July 14, 2020
Subject: Mid July Report
Thanks for the positive feedback regarding the previous 9 bi-monthly Reports following the sport shutdown as a result of Covid. The previous 9 reports are available at JoeGavazziSports.com for your review.
As excitement builds for the restart of MLB, NBA, (and NHL), there is just as much trepidation about the wild card impact of Covid.
That being said, the earliest possible resumption date, for handicapping, would be the following:
MLB… Monday, August 10th
NBA… NBA Playoffs in mid-August
Of greater significance for most of you, will be the beginning of the CFB and NFL Season. Though a more certain bet is that the NFL Regular Season will resume on schedule (exhibition schedule less certain). The real wild card is when and if CFB will begin.
As stated in an earlier report, the presumed loss of money from road games at top 5 conference schools will seriously negatively impact schools from smaller conferences, threatening the existence of their Football program this autumn. The top 5 leagues are gravitating toward conference only games, the number of which remain undetermined.
In short, it is a major wait and see approach to the 2020 Seasons.
In any event, I repeat that any service due from remaining subscriptions will be honored.
I return August 1st with hopefully more details. In the meantime, and most importantly, stay healthy and be safe. All is well on this end.