By Mark Gallagher
So, it’s only May 26, and the coronavirus is still sweeping across America.
And we have been on a sports pause for almost 10 weeks.
There’s enough time between now and Sept. 10 for the coronavirus situation to change dramatically.
But due to the timing of the virus’ emergence, the NFL has had ample opportunity to beef up its planning and strategy, and there is time for testing production to ramp up to a degree that allows games to proceed with an absolute minimum of risk.
Or, more cynically, the NFL sees itself as some sort of beacon for the rest of America and has no intention of losing any more money due to COVID-19 than is absolutely necessary.
There probably won’t be fans in the stands, but when the Chiefs set out to defend their title, they’ll do so on schedule.