If anything has been certain in the NFL this off-season, its that nothing is certain, at least thats what we have all come to expect in the era of COVID-19. That might not be the case though, as NFL vice president of operations Troy Vincent appeared on The Brian Mitchell Show in Washington D.C. this week and made it sound like things should/could be relatively normal at stadiums around the country come September.
We are planning to have full stadiums until the medical community tells us otherwise,” Vincent said Friday, via NBC Sports Washington. “Now remember when we’re talking — we’re talking about August, September. So there’s a lot that can happen here. So we’re planning for full stadiums.”
Considering that some estimates have stated that nearly HALF of states in the US still have uncontrolled outbreaks of COVID (24, to be exact), I find it hard to believe that anything will be better by September. If anything, things will be much worse, as we’ve seen this week as states have relaxed some restrictions.
People have interpreted that as a sign that all is well, which is why we’ve been inundated with troubling images like these coming out of… in this case California but basically everywhere.
Dont fret, though, as the NFL has a plan for that as well:
“We also know that we have to plan for half [or three-quarters full] stadiums.” Vincent said. “So we’re planning for all of these different scenarios. But first and foremost, we’re making every effort, working with the medical community, if we can have those stadiums with all people until they tell us otherwise when that time comes, that’s our plan.”
This may all be for not, though, as multiple states including California and Texas have told sports leagues to return with ZERO fans. But, at least the NFL is planning, I guess? And giving sports fans hope when we’ve needed it most.
Note: I found this topic on BringMeTheNews.com