And baseball is a sport that comes with a lot of natural social distancing. Football is the total opposite with linemen in each other's faces, breathing hard, all game long.I think it’s going to be a miracle if the NFL is able to pull off a full season using all 32 venues.
Major League Baseball is seeing this first hand with the Marlins situation.
First wave has to end for there to be a second oneIt started with the NCAA canceling the tournament. Now with the MLB (and looking at The Marlins), the season could be canceled. COVID 19 experts are saying that the second wave of Corona will hit. I wouldn't be surprised if the NCAA and NFL cancel games for fans or season.
The NFL has a chance to learn from the other leagues, but I doubt they will. The NHL and NBA are seeing greater success with the bubble concept, while MLB looks like it is faltering. Clearly, the baseball players are catching it from outside sources and bringing it into the clubhouse where it is spreading. The bubble concept is having much greater success in isolating the players and keep the virus out. If the NFL wants a season, they will have to follow that model. It’s too late to hope it will just pass, because that’s not how viruses work. If they want a full season, they need to learn from these other leagues that are already out in front.Baseball’s failure foreshadows the preemption of the NFL season.
The NFL has twice the number of players, social distancing doesn’t go with the sport and the travel will raise risks further.
The thought of going through the draft next year with Washington holding a top 5 pick with its 2-5 record in a shortened season is just too ironic.