|Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Game Over? (Clip) | HBO – YouTube Bryant Gumbel is joined by insiders Peter King, David Aldridge and Tom Verducci for a candid discussion about the state of the respective sports they cover.|
BRYANT GUMBEL: Let me get out on this. On a scale of one to 10, 10 being, “I’d swear it on my family’s life. I’m absolutely certain it’s gonna get done,” give me a rating on where you think your sport’s gonna finish up on this. Will they be able to finish?
PETER KING: I would think about four on that.
KING: I think it’s more likely than not that they’re not gonna be able to finish. I just think there are too many problems in the way, Bryant.
DAVID ALDRIDGE: I would put it at an eight to nine. My concern was always getting to Orlando. I think once everybody got to Orlando, a lot of the potential for the season shutting down again was dissipated. So unless there is a massive outbreak on multiple teams, I think they’re gonna finish.
GUMBEL: And Tom?
TOM VERDUCCI: Yeah, for me, Bryant, I would say five. I think it’s about 50%/50% to be honest with you. And I say that because of the surge across the country in the last couple of weeks. And we have to remember that – I know the commissioner has the right at some point if there’s a huge cluster to step in and stop it. But in the hierarchy of who controls things here, COVID is number one, local municipal state officials are number two, and then the commissioner. So it might be out of his hands.