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KingKongGodzilla

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Crystal Ball: No CFB this year.
« on: August 08, 2020, 03:03:46 PM »
MAC cancels fall sports. https://247sports.com/Article/MAC-cancels-2020-football-season-Mid-American-Conference-150006089/

This smells like the beginning of conferences cancelling fall sports. The Big Ten mandated no-pad practices until "further notice". 

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It's Trump's fault - poor leadership...
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2020, 04:17:08 PM »
CFB would be played under a HRC presidency - the numbers would be half of what we're seeing.  Oh well, you guys had to have that wall. 

Whatever happened to that wall, anyway? 

Reminds me of that cockamamie "Star Wars" defense system of Reagan's that all you deplorables were so sure was going to work.  




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Re: Crystal Ball: No CFB this year.
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2020, 05:04:35 PM »
Man, I had some really high hopes and expectations for this football season.  I thought if JG could reinvent himself, we had a chance for a breakthrough season, somewhat like 1989.  That one put us on the map for about two decades, during which we were in the conversation for an SEC championship most years; and a NC, many.

JG certainly has experience.  Trouble is, most of it is negative.  But he did some nice things last year.  Auburn, 2018.  And playing this year, behind potentially one of the best lines in the country… Also we have plenty of other potential in the QB room…

Then the virus.  Then the unrest. 

Now the virus again.  One thing we can say about it:  it has more to do with politics than science.  A LOT more.  Protests, casinos — fine.  Church — a threat to public health.

So then it looked like they might try to have a season.  And they handed us a schedule wherein we could be a legitimate top 20, even top 10-caliber team… and lose 3 or 4 games.

My enthusiasm became… tempered.  But — it would be nice to have a diversion from this steady drumbeat of doom and gloom.  Even though a diminished football environment — 10K in the stands, etc. — woulda been kinda sad.

I’m thinkin’ we won’t even have that, now.

Politics always prevails over science.

Our leadership reflects who we are, guys.

Blue State:  nearly 100% Godless morals and values relativists.  Physical, moral, and intellectual cowards.  Becoming increasingly hostile, nihilistic, irrational, and absurd with each tick of the clock.

And more numerous.  And more potent.

They are the leadership in academia, the media, big cities, and throughput the corridors of national, and most state, governments.  The have the House.  If they get the White House and Senate:  end game.

Red State:  generally — for the most part — gives a passing nod to the supremacy of God.  Too busy putting food on the table and trying to raise their kids “right” (a daunting challenge, in these corrupt and depraved times) to give spiritual matters much consideration (that is by plan.  “If the Devil can’t make you bad, he’ll make you busy."  Applies to decent Blue-staters, as well)  Hope the “Man upstairs” will… do something.  Mainly, just leave them alone.  Maybe, when things slow down, they’ll look into this “religion” thing a little more closely… but right now…

They have no idea of the concept of pleading for national forgiveness or repentance.  They have strong patriotism, common sense, and moral compasses.  But those are idols, which come before their total allegiance to the God who made them; and offers redemption for their sin.

Obviously, there are BIG sectors who fall on either side of this “middle”, silent “majority” (or has it become the “minority”?  We’ll see in a few months…).  Many Red-staters are devout, instructed, believing Christians.  Many others are intellectual, atheist Conservatives. 

Red state is the home of diversity.  Blue state is a monolith of brutal simplicity.

If only Red state could succeed in getting Blacks off of the Blue plantation — we’d have a chance.  So much programming and indoctrination to overcome…

It’s tempting to think:  “if only Red State could get the leadership it deserves…”.

But it probably does.

I’ll leave off with this.  Anyone else noticed how much we’ve all got accustomed to the “new normal”?  Does the cancellation of the SEC BB tourney seem like a LONG time ago?  Almost part of a different world?

I’m going to offer this:

The powers that be are aware of this dynamic.  “Nothing can stay unusual forever”.  People adapt.  They forget.  Often, quickly.

What is going on now — to what extent is planned, or merely opportunistic, may never be known — is universal conditioning.

I can see a scenario where the goalposts keep getting moved, to the point where… “well, do we really NEED football?  Do we really NEED public schools?  I mean, it’s been…” a year, two years… People have found substitutes.  VR this and that.  “It’s safer this way…”

Jez sayin’.  Maybe not this cycle.  But there’ll be more cycles…

The price of freedom is faith, courage, and vigilance.

Do the denizens of this nation have those qualities, in sufficient quantities?
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Guys, I meant to just make a few comments about football.  And kinda got “on a roll”.  I almost feel the need to apologize…

but I won’t.  ( ^ ; 

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Re: Crystal Ball: No CFB this year.
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2020, 05:07:20 PM »
I figured little or no CFB this year over a month ago.  They may try and start, or not.

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Re: Crystal Ball: No CFB this year.
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2020, 05:10:46 PM »
I figured little or no CFB this year over a month ago.  They may try and start, or not.
Hey man -- you really need to temper that resolute, absolutist conviction that you regularly express...  ;)

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Re: Crystal Ball: No CFB this year.
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2020, 05:15:36 PM »
I'm not so sure about that.

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Re: It's Trump's fault - poor leadership...
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2020, 06:19:00 PM »
CFB would be played under a HRC presidency - the numbers would be half of what we're seeing.  Oh well, you guys had to have that wall. 

Whatever happened to that wall, anyway? 

Reminds me of that cockamamie "Star Wars" defense system of Reagan's that all you deplorables were so sure was going to work. 


That’s a good one fuzz 

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Re: Crystal Ball: No CFB this year.
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2020, 06:20:17 PM »
Oh well 

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Re: It's Trump's fault - poor leadership...
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2020, 06:53:23 PM »
CFB would be played under a HRC presidency - the numbers would be half of what we're seeing.  Oh well, you guys had to have that wall. 

Whatever happened to that wall, anyway? 

Reminds me of that cockamamie "Star Wars" defense system of Reagan's that all you deplorables were so sure was going to work. 

HRC? The Wall? Reagan? Deplorables? So much rhetoric from a lil' ole CFB thread.

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Re: Crystal Ball: No CFB this year.
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2020, 10:57:29 PM »
I have a different take on this.  The schools have spent money already with the athletes being on campus since June. All the nutrition and training costs being spent along with the dorms and such.  They are probably bound and determined to play. They need that tv money and the only way to receive it is by playing. 

The question is will the administration who probably leans left might be the chicken shits they are and win the day over the athletic departments and coaches. Which I am hearing that they all want to play. They may not say that publicly but I am hearing they are ready to go. 

UConn is an independent and didn’t have a conference to play since they are only playing conference games. They had no choice but to announce they aren’t playing. As to the MAC I can’t speak but their tv money can’t be that big of a package. I don’t have a feel for that call. 

Also if the SEC plays then the Big 10 will play because they can’t afford to let all the kids watch them and lose out in future recruiting advantages. Same way with most power five conferences.

Bottom line I think they play.  If they need to shut down then they will unless it’s after the 7th game. If they make that they will finish the season and not take a chance on not receiving the full amount of money for the season. 

Personally I would be embarrassed if all the pros are playing, high school sports are playing and all foreign sports are playing and college football punts their season.  Locally here we are finishing up little league season. Yes they have been playing.

Just play the damn games already. 

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Re: Crystal Ball: No CFB this year.
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2020, 11:09:04 PM »
CFB would be played under a HRC presidency - the numbers would be half of what we're seeing.  Oh well, you guys had to have that wall. 

Whatever happened to that wall, anyway? 

Reminds me of that cockamamie "Star Wars" defense system of Reagan's that all you deplorables were so sure was going to work. 




Come on, man. That's like saying you, before you got on this program, you take a test where you're taking cocaine or not. What do you think? Huh? Are you a junkie?

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Re: Crystal Ball: No CFB this year.
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2020, 08:17:44 AM »
Personally I would be embarrassed if all the pros are playing, high school sports are playing and all foreign sports are playing and college football punts their season. 
Maybe universities think they're uniquely vulnerable to lawsuits if their players get the virus.  

Any player could claim his "lucrative professional career has been derailed through recklessly irresponsible coercion by a greedy athletic department caring only about short-term profits."  

I guess NFL players could try to make the same case, arguing their careers were "cut short."

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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2020, 09:50:21 AM »
Maybe universities think they're uniquely vulnerable to lawsuits if their players get the virus. 

Any player could claim his "lucrative professional career has been derailed through recklessly irresponsible coercion by a greedy athletic department caring only about short-term profits." 

I guess NFL players could try to make the same case, arguing their careers were "cut short."

A lot of players won't have a "lucrative" professional career if they don't get to play their senior season either.

It's like saying we can't play CFB because of the flu.

Thousands die from the flu every year but we don't shut the country down and we don't stop playing sports.  Of course we know anyone who actually dies from the flu will be reported as Covid-19 in democrat states so we will never know the real numbers or what a hoax it's been.

Just give everyone a participation trophy and call it a season. 
If everyone is thinking alike then somebody isn't thinking.

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Re: Crystal Ball: No CFB this year.
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2020, 11:20:15 AM »
Maybe universities think they're uniquely vulnerable to lawsuits if their players get the virus. 

Any player could claim his "lucrative professional career has been derailed through recklessly irresponsible coercion by a greedy athletic department caring only about short-term profits." 

I guess NFL players could try to make the same case, arguing their careers were "cut short."

Haven’t the athletes already been told they could forego the season and still retain their scholarships?

Sounds reasonable enough as a liability waiver. 

 

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