Sports and The Pandemic

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Meanwhile... Florida State will allow tailgating at football games this season.

The Seminoles will ask everyone to remain socially distanced and might have to revisit their plan, if it doesn't work.

I'm not sure asking tailgating college football fans to socially distance is a "plan."

Mr Bismarck wrote:

Meanwhile... Florida State will allow tailgating at football games this season.

The Seminoles will ask everyone to remain socially distanced and might have to revisit their plan, if it doesn't work.

I'm not sure asking tailgating college football fans to socially distance is a "plan."

Planning to fail is a plan. Ask my management.

This MuRrIcA, man. Ain't nobody gonna tell ME what to do!

ESPN's covid and college sports page is an interesting collection of news related briefs.

This juxtaposition of two separate articles seemed to sum up the times perfectly:

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Ole Miss is in the SEC, which is conducting its season.

I feel like the "Why not both?" meme is going to wear itself out with college football types demanding sports and COVID at the same time and "Why not both?" just gives up and becomes, "YOU GET BOTH!"

So we're rewinding back to June now. Any of these CFB coaches want to pipe up and tell us how what we really need are, "sPoRtZ"?

NCSU postponing home football opener by 2 weeks already.

Mississippi high school football coach is required to quarantine due to Covid, but figures out a way to still coach this week.

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Nice that all of his infected droplets are somehow not affected by gravity. Selfish asshole.

Because he's such a great leader his assistant coaches weren't prepared to carry on without him?

Watching Sportscenter tonight and seeing the lack of mask usage in the college football highlights and crowd shots really explain why the U.S. still has a thousand COVID deaths a day while other better countries like Canada have zero. It is so frustratingly sad and stupid how selfish our culture has become.

Has become? A handful of people in this country get shot by their dogs or toddlers every year. I'd argue we've always been this stupid, we just haven't had such a pervasive and obvious example of it.

Chickens/roost.

Any future Pandemic movies or novels should now accurately portray the US as a complete wreck and the Ben Afflek hero coming from the EU or Asia.

Ed Orgeron says "most" of the LSU football team has contracted Covid but he doesn't know the actual percentage.

He does think this shouldn't impact their ability to play games tho.

Because this is emphatically NOT about money.

This is all about the transformative power of sports to unite people and keep young people safe. From Covid.

Top_Shelf wrote:

He does think this shouldn't impact their ability to play games tho...

Right. Because why pay attention to science?

From Forbes:
Earlier this month, Wayne Sebastianelli, Penn State's director of athletic medicine, said that cardiac scans of Big Ten athletes who contracted the coronavirus showed "30 to roughly 35% of their heart muscles" indicated symptoms of myocarditis. "There is simply too much we do not know about the virus, recovery from infection, and longer-term effects," Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren wrote in August when explaining the decision to postpone the Big Ten season. "While the data on cardiomyopathy is preliminary and incomplete, the uncertain risk was unacceptable at this time."

Football is the lifeblood of our country.

Godzilla Blitz wrote:
Top_Shelf wrote:

He does think this shouldn't impact their ability to play games tho...

Right. Because why pay attention to science?

I am more repulsed that his first response is "I hope they won't miss games" instead of "I hope they recover well and don't kill any of their older family or friends". What a garbage person with messed up priorities.

The schools are already being greedy and stupid having kids on campus. The football team is probably safer than gen pop with more frequent testing and isolation protocols.

I haven't read too much about the news on the Big Ten restarting, but one of the two reasons they said they didn't want to have a season was the abundance of myocarditis in recovered patients and the lack of any sort of clarity surrounding it.

In the stuff I scanned through today, I didn't see anyone saying that we now know it's not a risk. I only saw stuff saying that there would be a 21-day period before an athlete could return, while they looked at heart conditions.

My first reaction was: "We've still got no idea, but now we've got guinea pigs!"

Huh. 24H of Le Mans is back on today.

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