Colin Cowherd: “Excuse me if I don’t buy into local sports reporters or national NFL beat guys telling us ‘FOOTBALL IS NOT GONNA HAPPEN BY SEPTEMBER 10TH!’ That’s over FIVE MONTHS away. We can’t even get the weather right five days out with radar helping us… Our government said we didn’t have to wear masks and then a couple days later it was ‘EVERYONE WEAR MASKS!’ The University of Washington has a COVID-19 model – they readjusted it today and there are 45% drop in beds needed in America. Almost half. EVERYTHING is changing, this is incredibly fluid, and nobody has any answers. The models are outdated an hour after they are out. The CDC projected 1.7 million deaths to start out, c’mon. Social distancing is a real deal. Keep doing it, do it soon, and do it often, but we don’t live in a police state. If you want to go for a walk, put a cloth around your mouth in the neighborhood if it makes you happy and do it. Everybody is talking about the NFL and whether it’s going to happen and NONE of us know. Here’s what we do know: In Europe they have flattened the curve, and NYC appears close to their peak flattening the curve… If you want to make a prediction on the NFL let’s get through April and May. NOBODY KNOWS… Don’t let Twitter guilt you into believing that you can't simultaneously be empathetic towards those who are dying, and also have a conversation pivoting to the economy, we gotta start it back up. The PGA came out today and they said ‘we gotta go out and do some tournaments, no fans, we’re doing them.’ THANK YOU GOLF, to grown ups, we’re pivoting now to real conversations… Twitter wants to make you feel guilty that you don’t wake up every morning and think the world is ending and that you don’t care about every single thing. I care about New York City, but America is not New York City." (Full Video Above)
Listen to Colin Cowherd explain why he has a problem with members of the media who are jumping the gun on calling for all postponements or cancellations of an upcoming NFL season that wouldn't officially have a regular season game scheduled until early September.
The coronavirus pandemic has obviously put sports on the back burner, with the NCAA Tournament cancelled, the NBA and NHL seasons postponed, and MLB's Opening Day delayed, but the NFL has surprisingly held serve with their league's calendar, not only keeping free agency open, but fully expecting to host its upcoming Draft in late April in virtual form.
Check out the video above as Colin explains why he doesn't buy into media members who are already penciling in the NFL regular season being altered by COVID-19, and says we have no idea what the effect of the virus will be in five months.