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Offline varoadking

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Re: restarting other sports
« Reply #125: July 08, 2020, 08:26:13 PM »
Wut?  Well.  All except for Amaker's basketball players at Harvard.

And any former Presidents that played Ivy baseball.

Reminds me of a fella I worked with.  He was a Naval Academy graduate and played basketball as a Midshipman.

I asked him who he got to write his Congressional recommendation.  He laughed and said "Didn't need one...I was 6'6" in high school."

He was a Plebe in the fall the same year that David Robinson graduated.  He tells folks that he replaced The Admiral on the basketball team...

Offline Natsinpwc

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« Reply #126: July 08, 2020, 08:30:51 PM »
Reminds me of a fella I worked with.  He was a Naval Academy graduate and played basketball as a Midshipman.

I asked him who he got to write his Congressional recommendation.  He laughed and said "Didn't need one...I was 6'6" in high school."

He was a Plebe in the fall the same year that David Robinson graduated.  He tells folks that he replaced The Admiral on the basketball team...
Some athletic ability and some smarts can take you a long way.  I worked with a woman whose three kids played football at Army. I assume they have all done well. 

Offline Natsinpwc

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« Reply #127: July 08, 2020, 08:35:39 PM »
The MLS is underway. 

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Re: restarting other sports
« Reply #128: July 12, 2020, 09:20:53 AM »
DC United game postponed due to a positive COVID test. 

Offline varoadking

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« Reply #129: July 12, 2020, 09:44:48 PM »
https://www.hockeyinsiders.net/articles/breaking-multiple-montreal-canadiens-have-coronavi/?fbclid=IwAR0N5jhGlqYDDwv-QoRmXxEi7woqbeIIqP4jk4VZyOvYES_jGykIR_oykOQ

Karl Alzner has opted out of the NHL's resumption of play.  I didn't know that Karl Alzner was even still in the league. 

I spent some time speaking with Karl in 2015...he was a very genuine sort of guy...very much like Jay Beagle...but his career went in the dumpster once he joined the Habs...



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« Reply #130: July 12, 2020, 10:05:28 PM »
https://www.hockeyinsiders.net/articles/breaking-multiple-montreal-canadiens-have-coronavi/?fbclid=IwAR0N5jhGlqYDDwv-QoRmXxEi7woqbeIIqP4jk4VZyOvYES_jGykIR_oykOQ

Karl Alzner has opted out of the NHL's resumption of play.  I didn't know that Karl Alzner was even still in the league. 

I spent some time speaking with Karl in 2015...he was a very genuine sort of guy...very much like Jay Beagle...but his career went in the dumpster once he joined the Habs...

Mike Green opts out also.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.detroitnews.com/amp/5423540002

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Re: restarting other sports
« Reply #131: July 13, 2020, 08:26:25 AM »
DC United game postponed due to a positive COVID test.
Supposed to try again this morning. 

Offline OldChelsea

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Re: restarting other sports
« Reply #132: July 13, 2020, 11:23:20 AM »

Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: restarting other sports
« Reply #133: July 13, 2020, 11:51:19 AM »
Patriot League just cancelled all fall sports

Offline Natsinpwc

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« Reply #134: July 13, 2020, 02:19:53 PM »
They did - result here: https://www.espn.com/soccer/match?gameId=573277
I see they got a draw despite being a man down. 


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Re: restarting other sports
« Reply #136: July 15, 2020, 12:03:07 PM »
No high school football in VA.

https://www.insidenova.com/headlines/high-school-football-wont-be-played-this-fall-in-virginia/article_4764177a-c69c-11ea-9116-3729f709d286.html

at least in the fall.  Probably makes sense to switch football to the spring and baseball to the fall.

Offline HalfSmokes

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« Reply #137: July 15, 2020, 12:12:10 PM »
at least in the fall.  Probably makes sense to switch football to the spring and baseball to the fall.

the proposal is to entirely swap spring and fall seasons - if there's a second waive spring that would move to fall this year sports would be cancelled for a second straight season. If girls soccer and lacrosse (both big participation numbers) get canceled in favor of boys football, I'd hate to be responsible for county title IX compliance

Offline Natsinpwc

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« Reply #138: July 15, 2020, 12:22:05 PM »
the proposal is to entirely swap spring and fall seasons - if there's a second waive spring that would move to fall this year sports would be cancelled for a second straight season. If girls soccer and lacrosse (both big participation numbers) get canceled in favor of boys football, I'd hate to be responsible for county title IX compliance
They’re just rearranging deck chairs in the titanic at this point. There won’t be any sports this year. 

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« Reply #139: July 15, 2020, 12:29:55 PM »
Spring has a chance if there is a serious response (of course that was the same for fall, and most states did nothing over the summer while the feds demanded those who did something stop)

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Re: restarting other sports
« Reply #140: July 15, 2020, 12:47:01 PM »
Meanwhile, Washington Spirit are through to the NWSL quarterfinal, will face Sky Blue on Saturday at 12.30.

[this is another series played like the NBA at a single 'bubble' venue - Zions Bank Stadium in Utah - with no fans admitted]

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« Reply #141: July 16, 2020, 06:19:22 PM »
CAA suspends fall football but gives teams authority to play on their own if they want. JMU is trying to play assuming the FCS is having a playoff.

Offline Natsinpwc

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« Reply #142: July 16, 2020, 06:20:40 PM »
CAA suspends fall football but gives teams authority to play on their own if they want. JMU is trying to play assuming the FCS is having a playoff.
That seems really dumb to try and play--maybe they can relocate the while team to one of the Dakotas.

Offline HalfSmokes

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« Reply #143: July 16, 2020, 07:55:10 PM »
Norte dame has a schedule to fill - maybe the can get a cupcake payout

Offline varoadking

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Re: restarting other sports
« Reply #144: July 18, 2020, 04:23:19 PM »

Toronto denied MLB home games...

Offline HalfSmokes

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« Reply #145: July 18, 2020, 04:35:04 PM »
A country not accommodating a baseball team- shocking

Offline Natsinpwc

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« Reply #146: July 18, 2020, 05:18:40 PM »
Toronto denied MLB home games...
Buffalo Blue Jays.

Offline Natsinpwc

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« Reply #147: July 18, 2020, 05:30:51 PM »
A country not accommodating a baseball team- shocking
Just a quick guesstimate but they are allowing about 1000 players, coaches and team officials into Canada for hockey (20 teams times 50 individuals per team).  The only difference is that the travel is all at about the same time.  Not really apparent how this is more risky.  Bet they got a nice cut of the $ from the NBC networks and the league for having the hockey playoffs there.

Offline varoadking

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Re: restarting other sports
« Reply #148: July 18, 2020, 06:03:38 PM »
Just a quick guesstimate but they are allowing about 1000 players, coaches and team officials into Canada for hockey (20 teams times 50 individuals per team).  The only difference is that the travel is all at about the same time.  Not really apparent how this is more risky.  Bet they got a nice cut of the $ from the NBC networks and the league for having the hockey playoffs there.

24 teams for the first week or so in the NHL...

Less travel as "visiting" NHL players will be in-country and remain in-country, with only Toronto based teams traveling to Edmonton.  Seems a LOT less risky...much less travel to and from the US...

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« Reply #149: July 18, 2020, 06:50:08 PM »
24 teams for the first week or so in the NHL...

Less travel as "visiting" NHL players will be in-country and remain in-country, with only Toronto based teams traveling to Edmonton.  Seems a LOT less risky...much less travel to and from the US...
Seems the same amount of travel to me. You will have 10 teams flying into Toronto and another 10 into Edmonton next week. All from different USA cities.  Versus about 10-12 teams flying into Toronto over two months.