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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. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    You might get a couple hundred people, tops, at regular-season games.

    Most rural high schools have room to spread out, plus a vast majority of counties haven't seen many coronavirus cases. Even the ballpark at my alma mater has a lot of room to spread out, and it's a decent-sized community.

    The biggest local high school where I live plays in a ballpark that's wedged in between the school's track, the school bus barn, and businesses. Pretty much everybody who goes to games sits in the bleachers. I would imagine they'll try to play at the minor league ballpark, which seats 3,000. You can spread out a couple hundred easily there.
  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Same number of regular-season games? How big are the playoff fields?
  3. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

  4. rtse11

    rtse11 Active Member

    The Ohio High School Athletic Association keeps all the net proceeds from the football playoff games. I'm sure it's no coincidence they ramrodded this through - which means 112 more postseason contests - after canceling their state basketball, wrestling and all spring sports state tournaments, all of which turn a handsome profit.
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

  6. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    They march like lemmings to their doom. Hundreds of school superintendents, principals and coaches, called to the stand by hundreds of vicious plaintiff's attorneys.
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    They will cut about a week of practices to accommodate for the extra playoff games. It puts around 330 of the 700 or so schools into the playoffs.

    Right now there are seven divisions broken up into four regions each. Eight teams in each region make the playoffs. Now it will be 12.

    In related news, the Ohio High School Athletic Association is in danger of going broke and makes 80% of its money from HS playoffs ...
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  8. Iron_chet

    Iron_chet Well-Known Member

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  9. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    And a Trump cabinet meeting broke out.

    Hines opened the meeting by praising Gov. Brian Kemp, a sentiment echoed by several of the board members.

    “The governor was criticized for reopening the state several weeks ago, but he’s been proven right," Hines said. "Our (the state’s coronavirus) numbers keep getting better. I’m a big fan.”

    Check back about then time your footbawwwl activities start. And then a month later. Day ain't over yet.
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Saw this doesn't take effect until 2021 -- and football is the only sport where every team sport doesn't qualify for the playoffs.

    But, yeah, it's all about the Benjamins.
  11. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    SEC to allow voluntary in-person athletics activities starting June 8.

    During June, NCAA regulations permit only strength and conditioning personnel to supervise voluntary on-campus athletics activities in the sports of football and men’s and women’s basketball. A current waiver that permits eight hours of virtual film review has been extended through June 30 for football and basketball.

    Consistent with NCAA regulations, organized practices and other required physical activities remain prohibited in all sports. A previously announced suspension of in-person camps and coaches clinics conducted by SEC institutions remains in effect until July 31.
  12. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

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