Dave Hyde: Football in a pandemic has become as sketchy as feared

Early in the conference call, a couple of hours before Wednesday afternoon’s kickoff and a day after the San Francisco 49ers became the Arizona 49ers, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell remained stiff-upper-lip positive. “It will take a partnership and discipline to complete this season,” he said. “I’m confident we’ll be able to do it.” Translation: The show must go on. And that’s fine. It’s just a game. No more and no less. But this past week has been a good lesson for everyone in sports that playing games in the middle of a COVID-19 pandemic is exactly what you’d fear from playing games in the m…

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