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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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    Oh god.
     
  2. cubman987

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

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    What the actual ****?
     
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  3. LAJ_FETT

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

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    Here in the UK the Grand National is one of the big racing events of the year. (Think Kentucky Derby but with jumps). This year's has been cancelled, but next Saturday at 5PM ITV1 will present a Virtual Grand National. More details from the Racing Post.
     
  4. LloydChristmas

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  5. cubman987

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    Ah now it makes sense!
     
  6. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Olympics will officially be from the end of July to the first week of August next year. Can't wait.
     
  7. DarthIntegral

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

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    Byran Curtis of the Ringer on the snowball impact of Coronovirus on sports reporting, sports websites, and more.

    Really good read. I know I take for granted that things like Fan Graphs will just be there tomorrow when I click on them, and that when baseball returns, I can compare Lindor and Bieber to historical seasons. but ... that might not be our reality.
     
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  8. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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  9. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Well, then.
     
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  10. dp4m

    dp4m Also a Narc star 10

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    Yeah, I pointed this out -- it's almost certainly less than what they would have made if Wimbledon happened, but now they've revenued $107 million dollars (for free) because of good planning.
     
  11. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Who knew Wimbledon were the most prepared for a pandemic of any world organization.
     
  12. DarthIntegral

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

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    The British Open has similar insurance. Must be something in the water across the pond. Which is why when the other three Golf Majors got postponed, the British Open got cancelled - postponing would mean no insurance money.
     
  13. solojones

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    This is my favorite new sport.

     
  14. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    for once, nascar started a sports trend with the iracing series during these weird times. f1 and indy soon picked up on it, then nba through 2k tournament, and now mlb is on board.

    this starts tonight on twitch and youtube. 3-inning games, 29 games for each player/team, running over three weeks before playoffs. mlb network guys will be handling.

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    amir garrett is a beast and may run away with this, saw him play in a mini-tournament a few weeks ago and he wrecked everyone. snell is really good, gallo too. don't know much about the others.
     
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  15. solojones

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    Wanna see Mahomes vs. Brady on Madden. Something tells me the young guy would have it :p
     
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  16. DarthIntegral

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  17. LloydChristmas

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    I've already come to terms with the fact that the Buckeyes have an all-time Heisman-level QB and the Bengals are about to draft the best QB college season ever and none of it will likely matter this year.

    Hoping that testing grows exponentially, b/c if you can have an immediate way to determine if someone has it (or, a step further, is immune) then conceivably you could allow some gathering with constant screening.

    The WWE is still operating (b/c Vince is a maniac) and so far hasn't had any complications with talent/broadcasters/production staff. With better testing, that kind of a skeleton crew would seem to work with something like the NBA, especially if they just locked down the entire area.
     
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  18. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick Game Host - SfC Part VI BOFF star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Another year to wait to see the Lakers back in the playoffs, and Mookie would have been one hell of a niiiiice Dodger... and the All Star Game, well, would have been some fun.




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  19. KnightWriter

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    My brother responded to this by saying "crossing my fingers for football," and then wrote it again after I mentioned that if you read the article, you'll see why that that's not going to happen. It's like some people can't process or accept that team sports aren't coming back anytime soon.
     
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  20. Juliet316

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  21. heels1785

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    yes please

    save us lord fauci, in more ways than one
     
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  22. solojones

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    Absolutely we should have football, just without fans. I'm willing to give up going to Arrowhead for the year as long as I still get to see the Chiefs play :(
     
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  23. DarthIntegral

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

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    Football seems like the least likely to return, IMO.

    You have larger rosters, which means more people under quarantine. Which means more support staff needed. Which means greater risk of quarantine being impeded.

    Plus, you have the higher risk of injury in American football, which means tying up hospital resources, EMTs, etc.

    Baseball, with the minimal person-to-person contact and basketball, with the small roster sizes seem much more likely to me.
     
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  24. Lordban

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    It's been rescheduled to start on August 29th and last until September 20th, which will also be the first day of the Mondials. The Vuelta will be postponed.

    Note that Le Tour is the make-or-break event for many cycling teams - it's the only yearly sporting event that gets watched at some point by an audience of a billion people across the planet. If it can happen but only by cancelling both the Vuelta and the Giro, it's what will happen.
     
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  25. Juliet316

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    Ah, didn't have a reschedule date set when I saw the news yesterday.