For a state that currently has zero professional sports franchises, West Virginia has the potential this summer to go from zero to well—all of them.
Okay, that may be a slight exaggeration, but not much.
See, it’s no secret that NFL teams all around the country are in limbo due to shutdowns and shelter-in-place orders amid the coronavirus pandemic.
And if you are one of those NFL teams that don’t have time to wait for the state you play in to get back all those constitutional rights that have gone by the wayside in the midst of this pesky bug—then the 35thstate has your answer.
At least according to the NFL Network, who reported yesterday that the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs could become a temporary football home this summer.
And not just the NFL but colleges as well, if they can't be in their usual spot.
The Houston Texans and New Orleans Saints have reportedly already reached out to the Greenbrier.
Also worth noting is that Nevada and Arizona could be training-camp havens for NFL teams, particularly those located in California, if students can't return to campuses for fall terms because of the virus outbreak.
But hey, if you are looking to remove and all distraction from your training camp—I’d go with West Virginia.
Because, last I checked, the number one thing to do in West Virginia is pack your bags and get the hell out of there.
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