Could the Corona virus take out all sports..for a long time..interesting report may make us think twice.
Dr. Jeffrey Smith, Santa Clara County's executive officer,told the county's board of supervisors earlier this week -- in a story first reported by Rong-Gong Lin II in the Los Angeles Times -- that he did not expect that it would be safe for “any sports games until at least Thanksgiving, and we’d be lucky to have them by Thanksgiving. This is not something that’s going to be easy to do.”
That, on top of Dr. Anthony Fauci's projection in an interview with CBS as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases that it would be unlikely for COVID-19 to be completely eradicated and that the disease could become seasonal.
In other words, the scientists are doubling down on the notion that sports and their almighty schedules are not the master here, no matter who has what deadline and bank payment to make. That seems to include in Santa Clara County alone the 49ers of the NFL, Stanford and San Jose State of college sports, the Sharks of the NHL, and high school and youth sports throughout the nine-county. And that's in just one county that at least has made a small dent in its coronavirus arc.
Still, the fact that the projection came from Santa Clara County hit home here because it is home. The 49ers' draft picks at 13 and 31 seem to be just that much less important if whomever those picks are can still be rookies in 2021, and the NFL's schedule release next month is just one more reminder of the old Yiddish proverb, "If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans