The NFL has officially created an opt-out for the 2020 season.
Well, not for athletes, for fans.
And the league didn’t do it either, but teams are starting to provide the option for their fans. The Seattle Seahawks sent out an email on Thursday that they are providing several different options regarding current season ticket holders.
Seahawks have become the latest NFL team to offer season ticket holders to either get a refund for the 2020 season or keep the credit on account for 2021 renewal. E-mail sent to season-ticket holders earlier today. pic.twitter.com/RHvve8TUhF— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) July 9, 2020
Basically for those interested in cashing out on this year but keeping their spot available for next year they’ve got that ability.
I am particularly fond of the “Wait and See” option, as it signals a change in corporations nationwide that’s long overdue. Too many times have I tried “Wait and See” on things like paying for dinner, taking a final, or whether a certain berry is poisonous, and been ridiculed or denied. Hopefully this cultural shift gains popularity soon as I have a mortgage I’d like to Wait and See about paying this year.
It’s the latest in a week that feels a bit like mid-March when the entire sports world crumbled before our eyes in a manner of days. NCAA, MLB, NBA, and now the NFL have all had snags or bizarre rules come out in their attempt to restart everything.
On a teleconference with reporters, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said he is no longer "cautiously optimistic" about a football season being held this fall. "I'm very concerned."— Joey Kaufman (@joeyrkaufman) July 9, 2020
Then of course there’s always the former San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh approach, which is, um, optimistic?
Jim Harbaugh, on moving forward with plans for fall football season: "COVID is part of our society. It wasn’t caused by football or caused by sports. There’s no expert view right now that I’m aware of that sports is going to make that worse."— Austin Meek (@byAustinMeek) July 8, 2020
Famed epidemiologist and renowned accomplisher of long-range goals* Jim Harbaugh believes that since sports did not cause COVID it cannot make them worse.
*Harbaugh has yet to head coach longer than four years
Sports also did not cause my betting problem, probably.
Anyway, the news keeps streaming, and opinions abound. We’d love to hear from you, how have the last couple of months shaped your level of confidence regarding professional football come September?
2020 NFL season still on?
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Wait and See