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  • Originally posted by KevinM View Post
    It's not too surprising that the more delusional of that group would extend the (ridiculous) metaphor here.
    I think stupid things all the time, but I don't say them out loud (OK, usually!).

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    • It’s funny to me that these coaches that are all about chain of command, leadership and discipline, buck back when their bosses do something that they don’t like.

      https://mobile.twitter.com/LaurenceW...56972890066944

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      • Column: The Big Ten’s difficult — but wise decision — to postpone the football season is a victory for science and for compassion

        https://www.chicagotribune.com/sport...mpression=true

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        • Coverage of the P-12 decision in the SF Chron this morning suggests that the turning point for the conference bosses may well have been the emerging ugly numbers on myocarditis.

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          • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
            Column: The Big Ten’s difficult — but wise decision — to postpone the football season is a victory for science and for compassion
            I sure hope we don't see this headline in the next few days:

            Column: The SEC’s knee-jerk — and extremely foolhardy decision — to NOT postpone the football season is a victory for ignorance and for sociopathy

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            • Never thought I would need to write this, but... ...let's talk about the difference b/w playing college football and the D-Day invasion. [THREAD]

              https://mobile.twitter.com/ProfPaulP...05555970088960

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              • Harbaugh, along with many of his professional brethren, are pushing hard to put unpaid athletes in harm’s way — beyond the demands of the game — for the sake of television revenues that help cover the years-long gross negligence of indulging in a football arms race, based on free labor, that was never affordable.

                Finally, a crisis of great magnitude has abruptly allowed many players to say the quiet part out loud: They do not believe the colleges have their best interests at heart. Why? Because of things like what Harbaugh said:

                “If you are transparent and follow the rules, this is how it can be done.”

                It’s apparent to anyone following current events that many Americans, especially college students, are NOT following the rules regarding limiting the spread of COVID-19. The spikes among young people are driving the latest surge.

                Nor are all schools being transparent about testing results. Some aren’t publicly reporting infection data at all, and a lot of schools with fewer resources than Michigan can neither manage the volume of testing nor afford the labs that provide the quick turnaround times for results that make testing worth doing.

                Harbaugh is ignorant, or poorly informed or just plain reckless. Maybe all three.


                http://sportspressnw.com/2246830/202...ZWeVs.facebook

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                • Can Nebraska go rogue and play college football this fall? “Not and be a member of the Big Ten Conference.” Column on the Big Ten cancelling the fall season and why Nebraska's public carping wasn't based in reality.

                  https://mobile.twitter.com/PeteThame...51336496287744

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                  • Originally posted by gh View Post
                    Coverage of the P-12 decision in the SF Chron this morning suggests that the turning point for the conference bosses may well have been the emerging ugly numbers on myocarditis.
                    Same for Big10 and MAC, as described in this ESPN story from Monday.
                    https://www.espn.com/college-footbal...ason-viability

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                    • Originally posted by wamego relays champ View Post

                      Same for Big10 and MAC, as described in this ESPN story from Monday.
                      https://www.espn.com/college-footbal...ason-viability
                      Of course players in SEC are immune to it.....

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                      • But for those pressing forward to play, heed one warning: The lawyers will be circling. Not the ones counseling conferences to avoid trifling with players’ health, but the ones who will be doing the suing if, God forbid, a player dies, has long-term damage or career-threatening complications. In an email to Sports Illustrated, prominent college sports attorney Tom Mars offered this chilling view of what the Big 12, ACC and SEC could be getting into:

                        “Whatever conference(s) decides to play football this fall will be taking a ridiculously high risk they may soon regret. I know and have talked with some of the best plaintiff’s lawyers in the country this week, and they’re praying the SEC, Big 12 and/or the ACC are greedy enough to stay the course. If things go sideways, the plaintiff’s Bar will immediately get their hands on the internal financial analyses of the schools (a FOIA layup), get the conference financials through the discovery process, and then just stand in front of the jurors and point to the conferences that decided not to risk the health of their student-athletes. Good Lord, I’d hate to be the lawyers defending those cases.”

                        And the attorneys lining up to represent plaintiffs? “These are lawyers who’ve already slain bigger dragons than the SEC, and they can afford to finance the most expensive litigation on the planet. As a coalition, they’d be the legal equivalent of the Death Star.”

                        Sleep well, Big 12, ACC and SEC leaders.


                        https://www.si.com/college/2020/08/1...-12-sec-big-12

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                        • The Media Canceled College Football? I'll Take the Credit, Thanks

                          https://www.si.com/.amp/college/2020...mpression=true

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                          • How do I feel now? Empty, soulless, and never better. It even surpasses the joy I feel when nobody wins the lottery.

                            Alas, my work is not finished. The Big 12 just released its new schedule, and the SEC plans to go forward with its season. But I still believe, in the bottom of the place where my heart would be if I had one, that I can get those leagues to cancel their seasons, too. I feel good about my chances, and I guess it won’t hurt anything to tell you the real secret to my success.

                            I just tell people not to wear a mask. Works every time.

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                            • Meanwhile...

                              My Two Cents: There's No Guarantee for Big Ten Football in Spring, Either

                              https://www.si.com/college/indiana/f...nt-work-either

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                              • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post

                                Of course players in SEC are immune to it.....
                                I saw something about that on world o meter. I’d have to go back and look, but aren’t the SEC states clear of the disease?

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