What does it say that the public is way more skeptical about getting a college football season than the conference commissioners are?
With football season in limbo during the coronavirus pandemic, most Americans don’t expect to see NFL or college football games this fall, according to a recent Harris Poll.
Only 32% think the NFL will have a season and just 24% think college football will be played, according to data released by The Harris Poll, which said it surveyed 1,970 U.S. adults last weekend.
The poll suggested Americans are pessimistic about the ability of sports leagues play during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
14 responses to “Optimism abounds.”
I have no idea who these people being polled are that are pessimistic. The numbers are going up as a lot of people are so optimistic they don’t seem to care. My niece just played in an AAU basketball tourney in Indy. No bubble and only few of the parents had on masks.
Because the public believes everything the media tells them.
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It tells me their poll is about as reliable as political polling.
Did they just interview CFB writers? Because those dudes REALLY don’t want a season this year.
Because UGA will expose those ass wipes for what they really……….ass wipes!
i can not understand Dan Wolken’s whole schtick on this. If i’m USA Today and there’s no season, his ass is canned. Yet he is actively rooting for a situation that may yet cost him his job.
TDS is real, and it’s spectacular.
Look, i take this virus seriously… i’m a mask nazi even, my wife would say. But Dan Wolken is such a little bitch im embarrassed for him.
They all are. It has nothing to do with masks and everything to do with ignoring available data because of what they want to see in the first week of November. Forde, Mandel, Feldman… basically the entirety of CFB writers minus the one guy who adamantly opposes them (Sallee) and the one guy who can’t say what he believes because he works at The Athletic which has become yet another Leftist sports org (Staples). It has nothing to do with anything other than what they want to happen in that first week in November. If they get what they want, we won’t hear another word about it. If they don’t, it’ll be more of the same. This is the world in which we now live. We can’t just enjoy sports for sports. 🤷🏻♂️
It also belongs in the Playpen.
Please develop a vaccine soon you wonderful, glorious nerds. We, the knuckle-draggers, turn to you now, in our hour of need. Please save our sports before we all start dressing in Mad Max outfits and cannibalizing each other. We are sorry. We take it all back. Our fate rests in your hands. You can take our lunch money, just…for the love of God and all that is holy, please give us that vaccine.
Agree with the 24%. Sooo many headwinds pushing against colleges: spread of the virus; younger people getting infected and experiencing complications; the logistics of traveling with a large team & staff; economy will get much worse without continued huge govt payouts; unlikely in-person college classes will be held; failure to thoroughly plan for the season or potential problems; etc. The list could go on and on.
However, I would put the nfl at 90%. They have far fewer teams and centralized leadership that can make decisions quickly and concentrate resources.
Plus the nfl will have the benefit of mlb, mls, and the nba starting earlier to identify problem areas. Whereas colleges may see the same problems, but are slow to respond.
For What it’s Worth:
Coming to a local pharmacy near you in early 2021. Although they are asking for 125,000 test dummies in the coming months. Biggest thing to hit school cafeterias since the1960’s and Dr. Salk’s sugar cube. Actually polio vaccines were started in 54’-55’ but rather than a 23 gauge needles the vaccine was administered by a drop on a sugar cube.
To promote this the March of Dimes was founded In 1938 by Eddie Cantor ( yes he did do blackface in follies in the 20’s ) and all were asked to send your dime to the White House to fund the distribution and end the dreaded paralyzing disease. As many as 20,000 cases per year was disturbingly high total with 1,000’s of others having lifetime symptoms from poliomyelitis before Salk’s vaccine. He immediately made a deal with Pfizer.
It can be accomplished. Is there a moral to this story ? Can America one nation again ?
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