The NFL season is approaching, and it arrives into a much different world than the one in which the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl.
In the long months since, a pandemic has killed more than 180,000 people in America, league schedules have stopped and restarted as the country grapples with how to reopen and historic protests for racial justice have spread across the country.
Oh, and Tom Brady no longer plays for the New England Patriots, and the Washington Football Team has — at least for now — shirked its racist name.
A lot has changed. And the question is: How will the NFL, a league notoriously averse to change, adapt to this different reality?
On the COVID-19 front, the signs aren’t encouraging.
Some owners are still beating the drum to put fans in the stands, with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones leading the charge for attendance. That could cause needless harm to…