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2021-04-18 2:31:47 AM  
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2021-04-18 4:53:16 AM  
"Mass culling event"
 
2021-04-18 5:26:30 AM  
My takeaway is there's a venue that can seat 100,000 people so they can watch live ball fondling.
 
2021-04-18 5:31:47 AM  
Way to optimize conditions and utilize all the open space.
 
2021-04-18 5:44:28 AM  
You're talking Big Time College Football here.

And Big Time College Football is above everything else.

Those who dare question the way that Big Time College Football is operated is ostracized and looked down upon.

I'm not talking like being judged as if one wore white after Labor Day or put dark meat on their chicken salad, but seething hatred.

You would become one of 'those people', and the townsfolk don't look or treat 'those people' kindly.

Prepaying for gas becomes standard.  And if you just put $20, they'll set the prepay amount to $19.00 just so you have to go back inside to get your dollar.

At the grocery store, a few items will be 'accidentally' be rung up twice, and the manager is 'too busy' to help you right away to give you that $2.49 refund.

Avoiding getting it 'Smothered and Covered' because there's no telling just how much cheese they're not adding.

The 'nickle and dime-ing' is adding up to some serious coin.

All because of not respecting Big Time College Football...
 
2021-04-18 5:47:21 AM  
At this point, I think a major league team should change their name to The Variants, because obviously their sonsors are putting a lot of effort into developing a new strain. Vegas Variants, Vermont Variants, Virginia Variants, there are plenty of options.
 
ENS
2021-04-18 5:49:08 AM  
I'll spoil the ending. They're going to be in the BCS playoffs even if they somehow stumble against the Fashion Institute of Technology or Hamburger University. Barely beating Auburn every 12 months is apparently all that matters.

Stay home idiots.
 
2021-04-18 5:52:53 AM  
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2021-04-18 6:05:05 AM  
three states over, Gov Abbott takes note and signs an executive order making it compulsory for every Texan to attend high school football games and practices. unmasked and open carrying, of course.
 
2021-04-18 6:19:18 AM  
every High School in the state has continued with every sport they have baseball softball basketball football etc and has not let up. SO why should the college level be any different? I was told by the superintendent of education for the system that I work for that the only reason we came back from the early shutdown March 2020 is because its the only way to justify continuing sports and that some leagues etc had gone so far as to have lawyers calling threatening lawsuits. Life gets interesting when most of your population lives vicariously through their children
 
2021-04-18 6:23:04 AM  
Roll Tide Died
 
2021-04-18 6:26:56 AM  
As a LSU fan I 100 percent approve this,

Let 'em die,
 
2021-04-18 6:26:57 AM  
Fark this, I am now at the point that these infantile adults need to go to Kentucky where we wall them in, or hunt them down like rabid animals. These utter morons are going to continue spreading and incubating the virus, and it is just a matter of time before we next see the variants immune to current vaccines and we are right back to where we started.

*#&@ up to say, but maybe the problem with Covid is that it needed to be 200% more deadly. At what percentage of death toll does it take for these pseudo freedom fighters need to take this seriously? Should the families of those who died be able to sue the living hell out of these idiots for denying their loved one liberty and freedom? Who would have thought this nation's greatest threat since WWII was infantile insignificant losers crying about their pseudo freedoms and liberties.
 
2021-04-18 6:37:21 AM  

Ragin' Asian: My takeaway is there's a venue that can seat 100,000 people so they can watch live ball fondling.


There's 11 active stadiums in the world that have room for 100,000 people or more. 8 of them are college football stadiums; the others are cricket grounds in India and Australia, and the national stadium in North Korea.
 
2021-04-18 7:01:34 AM  
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On brand
 
2021-04-18 7:02:25 AM  

Tallman: Ragin' Asian: My takeaway is there's a venue that can seat 100,000 people so they can watch live ball fondling.

There's 11 active stadiums in the world that have room for 100,000 people or more. 8 of them are college football stadiums; the others are cricket grounds in India and Australia, and the national stadium in North Korea.


spartakiada
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Strahov in Prague holds 250k.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_​Strahov_Stadium
 
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2021-04-18 7:44:07 AM  

Cajnik: Tallman: Ragin' Asian: My takeaway is there's a venue that can seat 100,000 people so they can watch live ball fondling.

There's 11 active stadiums in the world that have room for 100,000 people or more. 8 of them are college football stadiums; the others are cricket grounds in India and Australia, and the national stadium in North Korea.

[YouTube video: spartakiada]

Strahov in Prague holds 250k.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_​Strahov_Stadium


I have so many questions:

1. Did they have to retool all their factories to make nothing but uncomfortably small white gym shorts like we did with tanks to win WWII

2. How many men's bathrooms are in that stadium (The only possible answer being "not enough")

3. Did people pay a premium for front row seats to only be 147,000 feet away from the action and mock those in the nose bleeds
 
2021-04-18 7:59:44 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: At this point, I think a major league team should change their name to The Variants, because obviously their sonsors are putting a lot of effort into developing a new strain. Vegas Variants, Vermont Variants, Virginia Variants, there are plenty of options.


Now, I'm wondering if there are any teams in Vermont using Varmints as their mascot?  Because that would probably be the best mascot hands down.  Go VARMINTS!  I would also like to see the Vermont Vermin.  We are VERMIN!
 
2021-04-18 8:06:23 AM  
I guess the Auburn A day game and the Magic City Classic were OK to attend?
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2021-04-18 8:08:19 AM  
Well, Alabama has Tuscaloosa for football and Birmingham for GPA.  You can easily see which one gets more money.

And let's be clear, if Jesus His Own Damned Self dropped out of the sky tomorrow and declared football a sinful activity, the entire population of Alabama would convert to Hinduism before the last word left his mouth.  Whole damned state.  Even any Hindus already there would convert to Christianity and then back just to be spiteful.
 
2021-04-18 8:45:57 AM  

ssa5: Fark this, I am now at the point that these infantile adults need to go to Kentucky where we wall them in, or hunt them down like rabid animals. These utter morons are going to continue spreading and incubating the virus, and it is just a matter of time before we next see the variants immune to current vaccines and we are right back to where we started.

*#&@ up to say, but maybe the problem with Covid is that it needed to be 200% more deadly. At what percentage of death toll does it take for these pseudo freedom fighters need to take this seriously? Should the families of those who died be able to sue the living hell out of these idiots for denying their loved one liberty and freedom? Who would have thought this nation's greatest threat since WWII was infantile insignificant losers crying about their pseudo freedoms and liberties.


Avoiding the camel races at the Date Festival in Indio (MERS-CoV).
https://www.who.int/health-topics/midd​le-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavir​us-mers#tab=tab_1

/35% mortality
 
2021-04-18 8:49:17 AM  

virulent_loser: three states over, Gov Abbott takes note and signs an executive order making it compulsory for every Texan to attend high school football games and practices. unmasked and open carrying, of course.


The losing team gets executed, after the traditional shoot out in the stands between each team's athletic supporters.
 
2021-04-18 9:14:04 AM  

Ragin' Asian: My takeaway is there's a venue that can seat 100,000 people so they can watch live ball fondling.


Wait till you hear what the Romans used the Coliseum for.
 
2021-04-18 10:09:51 AM  
Would it really bother anyone, other than their immediate families, if all 47,218 died?
 
2021-04-18 10:14:28 AM  

ssa5: Fark this, I am now at the point that these infantile adults need to go to Kentucky where we wall them in, or hunt them down like rabid animals. These utter morons are going to continue spreading and incubating the virus, and it is just a matter of time before we next see the variants immune to current vaccines and we are right back to where we started.

*#&@ up to say, but maybe the problem with Covid is that it needed to be 200% more deadly. At what percentage of death toll does it take for these pseudo freedom fighters need to take this seriously? Should the families of those who died be able to sue the living hell out of these idiots for denying their loved one liberty and freedom? Who would have thought this nation's greatest threat since WWII was infantile insignificant losers crying about their pseudo freedoms and liberties.


Give it time.  The Spanish Flu was relatively innocuous at first.  Strong evidence of it beginning at an Army base in the US and carried to Europe, by boat, by US soldiers.  So, a non-lethal, slow-acting, lingering strain of flu, not unlike seasonal influenza.

Once among the troops in the trenches, a variant arose that would kill within days, sometimes hours.  Sniffles at breakfast, lungs full of fluid and you suffocate by dinner.  Very likely a similar variant arose in soldiers returning to the US, since victims of the fast-acting variant would not have survived the boat trip home, and people would notice if half the troops on a ship died enroute.

Sadly, it's going to take something like the Spanish Flu to make most people take it seriously (575,000 dead in the US alone apparently ain't enough), and even then, you'll have the doubters and anti-vaxxers keeping it going longer than it should.
 
2021-04-18 10:35:34 AM  
 I live next to the Superdome in New Orleans, and am a former season ticket holder. They were only letting in about 3,000 fans, and they were all very spread out. And you know what? That was smart. I hope they keep doing that this season. It sucks, but it makes sense. Also, I can just watch the games on TV where I have my own bathroom and my own beer. I also don't have to wear pants. Besides, teams make most of their money from TV, not butts in seats.

I miss live sports, sure, but I don't think stadiums should be packed until we know this pandemic is over. Even with the vaccines, who really knows when we can all get together and be assholes coughing on each other?
 
2021-04-18 10:40:44 AM  
Subs, you're supposed to call it "sportsball"
 
2021-04-18 11:14:21 AM  
How exciting for all those dead-enders in their dead-end state to have a dead-end place to gather besides Walmart.
 
2021-04-18 11:41:56 AM  

phalamir: Well, Alabama has Tuscaloosa for football and Birmingham for GPA.  You can easily see which one gets more money.

And let's be clear, if Jesus His Own Damned Self dropped out of the sky tomorrow and declared football a sinful activity, the entire population of Alabama would convert to Hinduism before the last word left his mouth.  Whole damned state.  Even any Hindus already there would convert to Christianity and then back just to be spiteful.


Im not so sure about which one gets more money its more on how its spent
UAB The monster that ate the Southside They have bought up just about everything from I 65 up to 17th St
 
2021-04-18 12:27:52 PM  
And the winner of the contest is Team Covid by a landslide.
 
2021-04-18 1:07:10 PM  

JonPace: Life just be miserable being terrified of everything all the time


I know, that's why I feel somewhat bad for conservatives being told constantly what to be afraid of and what to boycott.
 
2021-04-18 1:25:53 PM  
Alabama was #5 in new Covid deaths yesterday, trailing Texas by only one.
 
2021-04-18 2:41:17 PM  
I'm in favour. Let 'Muricans and football fans test the current transmission and death rates, and the rest of us will know how much to do and how soon.
 
amb
2021-04-18 3:24:39 PM  
Aren't the biggest crowds at race tracks, auto or horse? Most of the big ones can have well over 100k, approaching 1/4 million. Now they aren't all packed in quite as dense as at a sportsball game, but still huge crowds.
 
2021-04-18 3:24:56 PM  

indy_kid: Sadly, it's going to take something like the Spanish Flu to make most people take it seriously (575,000 dead in the US alone apparently ain't enough), and even then, you'll have the doubters and anti-vaxxers keeping it going longer than it should.


Context:  Those 575,000 deaths are out of over 32 million cases, with 80% of the deaths coming from those who are 65 years of age or older and who comprise around 12 to 13 percent of cases.  The predicted superspreader events never produced the promised outbreaks.

If you don't feel comfortable going out and doing whatever because you're old, fat, sickly, or whatever, then that's your business and you should take whichever precautions you feel are needed.  Those of us (under the age of 50 and in good health) who account for the majority of cases and only a trace amount of casualties are going to ease up and live a little.
 
2021-04-18 3:49:43 PM  

ssa5: Should the families of those who died be able to sue the living hell out of these idiots for denying their loved one liberty and freedom?


Legally, yes. But states have passed legislation stating that nobody can sue businesses for ignoring pandemic restrictions.
 
2021-04-18 4:03:06 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: ssa5: Should the families of those who died be able to sue the living hell out of these idiots for denying their loved one liberty and freedom?

Legally, yes. But states have passed legislation stating that nobody can sue businesses for ignoring pandemic restrictions.


Good
 
2021-04-18 4:04:29 PM  

Lance Russell's Nose: indy_kid: Sadly, it's going to take something like the Spanish Flu to make most people take it seriously (575,000 dead in the US alone apparently ain't enough), and even then, you'll have the doubters and anti-vaxxers keeping it going longer than it should.

Context:  Those 575,000 deaths are out of over 32 million cases, with 80% of the deaths coming from those who are 65 years of age or older and who comprise around 12 to 13 percent of cases.  The predicted superspreader events never produced the promised outbreaks.

If you don't feel comfortable going out and doing whatever because you're old, fat, sickly, or whatever, then that's your business and you should take whichever precautions you feel are needed.  Those of us (under the age of 50 and in good health) who account for the majority of cases and only a trace amount of casualties are going to ease up and live a little.


You are either lying or saying that it's not a big deal because young healthy people are not much affected. But we know these events spread the disease; it has been traced in numerous cases. It absolutely false to claim these events never produce outbreaks.

Also, can we stop treating scientists like they are soothsayers. They didn't predict jack shiat; they warned people.
 
2021-04-18 4:11:12 PM  

Lance Russell's Nose: Those of us (under the age of 50 and in good health) who account for the majority of cases and only a trace amount of casualties are going to ease up and live a little.


Enjoy your COVID. 

https://www.wavy.com/news/health/coro​n​avirus/cdc-director-says-recent-rise-i​n-coronavirus-cases-is-mostly-due-to-y​ounger-people/
 
2021-04-18 4:12:45 PM  

Lance Russell's Nose: Those of us (under the age of 50 and in good health) who account for the majority of cases and only a trace amount of casualties are going to ease up and live a little.


Enjoy your COVID.

https://www.wmtw.com/article/firefigh​t​er-emt-in-medically-induced-coma-with-​covid-19/36155146
 
2021-04-18 4:14:18 PM  
AliceBToklasLives:

You are either lying or saying that it's not a big deal because young healthy people are not much affected. But we know these events spread the disease; it has been traced in numerous cases. It absolutely false to claim these events never produce outbreaks.

Also, can we stop treating scientists like they are soothsayers. They didn't predict jack shiat; they warned people.


You're completely correct. It's people like Lance who are pants-on-head idiotic that are driving the disease: 

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/​y​oung-people-are-driving-latest-covid-1​9-surge-especially-michigan-n1263199
 
2021-04-18 4:15:34 PM  
 
2021-04-18 4:31:33 PM  

Znuh: AliceBToklasLives:

You are either lying or saying that it's not a big deal because young healthy people are not much affected. But we know these events spread the disease; it has been traced in numerous cases. It absolutely false to claim these events never produce outbreaks.

Also, can we stop treating scientists like they are soothsayers. They didn't predict jack shiat; they warned people.

You're completely correct. It's people like Lance who are pants-on-head idiotic that are driving the disease: 

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/y​oung-people-are-driving-latest-covid-1​9-surge-especially-michigan-n1263199


Why I don't get is the idea that the lives of vaccinated people are such that we can't enjoy life. We have the greenlight for outdoor activity so long as there is social distancing and we can gather indoors with people we know are vaccinated and do just about any of the normal things we do. For me, that boils down to no movie theatres and making use of outdoor seating at bars.

Also, anyone who considers watching a football practice in the Spring to be 'living a little' has a rather sad life.
 
2021-04-18 5:26:43 PM  

Znuh: And the hits just keep coming: 

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/16/covid-​more-young-people-hospitalized-as-more​-contagious-variants-spread.html


And for the 84,300,000 Americans that are already fully vaccinated, can we please gather outside as long as we're not attending large scale events?
 
2021-04-18 5:37:16 PM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: Znuh: And the hits just keep coming: 

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/16/covid-​more-young-people-hospitalized-as-more​-contagious-variants-spread.html

And for the 84,300,000 Americans that are already fully vaccinated, can we please gather outside as long as we're not attending large scale events?


Yes. It's large gatherings and indoor gatherings involving strangers that are the problem.
 
2021-04-18 10:09:08 PM  

Tallman: Ragin' Asian: My takeaway is there's a venue that can seat 100,000 people so they can watch live ball fondling.

There's 11 active stadiums in the world that have room for 100,000 people or more. 8 of them are college football stadiums; the others are cricket grounds in India and Australia, and the national stadium in North Korea.


Twenty/20, rugby, and soccer are actually entertaining. Football is not so much.
 
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