If Football Is Cancelled

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SanditeCowboy

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Players are starting to push back to play. I have seen a number of players from P5 conferences tweet they want to play, Spencer Ratler being one of note. Arkansas State players released a statement wanting to play. Also saw a letter from the Ohio State Athletics Parents Association state they and their kids want to play.

This will be a crazy week and season if it happens.


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Players are starting to push back to play. I have seen a number of players from P5 conferences tweet they want to play, Spencer Ratler being one of note. Arkansas State players released a statement wanting to play. Also saw a letter from the Ohio State Athletics Parents Association state they and their kids want to play.

This will be a crazy week and season if it happens.


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Similar story out here in Nebraska. I don't think they can fully cancel, only postpone.
 

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Players are starting to push back to play. I have seen a number of players from P5 conferences tweet they want to play, Spencer Ratler being one of note. Arkansas State players released a statement wanting to play. Also saw a letter from the Ohio State Athletics Parents Association state they and their kids want to play.

This will be a crazy week and season if it happens.


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It would be stupid not to play...I can totally understand them wanting too...#WeWantToPlay
 
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StillwaterMan

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If the Big 12, SEC, and ACC players all displayed long-term health effects because of it, the joke would be on them.
Have you considered all the scenarios. Is it just mathematical fact that more players will get covid without a football season than with?

Canceling is the easy answer, but you are also canceling their ability to test weekly / biweekly, as well as eliminating their "give a damn".
 

RxCowboy

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I just can't see the SEC giving it up.
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91 University of South Carolina School of Medicine
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While it isn't quite Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Penn, these schools have some pretty dang smart people, and I'm dead certain that their university presidents are going to listen to them concerning the health of their players.

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I'm sure they're also going to listen to their lawyers regarding liability if they decide to go ahead with sports when everyone else is canceling.
 

RxCowboy

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Have you considered all the scenarios. Is it just mathematical fact that more players will get covid without a football season than with?

Canceling is the easy answer, but you are also canceling their ability to test weekly / biweekly, as well as eliminating their "give a damn".
"Is it just a mathematical fact that more players will get covid without a football season than with". Since we haven't had a football season with covid yet, the best we could do would be a mathematical model. But if you want a fact, MLB hasn't been able to keep it from being spread and those guys stand 30 yards apart and don't crash into each other.

These aren't professionals we're talking about. What do you want them to risk for your entertainment?
 

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"Is it just a mathematical fact that more players will get covid without a football season than with". Since we haven't had a football season with covid yet, the best we could do would be a mathematical model. But if you want a fact, MLB hasn't been able to keep it from being spread and those guys stand 30 yards apart and don't crash into each other.

These aren't professionals we're talking about. What do you want them to risk for your entertainment?

Positive cases at camp arrival were ranging from 15-35 cases per school.

Now the same schools have 1-2 positives some are claiming none.
 

Rack

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It's beyond moronic that we have fallen this far in our fear and loathing rather than progressively figuring out how to live our lives and not cancel them due to a very low death rate virus. I weep for our nation and it's lack of ability and innovation should this happen.

We have gone from worry about death to "long term health effects." Everything causes long term health effects...especially playing football. There is a political element to this that is undeniable, but I honestly don't get why the goal post keep moving from deaths to "long term health effects" to what is next when we learn those are a tiny factor as well? The only thing that makes sense to me, logically, is that there is an attempted political or economic agenda of negativity and control.
 
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