Opening day for the shortened 2020 Major League Baseball season was less than a week ago, but the league is already facing its first major crisis while playing during the pandemic as 11 Marlins players and coaches have reportedly tested positive.
With the uptick in positive tests, two games scheduled for Monday have been postponed. The Marlins home opener against the Orioles and the Phillies series opener against the Yankees as the Marlins outbreak began after (or during) their recent series in Philadelphia.
As things seem to be unfolding at a rapid rate in the MLB, it put even more of an emphasis on the questions surrounding the upcoming NFL season and whether or not team sports can actually return safely without a ‘bubble’ in place.
Colin Cowherd elected to react to the question surrounding the NFL season and it’s clear he has an optimistic outlook when it comes to football being played this year. The Fox Sports host emphasized that the lack of travel for NFL teams will play a huge role as will the fact that some states are becoming more restrictive when it comes to public health recommendations and regulations.
Hey doomsday sports media — NFL is going to have a season. Only eight roadies is a huge reason why. MLB travel adds huge roadblock NFL doesn’t face. Also — states getting MORE restrictive helps NFL. Takes away options. Facility to home. Rinse and repeat.
— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) July 27, 2020
You, me, Cowherd, and everyone else don’t really know what the 2020 NFL season will look like. When it comes down to it, the only thing we actually know about the season is that preseason games won’t be played, that’s about it.
You can’t fault Cowherd and his optimistic outlook on the season just like you can’t fault the ‘doomsday media’ for painting a negative narrative about the season because we really don’t know all that much at this point.