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(ESPN)   Pro sports can resume on May 16. Pro sports to be suspended May 30   (espn.com) divider line
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2020-05-13 1:45:43 PM  
So, as I sit and watch the pro sportsball game on tv, in my boxers, are they going to overcharge me to drink my own beer? Cuz ain't no one going to go to a sports event any time soon, and the state isn't going to let you either.

Similar to having movie theaters open when there is zero that is being released to theaters for the rest of the year.

/idiots
 
2020-05-13 1:57:05 PM  
Reading the article is fun. It'll be to empty stadiums. Which, with adequate testing, isn't really that terrible. Only problem is it's just one state.
 
2020-05-13 1:58:07 PM  
Ummmmm, does that moron know that hockey is in the offseason now?
 
2020-05-13 1:59:11 PM  

lifeslammer: Ummmmm, does that moron know that hockey is in the offseason now?


Postam-season, actually.  We'd be into the conference finals by now.
 
2020-05-13 2:11:31 PM  
It's Arizona.  They should be used to playing without fans.
 
2020-05-13 2:16:51 PM  

portnoyd: Reading the article is fun. It'll be to empty stadiums. Which, with adequate testing, isn't really that terrible. Only problem is it's just one state.


It's one state which hosts about half the spring training games. The entire MLB could easily operate out of Arizona for their regular season, playing in the same parks they play for spring training. No need to fly on planes, everyone is kept rather close. You can sequester the players and their families in luxury hotels or something, have meal service and whatnot provided.
 
2020-05-13 2:18:16 PM  

meanmutton: portnoyd: Reading the article is fun. It'll be to empty stadiums. Which, with adequate testing, isn't really that terrible. Only problem is it's just one state.

It's one state which hosts about half the spring training games. The entire MLB could easily operate out of Arizona for their regular season, playing in the same parks they play for spring training. No need to fly on planes, everyone is kept rather close. You can sequester the players and their families in luxury hotels or something, have meal service and whatnot provided.


Except neither the MLB owners or players want to do that, and aren't going to
 
2020-05-13 2:28:32 PM  

portnoyd: Reading the article is fun. It'll be to empty stadiums. Which, with adequate testing, isn't really that terrible. Only problem is it's just one state.


And it's a state that's reopening too quickly and will probably have a strong 2nd wave, if not in the summer (due to the heat); then definitely come late fall/early winter.
 
2020-05-13 2:29:51 PM  
One state open to that does not automatically make it so.

/ way too soon
 
2020-05-13 2:34:31 PM  
I'd love to hear the protocol for what will happen when a player, umpire, or referee tests positive for COVID-19 after the season begins.  From what I've gathered, this disease can sometimes take a few days following initial exposure before tests can pick up on it, despite being infectious during that period.

We might see an entire division go into quarantine.  What happens then?
 
2020-05-13 2:39:14 PM  

Outshined_One: I'd love to hear the protocol for what will happen when a player, umpire, or referee tests positive for COVID-19 after the season begins.  From what I've gathered, this disease can sometimes take a few days following initial exposure before tests can pick up on it, despite being infectious during that period.

We might see an entire division go into quarantine.  What happens then?


Here's what they're doing in Korea: https://www.dw.com/en/coronavi​rus-how-​major-sports-are-returning-in-south-ko​rea/a-53328538
 
2020-05-13 2:40:12 PM  

ElwoodCuse: meanmutton: portnoyd: Reading the article is fun. It'll be to empty stadiums. Which, with adequate testing, isn't really that terrible. Only problem is it's just one state.

It's one state which hosts about half the spring training games. The entire MLB could easily operate out of Arizona for their regular season, playing in the same parks they play for spring training. No need to fly on planes, everyone is kept rather close. You can sequester the players and their families in luxury hotels or something, have meal service and whatnot provided.

Except neither the MLB owners or players want to do that, and aren't going to


Well, that sucks. That seemed like the safest solution.
 
2020-05-13 2:47:53 PM  

Flappyhead: lifeslammer: Ummmmm, does that moron know that hockey is in the offseason now?

Postam-season, actually.  We'd be into the conference finals by now.


You've got an awful lot of faith that the Coyotes would be in the conference finals......
 
2020-05-13 2:48:54 PM  

jayphat: Flappyhead: lifeslammer: Ummmmm, does that moron know that hockey is in the offseason now?

Postam-season, actually.  We'd be into the conference finals by now.

You've got an awful lot of faith that the Coyotes would be in the conference finals......


It's happened before!

/F*cking LA Kings
 
2020-05-13 3:05:40 PM  

meanmutton: Outshined_One: I'd love to hear the protocol for what will happen when a player, umpire, or referee tests positive for COVID-19 after the season begins.  From what I've gathered, this disease can sometimes take a few days following initial exposure before tests can pick up on it, despite being infectious during that period.

We might see an entire division go into quarantine.  What happens then?

Here's what they're doing in Korea: https://www.dw.com/en/coronavir​us-how-major-sports-are-returning-in-s​outh-korea/a-53328538


Let's wait and see what happens there. Just like states that have opened had Covid cases shoot up, and countries that opened locked down again... somewhere else doing the science experiment is cool with me after the clusterf*ck that has been our national response to everything.
 
2020-05-13 3:16:54 PM  

jayphat: Flappyhead: lifeslammer: Ummmmm, does that moron know that hockey is in the offseason now?

Postam-season, actually.  We'd be into the conference finals by now.

You've got an awful lot of faith that the Coyotes would be in the conference finals......


Well at least the virus stopped the bleeding from the red wings


even though it was very enjoyable and cathartic to the rest of the sport
 
2020-05-13 3:26:07 PM  

desertgeek: portnoyd: Reading the article is fun. It'll be to empty stadiums. Which, with adequate testing, isn't really that terrible. Only problem is it's just one state.

And it's a state that's reopening too quickly and will probably have a strong 2nd wave, if not in the summer (due to the heat); then definitely come late fall/early winter.


You do realize that it's been hot in parts of Southern California, Florida, Texas, etc. and it hasn't made a bit of difference, right?
 
2020-05-13 3:46:37 PM  

lindalouwho: desertgeek: portnoyd: Reading the article is fun. It'll be to empty stadiums. Which, with adequate testing, isn't really that terrible. Only problem is it's just one state.

And it's a state that's reopening too quickly and will probably have a strong 2nd wave, if not in the summer (due to the heat); then definitely come late fall/early winter.

You do realize that it's been hot in parts of Southern California, Florida, Texas, etc. and it hasn't made a bit of difference, right?


Yes, but no one goes outside in most of Arizona between now and September. It's a climate-induced quarantine.
 
2020-05-13 3:50:32 PM  

desertgeek: lindalouwho: desertgeek: portnoyd: Reading the article is fun. It'll be to empty stadiums. Which, with adequate testing, isn't really that terrible. Only problem is it's just one state.

And it's a state that's reopening too quickly and will probably have a strong 2nd wave, if not in the summer (due to the heat); then definitely come late fall/early winter.

You do realize that it's been hot in parts of Southern California, Florida, Texas, etc. and it hasn't made a bit of difference, right?

Yes, but no one goes outside in most of Arizona between now and September. It's a climate-induced quarantine.


I was speaking to "if not in the summer (due to the heat)" as a reason why a second wave wouldn't be in the summer.
I don't have to tell you there are presently many unknowns to this virus.
 
2020-05-13 4:00:36 PM  

lindalouwho: desertgeek: lindalouwho: desertgeek: portnoyd: Reading the article is fun. It'll be to empty stadiums. Which, with adequate testing, isn't really that terrible. Only problem is it's just one state.

And it's a state that's reopening too quickly and will probably have a strong 2nd wave, if not in the summer (due to the heat); then definitely come late fall/early winter.

You do realize that it's been hot in parts of Southern California, Florida, Texas, etc. and it hasn't made a bit of difference, right?

Yes, but no one goes outside in most of Arizona between now and September. It's a climate-induced quarantine.

I was speaking to "if not in the summer (due to the heat)" as a reason why a second wave wouldn't be in the summer.
I don't have to tell you there are presently many unknowns to this virus.


Honestly, if it were heat related, places that do not exactly experience a winter, or much cooler temps than the summer time, would not have any cases.

The heat thing is just another fantasy that this isn't what the experts say it is, unpredictable.

Thankfully it hasn't started to muta....oh fark, never mind
 
2020-05-13 4:38:41 PM  
Starting pro sports ball this summer is idiotic. There will be an outbreak in the locker room inside of a month
 
2020-05-13 5:11:20 PM  
jesus tapdancing christ. I miss sports terribly, especially as normally we'd be in the throes of tennis and baseball seasons with the Olympics on the horizon, but even playing without fans is begging for trouble. players, coaches, trainers, umpires, custodians, on and on and on - it's impossible to play (especially team) sports with social distancing and proper hygiene. the country already doesn't have nearly enough tests and the accuracy of results is still dubious.
 
2020-05-13 5:15:46 PM  

Outshined_One: I'd love to hear the protocol for what will happen when a player, umpire, or referee tests positive for COVID-19 after the season begins.  From what I've gathered, this disease can sometimes take a few days following initial exposure before tests can pick up on it, despite being infectious during that period.

We might see an entire division go into quarantine.  What happens then?


if TPTB in Congress get their way, businesses will be shielded from repercussions if employees get the virus on the job. so as much as that scenario would suck for everyone else, at least the poor multibillionaire owners would be okay.
 
2020-05-13 5:39:06 PM  

JohnBigBootay: Starting pro sports ball this summer is idiotic. There will be an outbreak in the locker room inside of a month


Remember when like half the NHL got mumps

Or the MRSA plague in the NFL
 
2020-05-13 5:44:22 PM  
When did Arizona get pro sports? All I remember is the Cardinals, Coyotes, and Suns.
 
2020-05-13 5:56:10 PM  

virulent_loser: jesus tapdancing christ. I miss sports terribly, especially as normally we'd be in the throes of tennis and baseball seasons with the Olympics on the horizon, but even playing without fans is begging for trouble. players, coaches, trainers, umpires, custodians, on and on and on - it's impossible to play (especially team) sports with social distancing and proper hygiene. the country already doesn't have nearly enough tests and the accuracy of results is still dubious.


They aren't my thing, but tennis, golf and NASCAR/ racing in general could be easily doable.
 
2020-05-13 6:14:05 PM  
Now that I think about it, if they did all three in the same place at the same time (in the before times), I would watch the shiat out of that.
 
2020-05-13 7:36:13 PM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: When did Arizona get pro sports? All I remember is the Cardinals, Coyotes, and Suns.


They want ALL the sports teams to go there and train, then play.

Florida says "Not so fast, come here!"

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.espn​.​com/espn/story/_/id/29170646/florida-g​ov-ron-desantis-says-state-open-pro-sp​orts-teams%3fplatform=amp

/ I'll even laugh at my own teams if they insist on starting way too soon
 
2020-05-13 7:55:39 PM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: When did Arizona get pro sports? All I remember is the Cardinals, Coyotes, and Suns.


Don't forget the douche bags diamondbacks
 
2020-05-13 8:05:10 PM  

baron von doodle: Now that I think about it, if they did all three in the same place at the same time (in the before times), I would watch the shiat out of that.


I mean, there are literally a couple of golf holes inside the oval at Indianapolis
 
2020-05-13 8:36:15 PM  

ElwoodCuse: baron von doodle: Now that I think about it, if they did all three in the same place at the same time (in the before times), I would watch the shiat out of that.

I mean, there are literally a couple of golf holes inside the oval at Indianapolis


I was thinking of having holes inside and outside the oval. It would make going from hole two to hole three really interesting as the golfers play high speed Frogger.
 
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