New podcast: Zachary Binney on COVID and Football
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) welcome epidemiologist and FO contributor Zachary Binney (@zbinney_NFLinj) to the show to discuss the 2020 football season in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The group opens with some general talk about how the virus has impacted sports (1:13) before moving to whether football is worse for virus transmission than other sports (3:42), some guidelines for restarting a sport (8:12), how football teams specifically can mitigate some of the risk of outbreak (17:36), if fans in the stands is a good idea (20:37), if there is a way to quantify the benefits of sports returning (23:24), how things could play out over the NFL and NCAA seasons (25:54), and how a potential vaccine could impact a Spring NCAA season (28:20).
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