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2020-08-11 3:07:30 PM  
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2020-08-11 3:07:57 PM  
Cya in the spring, I hope.
 
2020-08-11 3:08:51 PM  
I miss sports but the health of the athletes (and everyone they come in contact with) is worth more.  So I'm not butthurt over it.
 
2020-08-11 3:11:10 PM  
I kinda don't understand how they're going to play in the Spring especially when certain players might want to opt for the NFL Draft around that same time?

Unless the draft itself goes to June, not sure how this will work out.
 
2020-08-11 3:12:02 PM  
By then, hopefully President Biden will have the virus under control
 
2020-08-11 3:18:13 PM  

Rwa2play: I kinda don't understand how they're going to play in the Spring especially when certain players might want to opt for the NFL Draft around that same time?

Unless the draft itself goes to June, not sure how this will work out.


Start right after New Year. 10 week season + champ game, no byes. Done by beginning of April. Screws up the combine, but not the draft. That assumes everyone still plays.
 
2020-08-11 3:20:44 PM  

GardenWeasel: Rwa2play: I kinda don't understand how they're going to play in the Spring especially when certain players might want to opt for the NFL Draft around that same time?

Unless the draft itself goes to June, not sure how this will work out.

Start right after New Year. 10 week season + champ game, no byes. Done by beginning of April. Screws up the combine, but not the draft. That assumes everyone still plays.


That will not happen - stadiums in the Big Ten are not equipped to handle that kind of cold.  They would be playing on cement.  If the other leagues follow suit, the NFL will move their draft back.
 
2020-08-11 3:22:40 PM  

gregz18: GardenWeasel: Rwa2play: I kinda don't understand how they're going to play in the Spring especially when certain players might want to opt for the NFL Draft around that same time?

Unless the draft itself goes to June, not sure how this will work out.

Start right after New Year. 10 week season + champ game, no byes. Done by beginning of April. Screws up the combine, but not the draft. That assumes everyone still plays.

That will not happen - stadiums in the Big Ten are not equipped to handle that kind of cold.  They would be playing on cement.  If the other leagues follow suit, the NFL will move their draft back.


Domed stadiums surround the B1G
 
2020-08-11 3:24:30 PM  
Rutgers undefeated in 2020.
 
2020-08-11 3:25:54 PM  

GardenWeasel: gregz18: GardenWeasel: Rwa2play: I kinda don't understand how they're going to play in the Spring especially when certain players might want to opt for the NFL Draft around that same time?

Unless the draft itself goes to June, not sure how this will work out.

Start right after New Year. 10 week season + champ game, no byes. Done by beginning of April. Screws up the combine, but not the draft. That assumes everyone still plays.

That will not happen - stadiums in the Big Ten are not equipped to handle that kind of cold.  They would be playing on cement.  If the other leagues follow suit, the NFL will move their draft back.

Domed stadiums surround the B1G


I think they'd rather play on their campuses.  Besides - those decisions don't have to be made yet - if all of the Power 5 decide to move to the spring, they can basically force the NFL to move their draft date back.
 
2020-08-11 3:34:06 PM  
Just cancel the season already.  No NFL prospects are going to play in the Spring, and those that do are going to seriously screw their chances for playing 2021 on time.
 
2020-08-11 3:56:23 PM  
23 weeks? It'll be more than that.

Why did 28 Weeks Later have to suck so ridiculously hard? How do you fark up a movie about the Army fighting it out with zombies?
 
2020-08-11 3:56:39 PM  
Pac-12 also has now cancelled its football season, per @Brett_McMurphy.

- Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 11, 2020
 
2020-08-11 3:56:39 PM  
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2020-08-11 3:59:09 PM  
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you, the next President of the United States of America: Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.
 
2020-08-11 4:02:28 PM  

Marine1: Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you, the next President of the United States of America: Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.


Not until the NFL gets canceled
 
2020-08-11 4:03:23 PM  
Pac-12 just said peace out too.
 
2020-08-11 4:05:07 PM  
Oh, great. Now what the HELL am I supposed to row this fall?
 
2020-08-11 4:05:34 PM  

soupafi: Marine1: Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you, the next President of the United States of America: Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.

Not until the NFL gets canceled


And the SEC is still planning on playing (because not giving a shiat about student health "just means more"). Until they cancel, the confederacy won't turn around.
 
2020-08-11 4:05:55 PM  
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Posted this earlier, but I am trying to visualize the logistics of all the college football teams moving to Florida to have their season instead of, you know, going to college.
 
2020-08-11 4:06:26 PM  
I'll miss you college football. Hopefully you'll be back in fall of 2021.

/just like the cake spring college football is a lie
 
2020-08-11 4:07:21 PM  

desertgeek: soupafi: Marine1: Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you, the next President of the United States of America: Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.

Not until the NFL gets canceled

And the SEC is still planning on playing (because not giving a shiat about student health "just means more"). Until they cancel, the confederacy won't turn around.


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2020-08-11 4:10:09 PM  

soupafi: Marine1: Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you, the next President of the United States of America: Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.

Not until the NFL gets canceled


Bud, this is college football. A quarter-long requiem for the youthful glory days long passed of fat suburban dads who reformed their drunken frat boy state university ways. They'll think it's okay at first. Then their wives and children will begin finding ways to take up their Saturdays in ways that remind them of the ephemeral nature of their fleeting existence. When Jessica comes in asking if her dear husband is ready for the seventh weekend in a row of going to Home Depot to look at backsplash tiles, and he has to wrangle a screaming four-year-old into the back of a beige crossover, the fact that this will continue indefinitely will be the quiet voice in his head asking if there's room for just a bit more insanity.
 
2020-08-11 4:14:01 PM  

nekom: I miss sports but the health of the athletes (and everyone they come in contact with) is worth more.  So I'm not butthurt over it.


It ain't even about the athletes who will have defined protocols, great healthcare, and access to instant test results. It's about all the people who will gather to watch football games if you ask me... we kind of need people to not do that.
 
2020-08-11 4:19:19 PM  

The Headless Horseman's Headless Horse: Oh, great. Now what the HELL am I supposed to row this fall?


Fark?
 
2020-08-11 4:20:11 PM  
It's a contact sport. The virus spreads from person to person who are in close contact with each other. But why let science get in the way of some good whining about the decision to keep students safe?  Place blame squarely where it belongs--with the orange shiat stain who chose to do f*cking NOTHING when he should have.
 
2020-08-11 4:23:21 PM  
Dear America, if we stop acting like dipsh*ts now, we might get our college football next year.
 
2020-08-11 4:29:04 PM  
Ha! "Spring" in Minnesota means a foot of snow on the ground, and that ground is frozen several feet down. They can play hockey in the U of Minn stadium at that time... but football?? Maybe at US Bank Stadium, if they can book it.

Hell, every opening week Twins game I've ever been to has included snow or at least flurries, and that's in April. Good luck!
 
2020-08-11 4:46:48 PM  

gregz18: GardenWeasel: gregz18: GardenWeasel: Rwa2play: I kinda don't understand how they're going to play in the Spring especially when certain players might want to opt for the NFL Draft around that same time?

Unless the draft itself goes to June, not sure how this will work out.

Start right after New Year. 10 week season + champ game, no byes. Done by beginning of April. Screws up the combine, but not the draft. That assumes everyone still plays.

That will not happen - stadiums in the Big Ten are not equipped to handle that kind of cold.  They would be playing on cement.  If the other leagues follow suit, the NFL will move their draft back.

Domed stadiums surround the B1G

I think they'd rather play on their campuses.  Besides - those decisions don't have to be made yet - if all of the Power 5 decide to move to the spring, they can basically force the NFL to move their draft date back.


They'd surely rather play on campus, but if they can't, they'll take what they can get to get games on TV.
 
2020-08-11 5:06:34 PM  
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2020-08-11 5:32:35 PM  
Ohio State fans will still find a way to biatch if they're not in the playoffs.
 
2020-08-11 6:05:05 PM  

menschenfresser: Ha! "Spring" in Minnesota means a foot of snow on the ground, and that ground is frozen several feet down. They can play hockey in the U of Minn stadium at that time... but football?? Maybe at US Bank Stadium, if they can book it.

Hell, every opening week Twins game I've ever been to has included snow or at least flurries, and that's in April. Good luck!


What you say is true, or once was.  But the events of a handful of years ago might pay dividends next spring.

"The Golden Gophers' home turf is being torn up to make way for a new heated football field for the Minnesota Vikings. A "hydronic heated field" will replace the turf at TCF Stadium and "will ensure a safe playing surface" for the NFL teams"  Vikings' communications director Jeff Anderson  Apr 15, 2014
 
2020-08-11 6:06:43 PM  
So if the ACC/SEC/B12 still play....I can see a power shift.
Players want to play.
Even the lower teams in these conference might have an edge on recruiting over 'power' teams in the PAC12/B10
 
2020-08-11 6:09:52 PM  

gregz18: GardenWeasel: Rwa2play: I kinda don't understand how they're going to play in the Spring especially when certain players might want to opt for the NFL Draft around that same time?

Unless the draft itself goes to June, not sure how this will work out.

Start right after New Year. 10 week season + champ game, no byes. Done by beginning of April. Screws up the combine, but not the draft. That assumes everyone still plays.

That will not happen - stadiums in the Big Ten are not equipped to handle that kind of cold.  They would be playing on cement.  If the other leagues follow suit, the NFL will move their draft back.


Anyone who's sat through a November snowstorm in State College will tell you it doesn't matter how cold it gets there.  Any weather conditions are fine.
 
2020-08-11 6:13:03 PM  
This virus has exposed those that can deal with reality and those that want to negotiate with it.

Reality is there's no way to play large close together sports with lots of players. Even outside like football and keep everyone safe.

Well, there is a way, just not with our current national leadership who is busy negotiating with reality.
 
2020-08-11 6:36:03 PM  

Kornchex: Just cancel the season already.  No NFL prospects are going to play in the Spring, and those that do are going to seriously screw their chances for playing 2021 on time.


They can't or people will get super buttmad.

So you postpone, and people go with "eh, OK, but we'll still have a season".

Then you cancel in spring and people say "eh, OK, we already missed the season for it anyway."
 
2020-08-11 6:39:41 PM  

JohnBigBootay: nekom: I miss sports but the health of the athletes (and everyone they come in contact with) is worth more.  So I'm not butthurt over it.

It ain't even about the athletes who will have defined protocols, great healthcare, and access to instant test results. It's about all the people who will gather to watch football games if you ask me... we kind of need people to not do that.


I will say that this is probably just as much about avoiding the whole "players possibly unionizing" thing as it is anything else. You'll note that those are the only conferences that "postponed" the season.

That said, is there any more blatant an admission that these aren't student-athletes than having them play on campuses when students aren't allowed to be on campus?
 
2020-08-11 6:49:47 PM  
I guess colleges will just have to raise tuitions.
About time.
 
2020-08-11 8:30:46 PM  
So, Michigan will choke against Oiho State TWICE in 2021. Couldn't happen to a nicer Harbaugh.
 
2020-08-11 8:32:40 PM  

freddyV: So if the ACC/SEC/B12 still play....I can see a power shift.
Players want to play.
Even the lower teams in these conference might have an edge on recruiting over 'power' teams in the PAC12/B10


I doubt it. You already had Pac-12 players organizing over improved safety requirements. Once you start seeing major outbreaks in those teams, you'll see recruits quickly realize that they want to go to a school that actually takes care of them. If a picture of a kid on a ventilator shows up on social media, the teams still playing will see a HUGE uphill battle to recruit anyone.
 
2020-08-11 8:37:54 PM  

meanmutton: freddyV: So if the ACC/SEC/B12 still play....I can see a power shift.
Players want to play.
Even the lower teams in these conference might have an edge on recruiting over 'power' teams in the PAC12/B10

I doubt it. You already had Pac-12 players organizing over improved safety requirements. Once you start seeing major outbreaks in those teams, you'll see recruits quickly realize that they want to go to a school that actually takes care of them. If a picture of a kid on a ventilator shows up on social media, the teams still playing will see a HUGE uphill battle to recruit anyone.


That's if those kids stay. The NCAA will probably allow for immediate playing status for transfers.
 
2020-08-11 8:51:51 PM  

freddyV: meanmutton: freddyV: So if the ACC/SEC/B12 still play....I can see a power shift.
Players want to play.
Even the lower teams in these conference might have an edge on recruiting over 'power' teams in the PAC12/B10

I doubt it. You already had Pac-12 players organizing over improved safety requirements. Once you start seeing major outbreaks in those teams, you'll see recruits quickly realize that they want to go to a school that actually takes care of them. If a picture of a kid on a ventilator shows up on social media, the teams still playing will see a HUGE uphill battle to recruit anyone.

That's if those kids stay. The NCAA will probably allow for immediate playing status for transfers.


You mean the same NCAA that cancelled all NCAA-sponsored events this fall? That one?
 
2020-08-11 8:53:52 PM  

meanmutton: freddyV: meanmutton: freddyV: So if the ACC/SEC/B12 still play....I can see a power shift.
Players want to play.
Even the lower teams in these conference might have an edge on recruiting over 'power' teams in the PAC12/B10

I doubt it. You already had Pac-12 players organizing over improved safety requirements. Once you start seeing major outbreaks in those teams, you'll see recruits quickly realize that they want to go to a school that actually takes care of them. If a picture of a kid on a ventilator shows up on social media, the teams still playing will see a HUGE uphill battle to recruit anyone.

That's if those kids stay. The NCAA will probably allow for immediate playing status for transfers.

You mean the same NCAA that cancelled all NCAA-sponsored events this fall? That one?


The NCAA hasn't canceled anything
 
2020-08-11 9:50:58 PM  

Marine1: soupafi: Marine1: Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you, the next President of the United States of America: Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.

Not until the NFL gets canceled

Bud, this is college football. A quarter-long requiem for the youthful glory days long passed of fat suburban dads who reformed their drunken frat boy state university ways. They'll think it's okay at first. Then their wives and children will begin finding ways to take up their Saturdays in ways that remind them of the ephemeral nature of their fleeting existence. When Jessica comes in asking if her dear husband is ready for the seventh weekend in a row of going to Home Depot to look at backsplash tiles, and he has to wrangle a screaming four-year-old into the back of a beige crossover, the fact that this will continue indefinitely will be the quiet voice in his head asking if there's room for just a bit more insanity.


in other words, I should be a family law attorney.
 
2020-08-11 9:54:49 PM  

menschenfresser: Maybe at US Bank Stadium, if they can book it.


Joe Webb questions your stance.

/sure, Favre got knocked the fark out by the frozen field, but that was a damn good game.
 
2020-08-12 10:37:31 PM  

Marine1: soupafi: Marine1: Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you, the next President of the United States of America: Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.

Not until the NFL gets canceled

Bud, this is college football. A quarter-long requiem for the youthful glory days long passed of fat suburban dads who reformed their drunken frat boy state university ways. They'll think it's okay at first. Then their wives and children will begin finding ways to take up their Saturdays in ways that remind them of the ephemeral nature of their fleeting existence. When Jessica comes in asking if her dear husband is ready for the seventh weekend in a row of going to Home Depot to look at backsplash tiles, and he has to wrangle a screaming four-year-old into the back of a beige crossover, the fact that this will continue indefinitely will be the quiet voice in his head asking if there's room for just a bit more insanity.


I can't tell you how little I care about backsplash tile... Or how many hours of my life I've wasted "just looking at our options one more time."

I'll miss college football, but it's clearly the right call.  CFB has got to be the worst sport for a pandemic - lots of players, coaches, and managers on every team, lots of close contact during practice and games, and you can't put college teams in a "bubble" like with pro sports.
 
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