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Texas reinstates activities; Bama still screwed up

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Angola!, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Apparently the swine flu might be a serious deal.

    Texas' UIL just suspended all high school interscholastic activities until May 11, canceling all Regional track meets and making it so baseball and softball playoffs will extend into mid-June.

    Insane.


    http://www.uil.utexas.edu/db/press_release_detail.lasso?-Search=Action&-Table=table&-Database=press_releases&-KeyValue=312
     
  2. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    Re: Texas suspends all high school interscholastic activities

    I guarantee that if this had happened in the fall, it'd be a different story. "Cancel football because of a little flu bug?"
     
  3. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Re: Texas suspends all high school interscholastic activities

    What's so weird about baseball and softball in mid-June? [/indianahighschoolsports]
     
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Re: Texas suspends all high school interscholastic activities

    Or there's Option B: Panic fed by the breathless reporting of broadcast TV.
     
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Re: Texas suspends all high school interscholastic activities

    B gets my vote.
     
  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Re: Texas suspends all high school interscholastic activities

    You evidently haven't seen how our local TV stations — at least, the two at the bottom of the Nielsens and the classy scale (you think those two are related, maybe?) — are reporting this story. It's like Stephen King's Captain Tripps come to life.

    EDIT: Good God. I put a parenthetical clause inside an em-dash clause. I apologize.
     
  7. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Re: Texas suspends all high school interscholastic activities

    So, are they going to shut down schools until May 11th as well?

    Because it's a wee bit more likely to spread a virus in an 8 hour school day with more people in an enclosed space than in a 2 hour baseball game held al fresco.

    Always good to see our leaders panic into an absurd decision.
     
  8. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Re: Texas suspends all high school interscholastic activities

    These kids probably have a better chance of getting hurt in a crash while riding the bus than catching the flu in a non-contact outdoor sport.
     
  9. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Re: Texas suspends all high school interscholastic activities

    I think it is different, though.

    The only reason I can think that this was recommended is because they don't want some infected kid from South Texas suddenly hanging out with kids from the Metroplex, the Panhandle, West Texas and El Paso and suddenly it is spreading like wildfire throughout the state.

    Maybe if they suspend stuff for a while they can keep it relatively located to one portion of the state.

    That would be my assumption.
     
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Re: Texas suspends all high school interscholastic activities

     
  11. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Re: Texas suspends all high school interscholastic activities

    I would not want to be a prep sports writer in Texas right now. You could probably bust a few features out on the suspension of sports, but after that and if this thing continues to get worse, you're looking at a world of pain.

    As in higher ups say "There's no prep sports, let's lay him/her off."
     
  12. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Re: Texas suspends all high school interscholastic activities

    DMN suits are saying: "See, we told you we didn't need those prep writers. We are soooooo smart."
     
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