Jay Caufield: Players Have A Job To Do Even in Empty Arenas

Cook and Joe Show

Joe Kapp
March 11, 2020 - 2:49 pm
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The coronavirus is cancelling many events across the country and in the sports world.

Could we see the NHL and NBA playing games in other cities or in front of empty arenas?

That was a question we posed to AT&T Sportsnet Pens Analyst jay Caufield when he joined the Cook and Joe Show today and said it would be like playing in training camp and it would be strange for the players but they are paid professionals and it's their job.

'I think the player are concerned," Caufield said. "But at the same time they have a job to do when the pick drops whether there are fans or not."

Caufield talked about what we would see and hear in a TV only broadcast with these teams playing in empty arenas.

"You would hear voices so much more." Caufield said. "I think it would be an interesting thing but it would be difficult and then everyone would be more concerned."

Caufield says the day this happens it would be a bigger fear to the players about keeping themselves and their families safe but they are paid professionals who have a job to do and they will show up ready to play no matter who is there or who can see it.

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