I'm Lawrence on this SportsCastr news, and we're gonna talk about the Kobe 19 situation here on SportsCastr, uh, with the NFL.
As many of you may know, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tennessee Titans was postponed.
Do the covert situation from the Vikings and the Titans game, and they had they kept getting The Titans kept getting more and more people, uh, contracting, testing positive as the week went on.
Even today, they had an additional, uh, what one player and one coach that waas testing positive.
And that's because it could take up to four days before once you contract it for you to show test positive for it.
And they did play on Sunday.
So there's a lot of situations like that going on.
I personally, um, they were going to postpone the game until Tuesday or Wednesday.
But since they're still testing positive and the Titans facility that they're gonna go ahead and they're going to push back this game, the Titans Steelers game until later on in the season.
I understand that I get the protocol.
Uh, they're protecting the players now.
You can't really blame specifically the Titans.
We can't be like? Well, they went.
They must have went out and done something that they shouldn't have done.
That's not necessarily the case.
They might have went home, spent time with their family.
Their kid got home from school.
Bam! There it iss, you know? I mean, it could be anything.
I haven't seen any reports of specifically how somebody contracted originally, and then it got spread along.
Does that ruin the NFL? No, no, not not in the least little bit.
That does not ruin the NFL.
Okay, we're postponing a game for the for the health and safety of the rest of the players.
The NFL, however, is going out, and they're they're telling people on the sideline coaches, staff members, things like that that during games you have to wear mask, period, find one you like.
Doesn't matter what kind you could choose whichever kind of mask you want to use.
You know, whether it's a face shield or a half face shield or, ah, full blown mascot, Gator doesn't matter.
You could wear whatever you want, but you gotta wear something or you're going to be fine, right? They've already find multiple coaches like Sean Payton Jon Gruden $100,000.
They find clubs $250,000 already because because they were not wearing masks.
Now they're threatening to up that fine because people are still continuing not to wear masks.
Peyton and Gruden that said, Hey, you know, we've already had it and we've contracted it and we've recovered from it.
So why should we have to wear a mask? But here's the thing you could still carry.
You could still carry this and pass it on to somebody else.
And there is nothing saying that you can't catch it and come down with the symptoms a second time.
There's nothing out there that says you can't do that.
I mean, you could catch the flu over and over.
You don't know if you can catch the cova 19 over and over.
We don't know if you can or can't.
Either way, you could still carry it and pass it on the others.
That's what the mask is for.
It's not To protect yourself is to protect others.
If they help keep your the droplets from spreading out further away, or as many.
Is it a perfect shield? Absolutely not.
All right, It's not like some invisible force field.
It's gonna protect everybody if you wear it.
There's nothing out there that that does that, Okay, but it will help.
A little in every little bit helps.
If you're not on the field breathing heavy and over exerting yourself, you need to be wearing a mask.
I mean, let's face it.
Everybody in the NFL had the opportunity to opt out from coaches, players, staff members, even referees.
Everyone could have opted out if they wanted to.
And if you decided to opt out, you've got a little bit of a paycheck in order to get yourself by until next season, and your and your contract was actually extended one more year.
That way, you're not really losing out and you're not taking a chance.
But if you decided not to opt out, then you need to live by the rules of the N F L P.
And the NFL agreed and set on, because you basically you decided that you would you would live by these rules.
Now you have to live by them, right? It's just like going in the NFL.
You you promise you're not gonna use steroids if you use steroids and you're caught, you get punished, period.
Same thing with the mask.
Okay? The only difference is the steroids is hurting you.
The mask you legitimately could be hurting somebody else.
Okay? So don't don't just blame, uh, Titans, uh, staff members, coaches, players, whatever, because of this whole situation, e.
I mean, you've got multiple people on multiple teams not doing their due diligence to keep the field safe for everybody involved.
And until that happens, until we have everybody stepping up to the plate and being responsible, then we're going to continue to see penalties being dropped by the NFL.
I mean, they're talking about not only raising the penalty of $100,000 per person and 250,000 for the clubs, but actually, you know, taking away draft picks if you do not comply.
Oh, how much is this going to affect the NFL? Well, it really depends.
I mean, we're three weeks in.
We've had one situation where one game in three weeks is gonna have to be postponed.
Honestly, that's not that bad.
They're not postponing the Vikings game.
The Vikings, they're not having much of an issue with Mawr.
People, uh, coming Get contracting it coming down with it in testing positive.
So they're not having that situation.
But the Titans are.
So it's just one game.
I'm sorry for the Steelers.
I know both of you guys, the Titans and Steelers of both three and zero, And it was a game in order for everyone.
And And what about fantasy? You know, fantasy implications.
People have, uh, Derrick Henry or Ben Roethlisberger or the Steelers defense or the Titans defense Or, uh, a J. Brown.
You know, multiple different people on multiple teams.
I'm sorry, guys.
If you're playing fantasy, that just sucks for you.
Okay? You're you're just gonna have to deal with that just like everybody else.
That's why you have multiple people on your fantasy league, right? If you're a Steelers fan and you just lumped out like all the Steelers players, I guess you're losing this week because you didn't have a very good oh group of people on your on your on your team, right? You didn't spread it out amongst other teams in the NFL.
No matter how good your team is you don't have everybody on your team is the best.
That's not how fantasy works.
And besides, I mean, you gotta figure that game will be played at some point, So it'll it'll re compensate itself when the game is played.
The records right now will be kind of screwed up.
You'll have a bunch of teams that air, you know, have four games and then two teams that will have three games.
Hopefully, they'll be able to play this game in a week or two.
You know, afterwards, maybe, maybe not this Tuesday, but the Tuesday after possibly or Wednesday after possibly Maybe they could kind of push those games apart a little bit.
Uh, if maybe the Titans play I mean, the Titans and the Steelers are not that far away from each other.
If the Steelers play the Bengals or another team like that, that's nearby Tennessee.
Maybe they could just do hit that and then move on down in a few days later, play the Titans because I'm telling you, uh, I don't I don't know if the Steelers the Steelers should be allowed in their facilities in practice, they're probably practicing and working on there their team and their game plan and remembering that getting that down pat, they could just keep that in mind and carry it over until they do play the tight.
The Titans, on the other hand, they're gonna have to do everything online.
Could be a zoom and stuff, zoom meetings and things of that nature.
But, yeah, Week four is coming up.
If you're a Steelers fan Titans fan, I'm sure there's gonna be a game out there.
You could watch it enjoy and and and and root for or against specific people.
If you're the Steelers, I'm sure you're you're gonna watch the Ravens game and be like, Come on, lose.
If you're the Titans, I'm sure you're gonna watch the Colts and be like, Come on, lose, right? I mean, that's you're probably rooting for the bears.
If you're Titans fan, I can understand that.
I get that, you know, go with what works for you, man.
Because that's what is important right now.
Don't be too overly dramatic over this whole situation.
We knew it was gonna happen at some point.
I'm surprised it's only one game in three weeks.
It's perfectly okay.
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We will be back later this evening around seven o'clock to talk about Thursday Night Football, the Jets and the Broncos If I if my memory serves me correctly, Um, not exactly a game that is going to light your pants on fire in excitement, especially with the injuries and things that have happened and the woes that the Titans are the Jets have had.
As of late, I get it, but still a football game.
And you know what? I'm excited for football, period.
Four weeks ago, I would have took this game right here and been happiest.
Heck, because it's a football game.
Because four weeks ago we didn't have football.
We had no kind of know. Preseason, nothing.
This game is just as important as what the Ravens Chiefs game was on Monday, at least to me.
All right, I don't know about you guys, but I enjoy football.
I love the game, and I think the NFL is doing a great job and trying to protect the game against the Cova 19 virus and the outbreak and keeping it from out breaking throughout the rest of the NFL.
Which is why I'm very happy with this.
Uh, Ben Roethlisberger put out a little statement saying, You know what? We knew this could happen.
We knew this could happen, and we were told specifically, we do not do certain things that way.
We don't have to have a problem with it.
I'd like to know how in the world the Titans ended up getting the cove in 19 but it was probably just one person, like I said with one random chance encounter that happened to acquire it.
And for those of you that want to sit here and say, You know what? These air athletes that are, uh, in great health and the chance of them dying from this is slim to none.
Well, true, but would you want everyone, anyone to even contract something very incredibly severe? Flu slash pneumonia.
And what about the coaches and staff members that air 60 70 80 years old, right? If they contract it there on a high risk of death, you don't want that to happen to these guys.
So that's why these plans are in place.
This is why it's so important to wear a mask on the sidelines.
You don't want to spread it.
You don't know if you have it.
If you you won't know if you have it until four days after you contract it.
Possibly four days.
And that's being tested on a daily basis.
So you still got to take precautions even if you just tested.
Tested negative for because you you might still have it and not know it until four days later.
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