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Mr. Sand-Knit

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Re: More Ominous Signs for College Sports
« Reply #100 on: July 11, 2020, 10:27:40 PM »
Rube here.
Simple question, why does Wall Street run my local hospital?
Simple answer, profit.

Why does Italy have national healthcare.
Because healthcare is a human value, it is the moral ethical thing to do.  As a young doctor from Belgium said to me, it's fair.

Why did corporate America, AKA Wall Street, switch to 401(k) retirement plans?
To transfer risk and create a business opportunity for Wall Street.

There must be a lot of Rubes in Italy/Europe.

BTW, I am invested in stocks and have a very nice retirement thanks in part to Pres. Ronald Reagan.

As we say, the bulls make money, the bears make money, the hogs make none.

None of which has anything to do with ur earlier lunacy.
Political free board, plz leave your clever quips in your clever mind.

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Re: More Ominous Signs for College Sports
« Reply #101 on: July 11, 2020, 11:19:22 PM »
The goal is 10 but dates and opponents are going to be revisited. Shorter trips prioritized.

Some interesting rumblings from people I’ve talked to from within the Big Ten:
-possible home and home meetings
-at least three schools talking about not playing (Rutgers won’t be missed)
-schedules adjusted later in the season based on standings or risk levels.

Sounds like a recipe for success.
At least it is somewhat of a plan.

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Re: More Ominous Signs for College Sports
« Reply #102 on: July 12, 2020, 12:44:03 PM »
None of which has anything to do with ur earlier lunacy.

I stand by all my lunacy.  Private Wall Street hospitals, self centered greedy Americans, antiscience bias, cult behaviors, selective antigovernment thinking, and Libertarian nonsense are problematical.  Now the chickens come home to roost. 

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Re: More Ominous Signs for College Sports
« Reply #103 on: July 12, 2020, 12:48:12 PM »
The goal is 10 but dates and opponents are going to be revisited. Shorter trips prioritized.

Some interesting rumblings from people I’ve talked to from within the Big Ten:
-possible home and home meetings
-at least three schools talking about not playing (Rutgers won’t be missed)
-schedules adjusted later in the season based on standings or risk levels.

Does that mean Rutgers comes back to the BIG EAST?  How about Syracuse?

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Re: More Ominous Signs for College Sports
« Reply #104 on: July 12, 2020, 01:44:13 PM »
Does that mean Rutgers comes back to the BIG EAST?  How about Syracuse?

Of course not, because Rutgers cares more about the BTN money than putting a successful product on the field. And why would be Big East bring them back into the fold? They add nothing.o
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Re: More Ominous Signs for College Sports
« Reply #105 on: July 12, 2020, 06:18:31 PM »
Does that mean Rutgers comes back to the BIG EAST?  How about Syracuse?
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Please no.  I never thought Rutgers added anything to the BE besides another football team that did us no good.  As for Syracuse and the others, the only one I was even a little interested in was UConn.  Now that they are back, I think it will be good for basketball.  But they are the outlier right now.  The rest of the conference are a bunch of similar private schools with no interest in football.  No need to screw that up. 

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Re: More Ominous Signs for College Sports
« Reply #106 on: July 12, 2020, 10:03:07 PM »


As we say, the bulls make money, the bears make money, the hogs make none.

The actual phrase is “Bulls make money, bears make money, hogs get slaughtered”.


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Re: More Ominous Signs for College Sports
« Reply #107 on: July 13, 2020, 11:18:23 AM »
Patriot League cancels fall sports. Get ready for more East Coast conferences to follow suit soon.
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Re: More Ominous Signs for College Sports
« Reply #108 on: July 13, 2020, 01:02:35 PM »
https://sports.yahoo.com/time-to-face-reality-no-one-is-playing-college-football-in-the-fall-170634809.html

Take a deep breath, and begin to get comfortable with the idea there’s virtually no chance of playing college football in any recognizable form this fall. Start digesting the notion that the next time we see a college football game could be in more than 13 months, as the sport remains the most unlikely of all the major sports to execute a successful return. Consider any semblance of college football prior to Week Zero of 2021 as a bonus, an improbable gift from the football gods.

With the MLS struggling in a supposed bubble, MLB officials botching the testing portion of its return and an increasing amount of pessimism about the prospect of an NFL season, only a medical miracle can save college football this fall.

“Right now, I don’t see a path in the current environment to how we play,” said a Power Five athletic director. “I’m confident we’ll get back to what we all think of as normal, but it may be a year before that happens.”

Here’s the cruel truth about how college football leaders approached football this fall: The entirety of their plan to return was based on hope. Hope that the COVID-19 would go away. Hope that college campuses wouldn’t be a petri dish for the virus. Hope that they could figure out a way to play a contact sport in a time of mandatory social distancing. Hope for a vaccine to keep players healthy and seats full.

A strategy of hope isn’t much of a strategy, and a half-dozen coaches and officials told Yahoo Sports this weekend that hope is being vanquished. It’s all over in the minds of many coaches and athletic directors, as the sport will keep pushing back to buy time until the inevitable happens.

“Ultimately, no one is playing football in the fall,” said a high-ranking college official. “It’s just a matter of how it unfolds. As soon one of the ‘autonomy five’ or Power Five conferences makes a decision, that’s going to end it.”
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Re: More Ominous Signs for College Sports
« Reply #109 on: July 13, 2020, 01:37:18 PM »
I'd love to be wrong, but I've resigned myself to no NFL or NCAAB this year. I'm not even convinced MLB will make it to the finish line. At least the success of the TBT gives me some hope that the NBA can manage.

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Re: More Ominous Signs for College Sports
« Reply #110 on: July 13, 2020, 01:43:39 PM »
https://sports.yahoo.com/time-to-face-reality-no-one-is-playing-college-football-in-the-fall-170634809.html

With the MLS struggling in a supposed bubble, MLB officials botching the testing portion of its return and an increasing amount of pessimism about the prospect of an NFL season, only a medical miracle can save college football this fall.


my wife is friends with an MLS team executive and was talking to him on Saturday (they go to the same yoga studio). He said he doesn't trust a lot of his players to stay in the bubble.  Some NBA players, including Damian Lillard, already said they expect NBA guys to leave and over the weekend a tweet allegedly from an "escort" said she was invited into the bubble.

In college football, there is no way to have a bubble in the fall and already there are outbreaks when only athletes are back on campus.  Within athletics, the focus is shifting towards saving basketball with a season starting in January.
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Re: More Ominous Signs for College Sports
« Reply #111 on: July 13, 2020, 05:19:55 PM »
I'd love to be wrong, but I've resigned myself to no NFL or NCAAB this year. I'm not even convinced MLB will make it to the finish line. At least the success of the TBT gives me some hope that the NBA can manage.
Or not.

Rockets, Kings players first two to break NBA quarantine at Disney bubble ahead of restart, per report

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/rockets-kings-players-first-two-to-break-nba-quarantine-at-disney-bubble-ahead-of-restart-per-report/
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Re: More Ominous Signs for College Sports
« Reply #112 on: July 13, 2020, 10:31:31 PM »
I'd love to be wrong, but I've resigned myself to no NFL or NCAAB this year. I'm not even convinced MLB will make it to the finish line. At least the success of the TBT gives me some hope that the NBA can manage.


Agreed. If the NBA can get through the playoffs, it would be incredible. Anything beyond that seems unrealistic for the next several months.

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Re: More Ominous Signs for College Sports
« Reply #113 on: July 14, 2020, 12:36:04 AM »
my wife is friends with an MLS team executive and was talking to him on Saturday (they go to the same yoga studio). He said he doesn't trust a lot of his players to stay in the bubble.  Some NBA players, including Damian Lillard, already said they expect NBA guys to leave and over the weekend a tweet allegedly from an "escort" said she was invited into the bubble.


Well, in these difficult times, we have all had to resort to having things delivered.

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Re: More Ominous Signs for College Sports
« Reply #114 on: July 14, 2020, 02:14:58 AM »

Agreed. If the NBA can get through the playoffs, it would be incredible. Anything beyond that seems unrealistic for the next several months.

The NBA and NHL may be able to finish, but I don't see any league, where substantial travel is involves, being able to have a completed season. Baseball's problem is going to be trying to do normal games at 30 different stadiums while each area has differing levels of cases. MLS is struggling even to have it's welcome back tournament and is unlikely to have a full season, three best bet may be to continue to stay in one location and try and move to a European calendar schedule.

The reason European league's were successful, and able to play at home, is the size of the country. Germany is the largest of the big 4 league countries and it would be the 4th largest US state., travel is a lot smaller and often times done by bus so the teams can remain very isolated. We still have cases in Germany but we are well below the threshold of our hospitals being overrun.

Due to the campus environment I do not see college football happening or college basketball being feasible, maybe a neutral site tournament over the winter break since many students will not be returning after Thanksgiving giving you time to isolate the teams for two weeks and then play some games.

The NFL I just can't see, too much contact. There is a face shield Oakley has been working on but that many people that close together and having to fly all around the country to play games just seems like a recipe for disaster.

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Re: More Ominous Signs for College Sports
« Reply #115 on: July 14, 2020, 05:45:17 AM »
Boyz will bee boyz, aina?
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Re: More Ominous Signs for College Sports
« Reply #116 on: July 14, 2020, 12:31:41 PM »
Makes more sense to have a stable of escorts in the bubble that are constantly tested.  Players gonna play regardless.  Athletic 20 somethings have a helluva libido, although maybe you could bring in A.C. Green to settle these guys down by giving some abstinence tips.

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« Reply #117 on: July 14, 2020, 04:14:09 PM »
Makes more sense to have a stable of escorts in the bubble that are constantly tested.  Players gonna play regardless.  Athletic 20 somethings have a helluva libido, although maybe you could bring in A.C. Green to settle these guys down by giving some abstinence tips.

Tim Tebow is a native Floridian, he's probably readily available.

Since Canadians are able to travel freely to the US it would make sense to bring this woman to Florida since many NBA players have her number in their phones already (it's why Toronto is such a popular road trip): https://torontolife.com/city/sin-city-with-snow-torontos-vip-club-scene/
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Re: More Ominous Signs for College Sports
« Reply #118 on: July 16, 2020, 02:55:50 PM »
Hey look, the NCAA is acting all rational.

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Re: More Ominous Signs for College Sports
« Reply #119 on: July 16, 2020, 03:32:24 PM »
Hey look, the NCAA is acting all rational.





That graphic, and particularly the wording on the labels ("where we are" and "where we thought we'd be"), tells me the NCAA doesn't think there should be sports anytime soon.

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Re: More Ominous Signs for College Sports
« Reply #120 on: July 16, 2020, 03:42:46 PM »


That graphic, and particularly the wording on the labels ("where we are" and "where we thought we'd be"), tells me the NCAA doesn't think there should be sports anytime soon.

The NCAA is trying to prepare everyone for the impending announcement that they will cancel all 2020 calendar year sports. Cancelling non-con football, the Ivy cancelling fall sports, this graphic, all of these are their way of trying to give us enough warning signs so that when they cancel fall football and basketball, people don't freak out.

At this point, it's not a matter of if, but when. The week after Labor Day at the latest, I would guess.

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« Reply #121 on: July 16, 2020, 04:13:39 PM »
That graphic, and particularly the wording on the labels ("where we are" and "where we thought we'd be"), tells me the NCAA doesn't think there should be sports anytime soon.

The image and those two labels explain our situation as clearly as any 1000 word essay.  College sports and otherwise.

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« Reply #122 on: July 16, 2020, 04:39:11 PM »
The NCAA is trying to prepare everyone for the impending announcement that they will cancel all 2020 calendar year sports. Cancelling non-con football, the Ivy cancelling fall sports, this graphic, all of these are their way of trying to give us enough warning signs so that when they cancel fall football and basketball, people don't freak out.

At this point, it's not a matter of if, but when. The week after Labor Day at the latest, I would guess.

Yup, and I get the feeling that a lot of the people who won't wear masks will be the most surprised and outraged.

Little do they know, the people not following best practices are just extending the pain that we all have to go through.

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« Reply #123 on: July 16, 2020, 05:10:06 PM »
The NCAA is trying to prepare everyone for the impending announcement that they will cancel all 2020 calendar year sports. Cancelling non-con football, the Ivy cancelling fall sports, this graphic, all of these are their way of trying to give us enough warning signs so that when they cancel fall football and basketball, people don't freak out.

At this point, it's not a matter of if, but when. The week after Labor Day at the latest, I would guess.


Agreed.

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Re: More Ominous Signs for College Sports
« Reply #124 on: July 16, 2020, 05:13:04 PM »
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Please no.  I never thought Rutgers added anything to the BE besides another football team that did us no good.  As for Syracuse and the others, the only one I was even a little interested in was UConn.  Now that they are back, I think it will be good for basketball.  But they are the outlier right now.  The rest of the conference are a bunch of similar private schools with no interest in football.  No need to screw that up.

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