Gloom and doom speculation

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  1. MtownJacket

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    I don't believe that COVID-19 will have a long-term catastrophic effect on sports generally, I think a 1-2 season hiatus is the worst case scenario, but for American football specifically I can imagine a scenario where this is the beginning of a slowly approaching end.

    Football is already under siege due to (perhaps legitimate) health concerns. Recently parents have been less likely to enroll their kids in football. I think there is a possibility that a hiatus will hurt sports already on a decline (football) more than sports on the upswing (soccer).

    Who knows what will happen in reality (maybe COVID-19 dissipates during the summer and doesn't come back), but I wouldn't be surprised if football leagues for kids struggle even more to attract players after a gap. Then that could trickle up to affect future middle and high school teams. If parent and student interest dissipated during that process, the $ could follow 10-20 years down the road.

    Any other gloom and doom speculations to entertain us during quarantine?
     
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  2. whenyousaybud

    whenyousaybud Bill Donaldson IRL @ me and taste steel

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  3. gtg970g

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    Assuming this virus dies down enough by fall to have a football season I think 2020 could be the most popular season on record. People (speaking for myself) are desperate for sports and social activities. I can think of nothing better than college football to fill that need.
     
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    I might could see that if one is a French school like uva or one of the commiefornia institutions.
     
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  7. midatlantech

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    Soccer is pretty tough on the head too and it’s fairly violent too. So is basketball now, hockey, golf when Koepka and DJ fight....

    From eight or nine to high school, we played tackle football as often as possible and walked home pretty beaten up some times.
    Kids are gonna play, families that get into the warrior thing aren’t going anywhere. Snowflakes will play hopscotch.
     
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    It will be fine, it won't go anywhere.
     
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    This too shall pass.
     
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    Deke Everybody relax, I'm here.

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    Due to the push for social distancing, football fields in the future increase in size by 5-10x. "Tackles" occur when a defensive player enters an offensive player's buffer zone (5 yards away).
     
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    I don't really give a öööö about the impact this has on sports.
     
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    If this is gone by fall and we get to have football, especially if the summer is void of baseball, I think we'll see a sharp increase in football attendance. People will be ready to get out and socialize, especially with a big group of like-minded fans.
     
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    CPJ was ahead of the curve with social distancing and football. See OLine play.
     
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    1-2 SEASON hiatus? I don't think so. TBH I'll be surprised if the 2020 football season even gets interrupted. 2-3 months seems a lot more likely to me.
     
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