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Topic: Chance for a CFB Season in 2020

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Cincydawg

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Re: Chance for a CFB Season in 2020
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2020, 10:57:33 AM »
My guess is we may see some games, perhaps only conference games, and a rejiggered schedule, played in front of empty stadia.

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Re: Chance for a CFB Season in 2020
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2020, 11:20:22 AM »
128 team, double elimination tournament.  Screw Liberty for sure, and...UMass?

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Re: Chance for a CFB Season in 2020
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2020, 11:48:09 AM »
What is still surreal to me is that in just over three weeks we have gone from thinking the 2019/2020 CBB season would still finish up, just with empty arenas to now seriously doubting whether or not there will be a 2020 CFB season.  

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Re: Chance for a CFB Season in 2020
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2020, 11:55:18 AM »
https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/will-the-2020-college-football-season-start-on-time-stakeholders-are-discussing-their-options/


This part would make me worried, if I were Notre Dame brass:


Specifically, there have been models for college football teams reconvening on June 1, July 1 and Aug. 1. In addition, there has been discussion of a truncated season, including one with only conference games being played.
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Re: Chance for a CFB Season in 2020
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2020, 12:04:57 PM »
What is still surreal to me is that in just over three weeks we have gone from thinking the 2019/2020 CBB season would still finish up, just with empty arenas to now seriously doubting whether or not there will be a 2020 CFB season. 
I'm not worried about the 2020 CFB season--yet.

I think your point is really astonishing that we made this mental change in three weeks. But we might have over-pivoted our mental frame of reference from "everything is normal" to "nothing will ever return to normal" in three weeks, and I think that might be too far. 

This thing is moving VERY fast. On Mar 11--the last day games were played in the BTT, there were 1301 cases in the US and 38 deaths. There are now >250K and >6K. In three weeks it went from basically nothing and we questioned whether everyone in the world was overreacting to an exponential curve and the bulk of the country is under "stay at home" orders.

Where will it be in a month? Where will it be in two months? Two months is basically 9 weeks--three times the amount of time since the end of sports. With how fast this is moving, that's an ETERNITY.

Right now everyone is in the mental frame of "this is just going to keep getting worse [forever]", because of the way it's dominating the world right now. But to have a full CFB season, team activities would probably need to be allowed to restart 2 months from now. If it restarts later than that, we might be looking at an abbreviated or a shifted season. If this is still so much of a threat that they can't start activities until late July, or into August... Then there's probably no season.

So I'm not ready to predict what'll happen to the 2020 CFB season because making predictions two weeks out is hard enough with this thing. 

 

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