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Will COVID-19 be the needle that finally bursts the sports bubble?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BitterYoungMatador2, Apr 2, 2020.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Will change her mind.

  2. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    The odds are that if he has that much gray she has some too. If the grays go away and he suddenly looks younger, she'll just be that much angrier.
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  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    So high school sports are business as usual here in Arkansas after the Governor's announcement today.

    I keep wondering how on Earth they're going to pull it off given it takes a 7-10 days for test results to come back. And there isn't widespread testing going on right now.
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  4. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Playing any HS football game is an act of blind faith. The only testing will be of symptomatic people. Every time these schools take the field, they will have no idea of how many players are carriers.
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  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Not just football. Volleyball seems like a bad idea too.

    They play twice per week. So if a player gets sick over the weekend, that's four actual opponents who will need to quarantine along with their opponents. Given the lag time, you could see a dozen or more teams quarantined. I think. I'd need to check schedules and do math.
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  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    As we’ve been saying, spectator sports are a fringe benefit of a functioning society.

  7. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Mississippi's private school association (which has a couple of members in Arkansas) is playing preseason scrimmages next Friday. It might be the first football games in the country. Those are the most important scrimmage games in the history of high school football. If it's an utter shit show and there is a wave of outbreaks the following week, it might blow up everyone's plans for playing. If things go well -- and we have not many, if any, cases among our local athletes that I'm aware of -- and they work out the kinks on how to screen fans and players, then we might be in the clear for a few weeks at least.
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  8. kickoff-time

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  9. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Aside from the big TV sports , D1 college athletics is basically dead outside power conferences. And those will contract sports. Most schools will be eliminating non revenue men’s sports ASAP. College Baseball Will survive but be restricted to power schools already in the sport. Hockey and lacrosse may remain but highly regional. You can forget track and water sports. Just enough women’s sports will remain for legal purposes.
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

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  11. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    Iowa finishes its high school baseball season today with its state championship games — the tournament was played in Des Moines' Triple-A ballpark and capacity was greatly limited to ensure social distancing. Softball finished its state tournament last night.

    Of the 338 baseball teams that started the season, 21 were impacted by COVID-19 at some point during the season, and 12 didn't get to play in the postseason. Of the 335 softball teams, 26 were impacted by the virus, and 11 didn't get to finish their season (one team was on their way to play in the regional final to go to state, and had to turn the bus around after one player was notified she had tested positive for the virus). No reported hospitalizations or deaths among players and coaches.

    In my area, most baseball and softball teams played no more than 20 games (counting postseason). One team had to postpone games because their players had come into contact with a classmate who had tested positive (it was during summer volleyball). They were back playing within a few days after everyone tested negative.
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  12. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    That's really interesting data. And Iowa's 29th of the 50 states in total number of cases, according to today's Worldometers.info page, with just 872 fatalities.

    In 20/20 hindsight, MLB should have used Omaha and the Field of Dreams for their bubble.
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