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Nevermind. I see now that the Gundy information was posted in the other teams forum.
I highly doubt sports are done for 2020. Depending on what the antibody testing starts to tell us, it could open up soon. It may not start on time, but I'm pretty sure the NFL is going to try and play games this year as well. Too much money in it for something that isn't quite as scary as it started out to be.This virus has put things into perspective and priorities have been made more clear.
The precedent is set. No matter how many millions of dollars are lost, sports in general, are done for 2020. See NBA. Not looking to compare NBA money to college football money but if the NBA shut down its season and cancelled the playoffs in the early stages, I find it highly unlikely colleges will be participating in sports until this is well behind us. I will miss watching games on Saturday but it is also the right call.
You could say "play to an empty stadium" but players easily pass things to each other and can then spread it back on campus. There will be no 2020 season.
The MLB thing is FAR from reality right now. I would love it to happen but there are no active talks around this even with the different municipalities involved. I think it's an "idea" that needs a lot of things to happen first. Even on the local news last night they said June is more likely than May IF it happens.I stuck with full season, no fans. The MLB plan to play in Arizona without fans could be a blueprint. There are a lot of dollars at stake with TV contracts. There will be significant financial pressure to find a way to keep those dollars flowing and folks will have grown weary of the restrictions before then. I'm guessing there will be regular testing of all players, coaches and staff. It will be interesting to see how MLB handles a positive test if they go through with playing in May as I think a positive test on a team could cause havoc.
Personally, I don't think it is AS scary as it has been made out to be in the media. I rarely believe what is put in front of my face by the media anyway... unless they tell me it is the Husker's year. Ha! I also do not believe the media will calm down any time soon either. This thing has created a captive audience and people are staying glued to the media right now.I highly doubt sports are done for 2020. Depending on what the antibody testing starts to tell us, it could open up soon. It may not start on time, but I'm pretty sure the NFL is going to try and play games this year as well. Too much money in it for something that isn't quite as scary as it started out to be.
There is so much in play right now. Lots of unknowns and that alone will probably cause the NCAA to err on the side of caution. Teams would also risk forfeiting games if someone on their team tested positive. What schools want to risk that? It’s just such a mess.Speaking of so much money being lost, would we be susceptible to law suits from parents of students and athletes if we resume too early?
I think you meant “most of us WILL get this virus”.I think the biggest problem is lack of testing. Most of us won't get this virus--but we also have no way to tell if healthy people are carrying it/spreading it. That is the problem. Until there is mass, fast testing---no sports.
Maybe most get it but never know they had it? I meant most will not have a version of this where you know you are very sick and/or need hospitalization. Not sure how long antibody tests can determine a past infection? But yeah, even with a 10% death rate, most of the US will not die.I think you meant “most of us WILL get this virus”.
Most of us WON’T die or even get ill.