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Here’s the scope:
“NCAA president Mark Emmert said he does not envision schools being ready to begin competing in college football or other fall sports unless students return to campuses around the country.“

He went in to say if campus wasn’t safe for general student population then he can’t sacrifice the student-athletes.

So he’s opposite of all the “back to normal” plans where we phase-in. He’s laid out a “all or nothing” ultimatum.

Stupid.

Why not Phase in with the most invincible, those that have trainers, diet consultants, the healthiest group= athletes
 

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School will start, with students, and football will happen. The decision makers are about to feel the financial pinch and the politicians want to get re-elected.
 
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Here’s the scope:
“NCAA president Mark Emmert said he does not envision schools being ready to begin competing in college football or other fall sports unless students return to campuses around the country.“

He went in to say if campus wasn’t safe for general student population then he can’t sacrifice the student-athletes.

So he’s opposite of all the “back to normal” plans where we phase-in. He’s laid out a “all or nothing” ultimatum.

Stupid.

Why not Phase in with the most invincible, those that have trainers, diet consultants, the healthiest group= athletes
The NCAA is in a tough spot. They can't have two classes of citizens: students and student-athletes. If they try to do that, then the sham argument that these are amateur athletes and not semi-professionals falls apart. Then they go to pay for play model and the rich get richer.

On the flip side, they need football back because that's what fuels their financial engine. Otherwise, there will be a lot of athletic departments in bad shape.
 

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NCAA needs to get on board...his train is leaving the station with or without them.. can’t see the sec not having a season no matter what. Universities cannot afford a fall semester lockdown and we can’t continue this shutdown “sham” forever.
 
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School will start, with students, and football will happen. The decision makers are about to feel the financial pinch and the politicians want to get re-elected.
Some of the politicians are willing to sacrifice the US economic standing in the world in order to NOT get certain politicians re-elected...look for them to continue to drag their heels and put it to the citizens of their respective states. Sacrificing football for political gain means nothing to them.
 
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Some of the politicians are willing to sacrifice the US economic standing in the world in order to NOT get certain politicians re-elected...look for them to continue to drag their heels and put it to the citizens of their respective states. Also look for them to use covid as an excuse to skirt election law and practice wide spread election fraud because their TDS is so unhinged from reality.
I would really hope their constituents would see through that and hold them accountable. Although that's somewhat naïve.
 

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can’t see the sec not having a season no matter what. .
This so much. I could see this really turning into a real red state / blue state issue with the SEC and Big 12 wanting football and the Pac 12 select East coast schools opposing.
 

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This so much. I could see this really turning into a real red state / blue state issue with the SEC and Big 12 wanting football and the Pac 12 select East coast schools opposing.
IF this becomes the case we need to flip them the bird and move the freak on...seriously. The nation can't continue to hold a gun in it's open mouth with the trigger pulled back. Continuing this overreaction is so moronic on so many levels. When we get sick and die isn't in our own control…certainly we can be careful, eat right, exercise, and become more immune to things that ale us...but we can't do that locked in our homes.
 
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Unfortunately I think this is correct, the Dems want nothing more than for the Nation to be in a foul mood come November, and if it takes canceling college football then so be it.

I hope enough schools/conferences see through it and decide that they need football to survive
 
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Alabama is already in negotiations to open with TCU instead of USC. Alabama is scheduled to open with USC, TCU with cal., but PAC isnt going to be ready to start football on time.

WVU is letting students back on campus June 1. Oklahoma State said it wont before July 7, at the earliest. That's cutting it close. The SEC is going to play football this fall, the NCAA be damned. The big 12 will too, at least TCU and WVU. WVU is scheduled to open with FSU, but the ACC may not start football on time, so WVU is looking at kentucky. Things are happening already. Some conferences will play, some may not. some teams in the big 12 may not, but some will for certain.
 
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Pretty damn stupid for a virus with a survival rate in the US of 99.983%. Estimates of greater than 96% of Italian deaths had known comorbidities. In hindsight it was probably one of the biggest overreactions to a virus in world history. I believe it to be politically motivated and media driven. But that’s beside the point.
With what we know now about the virus, we cannot continue to react to it and recover from it the same way. Isolate the elderly with underlying conditions. If you’re a care taker isolate with them. Put processes in place to protect them without killing the financial stability of the country. We must go back to our normal lives and if you’re old and sick, stay they hell at home.
If it’s still like this come Football season... expect a revolt.
 
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So seems like someone informed NCAA president Mark Emmert that it's not his call on if/when college football starts.
There is now a new article on ESPN where is says its not his call, it's up to the State governments to open their campus' and decide how "open" is needed for athletes

Some schools (PAC-12) realize that their conservative State governments might keep them closed longer than the SEC and thus give the SEC an advantage in more prep time. So of course, PAC-12 is asking NCAA to set a consistent "start date". But as stated above, Emmert says no-can-do.
 

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So seems like someone informed NCAA president Mark Emmert that it's not his call on if/when college football starts.
There is now a new article on ESPN where is says its not his call, it's up to the State governments to open their campus' and decide how "open" is needed for athletes

Some schools (PAC-12) realize that their conservative State governments might keep them closed longer than the SEC and thus give the SEC an advantage in more prep time. So of course, PAC-12 is asking NCAA to set a consistent "start date". But as stated above, Emmert says no-can-do.
Conservative governments in the pac-12? California schools already talking about not having any in person fall classes.... So conservative, that California governor.

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