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The virus on league business

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So if things go as they have looked like they seem to be trending and the league has to cancel the season how are the players paid?  There are not the 17 weeks of the season that each check comes out.  Do they keep the whole 90 man roster for the yr?  I was just curious how they execute this.

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No as they the veterans make millions it is the younger players and ones not millionaires that need to be furloughed.

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MV5BYjcwNjc4N2QtZmUwOS00NzM1LWIzNmMtZTJi "let's take a peek at the future....  Here's a possible scenario to holding games this fall...."

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it was refreshing Monday to see the Miami Dolphins publicly discuss contingency plans that would limit crowds to 15,000 and make other significant changes to the game day experience to account for social distancing. ........In an interview with "Good Morning America," Dolphins president Tom Garfinkel outlined a number of ways in which attending football games might look different for the time being, including new processes for ingress and egress, cleanliness measures for the building and a system for concessions where food would be ordered from a seat and picked up rather than people waiting in lines. ................If you want to come to a game, you have to wear a mask. People are going to be sitting staggered every few seats. You’re going to have to pick up your beer at a specific time. You won’t be able to leave in the middle of the fourth quarter to beat traffic but rather exit when your row is called. These would be big changes, but they’re honest proposals —...........https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/columnist/dan-wolken/2020/05/04/dolphins-plan-host-fans-amid-coronavirus-practical-refreshing/3078932001/

 

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Another step forward! It may seem like and "ant step" but they must be as careful as possible.

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The step-by-step requirements are:

  • Local and state government officials must consent to reopening.
  • The team must implement all operational guidelines set by the league to minimize the risk of virus transmission among employees.
  • Each club must acquire adequate amounts of needed supplies as prescribed by the league.
  • An Infection Response Team with a written plan for newly diagnosed coronavirus cases.
  • An Infection Control Officer to oversee all aspects of the implementation of the listed guidelines.
  • Each employee who returns to work at the club facility must receive COVID-19 safety and hygiene training prior to using the facility, and agree to report health information to the ICO.
  • The response team must consist of a local physician with expertise in common infectious disease principles; the team physician can fill that role. Also on the response team will be the infection control officer, the team’s head athletic trainer; the team physician, if he or she is not serving as the local physician; the human resources director; the team’s chief of security; its mental health clinician or someone with equivalent clinical expertise; and a member of the club’s operations staff such as the facility manager.

The league also is establishing workplace protocols that require face coverings unless a person is in a closed office. The orders also stress minimum contact, sufficient distancing, the gradual and phased return to in-person work, and continued “telework” and remote meetings to reduce the number of people at the facility. That includes adjusted hours and even shifts across all employees.

Business travel is discouraged unless essential. Visitors and service providers on site will be limited and there will be no direct contact with fans — no retail activity or in-person ticket sales.

Employees, including players, of course, will be encouraged to take their temperature routinely at home before heading to the team facility and to remain at home if their temperature is elevated. There will be daily screenings for all employees reporting to work, as well as visitors, contractors, and service providers who enter the club facility.

“We will continue to work in a deliberate and thoughtful way to plan for the 2020 season, including with [Thursday night’s] schedule release,” Goodell said, “and we will be prepared to address any contingencies as they arise.”....https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/nfl/bs-sp-nfl-reopening-facilities-protocol-20200507-k37yfivu7jesnjomci4heco3vm-story.html

 

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So, another Titan player has tested positive, total in that org is now what 22, 23. This after these highly paid players held their own private work out, against the "law" of the land and of the NFL..

Pats now have 2 players with covid, if we believe their numbers (who doesn't thonk they will cheat this system) odds are KC is bound to have some too as highly infectious as this thing is...

 

How many games will they move, now they are talking about forfeits for breaking protocols.. But that raises another issue, players are not paid for games forfeited.... Maybe they can file for the extra unemployment of $600 per week...

The media is all over the White House for their lack of protocals with covid, why they silent on the NFL and what little they are doing must be about money & popularity..

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On 10/8/2020 at 5:19 PM, tsylvester said:

 

The media is all over the White House for their lack of protocals with covid, why they silent on the NFL and what little they are doing must be about money & popularity..

Well they should both know better and do better but my guess is the media is all over the White House because they are elected officials and supposedly leaders and the other is a sports league. Last I heard the sports league wasn't responsible for giving out false information, politicizing and mocking safety measures, and downplaying the seriousness of the disease - all of which contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths. Many which would have been avoidable.

That's my guess anyway...

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They locked down the country, mandated companies make products, medical, that were outside their norm. They advised us on how best to protect our selves. No, I am not a Trump supporter, and yes, they should have stopped the rhetoric, but what exactly more did you want them to do? We are getting a vaccine in about a year or less for this, which, if you know anything about how the medical works, you would know how incredible that is to have now.

Meanwhile, the NFL has watched how MLB, NBA & NHL have handled this situation and witnessed how unusually contagious, long sitting symptoms this virus has and now, we are learning that some who get it have long lasting, irreparable health issues. Unlike the other sports, football cannot play double headers, cannot play 2 games in 5 days for normal health reasons.

Now you add in this virus, and without the work outs a body needs to not only get in game shape, but to train the muscles, tendons etc you want them now to skip practices and play a Tusday night game and follow up with a Sunday game?

The quality of play this year is terrible so far, it may improve as the season goes on, and as we are seeing, these pro athletes, are not sticking with the guidlines you & I are expected to follow, nor are they sticking with the guidelines the league has mandated. What is the league doing about it? Nothing, yet.

 

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They should have done what other countries that gotvto the other side did.  When intelligence says this is coming start hardening boarders.   If traveling from another country you have to quarantine for a period to prevent transmission.   But if you were lacks you then push for a national shutdown and then implement the hardening of boarders once clear of the virus.

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I hear ya spen, I just needed to vent... The misinformation comes from the media as well.

 

Papa, people were outraged and not following protocols when this thing was bad, they screamed when we locked down. Imagine what would have happened if they shut things down in January, or February, before this got bad.

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10 minutes ago, tsylvester said:

Papa, people were outraged and not following protocols when this thing was bad, they screamed when we locked down. Imagine what would have happened if they shut things down in January, or February, before this got bad.

More people would have been prepared?  

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Well with this virus, even shutting the boarders down would not work. The incubation period is weeks not days, people can have no symptoms and still oass it on. Would lives haave been saved? Sure, how many? No way of honestly knowing.

Back in March they saod half a million people would die by years end, it doesn't look like we will make that mark.

But to brong this back on topic, sorry, as I said I just needed to vent, putting fans in the stands as some colleges are now doing, as some NFL teams plan to do in the next month is likely to cause this to flair up again.

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5 hours ago, tsylvester said:

Back in March they saod half a million people would die by years end, it doesn't look like we will make that mark.

Who? Where? Any of the projections I recall were far lower. Even March forecasts I pull now are much lower. I can find a CDC worst case model from March that tracked with a 200,000 death total but experts didn't think we'd get there. We did. Its amazing what lies and mismanagement can do.  

Continue to do. Some models have us over 400,000 by the end of the year.

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