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(NBC Chicago)   Bristol TN is set to become the US' newest Covid-19 hotspot   (nbcchicago.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, Bristol Motor Speedway, Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR, Rusty Wallace, Race, fan vote  
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633 clicks; posted to Sports » on 16 Jul 2020 at 3:45 AM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-07-16 12:09:22 AM  
Imagine if the spectator on the far right has COVID-19. The cars will create airbone vortex.
/Science biatches!
 
2020-07-16 12:18:34 AM  
Bristol Palin still hotspot for many other diseases.
 
2020-07-16 4:00:23 AM  
NASCAR Hosts Largest Sporting Event Crowd Since Pandemic

doesn't that imply the pandemic is over? yeah good luck with that.
 
2020-07-16 6:42:18 AM  
It boggles my mind how you can sit comfortably in those stands, wondering if the person next to you is carrying a contagious disease.
I've walked into a restaurant, looked around, thought to myself "you know what?  This is a bad f*cking idea" and left. What's wrong with these people?
 
2020-07-16 7:55:11 AM  
Had tickets for NHMS this year, took the track up on the offer of a refund.  Not worth taking the chance.
 
2020-07-16 9:01:27 AM  
"Chase Elliott, NASCAR's most popular driver, won the race and celebrated to chants of "USA! USA!" from the crowd."

I been to a gajillion live sporting events and I don't think I've ever chanted "USA! USA!" What the hell?
 
2020-07-16 9:21:51 AM  
I caught covid in Virginia and I died in Tennessee
 
2020-07-16 9:27:59 AM  
Probably be the whole Tri-Cities, seeing Kingsport Speedway just up the road is open and has been having packed houses as of late.
 
2020-07-16 11:21:47 AM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: It boggles my mind how you can sit comfortably in those stands, wondering if the person next to you is carrying a contagious disease.
I've walked into a restaurant, looked around, thought to myself "you know what?  This is a bad f*cking idea" and left. What's wrong with these people?


Stay home. Cower in fear. Have your stuff delivered to you. Then STFU.

The rest of us are gonna live life.
 
2020-07-16 11:28:38 AM  

Chinesenookiefactory: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: It boggles my mind how you can sit comfortably in those stands, wondering if the person next to you is carrying a contagious disease.
I've walked into a restaurant, looked around, thought to myself "you know what?  This is a bad f*cking idea" and left. What's wrong with these people?

Stay home. Cower in fear. Have your stuff delivered to you. Then STFU.

The rest of us are gonna live life.



The rest of you assholes if farking it up for everybody.  way to go.
 
2020-07-16 11:38:23 AM  

Chinesenookiefactory: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: It boggles my mind how you can sit comfortably in those stands, wondering if the person next to you is carrying a contagious disease.
I've walked into a restaurant, looked around, thought to myself "you know what?  This is a bad f*cking idea" and left. What's wrong with these people?

Stay home. Cower in fear. Have your stuff delivered to you. Then STFU.

The rest of us are gonna live life.


for a couple weeks anyway....but you do you
 
2020-07-16 12:54:37 PM  

Chinesenookiefactory: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: It boggles my mind how you can sit comfortably in those stands, wondering if the person next to you is carrying a contagious disease.
I've walked into a restaurant, looked around, thought to myself "you know what?  This is a bad f*cking idea" and left. What's wrong with these people?

Stay home. Cower in fear. Have your stuff delivered to you. Then STFU.

The rest of us are gonna live life.


You sir are the problem
 
2020-07-16 1:08:00 PM  
Most of those morons are from outside of Bristol but generally in SEC territory. So.. They are going to be planting their seed all over the Southeast.
 
2020-07-16 1:41:16 PM  

Chinesenookiefactory: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: It boggles my mind how you can sit comfortably in those stands, wondering if the person next to you is carrying a contagious disease.
I've walked into a restaurant, looked around, thought to myself "you know what?  This is a bad f*cking idea" and left. What's wrong with these people?

Stay home. Cower in fear. Have your stuff delivered to you. Then STFU.

The rest of us are gonna live life.


It is about calculated risks.  Is the benefits of sitting in a crowd to enjoy a sporting event outweighed by the enjoyment of watching at home.  The overall risk from being outdoors is reduced by most studies and if you maintain distance (which appeared unlikely) it is further reduced. At the same time if you do get the disease, you may suffer extreme consequences or potential spread it to others who have severe consequences.  All for the important task of watching a race.

I am a sports fan and basically watch everything and attend events a few times a year.  I understand the experience is very different being there as opposed to watching it on screen.  The energy of the crowd, the roar of the engines, that rush of air and force as cars go by you at high speed, it is something that people who haven't been to a live event don't understand. Now, is that benefit of experience outweighed by the risk created from having crowds in a pandemic.  In my mind, no. While sports are an amazing diversion and a positive for peoples mental health while we are trying to reduce contact, the benefits of personal attendance isn't outweighed by the risk, when viewing at home is a viable option.
 
2020-07-16 2:03:06 PM  
I turned it on right before the end. What was with the stupid lights on the bottom of the cars? Was that real or was it an effect like the Fox-track for pucks in the 1990s? I was trying to decide what the colours meant (blue=Ford, orange=Chevy would have made sense) but then I saw a Toyota with an orange blob underneath it. So... just a useless effect for the All-Star race or am I missing something?
 
2020-07-16 3:32:12 PM  

forstmeister: Chinesenookiefactory: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: It boggles my mind how you can sit comfortably in those stands, wondering if the person next to you is carrying a contagious disease.
I've walked into a restaurant, looked around, thought to myself "you know what?  This is a bad f*cking idea" and left. What's wrong with these people?

Stay home. Cower in fear. Have your stuff delivered to you. Then STFU.

The rest of us are gonna live life.

You sir are the problem


No I'm not. This thing has been politicized to death. It's ridiculous. Looking at shots of the people in the stands they were distanced. I'm attending the Indy 500 on August. Go ahead and lock yourself inside. You're gonna be in there a while.
 
2020-07-16 3:44:58 PM  

SoundOfOneHandWanking: Chinesenookiefactory: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: It boggles my mind how you can sit comfortably in those stands, wondering if the person next to you is carrying a contagious disease.
I've walked into a restaurant, looked around, thought to myself "you know what?  This is a bad f*cking idea" and left. What's wrong with these people?

Stay home. Cower in fear. Have your stuff delivered to you. Then STFU.

The rest of us are gonna live life.


The rest of you assholes if farking it up for everybody.  way to go.


Nope. Not one bit.
 
2020-07-16 3:55:11 PM  

Chinesenookiefactory: forstmeister: Chinesenookiefactory: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: It boggles my mind how you can sit comfortably in those stands, wondering if the person next to you is carrying a contagious disease.
I've walked into a restaurant, looked around, thought to myself "you know what?  This is a bad f*cking idea" and left. What's wrong with these people?

Stay home. Cower in fear. Have your stuff delivered to you. Then STFU.

The rest of us are gonna live life.

You sir are the problem

No I'm not. This thing has been politicized to death. It's ridiculous. Looking at shots of the people in the stands they were distanced. I'm attending the Indy 500 on August. Go ahead and lock yourself inside. You're gonna be in there a while.


Make sure you lick as many hand rails and door handles as possible while you're there...that'll show us!
 
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