With the pandemic affecting most every manner of entertainment this year, one of the anticipated breaks in the entertainment void has been the return of professional sports. Over the past couple of weeks Major League baseball, the NBA, and the NHL have restarted their schedules, with some mixed results. To go along with some softening of interest from fans due to the political activism on display, there have also been coronavirus outbreaks on a number of the baseball teams interrupting the schedule.
Also gearing up is the NFL, as training camps opened this week while the league is still grappling with how it will manage the coming season. As of now the schedule will begin without fans in attendance and there are varying measures on how badly this will affect the NFL and individual team owners. Estimates range that league-wide losses could be about $5.5 billion, and possibly as high as $7 billion. Now there is another challenge for teams as the number of players who will not participate has been determined.