Today’s read is from Steven Malanga, the George M. Yeager Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and City Journal’s senior editor. Here’s a brief excerpt, then you’ll want to read the entire column linked to below.
The NFL offered players the choice to opt out of the season and still get paid—$350,000 if a player is considered to have risk factors and $150,000 if he has none. Some 67 players did so by the deadline in late July. Meantime, among those playing, the NFL conducted nearly 45,000 tests at the end of August—with just one positive.
Exactly why sports media have been so uninterested in the success that most leagues have had in getting started again is unclear.