Sports: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
18 November 2020 Sports
NFL To Hold Virtual Pro Bowl, NBA Draft Begins Tonight, More NFL Players Put On Covid List
The NFL announced yesterday that it will hold a virtual Pro Bowl in the video game Madden NFL 21. The League had already canceled the Pro Bowl due to the pandemic. The announcement said there will be a, quote, “week-long series of matchups featuring celebrities, NFL legends, current players, and streamers playing as the official rosters in Madden NFL 21.” The Pro Bowl fan vote began yesterday and will continue until December 17th.
The New York Giants, Atlanta Falcons, and Las Vegas Raiders were among teams that put players on the NFL’s reserve/Covid-19 list yesterday. Meanwhile, The Washington Football Team had someone in it’s organization test positive for the virus for the first time since the season began. The League said there were 17 new confirmed positives among players and 35 among other personnel during testing November 8th to the 14th.
And, the NBA Draft will be finally held tonight after multiple delays. The Minnesota Timberwolves have pick in the draft, which will be held virtually.