Archive for June 26th, 2020

Another Buyer For Mets, Pro Football Hall Of Fame Game & NYC Marathon Canceled, Jenkins Says Football Non Essential

BASEBALL

The Reuben brothers have emerged as another potential buyer of the New York Mets. According to reports David and Simon Reuben, who made their money in real estate, are interested in the Mets as part of an opportunity for development surrounding Citi Field.

FOOTBALL

The NFL canceled the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers on August 6th and postponed the enshrinement ceremony scheduled for August 8th. The Cowboys and Steelers will play in the 2021 Hall of Fame Game, and the enshrinement ceremony will now take place in 2021 as well.

The NFL still plans to start the season in September, but the New Orleans Saints Malcolm Jenkins isn’t convinced it’s a good idea. He said, “The NBA is a lot different than the NFL. They can actually quarantine all of their players, or whoever is going to participate, whereas we have over 2,000 players; and even more coaches and staff who can’t do that. So we end up being on this trust system — the honor system — where we just have to hope that guys are social distancing and things like that, and that puts all of us at risk. That’s not only us as players, and whoever’s in the building(s), but when we go home to families.

“I have parents that I don’t want to get sick. I think until we get to the point where we have protocols in place, and until we get to a place as a country where we feel safe doing it — we have to understand that football is a non-essential business. We don’t need to do it. So the risk has to be eliminated before we — before I would feel comfortable with going back.”

If the season does get underway, NFL teams are discussing a plan to use seats closest to the field to display advertisements in an attempt to make up for lost revenue.

MARATHON

The New York City and Berlin marathons were canceled due to concerns over COVID-19.

 

 

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