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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. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    I shouldn't be amazed, but I am amazed that schools are increasing their investment in football, the most expensive of sports, in these financial times. Don't know how you can do that without whacking a bunch of other sports. And if you're going to do that, you had better have some cushion.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2021
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  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I don't know how FCS schools are even surviving. G5 schools pretty much live hand to mouth with football - needing those paycheck non-conference games to make their budget. Don't know how the FCS schools did it without the non-con money.
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Grew up with an FCS state U, Delaware. I think it's just like E. Washington and N.D. St. and the other FCS biggies. It's just scaled down Ohio St. Big boosters (lotta money in Delaware), full stadium (25K instead of 100) and total domination of whatever college sports interest there is.
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    The people who irrationally used to write us demanding that both in-state Big Sky schools should jump to the WAC because “at least we’d go to a bowl and eventually the Mountain West would have to come calling” must be weeping over in their little corner of the Internet.

    From a scheduling point of view, this actually helps the Big Sky schools find non-conference games against somebody other than the Missouri Valley schools and a bunch of lower-division randos.
  5. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Probably a good move for NMSU. They can still play UTEP and UNM in their body-bag games, and have a chance of winning a conference title. They will have one of the biggest stadiums in FCS. Unfortunately the every-other-year UNM game was the only home game that drew a crowd.
  6. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    LOL. Yeah, and what if schools tell CIF to F-off? As they probably should.
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  8. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    You were close.
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  9. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Said it before and will again: This is going to hurt public schools immensely. Not saying it should. But it will.
  10. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Are high schools in California testing for COVID?
    We're at the point in the virus' rage that no cases can be traced exclusively to playing football or doing any particular thing. So if several high school football players test positive, the response will be, "It's everywhere. Who knows how they got it? That was inevitable."
  11. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    CIF: Balls of a gnat there.
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  12. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

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