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14 Marlins w/Covid-19?

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by pkaib01, Jul 27, 2020.

  1. orangeblue_coop

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    Aside from one NBA player sneaking out of the bubble to hit the strip club (he's now on 2-week quarantine) all other players have taken it seriously and there have been few positive tests.
     
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  2. pkaib01

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    Consider that the Marlins will be without 40% of their roster for the next couple of weeks. Wow!

    They are in 1st place in the NL East. Life's been pretty hard on the Marlins fans the last decade.
     
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  3. orangeblue_coop

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    Well if the season officially gets cancelled at least they can say they finished above .500
     
  4. philnotfil

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    Not a chance we have a college football season this year. Which is a shame, because (on paper) we are well positioned for a run to the SEC championship.

    I think some college football teams can pull it off, we have the resources to keep our players isolated between games, but in order to have a season you have to have someone to play against.

    I say we get 16 teams to commit to a bubble and have a four round playoff.
     
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  5. G8R8U2

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    Hydrate, hibernate, and in about 6 months... vaccinate.
     
  6. pkaib01

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    I blame Cuomo. ;)
     
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  7. GatorNorth

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    The women's soccer league (NWSL) got their tourney largely right as well. Just had their championship game yesterday. Don't think there were any positive test results once the tournament started. The Orlando team withdrew after a pre-tourney outbreak.

    All games were played in Utah. Teams sequestered. Strict mask and social distancing rules within the bubble. That's the only way it works. No chance football can happen without a bubble, which for college is impossible. After that, the team huddle and the line of scrimmage are Petri dishes for covid.

    Wish it were different but this is our reality until there is a vaccine.
     
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  8. G8R8U2

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    Finding 80 college kids per team to give up socializing completely, which is what would be necessary (no parties, no sex), to play (unpaid, mind you), would be a neat trick indeed.
     
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  9. duchen

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    They seem to have gotten infected outside of Miami. They have been in Atlanta and then Philadelphia since last Tuesday or Wednesday. But, one person in a group. These teams are a cluster. This is too bad, but needs to be studied to understand the spread. I am just guessing, but they went from hot spot to hotspot (Miami to Atlanta). And now it is within their group. Edit: maybe infected earlier. Depends on incubation period, which can be longer.
     
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  10. philnotfil

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    I think you could get the championship contenders to do that. And it would be 70 college kids per team, these would be the travel rosters.
     
  11. G8R8U2

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    Not a chance. A lot of these kids have multi-million $ futures at stake; can't risk potentially losing 30% of lung capacity if they want to play in the NFL.
     
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  12. channingcrowderhungry

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    Vaccine or rapid testing. Until then I don't think any type of football happens.

    What I want to see is college basketball have several small tournaments, instead of a season. You have 16 teams go in a bubble for 2.5 weeks. Play 3 games a week, double elimination or something. Seems very fun and very doable.
     
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    There are different rules in college. Remember the 20 hr contact rule? Coaches get 20 hours a week with the players.
    There are also a number of rules that do not allow you to treat the athletes different from students.
    No way to bubble the players without getting sued by a student looking to make a buck.
     
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  14. gatorzfan

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    The latest numbers I could find where through last friday. There have been 99 new positive cases since june 27. Represents 0.003% of 32,640 samples. Of the 99 - 84 players , 15 staff.
    Last week there were 10 new positive cases( included in the 99) from 10,939 samples.Rate of 0.05%.
     
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    Ha! Carlos Dunlap says hi. Zero chance this happens. Too many college kids live in the moment.
     
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    I believe that all of these athletes, pro and college, now practicing or playing, are being tested all the time with quick results, while ordinary citizens have to wait in lines for hours and then wait days or weeks for the results. It's grossly unfair, the same old story of haves and have nots, and it should stop. No sports for a year, I think we can survive it. And it's not just all those young "invincible" players at risk of getting sick. Dan Mullen or other coaches could get the virus right now during phase one practices and not only get sick but die. Is a shot at an SEC championship worth it, with an interim head coach if need be? Not in my book.
     
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  17. GatorNorth

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    College football stats? Seems a little low when Clemson and LSU supposedly had about 30 each when they got back to school.

    I just don't think college football's gonna happen, or if it does, finish the season. Too much contact, too much existence in a small space, too much reliance on 18-21 year old male brains. .
     
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  18. gatorzfan

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    Sorry MLB.
     
  19. BLING

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    Those are NCAA rules on contact and permissible benefits, the NCAA could change the rules creatively to allow more control and contact for a bubble environment - they could do this for self preservation($$$ for salvaging something vs total lost season). I’m not sure there is any statutory reason (i.e actual law) to not treat athletes differently, other than the laws requiring men’s and women's sports to have equal numbers. Hell, didn’t Florida just pass it’s own law to pay players?
     
  20. GatorNorth

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    Got it, thanks. So that's 30 teams with 50-60 players practicing to make the team and 84 players infected? What's that, an infection rate of about 4-5% of players?