College Football Season Looks Doubtful. What Does This Mean for the NFL?

Another one bites the dust.

The big news coming out of the college football world today is that the Big 10 and the Pac 12 have reportedly decided against playing a football season in 2020. That's massive news, and likely puts the entire college football season in severe jeopardy.

Assuming the college season ends up not happening (which as of this writing sure seems to be the most likely scenario), it could impact the NFL in a number of ways.

First and foremost, there's the issue of scouting. There is a whole class of players who are going to be missing an entire year's worth of tape, and who will be presumably heading into the NFL draft next spring not having played the game in almost a year and a half.

For what it's worth, Packers GM Brian Gutekunst appeared to be relatively confident the Packers would be able to handle things on a scouting front:

There's also the issue of whether or not the college season shutting down is foreshadowing a potential shutdown for the NFL.

Let's face it, the NCAA is one of the world's shadiest and greediest athletic organizations, perhaps only behind FIFA and the IOC. If the NCAA of all organizations is willing to give up on its two biggest cash cows in the same year (March Madness and college football), that's a pretty big statement. There are obviously different considerations to take into account here, and there is still signifciantly more money behind the NFL, but it's not a good sign for football in general that college football conferences appear to be willing to make this year a wash.

Yet again, the NFL has the advantage of being the last league to have to deal with the pandemic. Personally, I'm not remotely convinced they're going to manage to safely pull it off, though I'm crossing all my fingers and toes that they do.

It's looking like a fall without Saturday football. The coming weeks will determine the fate of Sunday football as well.

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Tim Backes is a lifelong Packer fan and a contributor to CheeseheadTV. Follow him on Twitter @timbackes for his Packer takes, random musings and Untappd beer check-ins.

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Lphill's picture

August 10, 2020 at 01:44 pm

Thank you Democrat’s and the media for causing mass hysteria.

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justjan's picture

August 10, 2020 at 03:03 pm

Thanks for 163K dead, trump.

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A_Lerxst_in_Packerland's picture

August 10, 2020 at 05:33 pm

Mass hysteria? Really?

160,000 dead and climbing isn’t “fake news”. Not to mention we don’t even know what all of the long-term after effects might be for those who get the virus and recover. Canceling some sports seems prudent given the current situation.

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13TimeChamps's picture

August 10, 2020 at 05:39 pm

He's just a security guard from NYC, that loves coming on Packer sites and agitating. Ignore him.

I agree about not knowing the long term effects of this virus. Expecting football players to risk infecting their families and loved ones, just to entertain us is beyond selfish. Let's be smart.

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Lphill's picture

August 11, 2020 at 01:20 pm

Yes a security guard making 150 k a year , at least I don’t pretend to be a veteran , there’s a law against that.

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13TimeChamps's picture

August 11, 2020 at 01:37 pm

Yes there is a law against that. Interesting how I went to college on the GI bill, got a VA loan for my house, get all my healthcare at the local VAMC, and receive my Veteran's Disability check every month.

I can prove I'm a USMC veteran. Can you prove you're a "NYC cop", like you've falsely claimed on this site numerous times?

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Bure9620's picture

August 10, 2020 at 08:54 pm

The NYU study is eye opening, 78% of Covid-19 patients whom have "recovered," even many in good health are showing signs of heart damage (myocarditis)...the unknown is if this is permanent.......this is not just a respiratory illness.....one of the main reasons the Big Ten is calling the season.....

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edp1959's picture

August 11, 2020 at 05:44 am

You can thank your liberal run states and cities for the majority of those dead.

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Bure9620's picture

August 11, 2020 at 08:17 am

Not per capita......

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13TimeChamps's picture

August 11, 2020 at 08:42 am

And yet the latest 'hotspots' have been Florida, Texas and Arizona. All very red states.

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jannes bjornson's picture

August 11, 2020 at 06:29 pm

How's it going down in Georgia, hambone?

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DenePhillips's picture

August 12, 2020 at 10:45 pm

I'm sure glad you DemonicRATS are so glad to blame every problem that comes around and blame it on Donald Trump. The problem is not with Mr. Trumo it's with you DemonicRATS!!!

TRUMP 2020 !!!

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Bure9620's picture

August 10, 2020 at 03:03 pm

Hysterical

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PaulRosik's picture

August 10, 2020 at 03:19 pm

It is easy to say that if you live in an area that has been lucky enough to be unaffected. Where I live in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas it is a disaster right now. Hospitals are over capacity, they have put up temporary tents in the parking lots, rented portable units from the local school district, leased out vacant hotels and are using the convention center for patients. Medical personnel from all over the state and military teams are in the area. Seriously ill patients are being airlifted 12 hours or more drive time away for treatment. Corona is far too curable to kill off the human race but we are certainly seeing how easy it is to totally overwhelm the medical facilities of an area. Putting 80,000 people together in a stadium would be criminal until this is under better control.

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Lphill's picture

August 10, 2020 at 03:28 pm

I’m in NYC.

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PaulRosik's picture

August 10, 2020 at 04:16 pm

Well you should have some appreciation then. Starr County to the west of me is in a "moral dilemma" level of patients. They have to decide which are more likely to survive when treating new patients much like New York had in March and April. Here the hospitals resemble war zones much like NYC was early on. It does not take millions sick to cause a breakdown of the hospitals. And we should be working to avoid that in other parts of the country.

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Pizzadoc's picture

August 10, 2020 at 09:30 pm

I guess no one you know has died from it.

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nygary's picture

August 10, 2020 at 04:14 pm

Im in NY also. But i wouldn't make covid 19 political like yourself. My wife is a nurse, the hospital where she works was like a war zone with so many dead. People's safety should come first.

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13TimeChamps's picture

August 10, 2020 at 05:41 pm

Lphill...Do you ever wonder why you get so many down votes?

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WMA's picture

August 11, 2020 at 10:11 am

Believe Lphill lives for down votes.

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Lphill's picture

August 11, 2020 at 01:21 pm

Only from fake vet losers like you so it doesn’t bother me .

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13TimeChamps's picture

August 11, 2020 at 01:30 pm

There must be a whole bunch of "fake vet losers" on here then...lol

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Bure9620's picture

August 11, 2020 at 04:50 pm

Thanks for upping the intellectual quality of the dialogue and not resorting to personal attacks.........oh wait

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Qoojo's picture

August 10, 2020 at 06:38 pm

It's called science. Only morons are making it political.

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jannes bjornson's picture

August 11, 2020 at 06:31 pm

Remember boys and girls, Science over Sorcery. Don't drink the Lysol !

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fastmoving's picture

August 11, 2020 at 03:49 am

Thanks Trump for beeing as dumb and hating science just because you dont understand a word. For having by fare the worst numbers in the world, worse than a 3rd world country. Thanks for mass hysteria about immigrants and health care.

Thanks GOP for destroying America and everything it stands for. Even with all debts you still run the economy in to the ground, like we have socialism,

And thanks Lphill reminding us we have a long way to go till the last Fox News hater wakes up. Hate and unmoral is not a opinion.

Maybe you like a criminal tax cheater who never worked a day in his life and has only hate and propaganda. Normal people do not.....

If we do not had the real media, Trump and Fox News would murdered 5M Americans already......

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fastmoving's picture

August 11, 2020 at 03:54 am

So I know you are not a Russian Troll, like the most 10 time posters here, but your mindset is at closed as it gets.
The only difference its that you do not get paid.
You must like to help tearing down what the people here build over the last 200 years

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edp1959's picture

August 11, 2020 at 05:33 am

You mean like "Burn it Down" if they don't do what we want. You BLM Marxist sympathizers are nothing but Communist bigots. You are the Russian troll that hates this country and wants to destroy this great country with your Socialist views.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

August 11, 2020 at 06:15 am

Thanks Republicans for making COVID the 3rd leading cause of death in America when the impact could have been much smaller. Your willful ignorance is truly remarkable.

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edp1959's picture

August 11, 2020 at 09:49 am

NY, NJ and CA are all liberal run states. You are the one that is truly ignorant.

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Bure9620's picture

August 11, 2020 at 05:53 pm

The south has the highest transmission rates per capita, the longest lines for testing. Its is also where ICUs are the most strained, and understaffed and full...Florida, Arizona, Alabama, Texas, South Carolina, Mississippi, Arizona.....I worry for these citizens as many in their state Goverments reject fundamental science

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13TimeChamps's picture

August 11, 2020 at 06:32 pm

"I worry for these citizens as many in their state Governments reject fundamental science"

Ain't that the truth....

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Pizzadoc's picture

August 11, 2020 at 06:50 am

Did people forget about Italy?

As for College football, cancelling it seems like a nod to college being virtual this year, even if it doesn't start that way.

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egbertsouse's picture

August 10, 2020 at 02:27 pm

I thought that all the numb nuts were threatening to leave CHTV because Nagler is a commie or whatever. I sure wish they would.

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dobber's picture

August 10, 2020 at 02:37 pm

I agree: the draft is often a dartboard the way it is, but this makes this year's draft even more of a crap shoot. To be fair, the power conferences are talking about playing in the spring...that might still be wishful thinking. As for fallout, here are my unsolicited musings...

...more freshmen will be ready to play because most of these teams are going to be getting 4-6 weeks of fall camp to replace a fall season (think of it as juiced-up spring practice only in the fall) and these kids will get a full semester plus of supervised training and meals before they get into their season. Most teams are already on campus, and some freshmen came to campus in January. This may push a lot of marginal juniors to declare early (as opposed to the promising ones below).

...a 4-6 game schedule in spring will likely kill the combine and put the onus on pro days for evaluators. Some players may drop off their teams, but many need to have game film and can't afford to miss those games. Many players who normally emerge over the course of a season might not get that chance.

...injuries that might happen in the fall that normally don't impact draft stock could have a major impact in a spring schedule where players will be hurt at draft time and their recoveries less advanced.

...I think a lot of promising juniors and redshirt sophs will stay in school based on limited game film that will drive down their draft stock, leading to a weak 2021 draft.

...the Packers' mid round comp picks that they'll secure as a result of losing players like Martinez, Fackrell, and Bulaga, might not be worth nearly as much due to a weak draft.

...even though I believe the draft in its entirety will be weak, I think we'll see more later picks who become impact players due to limited scouting and injury questions.

...dealing players for 2021 draft picks seems like a really bad idea unless you're getting top 10 picks in return (which won't happen).

In all honesty, I think it's unlikely that there's any spring football, either, since what we're really waiting on is the ability to vaccinate broadly, and college football players would be at or near the end of the priority list (first responders and military --> health care professionals --> teachers --> --> healthy 18-50 year-olds).

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Bure9620's picture

August 10, 2020 at 03:03 pm

Yeah spring football would be nearly unworkable for players getting drafted and moving right into an NFL career after their last college season. Not sure how colleges work this without better testing protocals. As I said cepheid and other companies are requiring providers to get in line for 6-8 weeks for a machine....not sure how college athletic departments can be remotely prepared for broad molecular testing, antibody testing or even the swab for that matter.

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August 10, 2020 at 03:21 pm

That's a good point about the comp picks; pressure on the scouting staff and the front office to perform extra due diligence.

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CheesyTex's picture

August 10, 2020 at 07:04 pm

And, if his point that we'll see more impact players coming from later rounds is accurate, then the Pack will have better odds of catching an impact player with one of the comp picks.

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dobber's picture

August 10, 2020 at 08:27 pm

Cross your fingers!

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Bearmeat's picture

August 10, 2020 at 08:23 pm

Great points, Dobber.

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gkarl's picture

August 10, 2020 at 02:48 pm

If there is no college football this year the conferences, especially the power 5, will be the ones determining that not the NCAA. The NCCA should be very worried that COVID will speed up their lost of control of college sports and the $$$ it generates for them.

While the health risks my be the same or similar for college and pro football players the NFL will probably attempt to have a season. The dollars involved for the teams and players are to big to give up without trying. NFL player can at least opt out and receive some pay. NFL scouting and player development will adjust, the ones really hurt are the amateur athletes in all sports that are having their seasons disrupted or totally lost by COVID.

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Bure9620's picture

August 10, 2020 at 03:05 pm

True, but the SEC having their own season would not be a good look.....

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WMA's picture

August 11, 2020 at 10:31 am

They do not go to class in the SEC so they have nothing else to do but play.

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dobber's picture

August 10, 2020 at 04:08 pm

"the ones really hurt are the amateur athletes in all sports that are having their seasons disrupted or totally lost by COVID."

High school kids in particular change a lot between 16 and 19 years old. There are a lot of kids out there whose chances of going to college and perhaps playing pro football hinge on there being a fall sports season in HS. For all the bad hype that seems to surround college football with regard to recruiting, retention, and graduation rates, there's a community of kids who use this college opportunity to define their lives in real positive ways. I feel for them.

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mbpacker's picture

August 10, 2020 at 03:49 pm

I don't blame college football at all on this. It will take a miracle for a full season of NFL. I would rather shut the season down rather than have to during the season. It's so difficult to want your cake and eat it too! Go Pack Go!

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PaulRosik's picture

August 10, 2020 at 04:10 pm

I agree. What do they think they are going to do when they have a Cardinals situation in the NFL? Some team suddenly has 20 players test positive - what are they going to do?

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dobber's picture

August 10, 2020 at 04:37 pm

It's a potential nightmare situation, but the more I look at it, it's somewhat remarkable that MLB has made it through their summer camps and about 2.5 weeks of travel and 25% of the way through their schedule, and there's really only two teams (Miami and St. Louis) that have been bitten hard. I have no idea what this will look like with an NFL entourage 3 times as large and playing in close quarters, but canceling even one NFL game due to infection likely has a greater impact than a 3-game MLB series.

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mbpacker's picture

August 10, 2020 at 07:12 pm

Yep- I think our country needs to pull together and deal with this virus like it was the Packers vs the Bears. Rather have the pain now than keep this virus going. The experts said the fall heading into winter will be worse than now if we continue on this course. We need to do the dirty work in order to get rid of it, it isn't just going to go away Donald!

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Lphill's picture

August 10, 2020 at 04:23 pm

FYI Packers signed Turner , I guess Nagler is out on a BLM March or something, maybe he will catch up later.

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Bure9620's picture

August 10, 2020 at 04:32 pm

That would be fine

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fastmoving's picture

August 11, 2020 at 04:04 am

Just kneel Lame Phil, would be a beginning. If you a American you should be on every BLM March.
But Im sure you know that. So just grab your wig and put your orange make up on. But most important never read any facts and of course you must hate everyone and everything who is not dumb, russian and orange.

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edp1959's picture

August 11, 2020 at 09:52 am

Go join your BLM pansies in Chicago to loot and destroy innocent peoples lives so you can get your reparations ya Commie Marxist.

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13TimeChamps's picture

August 11, 2020 at 10:01 am

Are you ever happy? Or just miserable 24/7?

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Bure9620's picture

August 11, 2020 at 10:46 am

Glad to see we are so united........

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Lphill's picture

August 11, 2020 at 01:23 pm

Why would I support a Marxist organization?

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jannes bjornson's picture

August 11, 2020 at 06:37 pm

You voted for trump, didn't you.

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Packer_Fan's picture

August 10, 2020 at 04:24 pm

NFL season will be shut down. Just wait when 10-15 players get infected and the games are called off. There won't be a team with all 16 games played. Not that I am in agreement. But games will be canceled. And with this anthem uproar, I am losing interest and don't care.

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IceBowl's picture

August 10, 2020 at 04:28 pm

This football season seems like it will go on ($), but, in my opinion, at the expense of quality and of fans. Heck, 1/2 (?) of any position group can have to quarantine for 2 weeks at any time. Nothing like starting your 3rd string QB or OL for a few weeks.

And the issue of money. Maybe the lawyers and insurers are calling the shots. A couple of real bad cases could turn any team into cash negative. Not too far fetched even for the SEC, The BIG10 or the NFL. Signing waivers will not be a good look either.

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August 10, 2020 at 08:07 pm

I grew up being a HUGE Badgers fan. Then I got my doctorate at UT Austin when they started their post-Colt McCoy slide into very expensive oblivion. I now teach at a very large division one school in the South. The result of seeing under the dirty rug was that I now absolutely hate college football. It's greedy, awful, exploitative and in its current state, the general antithesis of what higher education should be. The only thing it has going for it that a true NFL minor league couldn't manage is getting students degrees. But if you take away the top 50 NCAA powerhouse programs (in other words, all the money) there are still plenty of colleges that would give students scholarships as a true amateur student/athlete (in that order).

I hope the NCAA in general dies a thousand deaths. Shoot it into the sun. Especially college football and men's basketball (the ones that make money). Rowing, volleyball, baseball etc... sports that aren't monetizable in other words and are ACTUALLY amateurism... those can stay.

I'm glad college football is dead for the year. I hope it is the beginning of the end and a true minor-league football alternative can gain a foothold. Starve the NCAA of talent and it dies. The vast majority of the best high school players in the country would prefer a 30k job with a shot at the big league than they would a degree. And those that didn't would become true student-athletes, and not the other way around. Short of people all of a sudden growing a conscience (lol), this is the only way to remove the wolf held by the ears.

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CheesyTex's picture

August 10, 2020 at 07:23 pm

Well said, Bearmeat.

It's time for the NFL and NBA to establish developmental leagues for high school kids that want to pursue pro careers as a first priority.

IMO that college sports fans would still fill the stands to see the athletes who chose to pursue education as a first priority.

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Bure9620's picture

August 10, 2020 at 08:26 pm

Could not agree more Bearmeat. These administrators are now freaking out the gravy train could run out....Revenues have over doubled in the last 20 years and they are now talking about financial calamity....Barry Alvarez in particular is rubbing me the wrong way.....my only hope is this situation results in more protection of student athletes..

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dobber's picture

August 10, 2020 at 08:39 pm

" Starve the NCAA of talent and it dies. "

Baseball and hockey are examples of college sports coexisting with full, active minor league systems. In either case, though, the minor leagues are more vital than the college systems and generally play at a level above the college leagues.

The problem with a true minor league system in football is the expense. Large numbers of players with salaries, facilities, training and coaching staffs on a limited number of games (for revenue) would be far more expensive than other minor league sports that play a huge number of games that help to defray costs with gate, concessions, parking, etc., revenues. What's more, most 18-year-old kids need 2-3 years to develop the level of their play and their physical attributes to be even marginally competitive for a pro job...that level of speculation would be hard to manage, and the number of players in the system would likely require more than one level of play (and hence, expense).

I think the NFL will do whatever it can to help support college football for the reasons you point out. It's had a track record of doing this in the past (see: draft rules and eligibility rules).

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Bearmeat's picture

August 10, 2020 at 08:49 pm

The NFL has every reason to support college football for sure. All of those reasons start with the Benjamins. Free farm system in a high risk sport: what's not to like?

No. The NFL is going to be all about money. At least it's clear about that. And that's fine. It's a job. I don't begrudge anyone their wages - owner or employee. It's more from the college perspective that I get angry.

And you are right that financially, the NCAA will never self-immolate. The only way college football (and the NCAA with it btw) dies is if some minor league football org gets is poop together and offers a watchable product for less cost, while paying its players. A high financial and liability bar to clear for sure.

The NCAA would lose top talent to that, and then college would become gradually more unwatchable (than it already is most of the time imo). That's the only way this dies. Colleges and the NCAA will become more and more like a rabid dog as the man behind the green curtain continues to be shown for the snake-oil-peddling-fool that he is. ;)

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August 11, 2020 at 02:30 am

I don't know anything about college sports and its financing mechanisms. I thought football and basketball were the cash-cows that allowed the other college sports teams to exist?

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Bearmeat's picture

August 11, 2020 at 06:48 am

While the NCAA makes bank on the March Madness tournament, men's basketball actually isn't a cash cow to the schools. Basically, the reason is Title IX. They have to spend the same amount on the women's basketball team as they do on the men's, even though the men make WAY more money. Women's sports in general, are financial losers. College football obviously doesn't have a women's team, so athletics staff and admin at big time college programs are free to use football money however they see fit. Some do use it to fund the athletic general budget but most use it to print money for the university in general and capital campaigns/recruitment fodder. It goes right back into (and solely into) the football program. "All about the kids" my ass.

Yet another reason why college football needs to die.

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dobber's picture

August 11, 2020 at 09:25 am

Directional schools who play in the non-power conferences float their athletics budgets by giving away a couple home games to get beat up by power conference teams. Those paydays are huge for those schools. When the power conferences announced that they were going to conference-only schedules a month ago, the cash cow was gone, and the MAC and Mountain West gave up their seasons before the big boys did this week.

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August 11, 2020 at 11:41 am

yup. Mid-level division one ball is a wanna-be farce, rather than just all-out hypocritical nonsense. The ironic thing is the FCS and Div 3 FB is actually amateurism. These athletes are students first and foremost. Until the playoffs (which btw they have because it's not all conference money driven), the teams rarely leave their region. Regional rivalries are still a thing.

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flackcatcher's picture

August 11, 2020 at 05:55 pm

Stanford gutted their Div 1 sports about three months ago in anticipation of the PAC 12? Canceling football. That's just the beginning. My wife the trial lawyer had her phone, text and emailing flooding her calls for her services. (When I suggested she change her ringtone to lawyers guns and money I got the dirtiest look... :-)

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flackcatcher's picture

August 11, 2020 at 05:47 pm

Tubas. I want my marching Tubas....

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Qoojo's picture

August 10, 2020 at 06:41 pm

and I think this is why the packers traded up to get Love. I think they guessed that this was highly likely.

I suspect that the NFL will forge ahead with an asterisk year, much like hockey and basketball.

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Adorabelle's picture

August 10, 2020 at 09:48 pm

I think it was a big consideration. Take a qb they like now or run the risk of taking one after no season or a short season and even less access to evaluate them than there was this year.

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August 10, 2020 at 10:23 pm

Very possible, and Love happened to fall far enough that his price became palatable. If that was the case, BG was more of a steely-eyed poker player than I gave him credit for.

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Since'61's picture

August 10, 2020 at 08:47 pm

Without a vaccine it’s a good decision to cancel the college football season. The NFL needs to seriously consider if they can complete a season. A few teams with multiple infections will result in canceled games and wreak havoc on the schedule. B

It will be a big embarrassment for the league if they need to cancel the season after just a few weeks. As for the players and coaches they need to consider the risks to their families.

The league is flying blind into this season for no other reason but greed. We’ll see where they are at by the end of this month. That should be decision time. Hope for best, prepare for the worst. Thanks, Since ‘61

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August 10, 2020 at 09:51 pm

I agree it will be difficult to get a full season in. But I will give them the benefit of the doubt that they are seeing if they can do it and adjusting as we all see how it goes.

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Since'61's picture

August 10, 2020 at 11:18 pm

I agree about giving them the benefit of the doubt. To me the concern is that a team could have multiple Covid infections plus numerous players injured just playing the game.

This could make a team or teams totally uncompetitive which would be a threat to the legitimacy of the results.
Another factor, what if numerous officials become infected? Are we ready to return to the era of replacement officials and the impact that would have on the legitimacy of the results?

It could get ugly for the league really quickly. The NFL does not have a very good history of well considered responses to their numerous crises. Thanks, Since ‘61

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

August 11, 2020 at 06:24 am

Indeed, the problem with the NFL is that they bumble their way into the right choice instead of just taking the correct action to begin with. So many examples.

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D.D.Driver's picture

August 11, 2020 at 08:13 am

In the middle of a global pandemic, possibly on a path to a global economic depression, I'm honestly not too worked up about the prospect of replacement referees. Maybe the some journeymen get to play more games than in a normal season. I guess I'm perfectly okay with that.

Cancelling the season won't actually help anything. Instead of players in practice facilities and on the game field, you will have a bunch of rich 20 somethings partying in Miami and Southern California. How does that make anyone "safer"? Everyone involved would be far safer in the team facilities being monitored daily by team doctors. It's not even a close call, here.

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dobber's picture

August 11, 2020 at 09:27 am

Owners will always be able to find someone willing to put on the uniform and take their chances.

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D.D.Driver's picture

August 11, 2020 at 10:38 am

Yes...but the real risk is in brain injuries, spinal injuries, not being able walk or hug your children. COVID seems to have taken on mythological status, but the practical reality here on Earth is: I would rather play flag football with 22 COVID patients than tackle football with 22 healthy NFL players. And, anyone that would make the opposite choice does not understand the risk at issue.

Once you accept the risk of catastrophic brain injury on every play, the marginal risk of COVID is actually pretty negligible. (Really.)

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Tedlyflyfisher's picture

August 10, 2020 at 11:07 pm

Using student athletes as human guinea pigs would be unconscionable. First and foremost, these are kids. We can get back to football when it’s safe to play again.

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flackcatcher's picture

August 11, 2020 at 05:44 pm

As always with Div 1, it's lawyers and money. (I KNOW, guns will sneak their way into too.... :-) As we all know the threat of a lawsuit will move large corporations, when nothing else does. And that's all it took for the power 5 to call it the day. Without the college presidents being proactive because it is too expensive short term, canceling the fall football season was the easy way out. This was never about Convid-19, this was about the legal liability their lawyers saw down the road. Unlike the NFL, there is no union for Div 1 to cut a deal with. So, no deal, no season. And there will be no football until a vaccine is developed. (good news is it coming faster than expected)

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DenePhillips's picture

August 12, 2020 at 10:46 pm

No NFL this year guys.

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ConnorLee's picture

August 20, 2020 at 11:51 am

Athletes should be in the first place as well as their education, not someone's ambitions. So, students should, first of all, think about studying, and not about new season during pandemic. And they can use https://essayontime.com.au/assignment-help-perth if they need help. The football season is not the most important thing.

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