Sports and The Pandemic

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.

Short-handed Kansas State rallies to stun No. 3 Oklahoma

Despite trailing by three touchdowns in the second half and missing eight key players from their two-deep, Kansas State took down the No. 3 Sooners 38-35 on Saturday in Norman, Oklahoma.

If Mizzou beats Alabama, can we just cancel all college sports, televised or not, until the pandemic is over? The results of this season mean nothing.

3 players and 5 other staff on the Tenessee Titans have tested positive.

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Tom Pelissero
@TomPelissero
NFL statement on the #Vikings and #Titans suspending in-person club activities after eight positive COVID-19 cases with the Titans.

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Sports rights are so dumb.

The Sounders/Whitecaps game is on ESPN+, a service I pay for.

I cannot watch the game via ESPN+ because the game has been blacked out in my area.

During a pandemic.

Where no one is allowed to buy tickets to the game.

So why can't I stream this via the service that everyone else across the country can use?

Yeah that seems like an artifact of the before times. No blackout rules for pandemics.

You sure it's not a local TV thing like it's on Fox Sports directional channel instead?

That's 100% of what it is. You're in either Sounders or Whitecaps "territory", so in theory some channel out there carries the game. I say 'in theory' because here in Hawaii I'm blacked out from all west coast baseball teams, but that doesn't actually mean there's a way for me to watch Mariners games (which, seriously, thanks MLB for saving me from myself). A few years ago I decided f*ck it -- I was gonna sign up for DirecTV and get the package that included Root Sports NW, which carries M's games. Except live events on that channel were blacked out in Hawaii. So for the purposes of MLB.tv, Hawaii was M's territory, but that's not what DirecTV/Root Sports thought. There was literally no legal way for me to watch the games live.

Which is just ridiculous.

I think if I'm paying for a service I should get the stuff. Too bad for the local contracts.

Gunners set to sign Partey but had to fire Gunnersaurus to get it done?

Sad day in football. Tear it all down.

LOL, wrong thread Jowner.