By Marc Lawrence — We can all agree that there is too much money at stake to lose an entire football season. CBS Sports notes that not long ago, the NFL was carrying on with its day-to-day business while MLB was entrenched in a frustrating labor dispute that was becoming increasingly bitter and public. Now, those roles are almost entirely reversed. As baseball is gearing up to play and find some normalcy, the NFL is steadily approaching a potentially ugly standoff between players and the league. As discussed yesterday, the players want the league to establish clear COVID-19 protocols before they agree to show up to training camps, which are slated to start this week, and they’re becoming quite vocal in order to put more pressure on the NFL. CBS went on to report that one anonymous NFC GM said, “There is still a lot to be worked out. I figure there is a grievance and maybe we get it worked out in time to start in mid-August. I’d guess one preseason game and I bet we end up doing a 12 game schedule. I don’t know that – no one does right now. But that’s how I think it will play out.” Read more here.
ESPN reports that the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association said Monday that coronavirus tests of 346 players at the league’s bubble campus in Orlando, Florida, since July 13 have yielded zero positive results. When the league announced its initial batch of tests in the “bubble” on July 13, it said that two of 322 players tested came back positive. During these troubled times, I’ll gladly take 0-for-346. And with it, kudos to the NBA as its exhaustive measures behind the Disney World Bubble seems to be working. NBA games are set to resume July 30 after being halted in mid-March amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Grinding Out The Profits
2020 PLAYBOOK Football Preview Guide magazine reports: When the 2020 NFL season resumes in September it’s worth knowing that the Kansas City Chiefs (10-2), Detroit Lions (6-1) and LA Rams (6-1) own the best overall ATS streaks this month, whereas the Miami Dolphins (0-5) and Philadelphia Eagles (1-6) have labored the most of late.