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Mon Aug 3, 2020, 07:11 AM

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson tests positive for Covid-19Article title

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(CNN) Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has tested positive for Covid-19, the team announced in a statement Sunday. Pederson is "asymptomatic and doing well," the Eagles' statement read. He is in self-quarantine and in communication with the team's medical staff.

"Any individuals in close contact with Pederson at our facility have been notified and will continue with daily testing procedures and compliance with all protocols before returning to the facility," the statement read.

Pederson contracting the virus adds to growing concerns about the upcoming season. NFL teams already began reporting to training camps in July, but Commissioner Roger Goodell canceled the preseason out of an abundance of caution. The season is scheduled to begin on Thursday, September 10.

Dr. Myron Rolle, a third-year neurosurgeon resident at Massachusetts General Hospital and former NFL safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans, told CNN more time is needed before players, teams or fans return to stadiums. "I do not think it's safe to return right now," Rolle said. "I think the NFL should delay the sport or cancel it this year to allow the wonderful women and men on the front lines to really get ahead of this pandemic and make it safe for everyone to come back to the sport."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/03/us/philadelphia-eagles-head-coach-doug-pederson-coronavirus-spt-trnd/index.html



I heard this last night as I was about to go to bed, where ESPN was reporting it and the local news radio reported as a breaking story. They just started training camp last week.

The NFL has no bubble and MLB doesn't have one either. And unfortunately, despite the NBA's purported "bubble", players are allowed out for "personal reasons" and have ended up getting infected (and then that fact becomes unmentionable in the media after the initial reports).

Meanwhile the NHL in their own bubble, hasn't had any infections reported that I am aware of and hopefully it stays that way.

I also want to note that the entire Sport Industrial Complex, including the many thousands of sports reporters, have appeared to try to downplay much of what is going on with players testing positive, most likely because their own livelihoods are on the line. The sports media were essentially without work for 4 months and had been chomping at the bits to get back to reporting again.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 08:33 AM

1. The seasons need to be cancelled

And the sports media needs to pivot to other work. There are tons of stories upon which they could use their talents.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 08:58 AM

2. What made me livid about this was the article I just saw in the Philly Inquirer

(from last night) that had this excerpt -

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson tests positive for coronavirus

by EJ Smith, Les Bowen and Jeff McLane, Posted: August 2, 2020- 9:04 PM

/snip

Pederson was believed to have contracted the virus from outside the facility, according to ESPN. Pederson said just last week, as the Eagles continued to bring players in for training camp, that he felt “extremely safe” at the team facility in South Philadelphia. He praised the new protocols put in place by the NFL.

“I feel extremely safe,” Pederson said. “Obviously, coming into it, there might have been some skepticism about the testing and the screening that goes on. But this is very thorough. When you’re here, you get tested in the morning, you’ve got a screening process you have to go through to get into the building, wearing masks in the building everywhere we go, I feel extremely safe. “This is our bubble, right here in NovaCare.”

But the NFL’s return won’t be in a “bubble” similar to the environments constructed by the NBA, NHL, and MLS. Coaches and players are permitted to leave the NovaCare and return to their homes and are free to socialize without contact tracing.

/snip

https://www.inquirer.com/eagles/coronavirus-doug-pederson-covid-19-philadelphia-eagles-20200802.html


The idiotic mentality appears to be that somehow, they truly believe that when they go into the practice facility/stadium "bubble", that they are automatically cleansed of all contact that they had OUTSIDE OF THE FACILITY! This stupidity of "I'm safe here" and then when they go home for the night, they act as if the facility also shields them along their entire route home and from every other place they go when not there.



The Philadelphia Health Director has already been swamped dealing with the damn Marlins and half their team being infected and eventually bused back to Florida after quarantining here for 5 days, let alone the couple of Phillies staffers/coaches also infected, and now here comes the NFL.

I think the only bubble that seems to have "held" so far are the two NHL ones in Canada (because the NBA and MLS bubbles have had some breaches already and both are down in the coronavirus nightmare state).

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 09:02 AM

3. That Siren Song of

TV revenue is a compelling one.

It’s all about the money.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 09:35 AM

4. Exactly right.



And one might add radio revenue too since many baseball games are broadcast on radio, which was their "traditional" mode of broadcast from days past. So the color analysts have excelled at doing the play-by-plays for a game that is essentially "guys just standing around" 90% of time, and turn that into something exciting.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 09:36 AM

5. Precisely

I don't follow sports and had forgotten about radio being important to baseball. Thanks!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 10:16 AM

6. No football this year.

Any league that tries will shut down very quickly.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 12:26 PM

7. The NFL and MLB are woefully lost.

 

No attempt at bubbles, no season. Obviously those two sports are a lot harder to do such a thing.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 12:48 PM

8. Each NFL team basically only plays one game a week (barring a couple Sunday/Thursday short weeks)

so they don't have the kind of "grueling" schedule that all the other sports have (mainly because their sport is very physical when it comes to player-contact sports). Maybe that is why they didn't think it would be so bad leaving their facility bubbles (i.e., spread between teams should technically be less). But that negates the fact that the intra-team infections would still happen regardless of whether they are home or away and whether they play once a week or a couple days a week.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 12:51 PM

9. There is no bubble. The virus is a monster and is everywhere.

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