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By Marc Lawrence — According to ESPN, as the NBA waits until May to formally reassess its shutdown due to the corona virus pandemic, commissioner Adam Silver has encouraged all of the league’s employees to present ideas and concepts for a potential return to play. In that vein, various executives and team medical personnel have been discussing possible protocols to get players ready for games, wherever they could be staged. One of the ideas that has been proposed is a 25-day program for players to go through before they resume game play, sources told ESPN. Under the plan, players would go through an 11-day stretch of individual workouts in which they could maintain some measure of social distancing while ramping up training and activity. Then, if permitted by medical officials, the idea would be to allow for a two-week training camp with entire teams participating. Read more here.
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The NBA’s contrived H-O-R-S-E event was the product of what league’s due when the faucet has been turned off. With players putting up shots before virtual cameras in various locations – outdoors and on indoor courts – it was the farthest thing from a competitive sporting event. It was like watch players on vacation attempting to be competitive. The league rolled the dice and came up shooting craps instead. And if you were betting on the outcomes I strongly suggest you put this number in your contact list immediately: 1-888-ADMIT-IT … you may have a problem.

Grinding Out The Profits
From the 2020 PLAYBOOK Football Preview Guide magazine: Prior to 2019, since 1990 there had been only eight first-year college football head coaches that suffered a winless season. Six of them returned the following season. Each and every team improved SUATS the next year, going 27-45 SU and 36-39-1 ATS overall as opposed to 0-69 SU and 16-50 ATS the previous campaign. Akron and Tom Arth will dress up in that role this season.
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