Ol' Mizzou

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Yup. As long as you have no family in high-risk categories, don't go to any grocery stores where there are workers in high risk categories, and don't go in any setting or interact in any way with people in high risk categories, it should be totally fine. Unfortunately, that description covers no one whatsoever, but still, technically true.
"Play with COVID" was not the take I was expecting from a Vandy fan.
I'm far from totally sold on Drinkwitz as a SEC head coach, or that Mizzou will be any good in 2020 (or whenever CFB is next played)...but I do think he's a pretty good play caller. I understand there are a lot of big names ahead of him, so I don't really mind the initial ranking, but this is one area I do expect him to exceed expectations. He has been both a good and creative playcaller in the past, and I doubt that magically changes in CoMo.
It's a game between two HBCU's, for god's sake, as any educated adult would understand. Educate yourself.
We're already seeing massive portions of rosters test positive...15% of the roster already at Texas, similar (a little lower, I think) numbers at K-State. We're just into voluntary workouts. It's June 18th. The 2020 season isn't happening, not if anyone is sane. The sooner we realize that the better.
I don't think it's a confusing move at all. It's just not about 2020. Georgia is starting a graduate transfer at QB, and they want a good succession plan. It's the collegiate version of a NFL team drafting a QB when they're elite but old QB turns 38. I'd guess they'll want to sit him this year (at least beyond the allowable 4 games) even if he's ruled eligible.
He was going to be gone after this year (look at their schedule; if they win 4 games it'll be impressive) but while no one knows what his buyout is because Vandy is private, everyone seems to think it's pretty high, and I don't think a lot of big buyouts are getting cashed out right now. Some coaches that might normally get fired are going to get an extra year or two.
Yeah I can't believe Mark Stoops is already in Year 8. I was in the stands at Mizzou the last year Joker Phillips was there, sure does not feel that long ago. Can he leave already? Kentucky being a free win was nice.
What? They've beaten us 5 straight times. It would be an upset if we beat them.
The solution to a pandemic is...term limits? Gracious. That's even worse than what Trump is saying.
Well, the good news is our stadium is pretty much always empty, so it won't matter much.
I don't know, but he's going to have to replace his keyboard. The caps-lock button can only handle so many reps.
Well, we didn't ask to have all of the crazy condensed into a couple message board posts, but it's sure what we got.
Fair enough. I guess it's just difficult for me to see how people are making those kinds of mistakes at this stage. We've understood that COVID could infect young people since late February or early March. That information is out there. Basically, in late May 2020 you are posting on a message board that you don't think young people could contract COVID, you're either being willfully ignorant or lying. I was forgiving of not understanding the basic tenants of an emerging national crisis in, say, March. Now? 100,000 people have died. Maybe go right ahead and gain a base-level of understanding of what is going on before sounding off.
This makes me sad. I've heard him a lot on ESPN and a whole bunch of podcasts, and it really seemed to me like he's a guy who had turned the corner and was going to do great things with his life. I hate to hear this. Just hate to hear this.
@JTF: I'm sorry, but both of his statements are NOT true. The OP stated that "I highly doubt a young athlete in the prime of their life would contract let alone succumb to COVID." This statement is almost exactly halfway false. A young athlete is not much more or less likely to contract COVID than my grandma, at least if you put them in the same environment. It's a novel virus, meaning no one, including those with healthy immune systems, have immunity. Let me repeat YOUNG PEOPLE ARE NOT IMMUNE. Now the latter half that it's unlikely that 18-22 YO football players are going to die from this? Writ large, this is an accurate statement. Doubtless some with pre-existing conditions will struggle, perhaps even a few will become hospitalized and die. But do I think vast numbers of CFB players are going to die from this? No, of course I do not. But here's the deal :they can still spread it. To trainers, to coaches, to their girlfriends, to their family. Even if they're not dying, they're spreading. You can't sequester 70,000 (that's approximately how many NCAA football players there are) unpaid athletes for an entire offseason and season. Can't be done. So even if you're not directly killing athletes, you might well be killing their coach or their athletic trainer or their mom or the store clerk they visit or whoever else they may spread it to. We have to think in these terms. It's not just "YOUNG PEOPLE DONT DIE FROM THIS, ITS ALL FINE, PAWWWLLLL". That's ridiculously reductive reasoning that does not take into account anywhere near the complexity this situation requires.
YOu understand that age helps only in mitigating outcomes, not contracting the virus, right? There is no relationship whatsoever between age and susceptibility to contracting and spreading the virus to other people.
I'm not outright opposed to players returning soon, if done right, but the SEC, and many of its member institutions, including my alma mater (Missouri) are making at least one grave error in their plan to return. This plan does not require testing of all athletes. I know at Missouri, they're not even planning on testing asymptomatic athletes at all. Guess what? The CDC estimates the asymptomatic rate of COVID-19 infections is 35%. So Missouri and other schools are just immediately acknowledging that they are willing to let at least 35% of the cases slip through undetected. Asymptomatic players can still transmit the infection-so it is nearly certain that we will see them spreading the virus. They need to test everyone. I understand the test are not expensive. But the member schools that cannot afford to test everyone should not compete in the 2020 football season. Even if it's my school. Doing so is a potentially catastrophic error in judgement in my view.
I hope I'm wrong, but I'd hammer the under here if I wasn't a Missouri fan. We know very little about what Drinkwitz looks like in a situation that isn't ready-made, we know very little about our quarterback production, we lost a ton from an already bad offense, and we missed spring ball with an experienced coach and roster. If Missouri wins 5 games I'll be ecstatic. If they win 6 I'll be stunned.
"When will fans be allowed at college football games again?" Not in 2020.
I think Denver decided to build around Lock by the end of December/early January. By far the best opportunity for that franchise to build a contender in the near term (and long term) is for Lock to pan out and for them to build around them. Rumors indicate strongly it's going to be a WR in round 1.
To state this more clearly, WWII claimed 405,000 American lives in 4 years. The more conservative estimates I'm reading estimate approximately 500,000 lives lost to COVID-19 in 1 year. How you can compare this to "Normandy" where a tiny, tiny fraction of the Americans who will perish from Coronavirus died, and come to the conclustion that we are soft, or panicky, is just something that would have to be entirely based on falsehood and delusion.
There is a very, very real chance that more Americans die from Coronavirus than died in WWII. Minimize this at your own risk.
Yeah, the Missouri one is all too correct, unfortunately. I was a sophomore at Mizzou at the time. I swear I had a bad feeling and looked away right before Baggett kicked that FG. The poor guy was a pretty good kicker, too, but he could never live that one down. That is the last thing I remember about that night, as I'm fairly sure I was blackout drunk within about 30-45 minutes.
No, frankly, we're NOT 'all supposed to have our opinions'. What your opinion might be, based on the categorically false assumption that this is no worse than the flu, might cause you to take actions thaty transmit this disease to a vulnerable family member of someones' (or your own), who could die from it. This is not a discussion about funding for a new highway or a library. For old and sick people, this is life and death. Frankly this isn't a 'choose your own reality, my own opinion is what matters' situation. This is a situation where the actual hard medical facts matter and could be the difference between you spreading a deadly disease to a vulnerable member of society or not. I suggest you do some research.
"My point isn’t that those people don’t matter. My point is that this virus is no more deadly than the regular flu is to those demographics." @kaudyaufan2: Your point is forking wrong. Do research before you say stuff that is incorrect by orders of magnitude, please.
I can't argue with the Mizzou pick. I just hope we are actually building towards something. I continue to fear that firing a coach we knew could conisistently get us to bowl eligible records in Barry Odom and hiring an absolute unknown was a mistake.
Interesting take. Coming into the game, Arkansas was #34 in Ken Pom and projected to make the NCAA tournament. Mizzou was 122nd. That is, to state the obvious, a giant gap. I think this is much more "upset win" than "two bad teams".