If it’s bad enough they have to postpone and ultimately cut the bye week I can’t see any way they’ll do that to teams, even though that aspect wasn’t covered in the article. Plus you’d have to consider international travel will probably still be frowned upon and if the fans in the UK can’t attend anything live either what’s the point?Sucks for the teams that have to play games in London (if they play in London this year). Usually, you get a bye week after London for logistical reasons. And the Jacksonville Jaguars play TWO home games in London now. Fukt, royally.
UEFA have a couple of World Cup qualifier match days scheduled for June 2021 to be rescheduled because of the new conflict with Euro 2020. Everything is going to be condensed...I guess in a sense it’s almost a good thing the 2022 WC is in Qatar and already had to be pushed back to winter instead of summer of that year.How is that going to work for the 2021-2022 season and going forward? Will they chase the off year for the rest of life? lol
Yeah I would imagine in that scenario London is not hosting gamesIf it’s bad enough they have to postpone and ultimately cut the bye week I can’t see any way they’ll do that to teams, even though that aspect wasn’t covered in the article. Plus you’d have to consider international travel will probably still be frowned upon and if the fans in the UK can’t attend anything live either what’s the point?
Sorry to disappoint you but NASCAR starts tomorrow and I am so excitedThat's it, man.
Time to give up sports for at least this year. Even if it does restart, championships won would carry the unnecessary asterisk.
If at all, run exhibitions games/races and such instead.
Supercross is slated to come back TWICE A WEEK on May 31st. Races to be run on Wednesday and Sundays from May 31st to June 21.
Without live audience, obviously. This is one way to get a full season in. I'm all in!
It's going to be awfully weird watching NBA Finals games played in an empty Milk House with the atmosphere of an Orlando Summer League game.
Season formats for consideration:
— Advance directly to playoffs: (16 teams, four rounds, best-of-seven series) with postseason teams based on standings as of March 12
— A “Playoffs Plus” option: Expanding the number of teams with the opportunity to play, either through holding a play-in tournament to determine the final seed(s) in playoffs, to be played by “bubble teams” or replacing the first round of the playoffs with a group stage.
— If “Playoffs Plus” — how many teams should return to play: 18, 20, 22 or 24?
— Resume regular season with all 30 teams: All teams plays same number of games.
— Resume regular season with all 30 teams, plus play-in: All teams play same number of games, followed by play-in tournament for the final seed(s) and traditional playoffs.
— “Playoffs Plus” play-in format options: Play-in tournament featuring bubble teams for 8th seed; play-in tournament for 7th and 8th seed; or group stage that replaces first round of playoffs and all participating in groups (each team plays two games against each group opponent and top two teams from each group advances to traditional second round).
Scrimmage games prior to any restart:
— 2, 3, 4, or 5
Total regular season games:
— 72 or 76
— Traditional (East/West) or reseed all teams
Latest possible date for finish:
— Labor Day, Sept. 15, Oct. 1, Oct. 15 or Nov. 1
This feels like an eternity away. I’m glad they’re getting close to a formal solution but lord is it going to be a long wait, but hopefully worthwhile. I do find it odd that would potentially put MNF and a Finals Game 7 against each other, which ESPN/ABC would seemingly want no part of.