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Arena Sports and Coronavirus (aka the Rudy Gobert Appreciation Thread)

Discussion in 'Community' started by DarthIntegral, Mar 12, 2020.

  1. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    With parallel discussions happening just about everywhere, I thought we could use one thread to talk about all the wide-stretching impacts of Coronavirus.

    For example, my phone just blew up with notifications of postponements from MLS. This on top of the NBA suspending their season, all the turmoil with college basketball, the possibility of the Seattle Mariners becoming a barnstorming team, and lots of others.

    This inevitably leads to bleed in each sport thread, so why not start to compile some of the crossover thoughts into one thread?
     
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  2. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    So, I'll just start with my blanket opinion:

    Sports are an escape and a luxury. They should not add to the stress of a pandemic, and they should not aid in the spreading of a pandemic. Postponing, suspending, and cancelling is absolutely the right step, almost entirely across the board. Playing behind closed doors isn't enough, because you're still telling certain people (not just athletes - family, photographers, reporters, trainers, medics, facilities staff, etc.) that they need to travel and expose themselves to the virus for undue reasons. You're also diverting public resources to sporting events and away from where they could be used.

    Does it really, really, really suck for the high school or college senior who won't get to finish their season? Yes.
    Does it really, really, really suck for the fan who needs the escape of watching his basketball team? Yes.

    Does anything along those lines mean we should continue to have sports "as normal" or "as normal as possible". No.
     
  3. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    ok but what about my fantasy hockey team??? :_|
     
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  4. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    nascar is shutting down. the promise of viral transactions taking place in plastic pools is what keeps fans coming to the track, not sure why they're so worried.

    golf, on the other hand, could care less. and vince mcmahon will probably find some way to market off of it, lol. wwe would still be running those **** weekly programs while nuclear fire consumed the earth.
     
  5. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/51849902 - Olympic Torch was lit earlier today without spectators on hand. I'd hate to see the Games cancelled - athletes are training hard for them (assuming they don't have the virus) and for some it might be their last chance for a medal. Hopefully the virus will have died off by then.
     
  6. LloydChristmas

    LloydChristmas Baseball and Three-Time Jedi Draft Champion star 5 VIP - Game Winner

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    Interesting for a Tarheels fan to call someone else’s weekly performance ****

    All here for dragging Vince though, I bet he’s trying to repackage some poor guy as a virus character as we speak
     
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  7. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm shocked to learn that Vince hasn't had a wrestler take on the name "Cor Ona Virus" yet, with the new finisher "the COVID"
     
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  8. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Does it really, really, really suck that Liverpool will have the season they were inevitably going to win cancelled? No.
     
  9. dp4m

    dp4m Also a Narc star 10

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    No.
     
  10. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    i agree.
     
  11. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    They wouldn’t have a finisher, they’d job out constantly because they’re a fake threat.
     
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  12. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Force Ghost star 6

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    alpine skiing finals canceled last week. French Open will follow recommendations on cancellation, but they have a while. I know you've been waiting for the ski and tennis updates.
     
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  13. AutumnLight91

    AutumnLight91 Jedi Master star 4

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    MLB is going to begin in a few weeks. Could they possibly shift the entire schedule up a month? Like instead end of March we begin end of April? Same games and everything, nothing lost or cancelled, but just shifted up a month?
     
  14. Luke02

    Luke02 Chosen One star 6

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    That would I think needs to happen @AutumnLight91 is delay the season by a month though unless they book a lot of day night doubleheaders, you are going to lose a month of games since there is no way they can end the season at the end of October and have the playoffs in November unless they want to play in true football weather.
     
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  15. Mortimer Snerd

    Mortimer Snerd Force Ghost star 4

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    Long as them 'murica-hatin' terrorisms ain't kneelin' durin' mah nash'nul anthem!
     
  16. cubman987

    cubman987 Friendly Neighborhood CT/PT/Saga/Fun & Games Mod star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    No fans at TPC though... One of my best friends was set to go and now is trying quite unsuccessfully to get refunds for everything.
     
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  17. dp4m

    dp4m Also a Narc star 10

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    MLB just suspended all operations indefinitely.

    EDIT:
     
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  18. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    I wonder how long until the NFL cancels Draft events in Vegas. Obviously they can still draft, but having all those spectators there is a bad idea.
     
  19. cubman987

    cubman987 Friendly Neighborhood CT/PT/Saga/Fun & Games Mod star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I know this is all very necessary and right....but man it sucks.
     
  20. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Yeah I would hate for this to have happened the year we have the draft here (2023). Ugh.
     
  21. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    So are Amerisports cancelled, or are they being played in empty arenas?
     
  22. cubman987

    cubman987 Friendly Neighborhood CT/PT/Saga/Fun & Games Mod star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Little bit of both
     
  23. AutumnLight91

    AutumnLight91 Jedi Master star 4

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    College wise, many are cancelling or playing without any fans. Professional are suspending with no play at all for now.

    Mlb hasn't started but are going to announce soon. I have tickets to an April 22nd game, but if they delay goes into May my tickets along everyone who had some beforehand will probably get resolved for another game I'm guessing
     
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  24. Luke02

    Luke02 Chosen One star 6

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  25. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Won’t a bunch of fans just go watch the games that are being played to empty arenas in a bar somewhere?