At a restaurant yesterday, TV on. Steady crawl at the bottom of the screen saying reporters are at San Jose airport awaiting arrival of one of the teams. Of course, they eventually arrived safe and sound.
But what if they didn’t? What if, heaven forbid, the plane carrying the team crashed with no survivors? Would the game be cancelled? Would the team have to scramble to put together a roster of substitute players (what chance would they fare in the Big Game)?. Would the other team be awarded a championship by forfeit (perhaps with an asterisk in the record books). What about (legal) bets that were placed on the game. If the game was cancelled, would ticket holders get their money back. What about sponsorships, commercials, etc.?
Clearly the odds are very low, I’m just wondering if there is a contingency plan.