2020 Pats: Cam Tests Positive

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Don't see how they could play Monday or Tuesday. What is an extra day or two going to do? Isn't this plow ahead strategy what contributed to the Titans outbreak?
It gives time for a second round of negative tests for the rest of the Pats. Everyone but Cam tested negative already in the most recent test.
 

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A game here, a game there can be worked out. But unless they bubble the teams, and it might be too late for that, things will eventually be unmanageable
 

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The assumption here is going to be that Cam got it first but that is not necessarily the right assumption. He could have gotten it from someone else on the team who has not yet tested positive but soon will. That he is the QB actually seems to make this not unreasonable since he has more contact than many others on the team I would think.
I completely agree. BB just said the other day that Cam is a constant presence in the building. He could have caught it from any number of people (and then spread it around, unfortunately).
 

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I completely agree. BB just said the other day that Cam is a constant presence in the building. He could have caught it from any number of people (and then spread it around, unfortunately).
Yeah, Cam is probably the most social person on the team. I’m surprised no more negative tests, to be honest.
 

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A game here, a game there can be worked out. But unless they bubble the teams, and it might be too late for that, things will eventually be unmanageable
I said it another thread during week one, but training camps are like mini-bubbles for each team, so it actually wasn't all that surprising that the NFL made it to the start of the season relatively unscathed. The true test was always going to be once the season started and teams began traveling. So far the results are, uh, not great.
 

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The real surprise is that Bill let Cam Attend the ACB nomination.
A+++

To add substance: imagine the counterfactual where one Viking tested positive this week (that's what really blew the Cardinals story into the stratosphere, I think). No way would this game happen. I think the NFL and the NFLPA are basing a lot on one game situation. But they're the ones taking the risks, and I would have postponed all sports, so I'm clearly too conservative.
 

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They got rid of the pre super bowl bye the year of 9/11, right? Feel like that’s a certainty and additional makeup weeks are inevitable.
 

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They could tack a few weeks on at the end and give us the dream scenario of a Super Bowl MLK weekend, on a non-worknight. Give a taste of that once and we're never going back.
 

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They got rid of the pre super bowl bye the year of 9/11, right? Feel like that’s a certainty and additional makeup weeks are inevitable.
I believe the reason they didn't push the Superbowl back one week is because the Superdome was booked for a massive conference the following week. Should be no such scheduling conflicts next Spring for the NFL to do anything they want with schedule manipulation.
 

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I've always felt the biggest challenge for the NFL was the number of people involved on each team. There must be somewhere north of 200 people for each team between players, coaches, assistants, and other clubhouse and stadium personnel.

I believe the reason they didn't push the Superbowl back one week is because the Superdome was booked for a massive conference the following week. Should be no such scheduling conflicts next Spring for the NFL to do anything they want with schedule manipulation.
I thought NFL did actually get that conference postponed by a week; it was an auto dealers' conference if I'm not mistaken, which was a big deal, as it usually happens just prior to the big sales push that begins on President's Day weekend.
 

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literally cannot believe i'm on a plane right now to kc. lots of pats fans on the plane too. i know this isn't about me, but to vent, this year is just trash. we'll have to figure out what to do in kc for a couple of days if need be but dang.
Kind of the risk you take when you buy tickets to a game in the middle of a pandemic when half the teams aren't even allowing fans.
 

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I thought NFL did actually get that conference postponed by a week; it was an auto dealers' conference if I'm not mistaken, which was a big deal, as it usually happens just prior to the big sales push that begins on President's Day weekend.
There was no bye week prior to the Super Bowl that year. There was massive negotiations, I understand the Ford family which owns the Lions helped quite a bit.

Anyway, the Super Bowl was pushed. And in this case, it can be pushed and I believe the NFL will get as many extra weeks as they need.
 

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literally cannot believe i'm on a plane right now to kc. lots of pats fans on the plane too. i know this isn't about me, but to vent, this year is just trash. we'll have to figure out what to do in kc for a couple of days if need be but dang.

Are the museums (Negro League, Jazz, World War I) open?

Eat lots of BBQ if you're not a vegetarian.
 

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Is there a case anywhere of transmission during a game? I don't know. If I were a Chiefs fan, playing the Pats without Newton (on one day's notice) sounds pretty good in and of itself.
Is transmission between teams even all that relevant? An outbreak within a team seems like enough to throw a season into chaos and- as noted above- the time between the first Titans positive and the latest positives was six days.
 

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Why didn't the virus consider how boring my life is and that this game was all I had to look forward to this week?
 

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They could tack a few weeks on at the end and give us the dream scenario of a Super Bowl MLK weekend, on a non-worknight. Give a taste of that once and we're never going back.
How would tacking weeks on to the end get us to MLK weekend? That’s in January and the SB is in February. The Conference Championship games typically happen on MLK weekend, though.
 

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literally cannot believe i'm on a plane right now to kc. lots of pats fans on the plane too. i know this isn't about me, but to vent, this year is just trash. we'll have to figure out what to do in kc for a couple of days if need be but dang.
I feel your pain. KC weather during the AFC CG is much colder.

I'd walk around the Plaza area. If too many unmasked and undistanced there, I'm sure the MCI parking lot is fairly empty.
Overland Park and Olathe are decent suburbs IIRC, but without a car, it kinda sucks.

Can you ask the flight attendants on seeing if you can get on the plane back?
 

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That does not sound like a coincidence.

But seriously just cancel the game. Some teams will play 16 games and some will play 14 or 15. Lets not overthink this. It’s not the end of the world if they do that.
Moving the Super Bowl back by a couple of weeks is even easier.
 

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I feel your pain. KC weather during the AFC CG is much colder.

I'd walk around the Plaza area. If too many unmasked and undistanced there, I'm sure the MCI parking lot is fairly empty.
Overland Park and Olathe are decent suburbs IIRC, but without a car, it kinda sucks.

Can you ask the flight attendants on seeing if you can get on the plane back?
Kansas has a mask mandate, so that side of KC should be ok, I'm not sure about the Missouri side.
 

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literally cannot believe i'm on a plane right now to kc. lots of pats fans on the plane too. i know this isn't about me, but to vent, this year is just trash. we'll have to figure out what to do in kc for a couple of days if need be but dang.
So sorry, man. That totally sucks
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So sorry, man. That totally sucks
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thanks. we rebooked to weds am just in case and are looking for things to do here in the meantime. especially somewhere to watch the games tomorrow.
 

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I feel your pain. KC weather during the AFC CG is much colder.

I'd walk around the Plaza area. If too many unmasked and undistanced there, I'm sure the MCI parking lot is fairly empty.
Overland Park and Olathe are decent suburbs IIRC, but without a car, it kinda sucks.

Can you ask the flight attendants on seeing if you can get on the plane back?
nah, we're gonna stick around still make the most of it.
 

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thanks. we rebooked to weds am just in case and are looking for things to do here in the meantime. especially somewhere to watch the games tomorrow.
maybe your hotel room, where you can stay the F away from the mouth breathers?
 

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i'm a veg, but going to a bbq place called char tonight that has lots of good veggie options. so i'm excited. :)
NLBM is open. Definitely worth a visit
Are Gates BBQ and Arthur Bryant's still there? It was almost 20 years ago when I was last there but those were like the dueling legendary KC barbeque places and they were both fantastic. I think I read one of them closed.
Bryant’s is amazing
 

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Moving the Super Bowl back by a couple of weeks is even easier.
I get that that’s an option that MAY be easy. But until you know how many games you are going to need to make up for how many teams and whether or not there are outbreaks in the actual playoffs, well, you don’t know for sure that moving the Super Bowl back a week or two or three or four will actually be easier. My plan gets you there on time until the playoffs at least.

Ed: also plans that make the season LONGER increase the odds of more outbreaks.