I've long come to the realization that I DON'T want any sports leagues re-starting this fall, and on the two other fora that I am active, I am the only one. I've made much the same arguments that this Slate piece makes, but since it's been written up all nice for me, I'll just link to it: https://slate.com/news-and-politics...-ethical-political-and-practical-mistake.html The author makes one point that I hadn't thought of as his conclusion: Picture an alternative: Every league shuts down its operations right now and participates in a “no masks, no sports” awareness campaign. Transmission rates are driven downward to the point that games can be played in front of live crowds, as is already happening elsewhere in the world. Sports come back in the “normal” way, and fans who aren’t distracted by the threat of fatal disease can enjoy and spend money on them like they did in the Before Times, but with the ratings and box-office benefits that only a once-in-a-lifetime national catharsis could create. Now wouldn’t that be the real “winning play”? To this, I would ad that I think the likelihood of forfeits is make these seasons silly. What if six players on the Lakers all have to be quarantined? The G League isn't playing, so there's no bodies to bring up. It's going to be worse for college sports since there are no minor leagues. What if the four players quarantining on the Clemson football team are the top four left tackles/guards and Trevor Lawrence is simply destroyed? The NBA and MLB are planning to play smack dab in the hottest of coronavirus hotspots. What could go wrong.