Will the NFL Return to Normalcy?
By Richard Lane
The NFL is a welcome thing back into the lives of many people and football fans across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. For some, it shines a light of hope towards a return back to our normal everyday lives.
While the NFL season happening is a great stride towards normalcy, it is not without caution that these football games will happen. The biggest example of this cautiousness is that there will be almost no fans at these games for now.
Week 2 of the NFL season saw 4 teams allow fans into the stadium to watch. This includes the Dallas Cowboys, the Cleveland Browns, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Miami Dolphins. In the home opener for the Dallas Cowboys, they allowed over 21,000 fans into the stadium which is about 25% of the capacity.
While it seemed like we were making huge progress back to a normal world, it always seems to be one step forward, two steps back. The Sunday game scheduled for the Tennessee Titans and the Pittsburgh Steelers on October 4th has had to be postponed due to the Titans having an outbreak on the team.
We are only on week 4 and a game has already had to be rescheduled, which does not give us the hope we are all so desperately looking for. At the moment, no other games have been postponed and the NFL season is still to continue, but if more teams have to postpone games, the season could collapse.