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  • BankwalkerBankwalker Posts: 5,348 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited August 2020

    Not having liability protections will lead to tremendous tailing expenses for business and industry after this thing is finished. How every member of Congress can’t see and understand this issue should be very telling to the public.

  • dirtypantsdirtypants Posts: 259 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    This is the most accurate statement. Anger fuels everything. We want that warm cozy feeling of "our guy" saying what "we think" and the "others" are going to get so mad i can almost taste their tears.

    This is the result of poor leadership, not strong leadership. It is what cowards do when they think they are alone.

  • KaseyKasey Posts: 28,310 mod
    1. he sure did. Maybe I’m off on cost, but it wasn’t cheap.
    2. ok so they get a cheaper test...it still adds up with no revenue coming in. Georgia can handle it. Can Mizzou? I have my doubts.
    3. You mean borrowing free books from the library? That kind of socialism? Also, you make fair points about me not living in Georgia etc and you always love twisting the knife for those of us who didn’t go like we are some sort of less than entity in this fanbase. But just like you I can have my opinion on something and be powerless to change it.
    4. so money for testing and loss of money plays no role remotely? Interesting...what do you suppose is causing all this then?
  • BankwalkerBankwalker Posts: 5,348 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    1. I think you misstated more than the cost
    2. You overlooked my point that the testing was arranged by the conference. That means it is probably a shared cost of the conference.
    3. (a) Paying a student fee and then utilizing those services is not the same type of socialism. (b) Yes. Yes, I do. But you can take the ribbing.
    4. I didn't say money played no role. I said the cost of the testing wasn't even remotely the issue. Licensing revenue to UGA exceeds $60 million a year. Cost of testing is not a concern.

  • AnotherDawgAnotherDawg Posts: 6,758 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I'm not a plaintiff's attorney but I think liability concerns are overblown.

    When is the last time you heard of a man dying of the flu and the family suing his employer because they think he contracted it from a co-worker? First of all, it would be very difficult to prove the workplace is where he caught it. Second, if the employer could show that they had been taking all possible precautions, it would be hard to find fault.

    So I think the schools' stated concerns about liability and the health/safety of the players are probably both red herrings. Which suggests @Kasey may be right. This is all about money. Which would be a real shame. If the schools were committed to making the season happen, they could find a way to make the finances work.

    Furthermore, for the ones who have already canceled, I suspect their analysis has been flawed. The hidden costs of canceling the season far outweigh the known costs of playing.

  • CTBulldogCTBulldog Posts: 100 ✭ Freshman
    edited August 2020

    My guess is like most things today the motives of The Big10 deciters is more straightforward than many think. I think it was the 5 conference athletes who have very serious heart problems after having covid that convinced them the risks are too great at this time.

    Also, I don't get the need to vilify their decision, I think it was made for valid reasons.

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