President Trump believes NFL season should start on time

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The President conducted a conference call with sports commissioners on Saturday, and as to one sport in particular he expressed an opinion.

Via ESPN.com, Donald Trump said that he believes the NFL’s regular season should begin on time in September.

Trump also added that he hopes to have fans in stadiums and arenas by August and September. However, it’s hard to imagine packed stands until scientists develop a vaccine for the coronavirus. A vaccine isn’t expected until the middle of 2021, at the earliest.

The NFL has said it’s planning for a full season. More recently, NFL chief medical officer Allen Sills expressed a more pragmatic viewpoint, one that acknowledges the many unknowns and factors that will influence a final decision.

Ultimately, scientists and other skilled experts will determine if, when, and how football will return. It’s currently hard to envision any type of sporting event resuming any time soon. However, as quickly as things changed to shut the world down, things possibly could change quickly to open the world up again.

165 responses to “President Trump believes NFL season should start on time

  1. Ultimately, “scientists and other skilled experts have no authority to determine if and when football should return”.

  2. As it SHOULD! As I said I do not care IF the stadiums are empty as long as the players all pass the virus test then play on! We NEED sports. Badly. If grocery store workers are working then you all should be as well! Need some normality.

  3. You would have to wonder who would have the money to spend for a ticket (or snacks / sovineirs for that matter ) for a game since a lot of people have been laid off or furloughed from their job. I would love the season to start on time but the NFL will need to realize it may be to half empty stadiums due to the economy’s current condition.

  4. Why would anyone listen to Trump when he called the virus a hoax and the flu and that cases would go down to 0? He’s not a scientist

  5. He also thought Coronovirus cases would drop from 14 to 0 two months ago. He also called for everything to be back to normal by Easter.

    Color me skeptical until the doctors say it’s safe to do.

  6. The other option would be the entire would just stops for a disease that has so far been shown to have a 0.66% mortality rate.

  7. This country is going to NEED football to be on time and stadiums full. Other sports also. It is one of the few things that will help us heal and become whole again. Don’t underestimate the strength of the human mind, the strength of the human spirit. Yes, it is a physical health issue, but the mental side of health is just as important.

  8. Ryan Dubose says:
    April 4, 2020 at 3:49 pm
    The other option would be the entire would just stops for a disease that has so far been shown to have a 0.66% mortality rate.
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    0.66% of the U.S. population is 2.1 million people dead. 0.66% of the world population is 50 million people dead. So, yes, the entire world is going to stop for that.

  9. It’s funny everyone calling Trump out when he limited travel to China in January people through a fit.

  10. Sure it will, he knows because he’s a stable genius. Remember the falsehood, covid 19 is nothing more than the flu & people should go to work sick, NOT! People are still dying & unfortunately the worse is probably to come. No one knows anything right now. An excellent point is who could even afford tickets with the looming foreclosures about to happen, unless mortgage companies forebear payments.

  11. This is a man whose plan was to basically wait because one day, we’d wake up and the virus would be gone “like magic”.

  12. pj1983a says:
    April 4, 2020 at 3:55 pm
    Ryan Dubose says:
    April 4, 2020 at 3:49 pm
    The other option would be the entire would just stops for a disease that has so far been shown to have a 0.66% mortality rate.
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    0.66% of the U.S. population is 2.1 million people dead. 0.66% of the world population is 50 million people dead. So, yes, the entire world is going to stop for that.

    10 2

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    Poor Ryan and Donald with iqs well below 100 and they think the Tooth Fairy exists and Goodell tells the truth.

  13. He’s SPOT ON!! I’ve been saying it for the last 3 weeks. Every single state has already said their shelter in place, and their social distancing orders were until the beginning of May, and schools that haven’t cancelled classes entirely have all said that school would resume the first week of May. The NFL season doesn’t begin until September that’s PLENTY of time to have your team ready for week 1

  14. It’s funny everyone calling Trump out when he limited travel to China in January people through a fit.

    Trump limited travel FROM China, for foreign nationals. Then proceeded to waste 5 weeks, calling it the flu, a hoax and blaming everyone else. Now look where we are. The emperor has no clothes.

  15. 0.66% of the U.S. population is 2.1 million people dead. 0.66% of the world population is 50 million people dead. So, yes, the entire world is going to stop for that.
    Right !…for all those who think this is an acceptable death rate…remember this..this virus has killed people in every age group!… I do not think we will get many volunteers who want to test their luck with this potential killer.

  16. tylawspick6 says:
    April 4, 2020 at 4:04 pm
    pj1983a says:
    April 4, 2020 at 3:55 pm
    Ryan Dubose says:
    April 4, 2020 at 3:49 pm
    The other option would be the entire would just stops for a disease that has so far been shown to have a 0.66% mortality rate.

    0.66% of the U.S. population is 2.1 million people dead. 0.66% of the world population is 50 million people dead. So, yes, the entire world is going to stop for that.

    -> Um, that’s .66% of the people who get it, not the total population of the US. I know, math is hard.

  17. tylawspick6 says:
    April 4, 2020 at 4:04 pm
    pj1983a says:
    April 4, 2020 at 3:55 pm
    Ryan Dubose says:
    April 4, 2020 at 3:49 pm
    The other option would be the entire would just stops for a disease that has so far been shown to have a 0.66% mortality rate.

    I almost didn’t respond because the quality of your responses tend to explain why the world is where it is. Reading is fundamental. So it math. Math would tell you that .66% isn’t even a dumb number thrown out by those who call this a hoax. It is just a dumb number. Today – today – the mortality rate in the US is approaching 3%. 3$ of the US population is a whole lot of people.

    Some of us though don’t want .66% of people to die. And while most of us want football to start on time it is actually more of a hope. We hope it does because we hope this is behind us by then. Anyone who can spell epidemiology knows it won’t be, but I will indulge you on that one since I don’t want to stop you from lording over the rest of us as you usually do.

    Personally I think Florio is close on this one. When is not important. That we can is. Maybe we can stop expostulating on who is right and wrong and maybe spend a little more time focused on the people who are affected and will be affected.

  18. No baseball or football season in 2020, its just not happening.

    The ones who will suffer the most are the fantasy nerds.

  19. Nobody is listening to him anyway and thank goodness for that. The fact that he considers wrestling a professional sport on the same level as the NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA tells you all you need to know – sellout entertainment pimp.

  20. tedmurph says:
    April 4, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    It’s funny everyone calling Trump out when he limited travel to China in January people through a fit.

    Trump limited travel FROM China, for foreign nationals. Then proceeded to waste 5 weeks, calling it the flu, a hoax and blaming everyone else. Now look where we are. The emperor has no clothes.

    =======================================================

    Trump also shipped over 17 tons of our federal emergency medical supplies to China on Feb. 7th, the very same day WHO warned his administration that the USA was in grave danger of a pandemic.

  21. Donald Trump is the Coach/Gm. His contract is up in November. The American people are the Owners. (At least in theory, I suspect there may be a shadow, as-yet undisclosed ownership group).

    The USA is in year 4 of the “rebuild”. We are looking at 1-15 this year. We traded all our upcoming draft picks because we are in “win now” mode. The roster is depleted of talent. We are in cap Hell. Next years’s schedule is brutal.

    What kind of an owner renews this guy’s contract?

  22. Of course it’s not safe to have any type of sporting event, it’s not safe to leave your house and come within 5 feet of another person but that is not practical for months or years for most people.
    We are not stopping the spread of this thing, just trying to slow it down. We are all going to be exposed to it at some point unless you plan on becoming a hermit for a couple years, maybe forever. As soon as hospitals & healthcare can treat patients without overrun, all of life should resume, sports included. Preventing transmission is futile.

  23. A lot of people ignoring Governor stay at home mandates. People are refusing to allow this to interfere with their lives. So the reality is millions don’t care about the 0.66%.

  24. Open the season on time.
    These so-called experts know about as much about this virus(flu) as the average person.

  25. gigantic open aired stadiums-mostly- would not be a danger for the players.

    Some skin to skin physical contact might.

    i think the games will be played-venues might be adjusted-there will be NO FANS IN ATTENDANCE THOUGH.

  26. April 4, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    It’s funny everyone calling Trump out when he limited travel to China in January people through a fit.

    Trump limited travel FROM China, for foreign nationals. Then proceeded to waste 5 weeks, calling it the flu, a hoax and blaming everyone else. Now look where we are. The emperor has no clothes.

    =======================================================

    Trump also shipped over 17 tons of our federal emergency medical supplies to China on Feb. 7th, the very same day WHO warned his administration that the USA was in grave danger of a pandemic.
    =========================================================

    Actually it was 71 – not 17 – tons of PPE equipment. And, YES it was a good move to cut off flights from China (no it was NOT racism, if any country had an outbreak ie Norway, Sweden etc – OF COURSE it would still be the correct move) Yet, at the same time Trump did NOT take the virus seriously, and worse convinced MANY to think the same, and thousands more have died. That’s the problem with “sides” like Dem or Republican Trump cutoff the China flights because it fit his political agenda. He didn’t keep the 71 tons of PPE or warn the public of the dangers on time. THIS is the weakness of our country – we take sides in GROUPS instead of issues – and its killing us.

  27. I have read many comments about mortality rate of the covid-10.

    I suspect many more people have been exposed already and have had little to no symptoms.

    Unless everyone in america gets tested-we might not ever really know.

    I suspect in the end it will be in the 0.3 percent mostly over 70 years old-and i said MOSTLY.

    and that will be an estimate based on the relativly small amount of people actually tested

  28. raideralex99 says:
    April 4, 2020 at 3:56 pm
    Trump has been right about everything.

    _______________________

    People just didn’t get the sarcasm.

  29. Trump still operates like the Coronavirus is a contractor working on an unreasonable deadline threat. Idiot.

  30. As always, he’s trying to distract from his incompetence. You want to bring sports into this crisis, take to heart this from the world of football: Do Your Job! Get the PPE and equipment that the folks on the front lines of this crisis who need it – that is the job of the federal government which in theory anyway, he is in charge of. Whether the NFL or anyone else has a season this year shouldn’t involve any input from the POTUS, at least not at this point . Take care of that first and then you can stick your snout into other things. Clown show!

  31. mbg8977 says:
    April 4, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    -> Um, that’s .66% of the people who get it, not the total population of the US. I know, math is hard.
    —–

    Exactly. And if we don’t stay home, EVERYONE WILL GET IT. That’s the point!

  32. @redskinsfan29 says:
    April 4, 2020 at 3:44 pm
    I would love the season to start on time but the NFL will need to realize it may be to half empty stadiums due to the economy’s current condition.
    ——————————————————————
    Well Jacksonville and Washington were already playing in half empty stadiums.

  33. I mean, he also believes the sound of windmills causes cancer. He also thinks that George Washington flew in fighter jets during the Revolutionary War. He doesn’t know where Alabama is on a map. He thinks the Kansas City Chiefs are based in Kansas. The guy is bigly dumb.

  34. Right, and we’re going to have a beautiful Easter in packed churches. I hope the season can be played but right now who knows how bad this will get?

  35. The NFL needs to cancel the 2020 season now! Trump only cares about being re-elected, nothing more, and is destroying the economy so he can say he’s the only one that can fix it. 2020 should be written off, a new President should be elected, and everyone should be able to resume their lives again normally in January 2021. I am tired of the rosy projections and denial of how bad things really are.

  36. Sorry I dont listen to the man who called this a hoax. Anyone who took this idiot’s word over doctors are stupid as all hell.

  37. I don’t see why it shouldn’t. Everyone that’s going to get it will have got it by then

  38. Tedmurph where were Nancy and the squad at during this sounding the alarms. No where to be found to busy trying to get Trump out of office.

  39. President Trump and his handlers also believe that Hillary Clinton ran a child sex ring out of the basement of a pizza shop that didn’t have a basement.

  40. He also believes it’s OK to stare at an eclipse, so maybe don’t listen to the idiot?

  41. Can’t blame one side for this. Our entire government failed us. Previous regimes failed us. No one was prepared for this and that’s what I’m trying to point out.

  42. Isn’t this the same guy who said we would all be back in church for Easter? Their will be no NFL, NBA, NHL, XFL, College football, or anything else. This is the new normal or socialize at your own risk. It will take DECADES to undo the damage that has been done. WAKE UP.

  43. The idiot also thought the virus was no big deal, AND it would go from 15 cases to zero…he is a dolt. But is the #1 all time WORST president in our history

  44. Trumpsters would never admit it but we all know if Obama was president – not only would we have still had the Pandemic task force that he had previously set up (and Trump dismissed – because he could) but we would have implemented rational science based national precautions on a timely basis, started mobilization of industry, had a federal task force managing our national inventory and allocating resources to areas in the greatest need sequentially. In other words – far fewer people would have died. But who needs a compassionate intelligent community organizer when you can have great ratings, a fountain of lies and a reality show every night. Maybe when this is over, we can buy Greenland and finish gutting all those unnecessary clean air and water regulations.

  45. packerfan99 says:
    April 4, 2020 at 3:57 pm
    It’s funny everyone calling Trump out when he limited travel to China in January people through a fit.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    That’s because it’s what Trump said happened, and you believe him. Call me shocked.

  46. It will depend on how well the epidemic is under control by then. Not too many football fans are going to risk an infection that can prove fatal in a little more than a week, with no known cure. The governors in many states may not lift their ban on non-essential gatherings. Our president should worry about making sure that critical medical supplies are manufactured and distributed to hospitals, instead of sports and entertainment.

  47. ditkasanger says:
    April 4, 2020 at 5:01 pm
    April 4, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    It’s funny everyone calling Trump out when he limited travel to China in January people through a fit.

    Trump limited travel FROM China, for foreign nationals. Then proceeded to waste 5 weeks, calling it the flu, a hoax and blaming everyone else. Now look where we are. The emperor has no clothes.

    =======================================================

    Trump also shipped over 17 tons of our federal emergency medical supplies to China on Feb. 7th, the very same day WHO warned his administration that the USA was in grave danger of a pandemic.
    =========================================================

    Actually it was 71 – not 17 – tons of PPE equipment. And, YES it was a good move to cut off flights from China (no it was NOT racism, if any country had an outbreak ie Norway, Sweden etc – OF COURSE it would still be the correct move) Yet, at the same time Trump did NOT take the virus seriously, and worse convinced MANY to think the same, and thousands more have died. That’s the problem with “sides” like Dem or Republican Trump cutoff the China flights because it fit his political agenda. He didn’t keep the 71 tons of PPE or warn the public of the dangers on time. THIS is the weakness of our country – we take sides in GROUPS instead of issues – and its killing us.
    _____________________________

    One of the most intelligent posts I’ve read on ANY site about our political issues. (ie:”We take sides in GROUPS instead of issues – and it’s killing us.”)
    What an intelligent and TRUE statement. We MUST stop seeing everything in GROUPS and discounting the others simply for such a vacuous AND destructive viewpoint.

    Me must learn to argue specific ISSUES, and stop all the destructive labeling. It makes us all think stupidly, and we can’t solve anything that way.

  48. @packerfan99, they were sounding the alarms, Trump and the GOP currently control the government response, not much Nancy and the squad can do. Not a fan of either group really but the drag-ass response to this is all on Trump.

  49. packerfan99 says:
    April 4, 2020 at 5:38 pm
    Can’t blame one side for this. Our entire government failed us. Previous regimes failed us. No one was prepared for this and that’s what I’m trying to point out.

    1 2

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    False. Trump cut CDC funding in 2017 in 39 countries, including China as part of his 19th Century isolationist logic.

  50. Maybe, it will. Maybe it won’t. But there are far more important things out there than the nfl.

  51. The outgoing administration left a 98-page pandemic preparedness document for the current administration. They also formed a pandemic response task force, which the current administration disbanded. This administration also slashed funding for the CDC.

  52. For everyone that is taking the cnn reported mortality rate of .66% and multiplying it by the entire population of the us to get deaths if we did no quarentine at all it would be impossible for the entire us to catch the disease. No one wants anyone to catch it but at some point the deaths from an economic collapse will be greatly larger than the disease. Also none of the figures take into account asymptomatic pts if u include these patients the mortality rate gets closer to the .1% mortality that the flu currently has.

  53. Trump was referring to the Democrats and their history of hoaxes. The fake Russian dossier, the impeachment etc… His actual words were “This is their new hoax.” and he was talking about the Democrats using something new to bring him down again. If you don’t believe that, go to Snopes, hardly a conservative fact checking site and check it out. As far as the Democrats, what were they doing at this time? Working on saving America from this disease? No, they were only focused on impeaching Trump and calling him xenophobic. Look this crap up, it’s not hard to verify. Pelosi encouraged people to come to San Fran and not cancel any large gatherings.

  54. Theoretically even if the entire league of players contract it at their age and health they would be able to play as if nothing were wrong with them even at the peak of its viral impact …Is that still the case or has that changed too?

  55. So we should take the advice from someone who stares at total eclipses and thinks windmills cause cancer. What does the My Pillow guy have to say?

  56. I think what Trump, in his hairspray-addled mind, is attempting to do is to follow the lead of President Roosevelt, who during the Second World War encouraged Major League Baseball (then, the national pastime) to keep operating. The difference being that we weren’t fighting the Nazis and the Japanese in our cities and towns back then, as was the case in Europe and the Pacific theater. We are fighting this virus practically everywhere in America (and those areas that haven’t been afflicted will be soon), which makes his logic impractical at best

  57. And “not that many Americans would get sick” because of that. And this country will be back to normal “Before Easter”

  58. So the people that like comparing this to the flu really like to show off how ignorant of the facts.

  59. packerfan99 says:
    April 4, 2020 at 3:57 pm
    It’s funny everyone calling Trump out when he limited travel to China in January people through a fit.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    That’s because it’s what Trump said happened, and you believe him. Call me shocked.
    ————————————————————————————

    He also said, back in early March that people who were ill, still go to work. To help keep the “economy strong”

  60. johngaltwho says:
    April 4, 2020 at 5:44 pm
    Trumpsters would never admit it but we all know if Obama was president…
    —————-
    …he would have attempted to nationalize the healthcare industry by now.
    Obama IS AFRAID of China and they don’t respect him at all. Sure the MSM didn’t carry the footage of him getting off AF1 in Beijing to an empty tarmac but once. Obama would have kept the status quo on travel until late February and Chinese tourists would have infected all the major cities. Far more people would have died under Obama.

  61. One of the most intelligent posts I’ve read on ANY site about our political issues. (ie:”We take sides in GROUPS instead of issues – and it’s killing us.”)
    What an intelligent and TRUE statement. We MUST stop seeing everything in GROUPS and discounting the others simply for such a vacuous AND destructive viewpoint.

    Me must learn to argue specific ISSUES, and stop all the destructive labeling. It makes us all think stupidly, and we can’t solve anything that way.
    _________________

    the thing is, a major issue is the horrible way this administration is handling this. The President chooses to insert himself up front and at odds with the things his very own professional scientists are saying so HE becomes the issue as well.

    We’re stuck with him for now, so what’s wrong with pointing out the horrible ways THEY (HE) has chosen to handle this? That is the issue.
    What’s wrong with pointing out the lack of action currently being taken that will affect the future, that’s a huge issue!
    All Americans should be outraged over the lack of action and in not doing so shows the partisanship. Pointing out the very real problems happening in itself is not partisan.

  62. Him saying that it’ll start on-time basically guarantees it won’t, since half of what comes out of his mouth about this whole thing winds up being the exact opposite of reality.

  63. President Trump and most SANE Americans who are actually able to THINK for themselves believe the same.. I would have never thought I would see a world where sheep were so afraid they they would fall in line and believe ANYTHING the MSM tells them, I blame social media and brain dead people..

  64. FoozieGrooler says:
    April 4, 2020 at 5:36 pm
    President Trump and his handlers also believe that Hillary Clinton ran a child sex ring out of the basement of a pizza shop that didn’t have a basement.

    ********************
    I used to live two blocks from that establishment and went there to eat occasionally. The absolute stupidity of Trump followers is mind boggling.

  65. Seems delusional to me, especially if the virus returns in the fall, as well may be the case. You have to see all of this through the lens of a desperate reelection attempt.

  66. The bozo in the White House can barely tie his shoes…he lies and lies and lies … he’s a vindictive sack of protoplasm with the emotional stability of a 7 year old. Listen to Fauci and more importantly, you local officials

  67. thesnakestabler says:
    April 4, 2020 at 6:41 pm
    President Trump and most SANE Americans who are actually able to THINK for themselves believe the same.. I would have never thought I would see a world where sheep were so afraid they they would fall in line and believe ANYTHING the MSM tells them, I blame social media and brain dead people..
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    So, instead, you believe everything Trump says! He’s unable to speak the truth, even if you asked him what color is the sky!

  68. For all the people who feel the need to defend Trump, just stop. I do realize that part of his job is to prevent panic and that’s what I hope he is doing when he continues to downplay the seriousness of this Virus. The problem is, hes done more harm than good with his message since this pandemic began.

    The bigger problem is his refusal to change his tune no matter how many facts get thrown at him. I really wish this didnt happen in an election year because I believe it is affecting his judgement and his response to this disaster.

    How can he honestly do a 180 on this subject when he has his whole base parroting his words and his stance on this virus. If he comes out and says he was wrong and this is more serious than he thought or hoped, what are these people gonna do. Will they too change their tune or tune him out like the rest of us have?

  69. thesnakestabler says:
    April 4, 2020 at 6:41 pm
    President Trump and most SANE Americans who are actually able to THINK for themselves believe the same.. I would have never thought I would see a world where sheep were so afraid they they would fall in line and believe ANYTHING the MSM tells them, I blame social media and brain dead people..
    ______________

    Don’t believe the MSM then, no problem. Believe the ice arenas being used as morgues. Believe the numerous hospital works dying, or talking of the overrun conditions. Wake up! Use your eyes! Isn’t rejecting the MSM about being able to form intelligent thoughts? Try it…

  70. If Cuomo runs for president he’s going to lose. If you said this a year ago people would of called you crazy.

  71. metitometin says:

    Why would anyone listen to Trump when he called the virus a hoax
    ===================================================

    That’s what you get for reading fake news.

  72. Is it not AMAZING how these sheep are just willing to give up their rights according to the US constitution all because the MSM and the people behind this mass hysteria say that it’s “the right thing to do”? Wake me up when we get to 60 million infected and 12k + dead in the US alone like during the H1N pandemic 11 years ago.. You have to remember though, the pied piper was in the White House at that time and the MSM and other sheep walked lockstep with him..

  73. If not for president Trumps spectacular handling of the economy with every possible obstacle put in his way, we would be in a depression right now, have lost our freedoms forever and be dependent on the communist Chinese for any assistance at all. Thank you Mr. President.

  74. And…..welcome to the ‘We Hate Trump Palooza’. You expect him to make decisions that you agree with, but…. the problem is, when you hate somebody, you disagree with everything they say or do. Even if you have to change your position to do it.

  75. Here’s a FACT …. last year (2019) 55 million people died World wide.
    The good thing about the Cornavirus … cancer, heart attacks, stokes deaths have decreased in the last month.

  76. ….I love watching the poor, the middle and the rich realize (as a “collective unit”) that 2016 wasn’t so funny!

  77. It’s great to have a president that actually cares about business and working people. I thank God every day that he is president.

  78. The season will start on schedule and the Corona virus fear mongers will all be proven WRONG

  79. Imagine growing up, forming thoughts, going to school, developing interests and beliefs, getting to a stage where you think positively of Donald Trump, watching him bumble his way through every sentence, urinate on every institution and norm we’ve pretended to cherish for 240+ years, and saying “YES PLEASE! MORE OF THIS! CAN’T ARGUE WITH RESULTS!”

  80. theringisthething says:
    April 4, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    And…..welcome to the ‘We Hate Trump Palooza’.

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    It isn’t hating Trump to point out he’s a dishonest incompetent. It is just a fact. His downplaying the seriousness of the virus combined with the delayed and clumsy response has and will cost people their lives.

    The problem isn’t those pointing out Trump’s failures, it is those sheep who would go to the wall to deny or defend them.

  81. Trump also said it was a “Chinese virus.” Nothing to worry about. I don’t get into politics but, he drastically miscalculated this one. Now, he’s trying to cover his backside.

    Welcome to the ‘do what I can to get re-elected’ portion of his presidency.

  82. thanks to the Donald and his Trumpettes earnest efforts to ‘Make America Great Again’, come the fall our economy will tank far worse than the Dolphins did for Tua;

    maybe by then enough people will come to their senses—if there are enough of them left on their feet—to rid us of this orange hair-hat lunatic;

  83. Great. The same guy who ignored intelligence warnings about the virus,putting us a month behind, called it a democratic hoax and claimed we would be packing churches on Easter Sunday says the NFL will start on time. Why would anyone believe him??? Just listen to the doctors and ignore what Trump says. America has the misfortune of having an incompetent president at the worst possible time. I love football as much as the next person,but it should not even be on his mind right now.Stay safe,everyone!

  84. catquick says:
    April 4, 2020 at 7:28 pm
    If not for president Trumps spectacular handling of the economy with every possible obstacle put in his way, we would be in a depression right now, have lost our freedoms forever and be dependent on the communist Chinese for any assistance at all. Thank you Mr. President.
    ————————————

    Pretty sure we are in a recession worse than the depression, and it’s mostly because of Trumps handling of the coronavirus. Trumps economy. He has to own it after years of taking credit for the economy.

  85. Michael E says:
    April 4, 2020 at 7:13 pm
    metitometin says:

    Why would anyone listen to Trump when he called the virus a hoax
    ===================================================

    That’s what you get for reading fake news.
    +++
    Well, to be fair, he did call it a “Chinese virus.” Which insinuates that America had nothing to worry about. Over the following weeks he didn’t give it much thought, even though many scientists said differently. If you read the quotes from him since day one when this virus started spreading, it’s a head scratcher.

    For the record, I don’t do politics. I don’t follow, to my grave, any party at all.

    Both major parties are siblings of the same parent. Politics. They’ll never get along.

  86. ForWhomTheBellTrolls says:
    April 4, 2020 at 7:36 pm
    Liberals are all over this story like Pelosi on a Botox injection.
    ——————
    …and you probably voted
    “backlash” as opposed to a competent,sane adult (lib or conservative).
    #doubledowntime!

  87. All the Trump sheeple believing there will be a football season. 100000 people plus are going to die. Get inside, stay inside. Get off the golf courses and beaches, quit acting like this is just the flu. SMH

  88. This virus is horrible and no fans should go to the stadiums, they can play in a empty arena.

    Also, to the math wizards the mortality rate of .66% doesn’t mean .66% of the entire population…Jesus Christ people… Also I don’t know where dude got .66% from..the mortality rate is .027 in America…310000 cases and 8500 deaths. Don’t go causing a panic because you don’t inderstand.

  89. ewhite1065 says:
    April 4, 2020 at 7:46 pm
    It’s great to have a president that actually cares about business and working people. I thank God every day that he is president.

    5 14 Rate This
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    As he sends thousands of people to their deaths after slashing funding for the CDC in 39 countries, including China.

    Seek the clinical assistance you need.

    You need serious help. It’s not too late.

  90. The trump virus is destroying America. I don’t mean covid19, but the rotten anti liberal people who mistakenly believe that experts are bad and that trump has done anything positive for business for anyone except himself. If football happens at all, it will be a miracle. And if trump does anything to help people other than himself, well that will also be a miracle since he and the republicans never miss a moment to drag the world down.

  91. It does not matter what the current or any other PotUS thinks about when the NFL season should start and that’s a fact.

  92. The big problem with starting the season (empty stadiums or not) is that as soon as one player gets infected with the virus, they’ll shut it down again. I’d rather that they not start playing at all than to start and then have to shut down again.

  93. We finally have a president that has our back! God bless America! A great way to see this country bounce back from this awful tragedy would be to see America’s team the Dallas Cowboys in the Super Bowl. Let’s hope Jerry Jones gets his head out of his ass and signs either Cam Newton or Jameis Winston. Dak Prescott is a warrior and a nice kid but he is a mediocre quarterback at best. Newton has proven himself and Winston has been the victim of crap coaches and receivers who admittedly were the cause of many interceptions. No way you are stopping Newton or Winston along with Zeke and Cooper. My prediction Cowboys 28 and the Chiefs 24 in the next Super Bowl.

  94. andydlev says:
    April 4, 2020 at 9:14 pm
    We finally have a president that has our back! God bless America! A great way to see this country bounce back from this awful tragedy would be to see America’s team the Dallas Cowboys in the Super Bowl. Let’s hope Jerry Jones gets his head out of his ass and signs either Cam Newton or Jameis Winston. Dak Prescott is a warrior and a nice kid but he is a mediocre quarterback at best. Newton has proven himself and Winston has been the victim of crap coaches and receivers who admittedly were the cause of many interceptions. No way you are stopping Newton or Winston along with Zeke and Cooper. My prediction Cowboys 28 and the Chiefs 24 in the next Super Bowl

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    Sheeple

  95. Of course he does.

    Look there’s no way you can put 60 thousand people that close together without knowing if a single one of them has the virus. Until there’s a vaccine and antibody testing this can’t happen without risking people’s health.

  96. Trump Derangement Syndrome is alive and well – even for those who see a ray of hope for the 2020 season.

  97. Even if our EXPERTS say the virus has peaked, people will tend to be very gun shy about being in large groups again for a looooooong time. It’s just human nature.

  98. It’s not going to happen. There won’t be a vaccine in August and very few players (and fans) will have immunity. Large gatherings of people will be prohibited in most states until there is a vaccine.

  99. Who cares what that guy says? He never takes responsibility for his actions and denies the things he says after he says them. He speaks out of both sides of his mouth

  100. If they start ANYTHING back up too soon,we will be right back to square one. I’m pretty sure that social distancing is our new normal. A contact sport like football along with a packed stadium? Even autumn will be too soon,from what the experts are saying. Do not listen to Trump…he is incompetent.

  101. theringisthething says:
    April 4, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    And…..welcome to the ‘We Hate Trump Palooza’.

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    It isn’t hating Trump to point out he’s a dishonest incompetent. It is just a fact. His downplaying the seriousness of the virus combined with the delayed and clumsy response has and will cost people their lives.

    The problem isn’t those pointing out Trump’s failures, it is those sheep who would go to the wall to deny or defend them.
    *********************************************************************8
    Seriously we are in a pandemic and all we see is the left attacking Trump 24/7 … weird.

  102. I’m amazed at how many football fans are libtards with Trump Derangement Syndrome. Shelter in place, sheep.

  103. Imagine growing up, forming thoughts, going to school, developing interests and beliefs, getting to a stage where you think positively of Donald Trump, watching him bumble his way through every sentence, urinate on every institution and norm we’ve pretended to cherish for 240+ years, and saying “YES PLEASE! MORE OF THIS! CAN’T ARGUE WITH RESULTS..
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    Seriously? We all lived through 8 years of Obama pizzing on the constitution almost daily and running rough shod over the country with executive order after executive order.. NOW Democrats are putting their faith in one Joe Biden who DOES actually bumbles through sentences even with a teleprompter in front of him and doesn’t remember who/what/where he is 1/2 the time.. Seriously?? Face it, if the word “Trump” is mentioned, all of you leftists come running to say as many derogatory things as you can in 8 hours.. It’s pretty sad really..

  104. If covid-19 is still prevalent in society in July and August, we will have a lot more to worry about than if football starts. Let’s stay positive and not bicker about politics. It could be much worse than it is right now.

  105. ewhite1065 says:

    It’s great to have a president that actually cares about business and working people. I thank God every day that he is president.
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    There has never been a day that Donald Trump cared about anything but himself.

  106. moerawn says:
    April 4, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    I’m amazed at how many football fans are libtards with Trump Derangement Syndrome. Shelter in place, sheep.
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    I would have thought just the opposite based on the makeup of the league and all the trumpsters up in arms with the “kneeling” and saying they were done with the NFL.

  107. The simple problem with this political system is that their are only two choices. It’s like watching the same two teams in the super bowl every year or only having a choice between Ford or GM. Always one against the other. It will always takes more than one to “make something great.” Too much energy spent bringing each other down instead of helping one another to build.

  108. That new team, the Coronavirus Pandemia is going to beat every single team in the League and become THE CHAMPION…!!!

  109. I wore a mask 2 weeks ago and was laughed at…. they are not laughing now. There we be no football for a t least another year. Crowds suck because some people don’t listen and it only takes 1 person to infect 100’s.

  110. The reality of this situation is that there might be sports without fans in attendance or even any games at all in 2020. People where just getting started at the tip of the iceberg with the COVID-19 thing. This is nothing compared to what’s coming until the vaccine is out or there is absolutely complete shutdown of everything. the spread is getting worse by the days. sports is not going to happen this year folks. and would be the last thing on our minds in the coming months. To all those wearing masks, make sure it’s surgical or n95.

  111. Remember when SARS broke out in 2003, George W. Bush was president, the economy tanked, and 1,344 people died in the U.S. from it in a single day? Yeah, me neither. The public health experts should be the ones that decide when it’s a good idea to allow mass gatherings at stadiums.

  112. Says the guy who ran the USFL out of business… I put more faith in the opinion of the NFL’s chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills who said on NFL.com :

    “As long as we’re still in a place where when a single individual tests positive for the virus that you have to quarantine every single person who was in contact with them in any shape, form or fashion, then I don’t think you can begin to think about reopening a team sport,” Sills said. “Because we’re going to have positive cases for a very long time.”

  113. moerawn says:
    April 4, 2020 at 10:26 pm
    I’m amazed at how many football fans are libtards with Trump Derangement Syndrome. Shelter in place, sheep.

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    Eight thousand dead as of this morning, and rising by the time you finish reading this sentence. 1K dying a day for the last several days. Without intervention, it would be much, much worse.

  114. @thule2018, you are right, in theory, we should have more than 2 choices that have a real chance to win. The reality is that this is a 2 party system and most election years, you have to choose between bad and worse. Too many chose worse in 2016 or sat out, which is just as bad.

  115. iliketurtles says:
    April 4, 2020 at 11:27 pm
    What’s he supposed to say?
    ——
    Nothing. That is what you do when you have no idea what you are talking about.

  116. President Trump is a menace. He displays questionable judgment every day in every way only this time it could get us all killed.

  117. thesnakestabler says:
    April 4, 2020 at 7:22 pm
    Is it not AMAZING how these sheep are just willing to give up their rights according to the US constitution all because the MSM and the people behind this mass hysteria say that it’s “the right thing to do”? Wake me up when we get to 60 million infected and 12k + dead in the US alone like during the H1N pandemic 11 years ago.
    //////////////
    Today is Sunday, April 5. There are over 9,000 dead in the U.S. It will surpass your 12k number on Tuesday or Wednesday.

  118. Sure, I would love to see football again in the fall. But, it’s just football. Nobody NEEDS football.

  119. conormacleod says:
    Today is Sunday, April 5. There are over 9,000 dead in the U.S. It will surpass your 12k number on Tuesday or Wednesday.

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    There are actually only 7,372 CONFIRMED dead from COVID-19 (A majority of the dead are 65+ with underlying health conditions).. The CSC was just caught telling medical people to “assume” that deaths were caused by COVID-19 even though it might have been the common flu or natural causes.. Are you sheep ever going to WAKE up? Don’t bother replying, it was a rhetorical question..

  120. The entire position of half this country is just to criticize the opposition party. It’s stupid. Trump says let’s try to have a football season, the opposition party says “he is an absolute idiot and his position on football is the proof”

    If trump says we should have no football this season the opposition party says “he is an absolute idiot and his position on football is the proof”. Regardless of what side of the aisle you stand on, it’s getting absolutely stupid now

  121. thetooloftools says:
    April 5, 2020 at 1:10 am
    I wore a mask 2 weeks ago and was laughed at…. they are not laughing now. There we be no football for a t least another year. Crowds suck because some people don’t listen and it only takes 1 person to infect 100’s.
    ==========
    You were laughed at because the masks won’t help you in prevention of becoming infection. It will just help you to not infect others. This should be common knowledge. If you are sick, where a mask. If you are not sick, the mask does nothing for you. Ever wonder why surgeons wear a mask, but the patient doesn’t? Because they want to prevent the surgeon and nurses from breathing their germs into the patient.

  122. He also believes Global Warming is a Hoax

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    I don’t know that Trump believes G-warming is a hoax. I’ve never heard him say that outright. What he objects to is liberal funded studies whose reports on G-warming are skewed for the green economy’s own interests. He thinks that is a scam. Read any independently funded study and you’ll find a completely different conclusion. But liberals are not good at tolerating any other conclusion than their own.

    Your hero, O’Bummer, release billions of $$ for USG funded studies to find truthhoods about G-warming so that his alternative energy program (i.e. solar, wind) could be justified. All that money did was get his friends and buddies rich and all the while the resulting research data was lacking.

    Who’s right? Not sure. There is plenty of evidence suggesting past climate changes hundreds of thousands of years ago before any man made input. But just because you heard some dufus say on TV that Trump thinks G-warming is a hoax, you shouldn’t buy it hook, line and sinker. Just like you shouldn’t buy what Al “SUV” Gore feeds his flock either.

  123. Vote for who you want. However, if you somehow think Trump is worried about his reelection chances, then it’s likely you are one of the posters who make some stupid claim about the football season then end the post with ‘BOOK IT!’ naturally making your prediction impossible.
    Some of you know less about politics than you do about football.

  124. “Why would anyone listen to Trump when he called the virus a hoax and the flu and that cases would go down to 0? He’s not a scientist”

    Why don’t you tell that to the Washington Post, NY Times, CNN, etc., all who downplayed the virus back in January. Maybe if a certain party was more concerned with the potential of the virus instead of an impeachment, maybe things wouldn’t have gotten like this.

    In all seriousness, we have to do something to try to get back to normal as quickly as possible. Football would provide a nice escape about now. Hopefully this dies off by June and we can begin the process of getting back to normal.

  125. He was saying “what he would like to see”. There was absolutely zero promise or commitment in any of his words. That has nothing to do with whats going to really happen. And since I think we all “would like to see” that so in the end he was not saying anything. I’ll give him credit he did get good people to run the show. And other than his mouth running a bit amuck he has shown the sense to stand back and let them work.

  126. thesnakestabler says:
    April 5, 2020 at 4:11 pm
    conormacleod says:
    Today is Sunday, April 5. There are over 9,000 dead in the U.S. It will surpass your 12k number on Tuesday or Wednesday.

    ____________________________________________________________________________________________

    There are actually only 7,372 CONFIRMED dead from COVID-19 (A majority of the dead are 65+ with underlying health conditions).. The CSC was just caught telling medical people to “assume” that deaths were caused by COVID-19 even though it might have been the common flu or natural causes.. Are you sheep ever going to WAKE up? Don’t bother replying, it was a rhetorical question..

    ====================

    Death and infection total doesn’t reflect those that died from obvious symptoms that were never tested. Fact. Also doesn’t take into account those with other medical issues who were delayed care due to flooded hospitals. It’s over 9k and will be over 10 k tomorrow, no denying that.

  127. floirosoldout says:
    April 4, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    …he would have attempted to nationalize the healthcare industry by now.
    Obama IS AFRAID of China and they don’t respect him at all. Sure the MSM didn’t carry the footage of him getting off AF1 in Beijing to an empty tarmac but once. Obama would have kept the status quo on travel until late February and Chinese tourists would have infected all the major cities. Far more people would have died under Obama.

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    Excellent post. I plum forgot about China dissing O’Bammy like that on the tarmac. He sure looked foolish.

  128. Death and infection total doesn’t reflect those that died from obvious symptoms that were never tested. Fact. Also doesn’t take into account those with other medical issues who were delayed care due to flooded hospitals. It’s over 9k and will be over 10 k tomorrow, no denying that.

    ############################

    Wrong. Do some research first before posting. And no, I’m not going to do your research for you or point you in the right direction.

  129. dirt53 says:
    April 5, 2020 at 7:22 pm
    Death and infection total doesn’t reflect those that died from obvious symptoms that were never tested. Fact. Also doesn’t take into account those with other medical issues who were delayed care due to flooded hospitals. It’s over 9k and will be over 10 k tomorrow, no denying that.

    ############################

    Wrong. Do some research first before posting. And no, I’m not going to do your research for you or point you in the right direction.

    ============================

    My research is sound. Also the director of my great uncle’s nursing home has 70 suspected cases and 4 who died with clear symptoms, yet wasnt able to test anyone due to shortages.

  130. floirosoldout says:
    April 4, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    …he would have attempted to nationalize the healthcare industry by now.
    Obama IS AFRAID of China and they don’t respect him at all. Sure the MSM didn’t carry the footage of him getting off AF1 in Beijing to an empty tarmac but once. Obama would have kept the status quo on travel until late February and Chinese tourists would have infected all the major cities. Far more people would have died under Obama.

    ============

    Guess you missed where Trump openly praised Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose been hiding information and stats from the world about the outbreak.

  131. Pretty sure we are in a recession worse than the depression, and it’s mostly because of Trumps handling of the coronavirus. Trumps economy. He has to own it after years of taking credit for the economy.

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    I’m pretty sure the depression was worse than any recession there skippy. Take economics much?

  132. Chill_Mickelson says:
    April 5, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    My research is sound. Also the director of my great uncle’s nursing home has 70 suspected cases and 4 who died with clear symptoms, yet wasnt able to test anyone due to shortages.

    #############################################

    That sure is some amazing research. I hope your great uncle is OK, however I must say making extrapalations of statistical data based on that is kinda cheesy. At best.

  133. Chill_Mickelson says:
    April 5, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    Guess you missed where Trump openly praised Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose been hiding information and stats from the world about the outbreak.

    ################################

    Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.

  134. dirt53 says:
    April 5, 2020 at 8:42 pm
    Chill_Mickelson says:
    April 5, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    My research is sound. Also the director of my great uncle’s nursing home has 70 suspected cases and 4 who died with clear symptoms, yet wasnt able to test anyone due to shortages.

    #############################################

    That sure is some amazing research. I hope your great uncle is OK, however I must say making extrapalations of statistical data based on that is kinda cheesy. At best.

    ===================

    If First hand evidence about unreported infections and deaths is cheesy, then call me a cheesehead.

  135. jimmygeewhiz says:
    April 5, 2020 at 11:35 am
    President Trump is a menace. He displays questionable judgment every day in every way only this time it could get us all killed.

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    I think the team of doctors he has running the show is excellent. Sure not perfect, but there is no human on earth we will not be able to hindsight the heck out of later, not Chine, not Trump, not Republicans, not Democrats, not you, not me. This team is as good as we could have hoped for. And they are doing as well as possible at dealing with a previously unknown illness that appeared suddenly and spreads fast while everyone has to figure it out in real time. Throwing stones from glass houses is one thing, but the real ridiculousness is being more focused on that stone throwing than problem solving.

  136. To quote Junior Soprano “Yeah, and I wanna **** Angie Dickinson. We’ll see who gets lucky first”

  137. Han Brolo says:
    April 5, 2020 at 4:23 pm
    thetooloftools says:
    April 5, 2020 at 1:10 am
    I wore a mask 2 weeks ago and was laughed at…. they are not laughing now. There we be no football for a t least another year. Crowds suck because some people don’t listen and it only takes 1 person to infect 100’s.
    ==========
    You were laughed at because the masks won’t help you in prevention of becoming infection. It will just help you to not infect others. This should be common knowledge. If you are sick, where a mask. If you are not sick, the mask does nothing for you. Ever wonder why surgeons wear a mask, but the patient doesn’t? Because they want to prevent the surgeon and nurses from breathing their germs into the patient.
    ———-
    Except I have read that people can have it up to two weeks and be able to spread the virus while not feeling sick so……..This should be common knowledge…….smh….

  138. Hey, I thought this was a football website, if I wanted to read about all your political opinions I would have read news articles from CNN and MSNNBC or ABC and CBS, seems like you still can’t get over it and your all looking for some sort of platform, planning staying put at home and watching the draft and Skype some buddies and have fun. Can’t wait.

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