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Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: restarting other sports
« Reply #50: May 23, 2020, 05:54:08 PM »
Space Jam 2?
Maybe MJ will unretire.

Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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Re: restarting other sports
« Reply #51: May 23, 2020, 06:22:07 PM »
If the Flyers or Caps win I won’t cate. No asterisk. I’m just delighted that the Pens will have to face Carey Price in the first round. I can hear them whining already.

I'd bet on at least one of those two teams eating it in the first round, if not both.  Gonna be ice cold while waiting on the winners of those other series.

Why the NHL seems to think that 16 playoff teams isn't enough given that the NFL and MLB get by just fine with 12 and 10 every year is beyond me.

Offline Natsinpwc

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« Reply #52: May 23, 2020, 06:52:46 PM »
I'd bet on at least one of those two teams eating it in the first round, if not both.  Gonna be ice cold while waiting on the winners of those other series.

Why the NHL seems to think that 16 playoff teams isn't enough given that the NFL and MLB get by just fine with 12 and 10 every year is beyond me.
The first 4 teams will not be cold because they will be playing each other to determine their final position in the top four. Not clear if it will be one or two or three games.

Offline imref

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Re: restarting other sports
« Reply #53: May 23, 2020, 06:54:13 PM »
Maybe MJ will unretire.

I’d pay to see the 98 bulls play again. Even now.

Offline Natsinpwc

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« Reply #54: May 23, 2020, 07:19:27 PM »
Looks like the NBA is considering different options including expanded playoffs or a play in for final spots. 

Offline HalfSmokes

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« Reply #55: May 23, 2020, 07:22:12 PM »
Looks like the NBA is considering different options including expanded playoffs or a play in for final spots. 

Come on single elimination tournament for last playoff seeds :pray:

Offline Natsinpwc

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« Reply #56: May 23, 2020, 07:24:58 PM »
Come on single elimination tournament for last playoff seeds :pray:
It’s going to be the Wizards year. Win the play in and then hope the Greek Freak is not allowed back in the country.

Offline OldChelsea

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Re: restarting other sports
« Reply #57: May 27, 2020, 01:10:00 PM »
National Women's Soccer League (in this area, the Spirit) to re-start on 27th June: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/05/27/nwsl-summer-tournament/


Offline OldChelsea

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Re: restarting other sports
« Reply #59: May 28, 2020, 02:05:40 PM »
Premiere League to start. 

https://www.espn.com/soccer/english-premier-league/story/4102936/premier-league-to-return-on-june-17-amid-coronavirus

...this must mean the British pubs are going to re-open before the original 4th July date. How can they expect people to go dry for 17 days? (A lot of pubs over there show live sports nowadays.)

Offline HalfSmokes

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« Reply #60: May 28, 2020, 02:07:03 PM »
...this must mean the British pubs are going to re-open before the original 4th July date. How can they expect people to go dry for 17 days? (A lot of pubs over there show live sports nowadays.)

wasn't people gathering to watch games the objection to restarting the league

Offline OldChelsea

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« Reply #61: May 28, 2020, 02:12:33 PM »
wasn't people gathering to watch games the objection to restarting the league

I'm sure it was. You'll know if you've ever attended a match at Stamford Bridge - those seats are Metrobus-tight, packing a capacity a few hundred larger than Nats Park - and Chelsea have been selling out for years now. That place would be a Petri dish for something like CoronaExtraVirus.

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« Reply #62: May 28, 2020, 02:20:42 PM »
I'm sure it was. You'll know if you've ever attended a match at Stamford Bridge - those seats are Metrobus-tight, packing a capacity a few hundred larger than Nats Park - and Chelsea have been selling out for years now. That place would be a Petri dish for something like CoronaExtraVirus.

liverpool was saying that even with no fans they didn't want people gathering to celebrate in front of an empty Anfield

Offline OldChelsea

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Offline Natsinpwc

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« Reply #65: June 05, 2020, 02:37:07 PM »
I’m sure this will not deter the SEC and the rest of the Power Five.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/05/us/alabama-football-coronavirus-spt-trnd/index.html

Offline Natsinpwc

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« Reply #66: June 05, 2020, 02:39:12 PM »
The NBA is going to Disneyworld

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/nba-board-of-governors-approves-22-team-plan-to-finish-the-2019-20-season-at-disney-world/
The interesting thing about this to me is that the Disneyworld parks Are starting to reopen in July.  Wonder how they will keep the teams isolated from the other visitors. I know it’s a big place.

Offline HalfSmokes

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« Reply #67: June 05, 2020, 02:40:59 PM »
I’m sure this will not deter the SEC and the rest of the Power Five.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/05/us/alabama-football-coronavirus-spt-trnd/index.html

it's college football- none of the adults involved cares. I was listening to a debate yesterday about how the committee would view a loss if the quarterback room all tested positive and couldn't play- not a single mention of the safety of students, just the ramifications for the playoffs. I'm interested to see what women's sports they bring back to balance title IX funding

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« Reply #68: June 05, 2020, 02:43:49 PM »
it's college football- none of the adults involved cares. I was listening to a debate yesterday about how the committee would view a loss if the quarterback room all tested positive and couldn't play- not a single mention of the safety of students, just the ramifications for the playoffs. I'm interested to see what women's sports they bring back to balance title IX funding
The only relevant issue is money. If those schools bring the other students back on campus they will have all sorts of COVID 19 cases on campus.  All the students can gather on Saturday on campus or at the local drinking spots to spread it more. 

Offline HalfSmokes

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« Reply #69: June 05, 2020, 02:47:54 PM »
The only relevant issue is money. If those schools bring the other students back on campus they will have all sorts of COVID 19 cases on campus.  All the students can gather on Saturday on campus or at the local drinking spots to spread it more. 

Just the football players (and maybe women's soccer to offset it) coming back is a terrible look- it's not safe enough for the real students, but the football players are fine- but I'm sure they'll do it anyway

Offline Natsinpwc

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« Reply #70: June 05, 2020, 03:32:26 PM »
Just the football players (and maybe women's soccer to offset it) coming back is a terrible look- it's not safe enough for the real students, but the football players are fine- but I'm sure they'll do it anyway
I think many of the schools in the south will reopen to all students. Which is a dumb look in itself.

Offline OldChelsea

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Re: restarting other sports
« Reply #71: June 08, 2020, 01:39:00 PM »
WNBA and its players union getting closer on a 22-fixture season for 2020: https://zonecoverage.com/2020/lynx/the-plan-for-a-2020-season-is-starting-to-come-into-focus-for-minnesota-lynx-wnba/

Come on baseball...if the WNBA can get its covid-season act together, so can you.


Offline imref

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« Reply #73: June 10, 2020, 04:39:54 PM »
CNN has a running list of colleges reporting Covid-19 positive athletes.  The approach seems to be to just isolate folks who test positive, almost all are either asymptomatic or only have mild symptoms:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/10/us/university-athletes-coronavirus-spt-trnd/index.html

Offline Natsinpwc

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« Reply #74: June 12, 2020, 09:13:49 PM »
NBA start may not be so smooth.  Not everyone is happy.

https://www.theringer.com/nba/2020/6/12/21289757/nba-return-bubble