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Re: FB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #38430 on: September 16, 2020, 11:38:54 am »
Sooo..... welcome to Bell week?  :(

OK---I will take the bait, even though I shouldn't .

But 1st of all, why is a big rivalry game scheduled for September?!  I know, I know, it's D3 and it doesn't matter blah. blah. blah........


But more importantly, why aren't young healthy men playing football in Illinois and Wisconsin?!  I know, I know, it's D3 and they don't have enough testing contact tracing etc.  Yet, high school football goes on throughout the State of Florida (as did the Junior Olympics), and I can't tell you how many high school and college games I watched this weekend (is the Big 12 really that bad?).  I suppose lots of the football players who played this weekend will soon be sick and die (interestingly the Junior Olympics held in August with 10,000 attendees had zero impact on the virus numbers in Brevard County).  Then again probably not.  What a terrible disservice to the entire young generation, this being one example.

If we aren't careful the restless youth are going to boil over and burn the cities........oh wait-----never mind.


UPDATE: Big Ten football starts October 24.  At least D1 football can no longer perpetuate the charade that it is not a business, and it is about educating young men.  Or perhaps 11 Presidents want to admit that they were wrong.  Too bad D3 can't reverse themselves, but not enough buckets of money to correct past mistakes.

I'm glad D3 football isn't playing right now. If the other sports can't play (with significantly less contact), then neither should football. The about-face by Big Ten shows what a sham D1 has become. I'd rather keep D3 the way it is and not replicate D1's lack of concern for anything other than their self-regard and pocketbook.
The big D1 conferences can do anything they want because money solves all problems. D3 does not have that luxury. There will be a number of small schools that will have to suspend operations or close permanently due to the pandemic's financial fallout. Comparing D3 situation to D1 is likening apples to mastodons.

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Re: FB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #38431 on: September 16, 2020, 01:03:49 pm »
Sooo..... welcome to Bell week?  :(

OK---I will take the bait, even though I shouldn't .

But 1st of all, why is a big rivalry game scheduled for September?!  I know, I know, it's D3 and it doesn't matter blah. blah. blah........


But more importantly, why aren't young healthy men playing football in Illinois and Wisconsin?!  I know, I know, it's D3 and they don't have enough testing contact tracing etc.  Yet, high school football goes on throughout the State of Florida (as did the Junior Olympics), and I can't tell you how many high school and college games I watched this weekend (is the Big 12 really that bad?).  I suppose lots of the football players who played this weekend will soon be sick and die (interestingly the Junior Olympics held in August with 10,000 attendees had zero impact on the virus numbers in Brevard County).  Then again probably not.  What a terrible disservice to the entire young generation, this being one example.

If we aren't careful the restless youth are going to boil over and burn the cities........oh wait-----never mind.


UPDATE: Big Ten football starts October 24.  At least D1 football can no longer perpetuate the charade that it is not a business, and it is about educating young men.  Or perhaps 11 Presidents want to admit that they were wrong.  Too bad D3 can't reverse themselves, but not enough buckets of money to correct past mistakes.

I'm glad D3 football isn't playing right now. If the other sports can't play (with significantly less contact), then neither should football. The about-face by Big Ten shows what a sham D1 has become. I'd rather keep D3 the way it is and not replicate D1's lack of concern for anything other than their self-regard and pocketbook.
The big D1 conferences can do anything they want because money solves all problems. D3 does not have that luxury. There will be a number of small schools that will have to suspend operations or close permanently due to the pandemic's financial fallout. Comparing D3 situation to D1 is likening apples to mastodons.

Remind me why other sports can't play?! ??? ??? ???

I live in Florida, ALL of the sports are playing at the high school level btw.

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Re: FB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #38432 on: September 16, 2020, 03:31:25 pm »
There are a number of sports that are modeling the correct way to return to play and I think the Big Ten has seen that and is moving ahead. I think it makes sense with the current ability to test and contact trace. We haven't seen widespread infections in these "bubbles" at this point. I am cautiously optimistic.
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