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CleCoTiger

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  1. I expect that for any player that wants another year if the season is canceled, the NCAA will be obliging. That's already the case in some other sports. Can't imagine the NCAA would not follow suit for football.
  2. I don't think the ACC has released any scheduling as yet. Who says FSU will be going to Syracuse or vice versa? With New York's mandatory quarantine in place for people coming in from states like Florida, FSU to Syracuse seems iffy...
  3. NY? Not anymore. NY is doing pretty well now. The hot zones are Florida, Texas, Alabama, Georgia, and so on. (California too.)
  4. As of now I think that's a question that has no answer.
  5. Got that right! Personally, I could only pronounce Obomanu because he played his high school ball in Selma where I grew up, so I already knew who he was.
  6. On (A), I'm pushing 60 and have other risk factors, so I likely would not attend a game at the stadium. If I did, I would definitely wear a mask. In fact, the only way I might consider attending would be if masks were required and anyone refusing was denied entry or escorted out. On (B), I don't know that I would "encourage" a son to play even if a starter. I think what I'd do is have a conversation, go over the facts as they are known by medical professionals, infectious disease experts and virologists and allow my son to make an informed decision that takes the risks into account for himself. The only upside is that for young, healthy people the rate of serious illness and death seems to be, at least at this time, very low. (Whatever future complications there may be seems to be an evolving area of investigation and as yet not thoroughly understood.) Now, having said all that, if my son were to play, I think we'd basically have to have a season long quarantine from him just in case he became exposed in order to protect those of us at home.
  7. Well, technically...yeah. But I think that'd be about like me entering the Boston Marathon. I might be in it...but I still wouldn't be "in it."
  8. <Cough><cough>Vandy</Cough></cough>
  9. The ACC looks like it's headed towards a conference only schedule, so while not official yet I think it's only a matter of time. See this story from July 9th in the Opelika-Auburn News: ACC expected to cancel Auburn’s game with North Carolina
  10. LoL's! That's kind of what I thought. I entertained the idea of floating a "conspiracy theory" on Facebook accusing USC of being behind the whole COVID-19 pandemic just to save that butt whipping on national television. Decided against less some fools out there be stupid enough to believe and run with it.
  11. Yup. Forgot about that. The Opelika-Auburn News had an article saying as much.
  12. The PAC 12 goes to a conference only schedule. https://www.al.com/alabamafootball/2020/07/alabama-usc-game-canceled-when-pac-12-axed-non-conference-games.html https://www.al.com/sports/2020/07/pac-12-follows-big-tens-lead-announces-conference-only-football-schedule-cites-health-concerns.html
  13. Dominoes keep falling. The PAC12 just announced that they will play conference games only. The Alabama vs. USC game that was to be played in Texas on September 5th is canceled.
  14. Under present circumstances I don't know of anyone I'd trust more to make the right call if he did. But he doesn't. It's up to the states and the schools and the conferences. Things may yet change again, but as of today I think I see which way the wind is (at least currently) blowing...
  15. From the Big Ten: Limiting competitions to conference-only play will give the Big Ten “the greatest flexibility to adjust its own operations throughout the season and make quick decisions in real-time based on the most current evolving medical advice and the fluid nature of the pandemic.” Reckon what they're getting at in part is that by making this decision now they can deal with issues of logistics and the health and well being of the athletes much easier than they could by going week by week. Schedule now. Make the best possible arrangements now. That as opposed to the chaos of weekly uncertainty to an even greater degree and last minute changes/cancellations.
  16. USA Today has an opinion piece up... College Football in Big Trouble
  17. It's really beginning to look kind of iffy, isn't it?
  18. Bird, I am at a loss for words for your son, for you and for your wife. As before my heart goes out. I truly hope that this is resolved and all of you find comfort and rest. I'm truly sorry that this is happening. I just don't know what else to say.
  19. Most well drawn contracts will include force majeure provisions for things like acts of God, natural disasters, war, insurrection and sometimes epidemics, pandemics and so on. Broad "catch all" language for other unforeseen events that would justify cancellation is also not unusual. I have no idea if standard contracts for these games include such provisions, but with the amounts of money at stake, I would not be surprised if they did.
  20. Posted this in the "Play the season without fans in the stadium thread." Forgive me for cross posting here but this was SEC Commission Greg Sankey about an hour ago as reported on the Paul Finebaum show: "The SEC will continue to meet regularly with our campus leaders in the coming days, guided by medical advisers to make the important decisions necessary to determine the best path forward related to the SEC's fall sports. We recognize the challenges ahead and know the well being of our student athletes, coaches, staff and fans must remain at the forefront of those decisions." - SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey, July 9th, 2020 (My take? If you look at the announcements from the ACC and the Big 10, they're really saying "conference games only...if we play at all." They're not guaranteeing a season at all right now. I'm not going to be the least bit surprised if the major conferences go the way of the Ivy League and call the fall season off. If folks want to insure the best chance to see football this fall, stop making preventative measures into divisive political issues. They shouldn't have ever become that. Practice social distancing. And #WearTheDamnMask.)
  21. Statement from the commissioner of the SEC about an hour ago as reported on the Paul Finebaum Show: "The SEC will continue to meet regularly with our campus leaders in the coming days, guided by medical advisers to make the important decisions necessary to determine the best path forward related to the SEC's fall sports. We recognize the challenges ahead and know the well being of our student athletes, coaches, staff and fans must remain at the forefront of those decisions." - SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey, July 9th, 2020
  22. The ACC has said they will be able to offer ND as many games as they need.
  23. Just saw that news. https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/29435295/source-big-ten-moving-conference-only-model-all-sports-fall