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Cowboys, Texans players catch COVID-19

If you’re a sports fan, by now you’ve obviously heard the news. Some Dallas Cowboys players, Houston Texans players, and a few other pro players from around the league have now tested positive for COVID-19. With team training camps set to begin later next month, that can’t be considered good news for the NFL. What can even be considered hilarious are the NFL’s guidelines sent to the league’s 32 teams last week, which outline procedure for fully reopening their practice facilities that have remained closed during this pandemic. Apparently, the NFL top dogs have forgotten that football is a, duh, team sport. It’s not singles tennis. In fact, the Baltimore Ravens’ head coach, John Harbaugh, In fact, the Baltimore Ravens’ head coach, John Harbaugh, went so far as to say last week during a radio interview that it’s humanly impossible to comply with the NFL guidelines that pertain to reopening training facilities to full capacity. “I’m pretty sure the huddle is not going to be 6-feet spaced,” Harbaugh said. “Are guys going to shower one at a time all day? Are guys going to lift weights one at a time all day? These are things the league and the [players’ association] needs to get a handle on and needs to get agreed with some common sense so we can operate in a 13-hour day in training camp that they’re giving us and get our work done. That’s the one thing, you can tell by my voice, I’m a little frustrated with what I’m hearing there. And I think they need to get that pinned down a little better.” Ho, ho, ha, ha, with a weak noodle like Roger Goodell leading the league? Good luck with that, John. Rog does the owners’ bidding, and the owners want people in the stands come opening day. Hell, even Trump wants it made so. Good news is, it’s not as if any of the NFL fans are known to scream and shout, standing in the stadium shoulder to shoulder, showering those nearby by with spittle and beer suds. It’s not as if the offensive and defensive linemen are standing face to face before the snap, hurling insults at one another; and it’s not as if one player tackles another, and then as both lie on the ground, the tackler puts his face right in the face of the other and questions his opponent’s masculinity as he spits insults. “Why aren’t you ...

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