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NFL preseason cut and no Marv
Conjecture seems to be growing that the NFL will reduce its preseason from four to two games because of Covid-19. Although no official announcement has been made at the time of this podcast, various stories seem to indicate the NFL could get a later summer start, because of the virus. Such a move would obviously effect the NFL's TV contracts with the major networks.
Meanwhile, the virus will impact 79-year-old legendary sportscaster Marv Albert. The long time play-by-play broadcaster of NBA games on Turner Sports is not expected to return to that role, when the NBA resumes its season later in July under the Orlando "bubble."
Dan Lovallo discusses that and more in his latest podcast.