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Re: 2020 schedule changes to come?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:18 pm
by roguewarrior
So if they choose not to play, and the players all just operate as regular students, does any really believe they will be safer from the plague? If the answer is no, they will not be safer; then why not play? Since it is obvious they will not be any safer from exposure; the “humanitarian” cries to not play for the lives of players, are misguided, and silly. I’ll take the team dialed in together, following protocols/testing/etc..... VS cutting them loose to the bars and house parties and student life.

Re: 2020 schedule changes to come?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:37 pm
by pdt1081
roguewarrior wrote:So if they choose not to play, and the players all just operate as regular students, does any really believe they will be safer from the plague? If the answer is no, they will not be safer; then why not play? Since it is obvious they will not be any safer from exposure; the “humanitarian” cries to not play for the lives of players, are misguided, and silly. I’ll take the team dialed in together, following protocols/testing/etc..... VS cutting them loose to the bars and house parties and student life.

And that right there is why nobody has rushed into a decision yet.

Re: 2020 schedule changes to come?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:59 pm
by FalconTurf
pdt1081 wrote:
roguewarrior wrote:So if they choose not to play, and the players all just operate as regular students, does any really believe they will be safer from the plague? If the answer is no, they will not be safer; then why not play? Since it is obvious they will not be any safer from exposure; the “humanitarian” cries to not play for the lives of players, are misguided, and silly. I’ll take the team dialed in together, following protocols/testing/etc..... VS cutting them loose to the bars and house parties and student life.

And that right there is why nobody has rushed into a decision yet.


And if there’s no football, bars close at 10 and campus is rather empty I think the vision of players going wild would be possible but smaller in our new normal

Re: 2020 schedule changes to come?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:25 pm
by roguewarrior
FalconTurf wrote:
pdt1081 wrote:
roguewarrior wrote:So if they choose not to play, and the players all just operate as regular students, does any really believe they will be safer from the plague? If the answer is no, they will not be safer; then why not play? Since it is obvious they will not be any safer from exposure; the “humanitarian” cries to not play for the lives of players, are misguided, and silly. I’ll take the team dialed in together, following protocols/testing/etc..... VS cutting them loose to the bars and house parties and student life.

And that right there is why nobody has rushed into a decision yet.


And if there’s no football, bars close at 10 and campus is rather empty I think the vision of players going wild would be possible but smaller in our new normal


That’s naive. Parties at houses, girlfriends, etc...

Re: 2020 schedule changes to come?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:00 pm
by pdt1081
FalconTurf wrote:
pdt1081 wrote:
roguewarrior wrote:So if they choose not to play, and the players all just operate as regular students, does any really believe they will be safer from the plague? If the answer is no, they will not be safer; then why not play? Since it is obvious they will not be any safer from exposure; the “humanitarian” cries to not play for the lives of players, are misguided, and silly. I’ll take the team dialed in together, following protocols/testing/etc..... VS cutting them loose to the bars and house parties and student life.

And that right there is why nobody has rushed into a decision yet.


And if there’s no football, bars close at 10 and campus is rather empty I think the vision of players going wild would be possible but smaller in our new normal

Umm, you obviously don't know the capabilities of college students. No football means no accountability for the players. I'm sure attendance policies will be adjusted with this "new normal," as you say. No football means no team meetings, no practices, etc. What would stop them from partying 24/7?

Re: 2020 schedule changes to come?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:54 am
by Flipper
I reject the term "new normal"...it's a cliche that's being sold to us so we'll accept more intrusion into our lives. Did we learn nothing from Snowden? You give these guys an inch and they will take a mile every time...all the while insisting that it isn't even an inch.

Re: 2020 schedule changes to come?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:20 pm
by Falcon Commander
NCAA vs Power 5 (and Group 5?)


https://t.co/S9IQW48tHa?amp=1

Re: 2020 schedule changes to come?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:13 pm
by roguewarrior
Flipper wrote:I reject the term "new normal"...it's a cliche that's being sold to us so we'll accept more intrusion into our lives. Did we learn nothing from Snowden? You give these guys an inch and they will take a mile every time...all the while insisting that it isn't even an inch.


I can’t even say the phrase. It insults my intelligence and turns my stomach when I hear it.

Re: 2020 schedule changes to come?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:50 pm
by Falconwriter
Falcon Commander wrote:NCAA vs Power 5 (and Group 5?)


https://t.co/S9IQW48tHa?amp=1


I was expecting this to happen even before Covid-19 was a thing. It is inevitable, because there's more money to be made. If all the mid majors are smart, they'll band together. It will give them better negotiating power with the P5, especially when it comes to out of conference contracts. There's no way the P5 schools want to only play one another for out of conference games. There is leverage here, if it's done right.

Re: 2020 schedule changes to come?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:55 pm
by threestooges
pdt1081 wrote:
FalconTurf wrote:
pdt1081 wrote:
roguewarrior wrote:So if they choose not to play, and the players all just operate as regular students, does any really believe they will be safer from the plague? If the answer is no, they will not be safer; then why not play? Since it is obvious they will not be any safer from exposure; the “humanitarian” cries to not play for the lives of players, are misguided, and silly. I’ll take the team dialed in together, following protocols/testing/etc..... VS cutting them loose to the bars and house parties and student life.

And that right there is why nobody has rushed into a decision yet.


And if there’s no football, bars close at 10 and campus is rather empty I think the vision of players going wild would be possible but smaller in our new normal

Umm, you obviously don't know the capabilities of college students. No football means no accountability for the players. I'm sure attendance policies will be adjusted with this "new normal," as you say. No football means no team meetings, no practices, etc. What would stop them from partying 24/7?


Hopefully all of these 18- to 22-year-old young men can act like adults and stay out of trouble, so none of them are suspended or kicked off of the team before the season begins in the spring of 2021. Having the season in the spring is the 'new normal' and I'd hate to see anyone miss out because of stupid decisions they made in the fall (now known as the 'offseason' in the 'new normal').

Re: 2020 schedule changes to come?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:55 pm
by threestooges
pdt1081 wrote:
FalconTurf wrote:
pdt1081 wrote:
roguewarrior wrote:So if they choose not to play, and the players all just operate as regular students, does any really believe they will be safer from the plague? If the answer is no, they will not be safer; then why not play? Since it is obvious they will not be any safer from exposure; the “humanitarian” cries to not play for the lives of players, are misguided, and silly. I’ll take the team dialed in together, following protocols/testing/etc..... VS cutting them loose to the bars and house parties and student life.

And that right there is why nobody has rushed into a decision yet.


And if there’s no football, bars close at 10 and campus is rather empty I think the vision of players going wild would be possible but smaller in our new normal

Umm, you obviously don't know the capabilities of college students. No football means no accountability for the players. I'm sure attendance policies will be adjusted with this "new normal," as you say. No football means no team meetings, no practices, etc. What would stop them from partying 24/7?


Hopefully all of these 18- to 22-year-old young men can act like adults and stay out of trouble, so none of them are suspended or kicked off of the team before the season begins in the spring of 2021. Having the season in the spring is the 'new normal' and I'd hate to see anyone miss out because of stupid decisions they made in the fall (now known as the 'offseason' in the 'new normal').

Re: 2020 schedule changes to come?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:03 am
by roguewarrior
The point was Plague exposure; whether you are playing football or not. You don’t have to be doing anything wrong as a player, to be exposed, should they cancel the season. Which makes it silly to not play. Camp starts Friday. Hopefully, the MAC does not fold to the hysteria this week. Following the money, they have to align with P5 and keep their pimp hand strong. Ha

Re: 2020 schedule changes to come?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:13 pm
by guest44
It sounds as though Bob & crew maybe should shift the focus from finding more future opponents, to the current team and safety. Many players have taken to social media to voice those concerns today.

Re: 2020 schedule changes to come?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:53 pm
by drumstix2388
guest44 wrote:It sounds as though Bob & crew maybe should shift the focus from finding more future opponents, to the current team and safety. Many players have taken to social media to voice those concerns today.


Was just coming here to post this. Very large contingent of impact players for BG speaking out on it not being safe to play right now.

Re: 2020 schedule changes to come?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:59 pm
by roguewarrior
guest44 wrote:It sounds as though Bob & crew maybe should shift the focus from finding more future opponents, to the current team and safety. Many players have taken to social media to voice those concerns today.


Those worried about the plague should opt out. It’s really that simple.