Does football get started on time?

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  • Thu, May 14, 2020 1:01 PM

    For what it may be worth................We have a family member who works for a company that designs uniforms, and associated fan wear for a bunch of MLB, NBA, NFL teams. In late March/early April all employees were put on furlough with an anticipated  recall sometime in early June.  Well, they all returned last week, focused solely on NFL stuff.

     

    COULD be a positive sign........I sure hope so.

     

    Oh BTW, I saw the Browns "new" stuff back in February, but was sworn to secrecy.

     

    Thu, May 14, 2020 1:43 PM
    posted by Laley23

    (just please no one go posting this on a platform where it could in theory take off, like Twitter or FB, etc — I need my job)

     

    Oops!  Sorry. 
     

     

     

    j/k      :-)

    Thu, May 14, 2020 2:53 PM
    posted by BRF

    Oops!  Sorry. 
     

     

     

    j/k      :-)


    Thu, May 14, 2020 2:55 PM
    posted by iclfan2

    That's pretty cool, thanks for sharing

    The ads are catered for the European soccer leagues and potentially MLS (no contract yet) as well as Nascar/Indycar. They don’t want to pay to have them painted for fans at track who aren’t there, but want them no located where they will be seen on TV. Similar to the hockey ones we do on the glass.

    Thu, May 14, 2020 3:50 PM
    posted by Gardens35

    For what it may be worth................We have a family member who works for a company that designs uniforms, and associated fan wear for a bunch of MLB, NBA, NFL teams. In late March/early April all employees were put on furlough with an anticipated  recall sometime in early June.  Well, they all returned last week, focused solely on NFL stuff.

     

    COULD be a positive sign........I sure hope so.

     

    Oh BTW, I saw the Browns "new" stuff back in February, but was sworn to secrecy.

     

    Rams new uniforms....WOOF

    Thu, May 14, 2020 10:00 PM

    thE OwNeRS DonT HaVE aN ApPeTiTE tO PlaY tHE SeaSon

    Sun, May 17, 2020 8:33 PM
    posted by SportsAndLady

     

    thE OwNeRS DonT HaVE aN ApPeTiTE tO PlaY tHE SeaSon

     

    LOL indeed.  $4B+ in lost revenues from gate receipts alone and it doesn't take a rocket scientist [but perhaps someone with a basic understanding of accounting and sunk costs] to understand they will lose MORE money each game they play without fans.   The owners voted to propose a 50/50 revenue split, which is to say they do have limits on what kind of losses they will accept and don't appear prepared to put on a season unless players take a pay cut.

     

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2020/05/16/major-league-baseball-revenue-loss-report/5207671002/

    "Teams say the proposed method of salvaging a season delayed by the coronavirus pandemic would still cause a $4 billion loss and would give major league players 89% of revenue....They contend they lose more money with each additional game played. The players’ union, however, believes clubs would lose less money with more games...."

    " Now that plans have been formulated to possibly start the season in early July in disinfected stadiums with no gate revenue, at least at the start, MLB says the current economics are not feasible. Players have said they already made a deal and see no need for change. "

    Sun, May 17, 2020 10:26 PM

    I’m surprised they can’t figure out a way to safely play with fans there, especially baseball. Only sit every other row, maybe reserve sections for groups of 2-3, other sections for 4-6, etc. Cap the overall attendance. Depending on your seat, have designated restrooms and entrances/exits and concession stands. Someone isn’t obeying the rules they get a warning and next time they’re banned for the rest of the season. 

    Mon, May 18, 2020 6:23 PM
    posted by friendfromlowry

    I’m surprised they can’t figure out a way to safely play with fans there, especially baseball. Only sit every other row, maybe reserve sections for groups of 2-3, other sections for 4-6, etc.

    I don't know about 4 people, although it's conceivable if you're talking a family of 4.

    I think you could allow 2 seats together, surrounded by a 1-seat buffer.  That would be 2/12, or 16% capacity.  Probably other ways to better optimize it and get to like 20% capacity.  No fans at all seems like an unnecessary overreaction.

    Mon, May 18, 2020 6:48 PM
    posted by gut

    I don't know about 4 people, although it's conceivable if you're talking a family of 4.

    I think you could allow 2 seats together, surrounded by a 1-seat buffer.  That would be 2/12, or 16% capacity.  Probably other ways to better optimize it and get to like 20% capacity.  No fans at all seems like an unnecessary overreaction.

    The whole thing seems like an overreaction 

    Mon, May 18, 2020 7:02 PM
    posted by Ironman92

    The whole thing seems like an overrea

    Yep.

    Tue, May 26, 2020 10:05 PM

    NHL announced today the regular season ending and would start back up with the playoffs but include 24 teams instead of 16. No set date or locations yet but said it wouldn’t be before July 1st. 
     

    I think NFL/NCAA football is played, but might not start on time. 

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