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Old 03-14-2020, 11:46 AM
 
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I don't understand why sports need to be canceled because of Corona virus. If they play without fans, what is the risk? I can't make sense of all this over reaction.
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Old 03-14-2020, 12:47 PM
 
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Because it doesn't look as good on commercial television?

Ratings = $$$$$$$$.
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Old 03-14-2020, 01:44 PM
 
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Because it doesn't look as good on commercial television?

Ratings = $$$$$$$$.
Don't just make up information. What are the ratings when there are no games on TV?
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Old 03-14-2020, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Huntersville/Charlotte, NC and Washington, DC
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Don’t know if you are a wrestling fan but watch WWE Smackdown on YouTube from last night and you’ll see why playing in empty arenas is a BAD idea.
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Old 03-15-2020, 07:21 AM
 
Location: North America
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I don't understand why sports need to be canceled because of Corona virus. If they play without fans, what is the risk? I can't make sense of all this over reaction.
Numerous NBA players have tested positive for coronavirus so far. That means that there are even more than are infected with it but haven't tested positive yet because a) there is a woeful lack of tests, and b) early in an individual's infection, false negatives are possible.

And you don't understand why allowing this pool of individuals through which an infectious disease is spreading to regularly get together and jostle and bump for a couple hours isn't a good idea?
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Old 03-15-2020, 10:54 AM
 
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Numerous NBA players have tested positive for coronavirus so far. That means that there are even more than are infected with it but haven't tested positive yet because a) there is a woeful lack of tests, and b) early in an individual's infection, false negatives are possible.

And you don't understand why allowing this pool of individuals through which an infectious disease is spreading to regularly get together and jostle and bump for a couple hours isn't a good idea?
So how does that explain canceling golf? There is no contact between players and they are distanced from each other. Cities are also trying to cancel UFC, where there are just 2 fighters.
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Old 03-15-2020, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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So how does that explain canceling golf? There is no contact between players and they are distanced from each other. Cities are also trying to cancel UFC, where there are just 2 fighters.
I guess they could still have golf tournaments. Except the players would have to travel and stay in hotels. Meh.

with basketball, however, everyone in the game is going to handle the ball. Just one sick player pregame equals at least 10 exposed postgame.
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Old 03-15-2020, 01:46 PM
 
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Numerous NBA players have tested positive for coronavirus so far. That means that there are even more than are infected with it but haven't tested positive yet because a) there is a woeful lack of tests, and b) early in an individual's infection, false negatives are possible.

And you don't understand why allowing this pool of individuals through which an infectious disease is spreading to regularly get together and jostle and bump for a couple hours isn't a good idea?

The hypocracy is the players, their family members, and business associates will still be in contact with someone to get them food and essential goods. The players still have to work out to remain game shape ready.

They will have closed-door practices which means why can't they finish the season or start the playoffs? The revenue the NBA, NHL receives is from network TV, China and other countries is big money. It is better to make a portion of the money than none.

Plus, with all the people working from & staying home with the kids (in the US and abroad), more games will be watched by more fans than probably ever (except the Super Bowl).


Everyone; the cameramen, photographers simply keep their social distance of 6 feet and this can be done.


If any player or ref tests positive they don't play or work. This is one theory why the season was suspended for 30 days and then will be re-assessed. Within those 30 days all players & NBA personnel will be tested. We already know 97-99% of people recover from CV.
Yet the regular flu has killed 22,000 in the US this year. If you have a cold, flu or test positive for CV, you should isolate yourself anyway and/or start taking the appropriate cleaning measures.
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Old 03-18-2020, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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Everyone is terrified right now. Players probably refused to play. I guess everyone will isolate. Good time for an enemy to invade.
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Old 03-31-2020, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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The Rudy Gobert situation put the NCAA tournament away. I think they still would've had it without fans just because they could still get money through TV, but they were looking at upwards of 2.5 million just lost through ticket sales (and I calculated that at $10 so up that a lot more) not to mention concessions, merchandise, etc. Once Gobert contracted the virus on top of the official that was officiating the CAA tournament the NCAA put the kabosh on the tournament because it wasn't worth the risk with 30 players and coaches in close contact with each other. Plus as I said said just imagine if one of these family member the NCAA would've allowed in came in contact with the virus because one of the players had it; the NCAA wasn't going to deal with potential litigation from a situation like that.
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