Are you kidding me?! A whole year without football?!
Unfortunately, that could happen, according to Dr. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert.
He basically poured cold water Thursday on football fans’ hopes of seeing some action this year, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Dr. Fauci told CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta “it would be very hard to see how football is able to be played this fall.”
“If there is a second wave, which is certainly a possibility and which would be complicated by the predictable flu season, football may not happen this year,” Fauci added.
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A spokesperson for the NFL has not offered any response yet.
Fauci’s statement comes after several players from the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans were reported earlier this week to have tested positive for COVID-19.
Ezekiel Elliott, the start running back for the Cowboys, was among those who was reported to have tested positive.
Think about this: A season without football, which is the primary way college athletic departments make money, could stretch school budgets and cause additional cuts to other sports that generate less revenue.
Let’s hope Dr. Fauci is wrong!