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Topic: Opening up for Football

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Cincydawg

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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2020, 11:33:34 AM »
"COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAMS ASSERT THE IMPORTANT OF A GAME OVER THE SAFETY OF THEIR PLAYERS, BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS ..."


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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2020, 11:37:37 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.


it's not a question of "if", it's "when". sooner or later, if it's not already happened, an athlete will get it. how they handle it will determine the firestorm. i don't have a ton of faith, tbh.

in europe, soccer teams are starting to report for training to open back up the season. germany already had games. most leagues are having a few players/coaches/staff testing positive. i'm guessing we'll see similar results here for most all sports.

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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2020, 11:47:32 AM »
"COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAMS ASSERT THE IMPORTANT OF A GAME OVER THE SAFETY OF THEIR PLAYERS, BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS ..."


This is a reminder that someone somewhere will say everything. 


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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2020, 11:48:57 AM »
it's not a question of "if", it's "when". sooner or later, if it's not already happened, an athlete will get it. how they handle it will determine the firestorm. i don't have a ton of faith, tbh.

in europe, soccer teams are starting to report for training to open back up the season. germany already had games. most leagues are having a few players/coaches/staff testing positive. i'm guessing we'll see similar results here for most all sports.
They'll serve as the fullback. Things will get normalized. By that point, a test or two will be a one-day story. Which means we shouldn't get our dander up too much when someone somewhere gets fiery about it. 

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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2020, 02:02:02 PM »
Some, quite a few, folks actually predicted the pending doom of Liberty Univ. when they reopened campus and those folks have since turned into Emily Litella on the matter.


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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2020, 02:13:40 PM »
U RAH RAH! WIS CON SIN!

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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2020, 02:16:48 PM »
Things are going to look very different in a few months.  Just because the dorms shut down and classes went online, the players didn't stop meeting with friends, going to house parties, hooking up with girls.  They're not social distancing and they're not wearing masks.  They're young and they feel invincible and they're not taking a lot of precautions.  By the end of the summer, I believe it's highly likely that many of them will show they already have antibodies for this.

The "if one player tests positive" rhetoric will be meaningless, because hundreds and perhaps thousands will have already had it and be testing positive.  Non-athlete students in classrooms will have had it, or will be getting it and testing positive, too.   

People keep making the mistake of looking at it through the lens of our current enivronment.  Things will look a lot different in a few months, which is precisely why nobody should be making far-reaching decisions about the future, right now, because they simply don't have to.  

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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2020, 02:42:14 PM »
OSU talking about having 20K in the stands. 

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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2020, 02:45:59 PM »
Wow. That would be something. I doubt UW will have any, to be honest. 
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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2020, 02:50:37 PM »
Our botanical garden opened, members only for the first week, and your ticket has a time on it for entry.  I think football will do something akin to this to limit lines.

Family groups of season ticket holders separated from other family groups, probably 20% capacity or so.

Players will have to maintain a 6 foot distance during play.

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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2020, 02:51:40 PM »
Players will have to maintain a 6 foot distance during play.
Purdue's defense has been training for this!

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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2020, 03:20:20 PM »
sounds like the husker's run defense
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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2020, 03:33:00 PM »
Wsj had a piece on this and they had a map of Kyle Field in how they were planning for this.  Very interesting approach.  I'd share but, paywall. 

No Aggie War Hymn, as far as the fans sawing varsity's horns off.

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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2020, 03:36:17 PM »
Those poor souls, whatever else will they do? :)

 

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