NFL fans got their first dose of reality when it comes to Covid-19 when it was announced yesterday that the August Hall of Fame Game between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers has been cancelled.
Here’s a quote about the decision-making from David Baker, president and CEO of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (Source ESPN).
“The health and safety of our Hall of Famers, fans and volunteers who make Enshrinement Week so special remains our top priority. The Hall will honor the Centennial Class of 2020 next August, along with what promises to be an equally spectacular Class of 2021, as part of a multi-day celebration of football with an atmosphere that will deliver for fans ‘Twice the Fun in 2021.”
While this news might send a chill up the spines of football fans, there is no reason to get too alarmed right now. Many pundits are speculating that the preseason could be reduced for all teams, with up to half of it cancelled, but that hopefully would be the worst of it.
The NFL seems very committed to playing all regular season games, even if it means no fans in the stands and extra players on each squad to accommodate for any players who are forced to sit out after getting the Coronavirus
NFL Week 1 and Future Odds already released at WPN Sportsbooks
Those looking to get a jumpstart on the season are advised to look at the odds already released at the Winning Poker Network Sportsbooks. For example, you can bet right now on the huge Week 1 matchup between Drew Brees’s Saints and Tom Brady’s Buccaneers. New Orleans is a 4-point home favorite.
There are also tons of future odds, including each division and conference, plus the Super Bowl.