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    Kirk Herbstreit Says NFL And NCAA Football Should Be Postponed

    This is bad for football fans ... ESPN star Kirk Herbstreit says he'd be "shocked" if there was NFL or college football in 2020 -- explaining it's just too dangerous with the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The "College Gameday" host went on ESPN radio late Thursday and spelled out why he's so pessimistic about seeing America's biggest sport on the biggest stages.

    "I'll be shocked if we have NFL football this fall, if we have college football. I'll be so surprised if that happens," Kirk said.

    "Just because from what I understand, people that I listen to, you're 12 to 18 months from a [coronavirus] vaccine. I don't know how you let these guys go into locker rooms and let stadiums be filled up and how you can play ball. I just don't know how you can do it with the optics of it."

    Kirk said if he was the NFL commish or in charge of the NCAA, he would shut it down ASAP -- "Next thing you know you got a locker room full of guys that are sick. And that's on your watch? I wouldn't want to have that."

    "As much as I hate to say it, I think we're scratching the surface of where this thing's gonna go."

    Kirk also says he doesn't think people realize how much time college and NFL coaches need to properly prepare their teams for the long season.

    "You don't all of the sudden come up with something in July or August and say, 'Okay we're good to go' and turn 'em loose!"
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    He is right.
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    fuckin scary times

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    A few weeks ago posters here were saying sports would be shut down for 1 year. Sounded crazy at the time, now maybe not...
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    This guy needs to grow up. Football continues as scheduled. corona virus will be long gone by June. Then we don't have to worry about it again until next winter
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    So Manfred says they’re targeting a May-June return to action for the MLB.....but Kirk Herbstreit thinks we won’t even have a football season next fall???
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    What Approval Rating do you give Kirk Herbstreit's comments that he'd be shocked if we have NFL or college football this fall?
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    They could have sports but with no fans. The risk of spreading it is too much especially in college football were everyone is packed in stadium like sardines.
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    wonder what football players feel about what he said knowing their sport and the tackling it takes. are players nervous?

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    This shitte is not going away. Get to the store and get what you can now. Stock up. Hoard.

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    There's 0 chance any County or State is opening up any subsidized or owned arena before May 15.

    That's the end of NBA for sure.

    It's a shortened MLB season IF they start by June 1. If the "proposed" start is July or August I really dont see the point in even having a season unless you push all late season games into the Spring Training cities and play thru Nov 30.

    NCAAFB is probably safe for now

    NFL probably safe for now. Football we don't need to start panicking till end of July.

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    i dont see a stadium opening up to people until they know the outbreak in their state has slowed down drastically or even stopped, depending on the state

    and with that i still think they social distance fans for awhile

    don't see this anytime soon before june 1st based on estimates unless NY here we hit apex and slow down like we hear we will

    also depends on if they have the test to see who has had it

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    i'm a cfb fanatic so this is tough to imagine.

    that said, there was no spring practice. fall practice (it's called "fall" but starts in summer) will most likely be delayed. this puts the players at risk of injury as they are able to lift weights and exercise at home right now but putting on pads and hitting is a much different animal.

    safety first. bravo to Kirk for coming out and saying this even though his life revolves around CFB

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaFats View Post
    There's 0 chance any County or State is opening up any subsidized or owned arena before May 15.

    That's the end of NBA for sure.

    It's a shortened MLB season IF they start by June 1. If the "proposed" start is July or August I really dont see the point in even having a season unless you push all late season games into the Spring Training cities and play thru Nov 30.

    NCAAFB is probably safe for now

    NFL probably safe for now. Football we don't need to start panicking till end of July.
    MLB is planning for a 32 game regular season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    MLB is planning for a 32 game regular season.
    GTGOH LOL

    32 game season then what, 25 game post season lol

    Itd be something if a shit team like Baltimore got an early jump and won 22 of 35 to take pennant lol

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    Just move all NFL teams to LA for the season so you won’t have to worry about fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaFats View Post
    GTGOH LOL

    32 game season then what, 25 game post season lol

    Itd be something if a shit team like Baltimore got an early jump and won 22 of 35 to take pennant lol
    Lol. That's what I read in the athletic yesterday.
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    SBR may as well just close shop until at least NEW YEARS

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    Its March. Why even being this stuff up so early

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    That is hard to imagine.

    But I do think the more readily the COVID 19 tests become available to the general public like drive thru testing etc. and quicker results ( I believe they are 45 min diagnosis now) then we can determine who has the virus and who doesn’t on mass scale. Then the sooner a definitive isolation can take place for those with the virus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmc View Post
    That is hard to imagine.

    But I do think the more readily the COVID 19 tests become available to the general public like drive thru testing etc. and quicker results ( I believe they are 45 min diagnosis now) then we can determine who has the virus and who doesn’t on mass scale. Then the sooner a definitive isolation can take place for those with the virus.

    More testing = death rate (%) decreases

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    kirk is h i s t o r y

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    I agree 100% about College Football.....If the universities are shut down the players are not there to practice. There will be no school in 2020 so forget about college sports. NBA and NHL are done until the start of the new season in October (without fans)...same for the NFL

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    Respect Kirk, but we are 3 months away from this call. Even the most informed say that the world’s data can’t be properly interpreted yet
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    Scary

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeggieDog View Post
    This shitte is not going away. Get to the store and get what you can now. Stock up. Hoard.
    I hope that is sarcasm. Telling people to hoard should get you banned.

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    I mean i hope not but i totally agree with what he says, he has a great point they can't just go out there and start. No time for game plans or conditioning especially for the rookies. New QB's in a new system, getting use to the O Line and same with receivers etc... Goes for all players picked up traded or drafted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teecee View Post
    I hope that is sarcasm. Telling people to hoard should get you banned.
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    So church by Easter but no football in 2020?

    Who ya going to believe ----Trump or Kirk?

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    Disney just announced their parks are closed indefinitely. Does that sound like things are looking good?

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    Haha Veggie No SB means no saying "IM GOING TO DISNEY LAND"

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    Kirk kerbstreit is a fcking pussy. Get someone else in the booth to call the game
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    Quote Originally Posted by GUMMO77 View Post
    So church by Easter but no football in 2020?

    Who ya going to believe ----Trump or Kirk?
    Kirk of course
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    this comment doesn't relate to football.


    won't seeing things start to get cancelled/postponed in the fall be very bad for the stock market....... or is that already "baked in"?

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