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(ESPN)   Most college football coaches are taking a Captain Caveman approach to COVID-19 when it comes to playing this season   (espn.com) divider line
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2020-08-11 10:12:36 AM  
Subby is a Boomer.

The current term is "Leeroy Jenkins!"
 
2020-08-11 10:34:50 AM  
One of the things that is cool about upper level athletes and coaches is their bravado and strength and ability to do neat things.  This isn't the time for that though.

This is the time for reason and intellectuals and scientists and university presidents.  Or some combo thereof.

It's nerd time, not jock time.
 
2020-08-11 12:59:46 PM  
My favorite (?) part of this whole "Let them play push" is that no one really seems insistent that the MAC or MWC play. Which basically means anyone who isn't a player or coach pushing it is basically admitting they only really want the entertainment and don't really care about anything else. Or they'd be saying all the players should play or none at all
 
2020-08-11 1:03:49 PM  
I don't understand the coaches and the athletic directors drive to play this year It's basically a free pay year
 
2020-08-11 1:17:29 PM  
cancel all fall sports and let the athletes keep the year of eligibility.  Done.   Best possible solution available.   It's not perfect but it is the right thing to do.
 
2020-08-11 1:17:44 PM  

WillofJ2: I don't understand the coaches and the athletic directors drive to play this year It's basically a free pay year


This is the athletic equivalent of "cop placed on paid administrative leave".
 
2020-08-11 1:19:07 PM  

TDWCom29: My favorite (?) part of this whole "Let them play push" is that no one really seems insistent that the MAC or MWC play. Which basically means anyone who isn't a player or coach pushing it is basically admitting they only really want the entertainment and don't really care about anything else. Or they'd be saying all the players should play or none at all


Teams moving to a conference only approach was done so that scheduling needs would be easier to accommodate and to a lesser extent, something resembling a uniform level of pandemic preparedness could be attained. As a college football junkie, I'll watch just about anything but my heart will not be broken if I can't watch Louisiana-Monroe but I can watch Georgia Tech. This is not the damning revelation it is apparently believed to be.

It is also not on the big boy conferences to go out of their way to prop up those who are only at 1-A for the payday but then have the financial models for their athletic departments fall apart.
 
2020-08-11 1:19:14 PM  

WillofJ2: I don't understand the coaches and the athletic directors drive to play this year It's basically a free pay year


I lot of them have very big performance bonuses they would miss out on if there is no season.
 
2020-08-11 1:22:40 PM  

WoodyHayes: TDWCom29: My favorite (?) part of this whole "Let them play push" is that no one really seems insistent that the MAC or MWC play. Which basically means anyone who isn't a player or coach pushing it is basically admitting they only really want the entertainment and don't really care about anything else. Or they'd be saying all the players should play or none at all

Teams moving to a conference only approach was done so that scheduling needs would be easier to accommodate and to a lesser extent, something resembling a uniform level of pandemic preparedness could be attained. As a college football junkie, I'll watch just about anything but my heart will not be broken if I can't watch Louisiana-Monroe but I can watch Georgia Tech. This is not the damning revelation it is apparently believed to be.

It is also not on the big boy conferences to go out of their way to prop up those who are only at 1-A for the payday but then have the financial models for their athletic departments fall apart.


So, like I said, all you care about is your entertainment. Literally no thought at all about whether or not is should be done, just it's gotta be done or what am I gonna do with my Saturdays
 
2020-08-11 1:22:52 PM  

WillofJ2: I don't understand the coaches and the athletic directors drive to play this year It's basically a free pay year


at major football power schools , there is no real reason to worry for jobs football coaches at the least , at smaller schools there is always some one looking for reasons to cut sports even football.

Funding for the programs is another issue a lost season hurts even the big schools and could be devastating for smaller ones, especially those that get paid to be pummels by the big schools to pad stats and win loss rankings.

As much as i dislike the practice the fact is many of these smaller school's football programs get the majority of their operating funds from such games.   They lose them it could be mean shutting down football permanently as there is no other source to cover such a loss of funds to the program.

In short the big schools will be fine the smaller school will bear the brunt of the damage.
 
2020-08-11 1:24:16 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Subby is a Boomer.

The current term is "Leeroy Jenkins!"


OtherLittleGuy is a Millennial.

"Leeeeroy Jeeeeenkins" was replaced by #YOLO, then "biatch I Do What I Want", and then "Sorry Not Sorry."

Which has probably been replaced itself, but I don't follow the ticktocks.
 
2020-08-11 1:24:31 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Subby is a Boomer.

The current term is "Leeroy Jenkins!"


In fairness, a significant number of coaches in college football are themselves Boomers.  Captain Caveman seemed a more appropriate descriptor.

/Subby
//Not a Boomer
 
2020-08-11 1:29:55 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Subby is a Boomer.

The current term is "Leeroy Jenkins!"


Jim Harbaugh: "Least I got nervous bird."
 
2020-08-11 1:33:21 PM  

TDWCom29: WoodyHayes: TDWCom29: My favorite (?) part of this whole "Let them play push" is that no one really seems insistent that the MAC or MWC play. Which basically means anyone who isn't a player or coach pushing it is basically admitting they only really want the entertainment and don't really care about anything else. Or they'd be saying all the players should play or none at all

Teams moving to a conference only approach was done so that scheduling needs would be easier to accommodate and to a lesser extent, something resembling a uniform level of pandemic preparedness could be attained. As a college football junkie, I'll watch just about anything but my heart will not be broken if I can't watch Louisiana-Monroe but I can watch Georgia Tech. This is not the damning revelation it is apparently believed to be.

It is also not on the big boy conferences to go out of their way to prop up those who are only at 1-A for the payday but then have the financial models for their athletic departments fall apart.

So, like I said, all you care about is your entertainment. Literally no thought at all about whether or not is should be done, just it's gotta be done or what am I gonna do with my Saturdays


In my experience, it is usually better to ask a person what their opinion is in lieu of telling them what it is.
 
2020-08-11 1:33:59 PM  

WoodyHayes: TDWCom29: My favorite (?) part of this whole "Let them play push" is that no one really seems insistent that the MAC or MWC play. Which basically means anyone who isn't a player or coach pushing it is basically admitting they only really want the entertainment and don't really care about anything else. Or they'd be saying all the players should play or none at all

Teams moving to a conference only approach was done so that scheduling needs would be easier to accommodate and to a lesser extent, something resembling a uniform level of pandemic preparedness could be attained. As a college football junkie, I'll watch just about anything but my heart will not be broken if I can't watch Louisiana-Monroe but I can watch Georgia Tech. This is not the damning revelation it is apparently believed to be.

It is also not on the big boy conferences to go out of their way to prop up those who are only at 1-A for the payday but then have the financial models for their athletic departments fall apart.


Frost I understand, but this is precisely why I can't figure Day or Harbaugh's angles here. Their schools can survive, what is motivating them to run their mouths about this? I hadn't pegged either of them as covidiots, and I can't believe that the entire Big Ten head coach bloc is defying their conference solely out of mutual solidarity.
 
2020-08-11 1:35:19 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Subby is a Boomer.

The current term is "Leeroy Jenkins!"


I know, I would have said George of the Jungle.
 
2020-08-11 1:39:30 PM  
In case there was any doubt - out of all the sports, college football coaches are BY FAR the most insane.
 
2020-08-11 2:03:43 PM  

gregz18: In case there was any doubt - out of all the sports, college football coaches are BY FAR the most insane.


Texas hiskoo footbaw coaches are right there with them.
 
2020-08-11 2:28:44 PM  
Heavens to Hilarity!
 
2020-08-11 2:32:01 PM  

gyruss: WoodyHayes: TDWCom29: My favorite (?) part of this whole "Let them play push" is that no one really seems insistent that the MAC or MWC play. Which basically means anyone who isn't a player or coach pushing it is basically admitting they only really want the entertainment and don't really care about anything else. Or they'd be saying all the players should play or none at all

Teams moving to a conference only approach was done so that scheduling needs would be easier to accommodate and to a lesser extent, something resembling a uniform level of pandemic preparedness could be attained. As a college football junkie, I'll watch just about anything but my heart will not be broken if I can't watch Louisiana-Monroe but I can watch Georgia Tech. This is not the damning revelation it is apparently believed to be.

It is also not on the big boy conferences to go out of their way to prop up those who are only at 1-A for the payday but then have the financial models for their athletic departments fall apart.

Frost I understand, but this is precisely why I can't figure Day or Harbaugh's angles here. Their schools can survive, what is motivating them to run their mouths about this? I hadn't pegged either of them as covidiots, and I can't believe that the entire Big Ten head coach bloc is defying their conference solely out of mutual solidarity.


WoodyHayes: TDWCom29: WoodyHayes: TDWCom29: My favorite (?) part of this whole "Let them play push" is that no one really seems insistent that the MAC or MWC play. Which basically means anyone who isn't a player or coach pushing it is basically admitting they only really want the entertainment and don't really care about anything else. Or they'd be saying all the players should play or none at all

Teams moving to a conference only approach was done so that scheduling needs would be easier to accommodate and to a lesser extent, something resembling a uniform level of pandemic preparedness could be attained. As a college football junkie, I'll watch just about anything but my heart will not be broken if I can't watch Louisiana-Monroe but I can watch Georgia Tech. This is not the damning revelation it is apparently believed to be.

It is also not on the big boy conferences to go out of their way to prop up those who are only at 1-A for the payday but then have the financial models for their athletic departments fall apart.

So, like I said, all you care about is your entertainment. Literally no thought at all about whether or not is should be done, just it's gotta be done or what am I gonna do with my Saturdays

In my experience, it is usually better to ask a person what their opinion is in lieu of telling them what it is.


Hahah, okay your opinion is not the one you took the time to express. How crazy I am
 
2020-08-11 2:46:15 PM  
The students know that they aren't going to die from Covid due to their age, so they want to play.  The coaches, some of which are old enough that they should in fact be worried about the disease, treat it like a religion so that tops logic.
 
2020-08-11 3:07:05 PM  
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"If you aren't allowed to play football for free this year, ignore college and come play for free here instead" is certainly a take. Somehow the dude found passed out with two guys and some meth seems to still have been the better choice for a governor who would make smart decisions.
 
2020-08-11 3:15:02 PM  
Meanwhile, in the SEC....

\I'm guessing the demon sperm doctor and that other crazy one that says Trump's 239 lbs okayed it for them....
 
2020-08-11 3:41:17 PM  

FriarReb98: Meanwhile, in the SEC....

\I'm guessing the demon sperm doctor and that other crazy one that says Trump's 239 lbs okayed it for them....


There are some really farking glaring problems with conferences like the SEC and ACC claiming that doctors are giving them the green light to start their seasons:  If you were to ask a doctor, "Is it possible to have a football season during a pandemic in a medically responsible way that mitigates the spread of the disease?" then the answer would be "Yes, but..."

Nobody hears the "but..." part.  Every football team would need to have their players under effective quarantine, complete with mask-wearing requirements, social distancing, sanitizing protocols, contact tracing, and constant testing.  That will cost millions of dollars per team, especially when you factor in providing all of these efforts to all team members and staff.  It will also require college students not doing college student things like going to parties, bars, and strip clubs.  As we have seen with MLB, games will need to be postponed any time there is a positive test and exposure.  These players are not in bubbles.

And hell, even if your college implements those protocols, your opponents might not be held to the same standard.  What happens if your team plays against another team that hasn't bothered with those protocols?  Or heck, maybe your team tests players twice a week, but what happens if they play against a team that only tests their players once a month; what then?

On top of all that, even with the most stringent health and safety protocols that are followed and enforced, there will be players, coaches, and staff who get sick.  Some will suffer life-long health conditions.  Some may even die.

Carrying out effective health and safety protocols will be obnoxiously expensive.  Failing to implement and carry out those protocols could not only result in players getting infected, but it could easily result in entire communities getting hit with an outbreak.  The push for college sports right now is just flat-out insanity.
 
2020-08-11 3:45:27 PM  

WillofJ2: I don't understand the coaches and the athletic directors drive to play this year It's basically a free pay year


It seems to me that many people are wimping out on being the one to stand up and say "This season isn't happening". Most of them seem more comfortable with pretending everything is fine and they're going forward with the season until someone else says "no we're not". I imagine they are thinking of the times when they will get together later and they can all say they were for playing the season but those whiny biatches afraid of a stupid virus ruined everything. You can't be part of that boys club if you were one of the first ones calling for a postponement of the season.
 
2020-08-11 3:47:18 PM  

TDWCom29: Hahah, okay your opinion is not the one you took the time to express. How crazy I am


I'll never really understand knowing bullshiatters. Multiple topics were raised, then an opinion was issued to me on something else rather than being asked what it was. Talk with people next time, don't talk at them.
 
2020-08-11 5:33:52 PM  

Birnone: WillofJ2: I don't understand the coaches and the athletic directors drive to play this year It's basically a free pay year

It seems to me that many people are wimping out on being the one to stand up and say "This season isn't happening". Most of them seem more comfortable with pretending everything is fine and they're going forward with the season until someone else says "no we're not". I imagine they are thinking of the times when they will get together later and they can all say they were for playing the season but those whiny biatches afraid of a stupid virus ruined everything. You can't be part of that boys club if you were one of the first ones calling for a postponement of the season.


Yeah one of the local athletic directors  Said it's not us making the decisions it's the presidents and chancellors and those people at the University
 
2020-08-11 7:43:47 PM  
I got Frost on the covid-pool. He's been taunting the fates. Loudly.
 
2020-08-11 7:53:19 PM  
Whar Teen Angels?
 
2020-08-11 8:17:36 PM  
gyruss:

It's clobbering time is on fleck right about now
 
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