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This probably deserves a poll to measure our thoughts, but how many of us on this board can be confident that college and pro sports...in particular football, basketball and baseball seasons, will actually play out this coming year?

I’m beginning to think that if this contagion extends itself into the late summer we are looking at shortened seasons at best.
No.

Also, prediction, this thread will get shut down because purple and his doppelganger bjk will get in a fight.

I'm here for it. Bring on the fireworks
that would suck monkey balls. But it could happen.
(03-28-2020 09:11 PM)Centdukesfan Wrote: [ -> ]No.

Also, prediction, this thread will get shut down because purple and his doppelganger bjk will get in a fight.

I'm here for it. Bring on the fireworks
Did Purple play MIKE LB for JMU in the late 1990s? Resembles him.
(03-28-2020 09:11 PM)Centdukesfan Wrote: [ -> ]No.

Also, prediction, this thread will get shut down because purple and his doppelganger bjk will get in a fight.

I'm here for it. Bring on the fireworks

As you once told me, 'your take is stupid.'

Paraphrasing. It was something very close to that.

Anyway, your take is stupid.
Well, before we get sidetracked by the snark and sniping, I for one think there may be an entire Fall season of sports postponed if the contagion isn’t contained quickly...say by early to mid June at the latest. Opening up our outdoor stadiums and indoor arenas where we sit shoulder-to-shoulder with thousands of fellow fans could spell disaster and ignite a second wave of transmission. Could it be that the Fall games might be allowed to play, but in front of empty stands?

I’m not suggesting any of this will happen, and like other fans, I’d be deeply disappointed if events did turn out that way. Yet, here we are, and I’m not liking the odds that things will return to normal anytime soon.
Yeah in my very-much-not-an-expert opinion it seems very possible. As contagious as it sounds like this is and as much as it's possible to walk around having no idea you have it, it's not hard to imagine that it could be quite a while before things are able to go back to normal. Even the possibility of playing in empty stadiums/arenas, if that's done across even just pro and D1 of the four major sports that's a ton of athletes and officials travelling and possibly spreading it to each other and everyone else they come in contact with.

Honestly I think it's all just a big international conspiracy to keep Ovi from catching Gretzky's goal record 03-wink
(03-29-2020 12:52 AM)Longhorn Wrote: [ -> ]Well, before we get sidetracked by the snark and sniping, I for one think there may be an entire Fall season of sports postponed if the contagion isn’t contained quickly...say by early to mid June at the latest. Opening up our outdoor stadiums and indoor arenas where we sit shoulder-to-shoulder with thousands of fellow fans could spell disaster and ignite a second wave of transmission. Could it be that the Fall games might be allowed to play, but in front of empty stands?

I’m not suggesting any of this will happen, and like other fans, I’d be deeply disappointed if events did turn out that way. Yet, here we are, and I’m not liking the odds that things will return to normal anytime soon.

I can definitely see fall sports with no fans or a postponement entirely. If baseball starts up by June then I'd feel a lot better about having football by August.
(03-29-2020 12:52 AM)Longhorn Wrote: [ -> ]Well, before we get sidetracked by the snark and sniping, I for one think there may be an entire Fall season of sports postponed if the contagion isn’t contained quickly...say by early to mid June at the latest. Opening up our outdoor stadiums and indoor arenas where we sit shoulder-to-shoulder with thousands of fellow fans could spell disaster and ignite a second wave of transmission. Could it be that the Fall games might be allowed to play, but in front of empty stands?

I’m not suggesting any of this will happen, and like other fans, I’d be deeply disappointed if events did turn out that way. Yet, here we are, and I’m not liking the odds that things will return to normal anytime soon.

I'm starting to feel like sports with empty stands this fall may be the optimistic view. Even holding physical classes may be optimistic. Hope this thing settles down by late summer, but there is a chance this is the new normal until a vaccine is produced.

Trying to avoid the politics - there is indeed a delicate balance here between health/safety and not economically ruining us for a long time. I pray our leaders are able to navigate that and we come out strong on the other side.
(03-29-2020 12:52 AM)Longhorn Wrote: [ -> ]Well, before we get sidetracked by the snark and sniping, I for one think there may be an entire Fall season of sports postponed if the contagion isn’t contained quickly...say by early to mid June at the latest. Opening up our outdoor stadiums and indoor arenas where we sit shoulder-to-shoulder with thousands of fellow fans could spell disaster and ignite a second wave of transmission. Could it be that the Fall games might be allowed to play, but in front of empty stands?

I’m not suggesting any of this will happen, and like other fans, I’d be deeply disappointed if events did turn out that way. Yet, here we are, and I’m not liking the odds that things will return to normal anytime soon.

Hate to agree, but based on trends and some of the talk starting to surface I would think unless this situation turns quickly in the next month or two, we are not playing college football this fall. Its going to be several months between when we all go back to work , school and when we talk about putting 20,000 + people together again.
If this does happen we will have a quite a bit more to worry about than a fall sports season.

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Nah, Id be absolutely shocked.
If this hasn’t been figured out by fall sports season, there will be much bigger problems than fall sports.


Edit: What 85 said.
Don't think it's going to happen, boys. :(
(03-28-2020 09:11 PM)Centdukesfan Wrote: [ -> ]purple and his doppelganger bjk

I honestly have nothing against you, Cent, but this is objectively the worst take on this thread so far. Hell, even Purple will agree that we couldn’t be further from doppelgangers.
FWIW Kirk Herbstreit did mention in an interview he doesn't think there will be football played this fall.
If a sports season is cancelled due to an issue that has been ongoing for months do SAs keep a scholly for that academic year? Do coaches making mega bucks compared to avg joe bank it all?
Another possibility: The season starts (possibly initially with no fans), then the end of the season and/or playoffs are cancelled.

Dr Fauci and Dr Birks talked about the possibility of cycles. If that were the case and the 1st cycle dissipated in the Spring, and a 2nd cycle flared up in the Fall (when we won’t yet have a vaccine but likely therapeutics) the above could possibly happen.
https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/world/dr-...r-BB11Iank

That would suck almost as bad as not having the season at all...
With the drastic social distancing protocols, with the speed at which they've cancelled seasons, with the dire predictions, with the public panic, with the quarantines recommended by public officials and self-imposed...I just can't see things going back to normal to start the seasons.
If we come out of this by the end of May or Early June then maybe they have enough time to practice to get ready for games in September.

What happens to smaller schools and leagues? The Power 5's may be ok, but how do many smaller schools keep their programs running with no income from the season? How long can programs sustain?
(03-29-2020 06:45 PM)DukeThaDawg Wrote: [ -> ]If we come out of this by the end of May or Early June then maybe they have enough time to practice to get ready for games in September.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville's newspaper, cited the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation's projection that shows a peak in early May.

https://covid19.healthdata.org/projections
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