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Re: Sports, and Coronavirus
« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2020, 08:10:19 PM »
Here's a genuine problem (and an optics problem):
9 cases in Arizona. 
No big deal, right?  9 cases in 7 million people.  Big whoop.
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Except....only 100 people have been tested. 
PROBLEM!
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Optic:  9 out of 7 million
Actuality:  9 out of 100 tested
BIG DIFFERENCE
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Re: Sports, and Coronavirus
« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2020, 11:47:50 PM »
I didn't realize until reading this opinion piece that spring football had not been cancelled by the NCAA.

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/sports/college/iowa-state/randy-peterson/2020/03/13/coronavirus-ncaa-should-shut-down-spring-football/5042740002/

I don't really know if it would make all the difference if spring ball were cancelled because these guys would still be doing weight training, and conditioning. They could reduce the risk by not doing the conditioning all at once, i.e. 120 guys wouldn't be in the same venue sweating and snorting at the same time. And with weights there are alcohol wipes and hand sanitizer, that is if you can buy them.

The moment one player gets seriously sickened in spring ball by coronavirus, and it spreads to his teammates the fingers will be pointing at the school where it happened, and especially at the NCAA, for not calling off spring practice, and making whatever adverse effect that has on player development, uniform.

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Re: Sports, and Coronavirus
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2020, 12:03:12 AM »
I didn't realize until reading this opinion piece that spring football had not been cancelled by the NCAA.

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/sports/college/iowa-state/randy-peterson/2020/03/13/coronavirus-ncaa-should-shut-down-spring-football/5042740002/

I don't really know if it would make all the difference if spring ball were cancelled because these guys would still be doing weight training, and conditioning. They could reduce the risk by not doing the conditioning all at once, i.e. 120 guys wouldn't be in the same venue sweating and snorting at the same time. And with weights there are alcohol wipes and hand sanitizer, that is if you can buy them.

The moment one player gets seriously sickened in spring ball by coronavirus, and it spreads to his teammates the fingers will be pointing at the school where it happened, and especially at the NCAA, for not calling off spring practice, and making whatever adverse effect that has on player development, uniform.
The Big Ten, Big 12 and SEC have shut down all team activities, which I think means in some cases locking the weight rooms. 

Football could be a little ragged early next year. 

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Re: Sports, and Coronavirus
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2020, 12:21:53 AM »
We all are starting fresh with new coaches though right...?...guys...?

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Re: Sports, and Coronavirus
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2020, 01:43:57 AM »
The Big Ten, Big 12 and SEC have shut down all team activities, which I think means in some cases locking the weight rooms.

Football could be a little ragged early next year.
 The Big Ten website does now show the Big Ten canceled team activities Friday. But conferences other than the three you mention appear may not to have done so. Some individual schools have done so in the PAC-12. If some conferences do it and not others then competitive advantages slip into the system. Spring ball  should be shut down now by the entire NCAA. Some teams have already had the advantage of practices.

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Re: Sports, and Coronavirus
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2020, 01:47:50 AM »
We all are starting fresh with new coaches though right...?...guys...?
No, this is the way it will work.

Each team must have a head coach in his 21st year as head coach. Those teams with less head coaching experience can still play, but must forfeit to any team that has a head coach in his 21st season.

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Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2020, 09:38:24 AM »
School is cancelled until April. Court is continuing nearly everything for a month. It looks like I'll be home with my kids for an extended period of time.

What's good on TV? Movies? Video games? Other ideas?
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Re: Quarantine Entertainment
« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2020, 09:44:55 AM »
HBO is running a free weekend special on our cable system - great timing

I assume they will pick up many subscribers
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Re: Quarantine Entertainment
« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2020, 09:57:32 AM »
Disney+ has a lot of options, I'll probably do a short-term subscription to them.

We'll do a lot of outdoor activities at the neighborhood parks.  My kids are getting a little too old for the playground equipment which is just as well since this virus can live on plastic and metal surfaces for extended periods of time.  However, like most of these bugs, it does appear vulnerable to sunlight and fresh air, so that will help keep the parks a little cleaner and a little less infected.

Recently DVD-released movies that we've enjoyed with the kids are Frozen 2 and Knives Out (lots of language in this one but it's nothing they haven't heard before).   There are others, don't recall them but if I do I'll throw them out.

I still haven't canceled my RV camping trip to the beach next weekend.  The campsites themselves are plenty distant from one another, and the beach is as crowded or non-crowded as you choose, based on where you park.  My main concerns are logistical ones-- the trips is a couple hundred miles and what happens if a quarantine comes down and we're not allowed to return home? Or what happens if there's a panic-run on gas and we're unable to return?  Or what happens if there's further panic-runs on food and we're unable to get something necessary?  It could be most prudent just to stay home, but I'll play it by ear and see how the next 5 days go.  I can cancel last-minute if need be.



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Re: Sports, and Coronavirus
« Reply #37 on: March 14, 2020, 09:58:19 AM »
Yes, let's trust the masses to act responsibly.  For the first time in human history.
as you know, stupidity of the masses can't be controlled, only slowed
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Re: Sports, and Coronavirus
« Reply #38 on: March 14, 2020, 10:17:02 AM »
I presume those tested were selected as being from the high risk group, so 9 out of 100 is not such a bad figure.

That does not mean of course that 9% of population at large is infected.

It doesn't mean it doesn't either.

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Re: Sports, and Coronavirus
« Reply #39 on: March 14, 2020, 10:17:59 AM »
The Big Ten website does now show the Big Ten canceled team activities Friday. But conferences other than the three you mention appear may not to have done so. Some individual schools have done so in the PAC-12. If some conferences do it and not others then competitive advantages slip into the system. Spring ball  should be shut down now by the entire NCAA. Some teams have already had the advantage of practices.

Per this release (https://t.co/ZeNnHJYpfC?amp=1)
"The Big Ten Conference announced today that all organized team activities have been suspended until April 6, 2020 and will be re-evaluated at that time."

Unsure if that means locking weight rooms, but it does mean offseason weights and practices. 

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Re: Sports, and Coronavirus
« Reply #40 on: March 14, 2020, 10:29:28 AM »
not sure if it's been posted here or not, but spring sport athletes WILL get another year of eligibility. ncaa working on solution for winter sports.


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Re: Sports, and Coronavirus
« Reply #41 on: March 14, 2020, 12:40:25 PM »
Denison and OWU played a w lacrosse game last night (Friday) as a season finale that was initially scheduled for March 25. Commendable devotion to a rivalry, but I didn't know that you could do that. Didn't the NCAA mandate no more games? Weird.
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