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Cancel rest of this football season and delay basketball until Jan/February
25% of football games cancelled or postponed this weekend (16 games). 80 games have already been cancelled or postponed. Plus all the games played with depleted rosters make the outcome of the ones played meaningless.

The numbers right now look awful. We have a vaccine on the way and this virus will be beaten by early next year.

Why risk any more lives to try and salvage a "exhibition" season? We can see the light at the end of the tunnel, why can't we have a little patience and wait for the vaccine to be distributed?
11-20-2020 06:50 AM
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11-20-2020 07:10 AM
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(11-20-2020 06:50 AM)cmt Wrote:  25% of football games cancelled or postponed this weekend (16 games). 80 games have already been cancelled or postponed. Plus all the games played with depleted rosters make the outcome of the ones played meaningless.

The numbers right now look awful. We have a vaccine on the way and this virus will be beaten by early next year.

Why risk any more lives to try and salvage a "exhibition" season? We can see the light at the end of the tunnel, why can't we have a little patience and wait for the vaccine to be distributed?

No guarantee of the vaccine or when it will be out. It might turn out the way you say if they keep locking down stuff.
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Good grief. What about folks like me who wont get the vaccine? I've never had a flu shot and wont be taking a corona vaccine. These mask mandates and lock downs are ridiculous enough. Lets all just stay home until 2022
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Actually, this is one of those good ideas that just isn't gonna happen.

Kind of like not eating fried food...
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(11-20-2020 08:35 AM)MemTigers1998 Wrote:  Good grief. What about folks like me who wont get the vaccine? I've never had a flu shot and wont be taking a corona vaccine. These mask mandates and lock downs are ridiculous enough. Lets all just stay home until 2022

It's really hard to figure out why we haven't beaten this thing yet.
11-20-2020 09:16 AM
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(11-20-2020 09:16 AM)cmt Wrote:  
(11-20-2020 08:35 AM)MemTigers1998 Wrote:  Good grief. What about folks like me who wont get the vaccine? I've never had a flu shot and wont be taking a corona vaccine. These mask mandates and lock downs are ridiculous enough. Lets all just stay home until 2022

It's really hard to figure out why we haven't beaten this thing yet.

Touché!!
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(11-20-2020 09:16 AM)cmt Wrote:  
(11-20-2020 08:35 AM)MemTigers1998 Wrote:  Good grief. What about folks like me who wont get the vaccine? I've never had a flu shot and wont be taking a corona vaccine. These mask mandates and lock downs are ridiculous enough. Lets all just stay home until 2022

It's really hard to figure out why we haven't beaten this thing yet.

Yep

A real possibility of some normalcy in the fall. Which would make a year and a half of compromise to lower the death rate and help hospitals

We were able to get through three weeks of compromise before it became too burdensome. And as expected, cases and deaths are skyrocketing now. Should these vaccines be effective, and are taken fairly widespread it will sow the spread etc. Meanwhile the cavalier nature by so many is a major reason for how bad it is right now. Not sure how that is even arguable.

Even in a health crisis we want a semblance of normal so sports is played. And suburban high schools play and their sick come into Memphis, where the kids don’t play. And baseball played games with extra precautions. And basketball. And so on.

It all sucks but it will end. Whether it ends after a prolonged period of 2-3,000 deaths a day, if not more, or after a period of getting the death numbers down until next summer is pretty much up to us.

It doesn’t matter, I get that, fighting is more fun than recognizing a once a century problem. Our neighbor died two weeks ago from Covid. Another neighbor died in May. Along with 260,000 others.

Maybe we can compromise a little longer.
11-20-2020 09:28 AM
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0.00066845 in Shelby
0 patients so far treated at the pop up hospital even though every other hospital in Memphis is "overrun"
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(11-20-2020 06:50 AM)cmt Wrote:  25% of football games cancelled or postponed this weekend (16 games). 80 games have already been cancelled or postponed. Plus all the games played with depleted rosters make the outcome of the ones played meaningless.

The numbers right now look awful. We have a vaccine on the way and this virus will be beaten by early next year.

Why risk any more lives to try and salvage a "exhibition" season? We can see the light at the end of the tunnel, why can't we have a little patience and wait for the vaccine to be distributed?

First, football is a lot different from basketball. You have 100 people to look after instead of 20. Second, there hasn't been a single death among NCAA athletes and to my knowledge, no ICU cases. Third, you don't get to decide what is meaningful and meaningless. Obviously, the participants and the coaches think it is meaningful.
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(11-20-2020 06:50 AM)cmt Wrote:  25% of football games cancelled or postponed this weekend (16 games). 80 games have already been cancelled or postponed. Plus all the games played with depleted rosters make the outcome of the ones played meaningless.

The numbers right now look awful. We have a vaccine on the way and this virus will be beaten by early next year.

Why risk any more lives to try and salvage a "exhibition" season? We can see the light at the end of the tunnel, why can't we have a little patience and wait for the vaccine to be distributed?

Life must go on bro.
11-20-2020 11:27 AM
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(11-20-2020 10:40 AM)Stammers Wrote:  
(11-20-2020 06:50 AM)cmt Wrote:  25% of football games cancelled or postponed this weekend (16 games). 80 games have already been cancelled or postponed. Plus all the games played with depleted rosters make the outcome of the ones played meaningless.

The numbers right now look awful. We have a vaccine on the way and this virus will be beaten by early next year.

Why risk any more lives to try and salvage a "exhibition" season? We can see the light at the end of the tunnel, why can't we have a little patience and wait for the vaccine to be distributed?

First, football is a lot different from basketball. You have 100 people to look after instead of 20. Second, there hasn't been a single death among NCAA athletes and to my knowledge, no ICU cases. Third, you don't get to decide what is meaningful and meaningless. Obviously, the participants and the coaches think it is meaningful.

And no reports of anybody dying traced back to an NCAA athlete, afaik.

Not to mention, if 25% are canceled, that means 75% are being played. :)

All football games are technically "meaningless" in the larger scheme of things, as are most pursuits, but they add quality to people's lives.
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before the season began I expected it to be worse than what we have seen to date.
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(11-20-2020 08:35 AM)MemTigers1998 Wrote:  Good grief. What about folks like me who wont get the vaccine? I've never had a flu shot and wont be taking a corona vaccine. These mask mandates and lock downs are ridiculous enough. Lets all just stay home until 2022

I had shots before going to Southeast Asia in 2012 and before going to Colombia this past February. The ones before that were from when I was a little kid. I'm not saying I won't get one, but I for sure won't be first in line.
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(11-20-2020 01:12 PM)Stammers Wrote:  
(11-20-2020 08:35 AM)MemTigers1998 Wrote:  Good grief. What about folks like me who wont get the vaccine? I've never had a flu shot and wont be taking a corona vaccine. These mask mandates and lock downs are ridiculous enough. Lets all just stay home until 2022

I had shots before going to Southeast Asia in 2012 and before going to Colombia this past February. The ones before that were from when I was a little kid. I'm not saying I won't get one, but I for sure won't be first in line.

Yep. That’s how I feel about it.
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(11-20-2020 08:35 AM)MemTigers1998 Wrote:  Good grief. What about folks like me who wont get the vaccine? I've never had a flu shot and wont be taking a corona vaccine. These mask mandates and lock downs are ridiculous enough. Lets all just stay home until 2022

You probably should become a shut in. Covid stops you're breathing dude !!! Are there no people who depend/count on you ... folks you owe it to to stay alive !!! I'm an old guy, been around awhile. I can't say I've known anyone to die of the flu, but there's been a vaccine since the fifties (?). I know 4 people who've died from Covid 19 and a couple more who are in dire straits. One day reality may jump up and smack you in the face !! Wear a mask ... get the shot !! 04-chairshot
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(11-20-2020 09:28 AM)Mimi Wrote:  
(11-20-2020 09:16 AM)cmt Wrote:  It's really hard to figure out why we haven't beaten this thing yet.

Yep

A real possibility of some normalcy in the fall. Which would make a year and a half of compromise to lower the death rate and help hospitals

We were able to get through three weeks of compromise before it became too burdensome. And as expected, cases and deaths are skyrocketing now. Should these vaccines be effective, and are taken fairly widespread it will sow the spread etc. Meanwhile the cavalier nature by so many is a major reason for how bad it is right now. Not sure how that is even arguable.

Even in a health crisis we want a semblance of normal so sports is played. And suburban high schools play and their sick come into Memphis, where the kids don’t play. And baseball played games with extra precautions. And basketball. And so on.

It all sucks but it will end. Whether it ends after a prolonged period of 2-3,000 deaths a day, if not more, or after a period of getting the death numbers down until next summer is pretty much up to us.

It doesn’t matter, I get that, fighting is more fun than recognizing a once a century problem. Our neighbor died two weeks ago from Covid. Another neighbor died in May. Along with 260,000 others.

Maybe we can compromise a little longer.

Some people like to blame "us" - Americans, Memphians, etc.:

"why we haven't beaten this thing yet"...Because there is no vaccine and no way to stop the virus.
"We were able to get through three weeks of compromise before it became too burdensome"...The American shutdown was comparable to the rest of the free world. The Memphis shutdown was much longer.
"the cavalier nature by so many is a major reason for how bad it is right now"...link? We are wearing masks, keeping our distance, and changing our habits.
"suburban high schools play and their sick come into Memphis, where the kids don’t play"...This is complete nonsense and really show the brainwash that has happened to some. Suburb spread is much lower than Memphis city. There has been zero outbreaks linked to HS sports. In fact, the CDC came out and said the safest place for kids are in school. Much lower spread there than in their community and even homes.

"We" have nothing to do with it. Americans wear masks at a rate that is about the global average. Americans are socially distancing. We have changed so much of our society. Businesses are limiting capacities and changing procedures.

This is a global problem. The spread in Europe is taking off just like it is in America right now. Colder weather. This thing won't be "beaten" until the vaccine is widely distributed. Until then, we have to live our "new normal" lives. The entire country can't hide from this for another year. That would cause so many other bigger problems. If you want to play the blame game, blame China. They screwed the world. Or blame Cuomo. He killed off the seniors. But don't blame me for wanting to get a burger every once in a while.
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(11-20-2020 09:16 AM)cmt Wrote:  
(11-20-2020 08:35 AM)MemTigers1998 Wrote:  Good grief. What about folks like me who wont get the vaccine? I've never had a flu shot and wont be taking a corona vaccine. These mask mandates and lock downs are ridiculous enough. Lets all just stay home until 2022

It's really hard to figure out why we haven't beaten this thing yet.

Yeah, amazing other countries have been successful in their efforts, yet we haven't.
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(11-20-2020 01:10 PM)murphster Wrote:  before the season began I expected it to be worse than what we have seen to date.

Before the season you thought America would see MORE than 150,000 cases a day and we would get back to MORE than 2,000 deaths a day?

Well, in terms of death, you will soon get more than even that
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