80 game season with expanded playoffs, starting in July

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Re: 80 game season with expanded playoffs, starting in July

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Re: 80 game season with expanded playoffs, starting in July

Postby NOLA » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:51 pm

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Not tryin to doom boner here, but at this point I’d be pretty surprised if half the major sports are playing this Summer/Fall, short of a vaccine or a really effective treatment. It seems like we are getting reports weekly of outbreaks in teams or organizations and they haven’t even gotten off the ground yet.
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Re: 80 game season with expanded playoffs, starting in July

Postby stitchface » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:59 pm

minnesotacubsfan wrote:
bukie wrote:
17 Seconds wrote:none of these sports are actually going to happen this year

I'd say there's a good chance MLS happens this year. NBA could happen but suddenly Orlando is the worst place to have it. NHL should be fine overall. MLB would be fine if the owners cared about anything other than their bottom line.

NFL is probably going to happen but shouldn't.



the contact sports are likely the ones to be most in jeopardy in terms of infection, so nfl, nba, hockey, maybe soccer in that order from wrost to best. mlb is pretty safe in comparison. in terms of timing, mlb, nfl,(when is the soccer season??) and nba/ nhl in terms of worst timing to best.


i'd say its a pretty mixed bag really

eta : but if I handicapped them the way I outlined them I'd say worst chances to best are

nfl
nba
hockey
mlb

depending on mls's schedule, they are in the nba/hockey group I believe, but lower on the scale


Soccer is comparable to hockey I would say but it's outdoors. MLS season is right now. for reference, they are playing professional soccer in Europe right now - in Germany since May 16. It's going fine. No fans.
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Re: 80 game season with expanded playoffs, starting in July

Postby jersey cubs fan » Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:00 am

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
minnesotacubsfan wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:I don't think the nature of the sport has much to do with it coming back or doing so successfully. All of the stated plans involve such constant testing that you have a much lower surface area for exposure while practicing/playing, and most sports do not or barely meet the criteria to be risky for transmission.



I wont bore you with the site but:

COVID-19 is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person, between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) or through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

https://covid19.wustl.edu/health-safety/

how does that not happen in, say, the nfl?

The concern is not the actual athletes spreading the virus. They get tested too much for that to matter at all. Its the audience spreading the virus (which, in case you didn't know, is a MUCH larger population than the athletes, much more at risk to die from the virus, and does not have access to testing to tack and prevent the virus's spread) and how they make money off of actually playing the games that matters. But yeah, if you want to handicap things you are obviously free to. I'm also free to say that's ridiculously wrong, right?


What audience? Nobody is playing sports in fronts of fans this year.
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Re: 80 game season with expanded playoffs, starting in July

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:08 am

The financial incentive to fulfill the TV contracts and declare a completed season are huge. It may prove impossible, but they'll give every imaginable effort to make it work.
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Re: 80 game season with expanded playoffs, starting in July

Postby 17 Seconds » Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:21 am

maybe start by getting teams the horsefeathers out of arizona and florida
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Re: 80 game season with expanded playoffs, starting in July

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:33 am

jersey cubs fan wrote:
JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
minnesotacubsfan wrote:

I wont bore you with the site but:

COVID-19 is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person, between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) or through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

https://covid19.wustl.edu/health-safety/

how does that not happen in, say, the nfl?

The concern is not the actual athletes spreading the virus. They get tested too much for that to matter at all. Its the audience spreading the virus (which, in case you didn't know, is a MUCH larger population than the athletes, much more at risk to die from the virus, and does not have access to testing to tack and prevent the virus's spread) and how they make money off of actually playing the games that matters. But yeah, if you want to handicap things you are obviously free to. I'm also free to say that's ridiculously wrong, right?


What audience? Nobody is playing sports in fronts of fans this year.


that's not true. In the red states where social gathering is "totally fiiiiiiiiine" they will gather at bars, casinos, etc to watch hence a higher risk.
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Re: 80 game season with expanded playoffs, starting in July

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:30 am

jersey cubs fan wrote:
JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
minnesotacubsfan wrote:

I wont bore you with the site but:

COVID-19 is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person, between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) or through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

https://covid19.wustl.edu/health-safety/

how does that not happen in, say, the nfl?

The concern is not the actual athletes spreading the virus. They get tested too much for that to matter at all. Its the audience spreading the virus (which, in case you didn't know, is a MUCH larger population than the athletes, much more at risk to die from the virus, and does not have access to testing to tack and prevent the virus's spread) and how they make money off of actually playing the games that matters. But yeah, if you want to handicap things you are obviously free to. I'm also free to say that's ridiculously wrong, right?


What audience? Nobody is playing sports in fronts of fans this year.

Nope. NFL will have people watching live, in stadiums. Book it.
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Re: 80 game season with expanded playoffs, starting in July

Postby Irrelevant Dude » Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:51 pm

Apparently the 2020 proposals include modified extra innings, using the minor league rule where a runner starts on second.

Just throw in the towel and cancel the season.

Or forego a traditional season altogether, play an exhibition schedule, and then have one big round robin tournament leading to the expanded playoffs. This is going to be a mockery of a season anyway, so let's not even call it a season.

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