Steelers-Ravens Madness Continues With Fear of Player Strike and Talk of Further Postponement [UPDATE]

1) Mike Florio reports that there is fear of a Ravens players strike — which would create major issues with the Collective Bargaining Agreement — if their game against the Steelers remains Tuesday night as now scheduled:

2) If you’re keeping score at home, Ravens-Steelers has been moved from Thanksgiving primetime to Sunday afternoon to Tuesday night. Now there are murmurs that it could be moved AGAIN to Wednesday. Jeff Zrebiec, who covers the Ravens for The Athletic, reports:

Adam Schefter also reports the NFL is “pondering” moving the game again:

3) Ravens-Cowboys, which was originally scheduled for this upcoming Thursday, already got moved to late afternoon next Monday because of the Ravens-Steelers moves. The Steelers are slated to play Washington Football Team on Sunday, but if Pittsburgh has to play Baltimore on Wednesday instead of Tuesday, it’s conceivable that Steelers-Washington would also be moved back.

Conclusion: 2020 has truly been a wild year, and the NFL is hellbent on not canceling games. So this madness with the scheduling will likely continue in the coming weeks.

Update: Steelers-Ravens has officially been moved to Wednesday afternoon:

Update II: Here is the schedule for next week’s games that are affected by all this:

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.

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  1. Roger Goodell is 1 person that I truly despise. He is a phony and a fraud. Every team and player deserve everything that happens to them. During the CBA bargaining, they had every opportunity to limit his powers, but all they wanted was more money. The union rep D. Smith is also pathetic.

  2. At this point, all NFL teams should surround the field at the Super Bowl, take a knee as Lebron James recites his own politically correct version of the National Anthem as a poem, while wearing Nike jerseys that say “I can’t breathe” made by 11 year old Chinese girls in labor camps, while accepting medals that say “we’re all winners.”

    That pretty much sums up the Baltimore Ravens and their “strike”. How about trying it out as a lifelong employee of a small business whose been ruined by liberal politics this year. Then come back and justify your professional athlete strike.

    Suck it Baltimore.

  3. I bet the NBA players are now reaching out to certain members in the NFL (all while not understanding the CBA and NFLPA agreements) to get them to try and shut down and make a stand in 2020, by asking to get paid to not work. Meanwhile people who actually work are showing up on manufacturing lines, construction job-sites and driving trucks across the country every day (this has been a class based pandemic all along, evidence by the NFL lunacy). A little perspective would do the NFL a lot of good, but I know they don’t really care about the people watching their games.

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