If you’re a veteran sports fan, you know holidays and sports can be tricky. You get blended with some family members who don’t think it’s your inalienable right to watch sports every minute they are on TV. What you can do, though, is strategize and plant your flag around essential times. You may have to sacrifice the Lions game for the greater good.
The benchmark game on Thanksgiving this year is Ravens-Steelers. This might be the most heated rivalry in the NFL this past decade, and you’ve got an undefeated Pittsburgh team seeking to continue the Ravens’ recent struggles. The game is slated for nighttime, when you’re stuffed to the gills and perhaps a bit tipsy. It promises to be the perfect time to unwind.
With that in mind, please give thoughts and prayers that the apparent positive COVID-19 tests with the Ravens do not jeopardize this game:
Statement from the Baltimore Ravens: pic.twitter.com/2J3zWytk8i
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 23, 2020
By now, we know the drill. We’ll learn at a later time whether those who tested positive are players, coaches, and/or front office personnel. If you believe in this sort of thing, send good vibes into the universe that this will not meet the threshold of postponing the game off of Thanksgiving.
Update: Here are the details on the positive tests, so far:
#Ravens RBs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins have tested positive for COVID-19 and will be placed on the reserve list later today, according to sources. All aboard the Gus Bus for Thursday vs. the #Steelers.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 23, 2020
I'm told, as of now, 2 players and 2 non-coaching staff members have tested positive for CoVID-19 on the #Ravens, per source.
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) November 23, 2020