If the NFL goes ahead with the 2020 season, Fox Station Joe Book is ready for the changes that those who go home are likely to make.
During a live radio interview with Andy Cohen on SiriusXM on Wednesday, Buck acknowledged that the NFL telecast needs to stir up crowds to normalize the viewer experience.
“It’s a virtually done deal,” he said. “I think whoever is in control must do their job and be realistic about the reaction of the crowd based on what happened on the field. So this is really important.
“And besides, they’re looking for ways to keep virtual fans on the stands. So when you look at the wide shot, it looks like the stadium is full of traffic jams and it will actually be empty. ”
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Buck’s comments were released the same day the NFL’s virtual off-season extended to the end of the cloud. Under normal circumstances, teams will hold team-organized activities (OTAs) this month to prepare for the mini-camps in June. COVID-19 epidemics have forced teams to operate remotely.
Tuesday, Michigan Governor. Gretchen Whiter told Detroit’s Channel 95.5 radio station that “we will not fill the stadiums in the fall,” a statement that directly affects the Detroit Lions.