally important to keep social distances and use masks when possible."

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My guess is preseason gets cut altogether. They need to increase the roster size allow cut day into the season like week 4. Tbh rescheduling every one's schedule where teams don't need to travel as much. Group teams into bubbles for 4 weeks then move to the next grouped bubble. 

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I echo the sentiment that the NFL will happen this season. There is too much money at stake not to. 

Players will get sick but the show must go on. Players will just need to isolate themselves from at risk family members until the end. Its unfortunate but it thats what they will have to do. There are plenty of couples out there who are quarantining apart, nurses where their spouse is in an at risk group, and those people are not making anywhere near the amount that even the rookies are getting paid. 

If they need to rent a one bedroom apartment somewhere, then thats what they need to do. 

 The TV ratings will be astronomical. 

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3 minutes ago, 49erurtaza said:

My guess is preseason gets cut altogether. They need to increase the roster size allow cut day into the season like week 4. Tbh rescheduling every one's schedule where teams don't need to travel as much. Group teams into bubbles for 4 weeks then move to the next grouped bubble. 

the bubble isnt feasible. You are talking 100+ people for traveling parties. So thats like 3500 people. You also have no where to actually play multiple games at the same time in the same city. You cant just play in some random college stadium because a lot of them werent designed for the same TV/broadcasts that modern stadiums are.

It sounds great... until you really dive into it. just not going to work. It didnt even work for baseball, who has clusters of professional sized stadiums in arizona and florida for spring training. 

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7 minutes ago, N4L said:

the bubble isnt feasible. You are talking 100+ people for traveling parties. So thats like 3500 people. You also have no where to actually play multiple games at the same time in the same city. You cant just play in some random college stadium because a lot of them werent designed for the same TV/broadcasts that modern stadiums are.

It sounds great... until you really dive into it. just not going to work. It didnt even work for baseball, who has clusters of professional sized stadiums in arizona and florida for spring training. 

I'm talking about moving 4-6 teams into one bubble create 5-8 bubbles every 4 weeks you can move the teams. We have space for 2-3 games a week in a bubble. We don't need to group 32 teams together.

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Just now, 49erurtaza said:

I'm talking about moving 4-6 teams into one bubble create 5-8 bubbles every 4 weeks you can move the teams. We have space for 2-3 games a week in a bubble. We don't need to group 32 teams together.

I understood what you meant, but its still not feasible. where do you expect to put '5-8 bubbles' ?? There isnt the infrastructure anywhere to make this a viable option. 

That is putting too many eggs in the same basket. You cant have a 4 week bubble. thats not how a bubble would work. by the time the bubble actually was known to be 'safe' (2 weeks after entering with no positive tests) the players would leave a few weeks later.

It sounds great until you actually try and figure out the logistics.  

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2 minutes ago, N4L said:

I understood what you meant, but its still not feasible. where do you expect to put '5-8 bubbles' ?? There isnt the infrastructure anywhere to make this a viable option. 

That is putting too many eggs in the same basket. You cant have a 4 week bubble. thats not how a bubble would work. by the time the bubble actually was known to be 'safe' (2 weeks after entering with no positive tests) the players would leave a few weeks later.

It sounds great until you actually try and figure out the logistics.  

Yeah I get what your saying 

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18 minutes ago, N4L said:

the bubble isnt feasible. You are talking 100+ people for traveling parties.

Refs, grounds crew, TV people, security, IT etc.
It takes hundreds and hundreds of non-players to put on an NFL game even without the fans
 

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Phase 1

1 preseason game with no fans.

Start season 3 weeks early

Weeks 1-3 division games.  (4 team bubbles) 

Increase crowd capacity each week up to 50%

If a game ends with players testing positive for covid 19 the next week, postpone that division games.

 

2 week bye for everyone to reevaluate. 

 

Phase 2

Weeks 4-7 common division conference games.  (8 team bubbles)

2 week bye for everyone,  reevaluate. Makeup games from earlier missed games if any.

Again if players test positive, postpone both division effected. 

Phase 3

Weeks 8-16 

Rest of the schedule with 1 more bye week unless makeupgames needed.  Last 3 division games favored towards last few weeks.

 

2 weeks for makeup games if needed.

Playoffs 

Hopefully normal?????????

 

 

 

Edited by Piquel

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Got a bad feeling we're going to get 4-6 weeks into the season and Joe Shmoh will test positive and they'll suspend the season until the all clear, which probably won't come.

Stupid covid 😒

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