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Philly bans fans at Eagles games for the year.

https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/29 ... games-2020

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And the two teams’ revenues will take another staggering hit. Will the TV money still be there in a year? It’s just a matter of time before all these outrageous player contracts collapse of their own weight.
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And the two teams’ revenues will take another staggering hit. Will the TV money still be there in a year? It’s just a matter of time before all these outrageous player contracts collapse of their own weight.
That is a good question.

I wonder how the players contracts are structured and if they still get paid if they don't play?
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Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:39 am
Philly bans fans at Eagles games for the year.

https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/29 ... games-2020
They city has since backed off that with the Eagles - apparently the Linc is considered private property. It's called a fluid situation right now, so no firm answer on whether or not they would let fans in should they play.
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And the two teams’ revenues will take another staggering hit. Will the TV money still be there in a year? It’s just a matter of time before all these outrageous player contracts collapse of their own weight.
You could argue that TV money could get a lot bigger if fans can't get to the games and the only way to watch is TV.

As for the contracts, sure, they're huge, but it's not a ponzi scheme - they get paid what the market can bear. Pro sports is still a pretty good business to be in.
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Yeah, lack of fans in stadiums doesn't have a ton of impact on the bottom line. TV revenue is where it's at. NASCAR is living proof of that. Their attendance has been on a mayday course for 15 years now. Of course, they're going to be in for a rude awakening when the current Fox and NBC deals expire.

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GannonFan wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:08 am
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Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:39 am
Philly bans fans at Eagles games for the year.

https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/29 ... games-2020
They city has since backed off that with the Eagles - apparently the Linc is considered private property. It's called a fluid situation right now, so no firm answer on whether or not they would let fans in should they play.
The other aspect is the NFL would need to weigh the disparity in homefield advantage if, for instance, the Cowboys in yahoo-motherfucking-we-don't-care-about-COVID-or-grandma Texas were allowed to have fans, while the rest of the division in the more sensible and cerebral Northeast was empty.

Could the Eagles pipe in artificial stadium noise only when the opposition is on offense?

Interesting discussions upcoming for Mr. Goodell.

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GannonFan wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:09 am
Ivytalk wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:10 am
And the two teams’ revenues will take another staggering hit. Will the TV money still be there in a year? It’s just a matter of time before all these outrageous player contracts collapse of their own weight.
You could argue that TV money could get a lot bigger if fans can't get to the games and the only way to watch is TV.

As for the contracts, sure, they're huge, but it's not a ponzi scheme - they get paid what the market can bear. Pro sports is still a pretty good business to be in.
What the pre-Covid market could bear. Time will tell. And the current deluge of pro athlete wokeness is a big turn-off. Pro sports fans give less of a Schitt with each passing day.
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Ivytalk wrote:
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You could argue that TV money could get a lot bigger if fans can't get to the games and the only way to watch is TV.

As for the contracts, sure, they're huge, but it's not a ponzi scheme - they get paid what the market can bear. Pro sports is still a pretty good business to be in.
What the pre-Covid market could bear. Time will tell. And the current deluge of pro athlete wokeness is a big turn-off. Pro sports fans give less of a Schitt with each passing day.
I don't disagree. They'll be paid whatever the leagues can afford. If interest in pro sports wanes, the dollars will follow that. I don't know if I necessarily see the interest waning, though. Put sports back on tv and people will likely watch. Open up stadiums and when people feel safe they'll go. I'm sure it could get to a tipping point eventually, but if I was betting on it I wouldn't think we're there yet.
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Reports out of training camp were that the Eagles' OL looked horrible, and now the stud draft pick heir-apparent LT is done for the year. 64 year-old Jason Peters will move back to LT.

Carson Wentz better put on his matador outfit.

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Shit. Wentz listed as day-to-day with lower body injury. Elliot Shorr-Parks says it’s a minor soft tissue injury. We’ll see.
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Congratulations, Dallas Cowboys, 2020 NFC East Champions

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Reagor out 4 weeks.
The clock has started on Jackson. O/U is that he will be injured before the end of game 3.

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Reagor out 4 weeks.
The clock has started on Jackson. O/U is that he will be injured before the end of game 3.
That's generous. He'll pull his vagina by the third quarter of game 1.

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