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University of Dayton shutting down their campus including student housing, and the students are revolting.

So they play the games without fans? How long is this going to go on? Rest of March, through the summer, rest of the year? Vaccine is about a year away even with it being expedited.

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2 hours ago, 'stache said:

I guess these guys play plenty of practice without crowds, but it'll be surreal for the fans to watch these games without crowds. Will it be easier to hear cuss words and other stuff that goes on during plays? Will the players have less emotion without a crowd to pump up? Will a big game winning shot be subdued without a huge cheer afterwards? If nothing else, it will be an interesting reason to watch.

Yeah, the Champions League games without fans have been really eerie.

They still have the goal music and all that but it's far from the same. Poor Josip Ilicic broke the away goalscoring record and no one was there to cheer.

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Edited by texifornia

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4 minutes ago, aggie08 said:

Confirmed that there will be no fans at tomorrow's Nets/Warriors game.

So it begins. 

 

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3 hours ago, 'stache said:

I guess these guys play plenty of practice without crowds, but it'll be surreal for the fans to watch these games without crowds. Will it be easier to hear cuss words and other stuff that goes on during plays? Will the players have less emotion without a crowd to pump up? Will a big game winning shot be subdued without a huge cheer afterwards? If nothing else, it will be an interesting reason to watch.

TV studios solved this problem in the 70's, grasshopper.  Just add a laugh track.

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1 hour ago, Underdog said:

Add another Tournament that UNC can skip. 

Damn. I was hoping to make the first UNC quip. 

Mine would've been "UNC in shambles" fwiw.

Edited by ztejas

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1 minute ago, Goo Punch said:

what are the odds that we get no tourney this year? 

After announcements today by Houston and the states of Washington and Ohio, I’d say it’s approaching 50/50

Edited by Pancho

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1 minute ago, Pancho said:

After announcements today by Houston and the states of Washington and Ohio, I’d say it’s approaching 50/50

I'd say closer to 0% that they play

Edited by MonkeyDoughnut

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I doubt they straight up cancel it. I'm guessing they will play the whole thing without spectators.

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26 minutes ago, ztejas said:

I doubt they straight up cancel it. I'm guessing they will play the whole thing without spectators.

If that’s the case, then may as well play the games in a high school gym or really small college arena. No need to play games in a cavernous and empty 20,000 seat arena. Might actually be cool to see games played in a 1,000 seat gym. 

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Not going to be cancelled.  But It's becoming more and more likely that the games will be played with empty seats. 

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1 minute ago, Wally Pryor said:

Not going to be cancelled.  But It's becoming more and more likely that the games will be played with empty seats. 

Well 100% for sure the First Four and the Cleveland subregional.  Not far off from the South Regional in Houston being empty.

Spokane and Sacramento subregionals and the West Regional in Los Angeles are in danger.

 

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https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-03-11/covid-19-risk-healthy-young-person

What’s the risk of COVID-19 for a healthy young person?

 

Basically low, but some healthy young persons do die.  The article just recycles the Chinese stats, where the death risk for everyone under age 40 is 0.2%.  So adjusting for smoking, underlying pre-existing health issues, etc., the death rate for athletes would likely be less than 1 in 1000 for those infected.

But say 1 in 1000 athletes under 40 die from it, at a 60% infection rate the math says to expect a couple of deaths among the NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB rosters in the next year (excluding minor league players.)

Edited by clapclapclap
So Carlos Correa and who will the other one be?

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If cancelled, guess they could do computer simulation Round by Round to declare a National Champion. 

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8 minutes ago, clapclapclap said:

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-03-11/covid-19-risk-healthy-young-person

What’s the risk of COVID-19 for a healthy young person?

 

Basically low, but some healthy young persons do die.  The article just recycles the Chinese stats, where the death risk for everyone under age 40 is 0.2%.  So adjusting for smoking, underlying pre-existing health issues, etc., the death rate for athletes would likely be less than 1 in 1000 for those infected.

Well sure.

Without fans: Coaches, support staff, refs, tv crews, announcers, facility persons.  With fans: Concessions persons, fans, janitors, ticket checkers.  

Edited by Js1

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I'm in the "no spectators but still play" camp at this point.

There's little risk in this approach, and it preserves the golden goose.

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37 minutes ago, clapclapclap said:

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-03-11/covid-19-risk-healthy-young-person

What’s the risk of COVID-19 for a healthy young person?

 

Basically low, but some healthy young persons do die.  The article just recycles the Chinese stats, where the death risk for everyone under age 40 is 0.2%.  So adjusting for smoking, underlying pre-existing health issues, etc., the death rate for athletes would likely be less than 1 in 1000 for those infected.

But say 1 in 1000 athletes under 40 die from it, at a 60% infection rate the math says to expect a couple of deaths among the NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB rosters in the next year (excluding minor league players.)

Well there's that... and then there's the spreading it around the country and to any elderly people/people with lung problems in their families.

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1 minute ago, clapclapclap said:

“We’re going to caucus.”

I hope IA St didn't organize this.

Hey, we aren't going to be in KC anyways.

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1 minute ago, clapclapclap said:

"Limited family attendance" seems like a foolish loophole.

To be fair, playing the games at all is a loophole. The most shared breath and germs in the arena is going to be on the court.

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9 minutes ago, clapclapclap said:

“We’re going to caucus.”

I hope IA St didn't organize this.

Kansas wins the Big 12 tournament popular vote, but Baylor got enough state-delegate equivalents to get the auto bid. 

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1 hour ago, Goo Punch said:

what are the odds that we get no tourney this year? 

Once we test properly there will be areas nobody can get in or out of...I'd say 25% chance there's no tourney are good odds.  Likely better than 50/50.  The fun is just beginning. 

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9 minutes ago, Rockethorn1978 said:

Hahahaha so dumb. This isn’t sars that had a death rate of over 50%. But panic is in the air. 

LOL, it's not dumb at all.  Point is completely healthy looking people can carry it all over.  That's not the case with SARS.  Why don't you leave this one to the pros?  

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Just now, Rockethorn1978 said:

Pros like you and all the liberal surly posters that know it all? lol ok. This is another form of the flu but yea ok freak out and stay at home.

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1 minute ago, Rockethorn1978 said:

Pros like you and all the liberal surly posters that know it all? lol ok. This is another form of the flu but yea ok freak out and stay at home.

Oh yeah bro, Mayo clinic banned employees from any nonessential travel, but this is a political thing?  LMAO

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3 minutes ago, Rockethorn1978 said:

This is another form of the flu but yea ok freak out and stay at home.

No it's not. 

Are you just making shit up and trying to pawn it off as fact? 

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1 hour ago, Wally Pryor said:

Not going to be cancelled.  But It's becoming more and more likely that the games will be played with empty seats. 

Then Texas will have an advantage if they should get in the tourney since that’s what a home game is like.

Edited by Horn80

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