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2020-05-24 5:54:32 PM  
Ok
 
2020-05-24 5:56:38 PM  
Obviously.  But unimportant.
 
2020-05-24 6:00:31 PM  
Nothing says social distancing like 100k+ people sitting hip to hip.
 
2020-05-24 6:06:16 PM  
In regards to football.....

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2020-05-24 6:13:54 PM  
Kinda hard to play football when your team are laid up in the hospital trying not to die just from breathing.
 
2020-05-24 6:17:13 PM  
University of Michigan president says if students aren't back on campus in the fall, there will be no football


Ya know what this means, right? It means they're going to deny Ohio State another win.
 
2020-05-24 6:22:36 PM  

Badmoodman: University of Michigan president says if students aren't back on campus in the fall, there will be no football


Ya know what this means, right? It means they're going to deny Ohio State another win.


Nah, we will modify out orders from prohibiting groups of 10 or more people to 12 or more people, so a team of 11 players is legal, then accept the forfeit from That Team Up North.
 
2020-05-24 6:59:06 PM  
This is a wholly political maneuver intended to create pressure on the governor to reopen.
 
2020-05-24 7:12:05 PM  

qorkfiend: This is a wholly political maneuver intended to create pressure on the governor to reopen.


Isn't the governor technically the boss of the state university system?
 
2020-05-24 7:42:56 PM  
And nothing of value was lost.
 
2020-05-24 8:19:11 PM  
Wharbgarba Bawllgaymez!
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2020-05-24 8:25:32 PM  
You younguns better stop believing that "reasonable health and safety precautions" crap that those egghead doctors are pushing and get your butts into those stadium seats! Otherwise the school can't make millions of dollars every week by having unpaid employees play concussionball!
 
2020-05-24 8:47:30 PM  
I suppose it never occurred to some that student-athletes won't be around if students aren't around, thus the announcement.
 
2020-05-24 9:11:52 PM  
The only two schools whose athletic departments have enough of a rainy day fund to avoid something akin to bankruptcy without football are Georgia and Texas A&M.
 
2020-05-24 9:22:09 PM  
I guess that's one way to get out of getting embarrassed by Ohio State.
 
2020-05-24 9:26:15 PM  

Rann Xerox: In regards to football.....

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What-choo talking 'bout, Temba?
 
2020-05-24 9:26:56 PM  

cretinbob: Nothing says social distancing like 100k+ people sitting hip to hip.


Better to rocket through the wilderness, right?
 
2020-05-24 9:27:07 PM  

bloobeary: Kinda hard to play football when your team are laid up in the hospital trying not to die just from breathing.


Because all the science says 20 yr olds are likely to end up in the icu if they get covid. Well this is Fark, so there is anti science to cling to.
 
2020-05-24 9:28:33 PM  
College football can be done away with.  The role of a university isn't to create athletes.
 
2020-05-24 9:29:16 PM  
"Awkward" tag? I honestly don't know what that's supposed to imply. Was subby expecting that football players would be 'called up' like Selective Service registrants, when the entirety of the rest of campus was shut down?
 
2020-05-24 9:30:07 PM  

fireclown: The role of a university isn't to create athletes.


No. Nowadays, it's role is to make money, and college football is profitable.

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2020-05-24 9:30:28 PM  
Okay. And? The health of the student body, the faculty, and the surrounding area is more important than sportsball. Will it suck to lose out on that revenue? Sure, but would you rather lose the money or have 1/3 of the campus infected and/or dead?
 
2020-05-24 9:34:55 PM  
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Don't those guys look like every other 'Citizens Militant Group' ever seen around the US? About as bright looking also. I love the fat one with the cannon dangling from his vest. Where do they even get the money to afford those weapons?
 
2020-05-24 9:35:05 PM  

mayochamp: bloobeary: Kinda hard to play football when your team are laid up in the hospital trying not to die just from breathing.

Because all the science says 20 yr olds are likely to end up in the icu if they get covid. Well this is Fark, so there is anti science to cling to.


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2020-05-24 9:35:49 PM  

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Don't those guys look like every other 'Citizens Militant Group' ever seen around the US? About as bright looking also. I love the fat one with the cannon dangling from his vest. Where do they even get the money to afford those weapons?


From their disability checks.
 
2020-05-24 9:36:36 PM  
Want football? Any sports? Just plain normalcy? Ramp-up testing, contract tracing and isolation. En masse. It doesn't solve the pandemic tomorrow but it wraps it up muuuuuch quicker than how we're approaching it now.

Level of difficulty: Morons who see it as a freedumb issue and instead attend the most awesomest pool party the Ozarks have ever seen.
 
2020-05-24 9:38:09 PM  
College and university are overrated anyway.  Let them go broke.
 
2020-05-24 9:38:16 PM  

Wadded Beef: Want football? Any sports? Just plain normalcy? Ramp-up testing, contract tracing and isolation. En masse. It doesn't solve the pandemic tomorrow but it wraps it up muuuuuch quicker than how we're approaching it now.

Level of difficulty: Morons who see it as a freedumb issue and instead attend the most awesomest pool party the Ozarks have ever seen.


case in point: goy condiment a few comments up.
 
2020-05-24 9:38:25 PM  

Mrtraveler01: I guess that's one way to get out of getting embarrassed by Ohio State.


It'd be the tenth loss in a row for That Team Up North, AND they have to play in Columbus this year, so yeah, they're trying desperately to get out of that fix.
 
2020-05-24 9:39:04 PM  
Just wait until the mathematics department chair speaks up... ooh boy
 
2020-05-24 9:39:52 PM  
I enjoy pro foot ball. What grinds my gears, is the nonsense of college football. Coaches paid millions of dollars, while the english department or library has less than a pittance to survive on.
Structure the training of football players the same way gladiators were trained-minus the killing of each other or animals. Regional camps, arenas, then the big league. With competent training in economics, life skills, or career development, so that the players would have something after they're done playing to become successful in life, and not totally messed up for the rest of their life-'cause now there are far more guys in that camp, than most people are aware of.
Cool fact-gladiator sweat was quite valuable back in the day, love potions being its primary use.
 
2020-05-24 9:40:10 PM  
I don't think there's a chance in hell they're not playing football this fall. No, or limited fans, sure; but as others have said, the school is there to make a profit, education is secondary to that.
 
2020-05-24 9:41:15 PM  
Im going to cut and paste my own comment in every "Covid Sports" thread:

All the people clamoring for sports venues to open are answering how that's possible with 30 to 60 thousand people wedged into a bowl together.
Even if the only people that show up are the ones on the news who think it's a hoax and aren't scared and don't want to social distance and refuse to wear a mask, you still have to staff these places.
I know from experience it's hard to get a full staff for an average game (call offs, vacations, sick days, bus didn't come, train was broken down).  Also, a large majority of stadium employees are over 65 retirees who may not want to risk coming back just to serve the 5 to 10,000 people that may show up that have no qualms about putting other people in danger.
Now what?
All of the sports guys biatching on the radio that this is gone on long enough and sports needs to resume don't care because they are sitting in their confined little office with a microphone and all they have to do is talk about sports.
They are no different than anybody else that wants to go back to work, only for them to go back to work, it requires upwards of 5 to 10,000 people to also go back to work just so they can talk about baseball!
 
2020-05-24 9:42:30 PM  

mayochamp: bloobeary: Kinda hard to play football when your team are laid up in the hospital trying not to die just from breathing.

Because all the science says 20 yr olds are likely to end up in the icu if they get covid. Well this is Fark, so there is anti science to cling to.


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2020-05-24 9:43:53 PM  
so
 
2020-05-24 9:45:46 PM  
I don't understand. Was this a threat or something? If college football programs implode as part of the college bubble that's about to burst, that would be ok.
 
2020-05-24 9:46:03 PM  
If Michigan forfeited gains Oiho State, that would be awesome.

If that forfeit kept Oiho State out of the playoffs, that would be epic.
 
2020-05-24 9:46:22 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: fireclown: The role of a university isn't to create athletes.

No. Nowadays, it's role is to make money, and college football is profitable.

\ Goddamn commies wanting education.
\\ I didn't get no education and look at me. I'M A FARKER!
\\\ WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


If you want to make money, invest in Berkshire Hathaway, and stop blowing money on stadia and million dollar coach salaries.   are there for prestige.  For some reason we've come to believe that colleges need a sports team.
 
2020-05-24 9:46:28 PM  

buntz: Im going to cut and paste my own comment in every "Covid Sports" thread:

All the people clamoring for sports venues to open are answering how that's possible with 30 to 60 thousand people wedged into a bowl together.
Even if the only people that show up are the ones on the news who think it's a hoax and aren't scared and don't want to social distance and refuse to wear a mask, you still have to staff these places.
I know from experience it's hard to get a full staff for an average game (call offs, vacations, sick days, bus didn't come, train was broken down).  Also, a large majority of stadium employees are over 65 retirees who may not want to risk coming back just to serve the 5 to 10,000 people that may show up that have no qualms about putting other people in danger.
Now what?
All of the sports guys biatching on the radio that this is gone on long enough and sports needs to resume don't care because they are sitting in their confined little office with a microphone and all they have to do is talk about sports.
They are no different than anybody else that wants to go back to work, only for them to go back to work, it requires upwards of 5 to 10,000 people to also go back to work just so they can talk about baseball!


Money drives compromises.  Colleges (Power 5 conferences and a few others) need Mens Basketball and Football to pay for all the other sports as well as recruit students. Nothing like several hours each week with your schools logo and name being broadcast regionally and nationwide. They will compromise logic and safety to keep the money flowing.
 
2020-05-24 9:47:53 PM  
I feel sad that your school might lose a bunch of revenue while people are dying by the thousands.

So sad.
 
2020-05-24 9:49:54 PM  

mayochamp: bloobeary: Kinda hard to play football when your team are laid up in the hospital trying not to die just from breathing.

Because all the science says 20 yr olds are likely to end up in the icu if they get covid. Well this is Fark, so there is anti science to cling to.


Look, if anybody truly cared about their health football would be done away with. It's a farking stupid-ass game where meat heads try to inflict maximum damage on each other.

That said, they could play the game relatively safely if the entire team quarantined for two weeks and there were no fans. Hahahahaha yeah no fans means no income. The colleges just care about making money off the backs of the meat heads.
 
2020-05-24 9:50:02 PM  
Is he suggesting that a school of higher learning is not founded on teaching the best and brightest but on how much money their athletics department takes in?

Then why aren't we paying student athletes the salary they deserve to keep that FOOTBALL machine running?
 
2020-05-24 9:51:00 PM  

powhound: mayochamp: bloobeary: Kinda hard to play football when your team are laid up in the hospital trying not to die just from breathing.

Because all the science says 20 yr olds are likely to end up in the icu if they get covid. Well this is Fark, so there is anti science to cling to.

Look, if anybody truly cared about their health football would be done away with. It's a farking stupid-ass game where meat heads try to inflict maximum damage on each other.

That said, they could play the game relatively safely if the entire team quarantined for two weeks and there were no fans. Hahahahaha yeah no fans means no income. The colleges just care about making money off the backs of the meat heads.


Like hell it does.  The money is in the broadcasting.
 
2020-05-24 9:51:42 PM  
given the discipline shown to this point, anyone that thinks this shiat will be under control by the start of fall semester is farking republican-stupid.
 
2020-05-24 9:51:59 PM  

buntz: Im going to cut and paste my own comment in every "Covid Sports" thread:

All the people clamoring for sports venues to open are answering how that's possible with 30 to 60 thousand people wedged into a bowl together.
Even if the only people that show up are the ones on the news who think it's a hoax and aren't scared and don't want to social distance and refuse to wear a mask, you still have to staff these places.
I know from experience it's hard to get a full staff for an average game (call offs, vacations, sick days, bus didn't come, train was broken down).  Also, a large majority of stadium employees are over 65 retirees who may not want to risk coming back just to serve the 5 to 10,000 people that may show up that have no qualms about putting other people in danger.
Now what?
All of the sports guys biatching on the radio that this is gone on long enough and sports needs to resume don't care because they are sitting in their confined little office with a microphone and all they have to do is talk about sports.
They are no different than anybody else that wants to go back to work, only for them to go back to work, it requires upwards of 5 to 10,000 people to also go back to work just so they can talk about baseball!


I don't recall anyone requiring the general public to attend the games.

So with that you have the teams, coaches, trainers/medical staff, game officials, limited custodial/maintenance staff, and limited security personnel, plus the TV camera people and press.

Yeah that is still a lot of people.

If THEY want sports and WANT the risk, that's their call.

Hold the games in empty venues, I mean That Team Up North wouldn't notice the difference except for the other teams' fans being missing as well.
 
2020-05-24 9:52:07 PM  
Michigan declare they readt to play.  Washington will not play outside the Pac 12.  Michigan will claim victory.  First step to another National Championship!  It's all coming together for the Weasals!  As it should be!  Right?  Right? This is Michigan, gosh darnit!
 
2020-05-24 9:52:28 PM  

TorpedoOrca: Is he suggesting that a school of higher learning is not founded on teaching the best and brightest but on how much money their athletics department takes in?

Then why aren't we paying student athletes the salary they deserve to keep that FOOTBALL machine running?


Then how would we pay the coaches?
 
2020-05-24 9:53:42 PM  

fireclown: For some reason we've come to believe that colleges need a sports team.


I'm not going to research if they get good value for the money (I would guess not), but for most colleges sports are the best advertising they have.
 
2020-05-24 9:53:43 PM  

Rann Xerox: In regards to football.....

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Abed says you should dial it back a little.
 
2020-05-24 9:54:26 PM  

powhound: mayochamp: bloobeary: Kinda hard to play football when your team are laid up in the hospital trying not to die just from breathing.

Because all the science says 20 yr olds are likely to end up in the icu if they get covid. Well this is Fark, so there is anti science to cling to.

Look, if anybody truly cared about their health football would be done away with. It's a farking stupid-ass game where meat heads try to inflict maximum damage on each other.

That said, they could play the game relatively safely if the entire team quarantined for two weeks and there were no fans. Hahahahaha yeah no fans means no income. The colleges just care about making money off the backs of the meat heads.


No games means no income.

No fans in the seats is bad enough.

But no games breaks the TV deals and merchandise sales are also near zero with no season to show your colors for.
 
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