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(Guardian)   UFC: We have strong protective measures in place to make sure that no one spreads COVID-19 at one of our events. Oh, by the way, if you want to cover one of our events, please sign this NDA saying you can't say what those protective measures are   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2020-05-11 4:06:40 PM  
How reassuring.
 
2020-05-11 4:37:09 PM  
Sounds legit
 
2020-05-11 5:30:20 PM  
Imagine wondering if you have COVID and don't fall into to the qualifications seemed needed to warrant a test.
Yet an entire promotion of promoters, fighters trainers etc all get tests at will so corporate entertainment involving sweaty men and willing fighting each other for more money in one night then most Americans make in a year can continue on
 
2020-05-11 5:44:00 PM  

styckx: Imagine wondering if you have COVID and don't fall into to the qualifications seemed needed to warrant a test.
Yet an entire promotion of promoters, fighters trainers etc all get tests at will so corporate entertainment involving sweaty men and willing fighting each other for more money in one night then most Americans make in a year can continue on


That's a big reason why I don't think sports is coming back this year.  Trying to get a major league team up and running is probably going to require every team burning through hundreds of tests a week.   Unless we can really ramp up the supply of tests, it's going to be untenable to do that.
 
2020-05-11 6:07:04 PM  
So if Dana White goes into a hospital but doesn't come out, they can only say he went back to his home planet?
 
2020-05-11 6:33:34 PM  
Dana White is Vince McMahon after reading "Fight Club" and claiming to understand the philosophy in it.
 
2020-05-11 6:42:32 PM  

jake_lex: styckx: Imagine wondering if you have COVID and don't fall into to the qualifications seemed needed to warrant a test.
Yet an entire promotion of promoters, fighters trainers etc all get tests at will so corporate entertainment involving sweaty men and willing fighting each other for more money in one night then most Americans make in a year can continue on

That's a big reason why I don't think sports is coming back this year.  Trying to get a major league team up and running is probably going to require every team burning through hundreds of tests a week.   Unless we can really ramp up the supply of tests, it's going to be untenable to do that.


The NBA needs 15k tests to finish out the season and has a private manufacturer offering but they don't want to be the league that starts back up with full testing capabilities while the public still can't get em. Apparently they got run over the coals for testing the league when NO ONE was able to and are skittish over it now. Something like (at the time)1/3rd of the total tests in Oklahoma went to the Thunder and people were pissed.

Source from "The Ticket" so there might be some inaccuracies in what I just posted.
 
2020-05-11 7:26:16 PM  

Shakes999: jake_lex: styckx: Imagine wondering if you have COVID and don't fall into to the qualifications seemed needed to warrant a test.
Yet an entire promotion of promoters, fighters trainers etc all get tests at will so corporate entertainment involving sweaty men and willing fighting each other for more money in one night then most Americans make in a year can continue on

That's a big reason why I don't think sports is coming back this year.  Trying to get a major league team up and running is probably going to require every team burning through hundreds of tests a week.   Unless we can really ramp up the supply of tests, it's going to be untenable to do that.

The NBA needs 15k tests to finish out the season and has a private manufacturer offering but they don't want to be the league that starts back up with full testing capabilities while the public still can't get em. Apparently they got run over the coals for testing the league when NO ONE was able to and are skittish over it now. Something like (at the time)1/3rd of the total tests in Oklahoma went to the Thunder and people were pissed.

Source from "The Ticket" so there might be some inaccuracies in what I just posted.


Dr.Fauci on the NFL looking to start up in the fall:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.​c​om/cnn/2020/05/11/us/fauci-nfl-spt-trn​d/index.html
 
2020-05-11 7:49:47 PM  
Totally not sports entertainment theatre

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2020-05-11 8:57:19 PM  

iron_city_ap: Totally not sports entertainment theatre

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It's a fake as pro wrestling. Bread, circuses, etc.
 
2020-05-11 9:49:00 PM  

iron_city_ap: Totally not sports entertainment theatre

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Still more real than Notre Dame's shot at a national title in the 21st century. Congrats on getting the #1 long snapper in the 2020 recruiting class though, I can't wait for the hard hitting human interest story on NBC about how his neighbor's dog's vet's mail carrier thirteen generations back once read a story in the evening edition of the New York Times about George Gipp getting an interception which means that Notre Dame's Return to Glory™ is right around the corner.

Diamond Joe Biden: iron_city_ap: Totally not sports entertainment theatre

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It's a fake as pro wrestling. Bread, circuses, etc.


Pro wrestlers learn how to "fall" for years to minimize the chance of legitimate injury and to also act as if they are truly hurt only to pop right back up when needed for their character. There must be something I'm missing about grass stains that make soccer more appealing than pro wrestling for you.

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2020-05-11 9:58:24 PM  

WoodyHayes: iron_city_ap: Totally not sports entertainment theatre

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Still more real than Notre Dame's shot at a national title in the 21st century. Congrats on getting the #1 long snapper in the 2020 recruiting class though, I can't wait for the hard hitting human interest story on NBC about how his neighbor's dog's vet's mail carrier thirteen generations back once read a story in the evening edition of the New York Times about George Gipp getting an interception which means that Notre Dame's Return to Glory™ is right around the corner.

Diamond Joe Biden: iron_city_ap: Totally not sports entertainment theatre

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It's a fake as pro wrestling. Bread, circuses, etc.

Pro wrestlers learn how to "fall" for years to minimize the chance of legitimate injury and to also act as if they are truly hurt only to pop right back up when needed for their character. There must be something I'm missing about grass stains that make soccer more appealing than pro wrestling for you.

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Ok tough guy.
 
2020-05-11 10:05:54 PM  

WoodyHayes: Pro wrestlers learn how to "fall" for years to minimize the chance of legitimate injury and to also act as if they are truly hurt only to pop right back up when needed for their character. There must be something I'm missing about grass stains that make soccer more appealing than pro wrestling for you.


You have to understand that the Politics Tab cannot identify with someone with the incredible self-confidence necessary to kick and punch their alleged enemies at a world-class level.  They identify with weakness and oppression, and thus, they can only live vicariously through a collective movement, in which the individual feigns injury in order to set up the only scoring opportunity in the most boring sport ever.

Soccer is a L E F T I S T crime, and you have to scream L E F T I S T out loud so that everyone will get it.
 
2020-05-12 4:38:15 PM  

WoodyHayes: iron_city_ap: Totally not sports entertainment theatre

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Still more real than Notre Dame's shot at a national title in the 21st century. Congrats on getting the #1 long snapper in the 2020 recruiting class though, I can't wait for the hard hitting human interest story on NBC about how his neighbor's dog's vet's mail carrier thirteen generations back once read a story in the evening edition of the New York Times about George Gipp getting an interception which means that Notre Dame's Return to Glory™ is right around the corner.

Diamond Joe Biden: iron_city_ap: Totally not sports entertainment theatre

[Fark user image image 425x238]

It's a fake as pro wrestling. Bread, circuses, etc.

Pro wrestlers learn how to "fall" for years to minimize the chance of legitimate injury and to also act as if they are truly hurt only to pop right back up when needed for their character. There must be something I'm missing about grass stains that make soccer more appealing than pro wrestling for you.

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FIFA players fake it as bad as pro wrestlers, you got a hell of a point there.  They flop like crazy, and even NBA players too.  But nobody - nobody- flops like soccer players.
 
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