Super Bowl Attendance Undecided

December 14th, 2020

Super Bowl chatter.

How many fans will the NFL allow into the Den of Depression to watch the Super Bowl in February is undecided. And it may not be decided for a few weeks.

NFL strongman Roger Goodell held a teleconference with Tampa Bay media this afternoon concerning the Super Bowl and how the league plans to pull off the event in the middle of a pandemic.

Goodell noted NFL staff is not planning on being vaccinated prior to the game as NFL employees are not residents of long-term care facilities or healthcare workers.

Goodell said he and NFL officials are not quite ready to announce how many fans will be in the seats come February 7.

“The way we are approaching that is … the safety of our fans and the community are going to be No. 1,” Goodell said. “So we will be working with public officials, the health officials, to define that (number) as we get closer to the game. We are going to try to bring in as many fans as we can safety do.”

Feel free to try to pin down who Goodell is referring to as “officials.”

“I would say that I’m not sure there is a specific number that we are confident in saying this is what it will be,” Goodell said. “Obviously, our focus will be keeping them safe, whoever is there.”

Goodell was also asked about the goal of Florida governor Ron DeSantis to have a capacity crowd at the Super Bowl. Goodell said he has spoken with DeSantis on the matter and Goodell added DeSantis knows the NFL wants to pull off the Super Bowl as safely as possible.

It is possible the many events leading up to the game may have to be adjusted to deal with The Sickness, Goodell added.

33 Responses to “Super Bowl Attendance Undecided”

  1. SB : Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    This world is So F’d up!
    Glad I am not raising a young child in this debacle.

  2. Imhere44 Says:

    Good job goodell …. glad you think of safety first unlike desantis wanting to fill stadiums during a pandemic

  3. anderson Fa Gonzalez Says:

    @imhere44 this is not a political page fyi. I think they can play the super bowl with 50 percent capacity. hope Goodell makes that happen

  4. Mike C Says:

    Imhere44 good job being fake concerned about everyones health, you are such a hero, and better than those who are not scared of the flu.

  5. Jmarkbuc Says:

    DeSantis may be in court during Game week…

  6. ocala Says:

    I just read a report….everyone is going to die

    But not everyone is going to throw a shoe on fourth down.

  7. rsjcheapseats Says:

    Obvious solution: a bye between the end of the season and the first playoff game.
    A second bye after the divisional round.

    Hold the Super Bowl in March, require attendees to have been vaccinated. And then sell as many tickets as you want.

  8. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    No problem Tampa gets back to back SB’s

  9. huh Says:

    It’ll be half full..

  10. donuts Says:

    I can hear the stadium barker now…..Get your covid shot and Bud light here!!

  11. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    No problem just pass out hydroxychloroquine as they walk in!

  12. Joe Says:

    Hold the Super Bowl in March, require attendees to have been vaccinated.

    Not going to happen. Goodell said the NFL is not planning on its employees being vaccinated before the folks in nursing homes and healthcare workers, both of which are top the waiting lists.

    Interesting that one of Goodell’s associates on the call said there has been no known outbreak/bloom of the virus connected to fans at games.

  13. Doctor_Berto Says:

    Lol at required vaccination for the glorified flu

  14. RSJCheapSeats Says:

    LOL at an illness that has killed over 250K.
    God the stupidity of some.

  15. Bucfanforever Says:

    Pack the stadium to 110% capacity. I have a whole list of people who should get the privilege of attending.

  16. Coburn Says:

    Bucsfanforever. You’re thinking let Darwin do its work for all the deniers?

  17. orlbucfan Says:

    Stupor Bowl. Stupid Bowl. It would make more sense to actually host an NFL Championship game. The 2 best teams from the two Conferences are it. The home stadium of the team with the BEST overall record hosts it. That was done back in the NFL Stone Age. DeathSantis will hopefully die from the CV crud. Go Bucs!!

  18. Gofortheface30 Says:

    Hey cheap seats – cool chief, you can keep parroting the number of lives lost because of (or WITH) all you want, it doesn’t change the ratio. It doesn’t change the fact that it’s 99.8% survival rate. Now say it with me: nine, nine point eight. 99.8% Say it loud for the people in the back. You’re such a humanitarian bro, your faux concern over those that died. People like you truly inspire me. After this is over, are you going to move on to other diseases that kill a bunch of people? Like heart disease or cancer? No? Didn’t think so.

  19. Coburn Says:

    Problem with the 99.8% survival rate is that the number tends to go down once you meet the hospital capacities. So yeah I’d you can somehow manage to give the proper hospital care to everyone who gets it you will only lose that.2%. where it starts to get scary is when more people have it than hospitals can handle. When you’re turning people away then their chances go down significantly. That’s what happened in Italy. So yeah it doesnt look so bad until it suddenly does.. that’s why measures are still in place. I think if you just let everyone do whatever they wanted you would suddenly see a much bleaker picture

  20. Rod Munch Says:

    I’m scared, hold me…

  21. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Must be some reason DeSantis sent the stormtroopers to the whistleblowers house.

  22. Durango 95 Says:

    What a complete charade. Fill that stadium to capacity. Anybody check the total amount of deaths this year (to date) compared to previous years?

    I have. No change. Zero. Zilch. Nada.

    Let the sheep stay home and the rest of us will get on with living.

  23. BucEmUp Says:

    There are going to be so many deformities on new borns coming home from hospitals 12 to 18 months from now. My family just have to miss out on concerts and sporting events becuase I am not taking that crap.

  24. Coburn Says:

    If deaths are really the same down south that actually shouldn’t be that surprising. With restrictions in place less people are getting into car accidents, less are catching the usual flu, etc. If restrictions weren’t in place you can guarantee they would be higher based on that alone… You’d have to add back in all the extra deaths from covid itself

  25. TampaTown Says:

    Umm… I’m sorry… is anyone here going to be forced to go to the SuperBowl right here at home against their will? No one is going to be there who doesn’t want to be there.

  26. Coburn Says:

    Don’t think the concern is just necessarily for the people attending. It would be on thing if they want to sign a waiver and out themselves at risk.. its the fact one major event could spread it to so many other people.

  27. Bellingham Bucs Fan Says:

    One thing’s for certain: the virtue signaling is going to be over the top.

  28. danr Says:

    Some of you are embarrassingly blind with your mockery.

    Either through ignorance or you enjoy trolling people.

    Perhaps you just cant get a handle on the reality? I dont know.

    But covid is now approaching cancer numbers as far as deaths per year, and is currently the number 3 cause of death in the US.

    by the time april rolls around if we are able to make covid stop accelerating its spread rate- somehow. we will hit 400k deaths. if it keeps accelerating as it has been for the past month or so, it may catch cancer and become the number 2 cause of death for 2020.

    But yeah mock people who want caution. probably make sandy hook jokes too.

  29. danr Says:

    Durango, you are wrong. look up CDC excess deaths. it was up 300k this year, in october.

  30. danr Says:

    actually our mortality rate is at 1.8% not 0.2% per john’s hopkins Coburn.

    You guys should stop parroting info rudy guilliani or Alex jones told you. Try to actually look up the BS before you post it.

  31. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I don’t care if no one gets to attend…so long as the Bucs are playing to make history. Win or not (and if they make it, I obviously want them to win), just having homefield advantage in the Superbowl is something never seen in a hundred years of football.

  32. Durango 95 Says:

    Here you go “danr”.

    Save the political crap, not interested. These are the facts from your beloved CDC. Updated as of today. Total deaths USA.

    2015 2.712
    2016 2.744
    2017 2.813
    2018 2.839
    2019 2.855

    2020 (now includes year end projection). Via the CDC 2.818

    Less deaths than 2018/2019.

  33. Coburn Says:

    Danr was too lazy to look it up but Im agreeing with you. My point was even if it seems low it will get a whole lot worse once you start overwhelming hospitals. And even 1.8% of population is a very large number of people.

    People can keep parroting total death numbers compared to other years, but the restrictions keeping people home aren’t just reducing covid deaths, but deaths from car accidents, flu, etc. So it’s comparing apples and oranges. Things would be real ugly I’d you just opened everything back up with business as usual