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The Sports Impact of COVID-19

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16 hours ago, Gothamite said:

If the outcome is scripted, it ain’t a sport.

 

Take the NFL for example...B)

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Three XFL teams on alert after Seattle Dragons player tests positive for coronavirus.

 

MOD EDIT: Let's leave out the histrionics when posting these things. Thank you. 

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5 hours ago, Red Comet said:

If you ever wanted to know what 9/11 was like

 

No offense, but that's as misguided a comparison as when someone here said that guy who parachuted back to Earth from the edge of space was "this generation's moon landing." It wasn't and this isn't like 9/11. Don't get me wrong, this is a very unsettling time, but it ain't 9/11. And to echo what BBTV said, they really shouldn't be compared. 

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UFC still a go for tonight.  

 

 

Whether or not they go empty arena for London next week or have to cancel it entirely remains to be seen.  

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at this point, would the Olympics be postponed (and if not, how many people would go)

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24 minutes ago, goalieboy82 said:

at this point, would the Olympics be postponed (and if not, how many people would go)

 

My guess is the Olympics will go on as planned and the crowds will be normal. 

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40 minutes ago, goalieboy82 said:

at this point, would the Olympics be postponed (and if not, how many people would go)

 

They have until May to decide.  They may decide to not postpone if the World Health Organization clears Japan from the virus.  Here in America, from a sports perspective the postponement of seasons and banishment of activity in sporting venues prevents the spread from happening that would cause mass chaos and disruption to the NFL and College football seasons (as it has with their offseasons).  Whether or not both seasons go on as planned without disruptions from this virus remains to be seen.  

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29 minutes ago, GDAWG said:

They have until May to decide.  They may decide to not postpone if the World Health Organization clears Japan from the virus.

 

Japan isn’t necessarily the issue, though.  It’s also about all those athletes coming into Japan. 

 

 

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Tbh, the thing that saddens me the most is the lack of college baseball, especially since it looked like the Long Beach State Dirtbags had a good shot at getting back to the CWS for the first time since 1998.

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6 hours ago, infrared41 said:

Take the NFL for example...B)


Nah.  If the NFL was actually scripted, they’d have better storylines. 😛 

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NFL is a sport, because the players and coaches are legitimately competing against each other.

 

WHile I legitimately do believe that the games are weighted and influenced, the competition between players is real  It's still technically a sport.. even if not, "sport". 

 

 

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27 minutes ago, Gothamite said:
7 hours ago, infrared41 said:

Take the NFL for example...B)


Nah.  If the NFL was actually scripted, they’d have better storylines. 😛 

 

Good point. 

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18 minutes ago, BringBackTheVet said:

NFL is a sport, because the players and coaches like to believe they are legitimately competing against each other.

 

Edited for accuracy. 

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From Twitter:

 

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1918: Toronto wins its first Stanley Cup

1919: Stanley Cup cancelled

 

1992-93: Toronto wins its first World Series

1994: World Series cancelled

 

2019: Toronto wins its first NBA Championship

2020: NBA Championship potentially cancelled

 

The :censored: did Toronto do?

 

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28 minutes ago, infrared41 said:

 

 

 


If this is confirmed true, there’s the possibility of a connection between him and Gobert, as Detroit played Utah last Saturday.

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2 hours ago, Gothamite said:

 

Japan isn’t necessarily the issue, though.  It’s also about all those athletes coming into Japan. 

 

 

Would six weeks before the opening ceremonies be too late to postpone the Olympics?  Because June might be when this virus subsides in Europe and America.  

 

I think that the NBA and NHL need to come back before June if they want to finish their schedule.  Otherwise, if both leagues decide to finish out the rest of the regular season and then the post season, that bumps both the NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Finals into the start of the NFL and College Football Seasons.  I am thinking that if they return in May, both leagues might just go into their postseasons.  

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