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2020 College Football Thread

Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by gucci888, May 13, 2020.

  1. tinman

    tinman Contributing Member
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    this is bad, they should merge with the pac 12 now
     
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    I get your overall point but when has anyone ever given a single **** about cold/flu season when it comes to anything sports, business, or life related?
     
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    Iowa State got steamrolled by ULL lol
     
  4. gucci888

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    By itself? Very little. But meant the inevitability of COVID colliding with cold/flu season. Could be nothing but if the main reason you are postponing the season is for the safety of the players, I don't see how pushing it back two months when another epidemic is just starting accomplishes anything.
     
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    Sure, the combined effect of COVID-19 and the flu is worse than the flu itself, but I don't understand the logic of saying we are pushing it back due to COVID, but wait never mind now we can't play bc the flu season is also coming on.
     
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    UH v Baylor at Mclane Stadium is confirmed for next Saturday!
     
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    Cool, had no idea they were talking about playing. Solid OOC game.

    Upon further review, didn't realize Arky State (who's not a terrible team by any stretch) had already played a game, losing at Memphis by a couple of scores. That's huge this season, with a lot of teams having limited contact practices due to COVID.

    https://apnews.com/bfbb36e24c7e7c872a6632dcb4c6fa82
     
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    I think the issue is that flu season is going to be a confusing nightmare this year because the symptoms are so similar. Normally, if you get the flu, you just deal with it. This year, no one's going to have any idea if they have the flu or Covid, meaning potentially quarantining a lot more people who only have the flu until you know one way or the other. That adds a whole new element of logistical hassle to life in general. Not sure how much it might affect sports since they'll probably have quick flu tests available to them.
     
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    Texas State Normal School and UTSA are playing a fun game. Bobcats just tied it up 41-all with a minute left.
     
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    Didn't really think about that, but testing can pretty clearly let you know which one you have. Test for both obviously.
     
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    Kansas getting obliterated by ... Coastal Carolina.

    Texas Tech barely hanging on against Houston Baptist right now.

    Big12 should have just cancelled their season and practiced for a year.
     
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    Overall a lot of teams around the nation looked sloppy. I think for a lot of the younger players having a legit crowd helps their performance. Still, outside of Texas and Oklahoma, it was abysmal all round.
     
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    The Big 10 was already targeting a Spring start so it's not that they can't play but rather when is the best time to start. Like you said, the combined effect is worst than the flu itself but there is a BIG unknown on how the two will interact. Doesn't seem like that is the best time to start a football season, especially up north where everyone will basically be hunkered down indoors all the time.
     
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    Fair enough. I tend to think if HS kids are playing football, then a multi-billion dollar industry like CFB should figure it out.
     
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    Top 25 ranked teams as of 9/13:

    1. Clemson
    2. Alabama
    3. Oklahoma
    4. Georgia
    5. Florida
    6. LSU
    7. Notre Dame
    8. Auburn
    9. Texas
    10. Texas A&M
    11. Oklahoma St.
    12. North Carolina
    13. Cincinnati
    14. UCF
    15. Tennessee
    16. Memphis
    17. Miami
    18. Louisville
    19. Louisiana-Lafayette
    20. Virginia Tech
    21. BYU
    22. Army
    23. Kentucky
    24. Appalachian St.
    25. Pittsburgh


    I know the Big 10 opted out, but it's kinda funny seeing a team like Appalachian St. being ranked higher than a school like Ohio State.
     
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    This is nuts. No bye weeks in hopes of cramming themselves into the CFP?
     
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    Sounds like the availability and use of rapid testing was the key to the Big 10 playing football.

    Too bad this type of testing isn’t available to all of us. Testing was always going to be the key until a vaccine is available.
     
  19. tinman

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    So does this mean the Pac-12 is going to have mass transfers now?
     
  20. gucci888

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    Doubt it. Playing for another school this season has sailed so their best hope for football is still the PAC in the Spring (assuming they don’t move up like the BIG).
     

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