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847badgerfan

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Opening up for Football
« on: May 20, 2020, 08:54:00 AM »
I saw a tweet on the UW team board (247) that Ohio State players are to report to Columbus on June 8. 

Someone also mentioned a tweet by UW's Julius Davis that he needs an apartment in Madison ASAP.

Looks like we're going to have football, fellas!!
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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2020, 09:31:07 AM »
I think they will manage to have a season except maybe the Pac.  However, if ONE PERSON associated with any team contracts COVID ...

The media firestorm would be epic.  "FOOTBALL ALLOWING PEOPLE TO DIE JUST TO PLAY A SPORT AND MAKE MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Blood on their hands and all that.


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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2020, 09:37:05 AM »
If public transit can stay open...

I'm guessing helmets will be modified to include a full visor??
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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2020, 09:52:13 AM »
I suspect if they can test the 100+ or so people closely associated with the team daily, it might work, with near empty stadia.

I think this also is contingent on seeing no "second wave" which some have predicted.  The 1918 second wave is however not related to this at all, that was influenza, not corona, and it mutated.

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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2020, 09:58:02 AM »
I'd have to imagine that their activities outside of the team will need to be limited too. As in, no bar hopping and such.
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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2020, 10:01:38 AM »
I think they will manage to have a season except maybe the Pac.  However, if ONE PERSON associated with any team contracts COVID ...

The media firestorm would be epic.  "FOOTBALL ALLOWING PEOPLE TO DIE JUST TO PLAY A SPORT AND MAKE MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Blood on their hands and all that.


perhaps not a positive test, but if someone dies.
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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2020, 10:02:16 AM »
Yup, the teams would be under virtual quarantine.  I'm not sure how the universities are going to hold classes in person.

Or operate dorms.  Or anything really.  Colleges are inherently crowded places.

Of course, it is POSSIBLE by July this thing is clearly abating (we all hope) and the hot spots can be managed.

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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2020, 10:02:47 AM »
perhaps not a positive test, but if someone dies.
Oh, I think a report of one positive test will inflame the media and politicians.

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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2020, 10:03:46 AM »
certainly, but that in it's self won't kill the season
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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2020, 10:15:20 AM »
I saw a tweet on the UW team board (247) that Ohio State players are to report to Columbus on June 8.

Someone also mentioned a tweet by UW's Julius Davis that he needs an apartment in Madison ASAP.

Looks like we're going to have football, fellas!!
I know the SEC is voting Friday on when players can return to campus, so we've at least sidestepped the delayed season nonsense (which was mostly athletic admins speculating).

That said, we're a long way from fully locking in some games. All of this goes sideways if campuses, which are slowly letting folks back on, start seeing a lot of cases. I hope they don't, but we're like nine weeks from sports shutting down and 14 weeks from kickoff. A lot can happen.

That said, if you don't have one season, college sports could basically collapse as we know it and have to be rebuilt from the bottom. So they'll try no matter what. 

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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2020, 10:16:29 AM »
I think they will manage to have a season except maybe the Pac.  However, if ONE PERSON associated with any team contracts COVID ...

The media firestorm would be epic.  "FOOTBALL ALLOWING PEOPLE TO DIE JUST TO PLAY A SPORT AND MAKE MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Blood on their hands and all that.


I mean, they have to factor in someone will. That's gonna happen. Too many people for it not to. 

But if it spreads rapidly, that's another story. 

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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2020, 10:17:25 AM »
They need to manage expectations and make it clear they expect positive tests to come and have a plan in place to deal with it.

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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2020, 10:19:34 AM »
I'd have to imagine that their activities outside of the team will need to be limited too. As in, no bar hopping and such.
So basically you get to be a star football player, with none of the perks of being a star football player

 

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