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Big Ten cancels fall football season, per multiple reports

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edited August 2020 in Article commenting
imageBig Ten cancels fall football season, per multiple reports

The Big Ten has canceled its fall football season amid controversy, its high-profile coaches lobbying to continue forward into fall drills

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  • RxDawgRxDawg Posts: 2,617 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    It has a 99.9% survival rate. Even higher than that in young healthy athletes. Much higher. The world is mad. 😐️

  • LoranwhaddayagotLoranwhaddayagot Posts: 1,123 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    The world is mad at a certain unnamed individual. Personally, I don't know what that unnamed individual could have done, aside from waving a magic wand.

  • MontanaDawgMontanaDawg Posts: 1,072 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited August 2020

    I told you so. No one wants to listen to an ethical and moral response. Too much selfishness around.

    Finally some sanity. I'm SO glad at least one Power 5 conference had the balls to make the RIGHT decision. This has been a long timing coming and this decision was preordained months ago IMHO. Everyone in leadership just kept kicking that can further down the road. Well, guess what? The can hit a WALL that's been there all the time.

    If Sankey doesn't have the guts to make the same decision and cancel Fall football, the optics of it for the ENTIRE SEC will look simply horrible. You can't spin it any other way honestly.

    Let's move on now...

  • YankeeDawgLuvaYankeeDawgLuva Posts: 55 ✭✭✭ Junior

    If it's the same individual I'm thinking of, he could have taken this seriously from the start. Made wearing a mask mandatory to flatten the curve earlier, and not called the whole thing a hoax... I joked with my friends months ago when the whole anti-mask thing started "Bro, if you just tell these people that wearing a mask will help us have college football, then this whole thing would be a lot easier." Well, people wanna do their own thing, and look at where we are now.

    Red and Black til Death

  • LoranwhaddayagotLoranwhaddayagot Posts: 1,123 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited August 2020

    No matter who is in charge, some people will not take anything seriously, and will not follow proper guidelines.

    I have mixed feelings whether the masks matter (my family wears ours), but I've read articles and heard from doctors who say that masks do not stop something as small as a virus, and air escapes and outside air is **** inside the mask if it is not perfectly sealed. Never mind the fact that so many don't wear them properly.

    The media hyperbole has been way, way overdone, especially since the expected death rates have been nowhere near what was predicted. Furthermore, COVID deaths have been overstated based on reports that I've read (I've also heard personal stories). Considering what hospitals were paid for COVID patients, especially intubated patients this completely makes sense.

    Anyway, it will be interesting to see if the SEC, ACC, and BIG 12 follow through and vote to play.

    Go Dawgs!

  • MontanaDawgMontanaDawg Posts: 1,072 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited August 2020
  • YankeeDawgLuvaYankeeDawgLuva Posts: 55 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Living in the largest metro area in the states I can tell you, flat out, that the masks help. I can also tell you that I personally know people that died due to COVID(my best friends dad, another close friends grandma, aunt and Uncle).

    The best friend's dad had been battling terminal cancer and my friend and I agree that the hospital used his positive COVID results to get more fed money.. With that said, the grandmother, aunt and uncle of my other friend (his aunt RIP worked at a nursing home) all died directly from COVID. So, while there are discrepancies and abuses by the hospitals I would wager that the ACTUAL COVID deaths are lower than what is stated.. But not that much. (FYI, not speaking from a place of ignorance here, mom is a lab manager, aunt is an RN, cousin an MD, wife's bestfriend is a MD and researcher at John's Hopkins, and we've all had many COVID chats over the past few months)

    Regardless, there are Dr's on both sides of the mask argument. I'll just look at the curve of states that have mandated the usage vs those that have been lax. And the lax are the ones that are unfortunately spiking now. The numbers simply don't lie.

    I don't mean to bash you bro, because we are all God's Children and we both definitely bleed Red and Black.. but parts of your reply read/sound like traditional Trump apologists. No matter who is in charge, media hyperbole, etc... Those things are true (I hate MSNBC AND FOX NEWS) however, someone has to be the leader and set the tone. PERIOD. Kirby only talks because he sets the tone for the Dawgs. The other coaches and team leaders repeat what he says because he set the standard. Trump set the tone early stating it was a hoax, etc. and people unfortunately followed. I'm not blaming everything on the man. That's not fair.. I personally believe that when the most populous country in the world, that has the second best economy in the world has a pandemic that they failed to report to the world for months.. That the world was going to get sick regardless. With that said, the president could have done much more to make this easier and, quite frankly, its my belief that if we had national guidelines that everyone had to follow, then we would be in a much better place right now. The tri-state area should not have HAD to create their own guidelines.. That should have come from the top. I am all for local/state jurisdiction. Smaller government is definitely the way that I lean. However, we are the UNITED STATES, therefore, we should have been UNITED in how we dealt with this.

    Red and Black til Death

  • RxDawgRxDawg Posts: 2,617 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Ah yes. The scapegoat boogeyman. Everything would be puppies and rainbows if blah blah blah....

    I can understand the folks that attempt that. It really saddens me that it works and how many fall for it.

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