In every comment I have referred to the safety protocols set for OSU PLAYERS IN PRACTICE UP TO THIS POINT! oy veys mer. And in this framework these players have been practicing in guys like Josh Meyers have expressed confidence in the system. They had one brief closure of practices and did not release details. I never once referred to game time or B1G protocols. Not once. And, given how the virus has been dealt with in the country I live in after our lockdown ended(which you have no clue about except what I have related to you) I would probably have less likelihood of contracting Covid in an OSU practice than going to shop for groceries here. You can express the same generalizations again in a response but you have never once addressed the contents of my post in a manner showing you have any clue whatsoever about a place outside your own country is and has been dealing with this pandemic. (Honestly, I do not expect you to. When it comes to actually knowing what is happening anywhere in the world outside your borders, most Americans have no idea, and your media outlets are useless)
To say again, every comment I have made has been to comments made by OSU players with regard to their practices up to this point. I sincerely doubt if Meyers, or Davis, both potential first round picks, would be too timid to express their point of view for fear of some backlash from the OSU Athletic department.
Now, what happens going forwards, in game time reality, I have no desire to speculate on. Its all a roll of the dice at some point.
Actually, I don't expect the dark days to the extent you imply. Mel Tucker will probably go through some tough transitions but he has already established roots in Northern Ohio and I'd expect they will be alright sooner than later.
They have an amazing talented running backs room. I would never classify them as pure garbage. Sans Micah Parsons they have two 5 star linebackers with experience. If and when the Buckeyes face off with them you had better expect a dogfight with or without Parsons. They have a history of playing us tough, do not expect that to change, white out or not.
Which is what is absolutely insane about the USA right now. Peoplè living in hot spots jumping into their cars driving a couple hundred miles to another state. Oy, who the hell is steering your ship? New York is wising up now. Apologies if I jumped, but this government here has done nothing but fuck peoples lives up with their idiocy about this virus and it sucks!
The point? Currently we have one of the highest illness rates in the world. "Where everyone should be wearing masks" is nice but is not reality. Just as in the USA, there will always be someone somewhere not observing the mask wearing, or the proper social distancing. Added to this, by culture, people in the middleeast are more prone to hugging and shaking hands than are westerners. We are much more touchy feely here, and you do not break thousands of years of social norms in 6 months. As for football practice, which I have alluded to more than once, the players themselves have expressed a great deal of confidence in the safety protocols set in place. My point referred to football players in practice. Hell, their safety protocols in practice probably provide them a greater degree of safety than in many of your daily routines in public amongst other people. As I mentioned before, in different parts of the world the probabilities of catching the virus are greater than in Columbus, Ohio. Inasmuch as actual games go, none of my comments have referred to this scenario. At this point in time, in Israel, every trip to anywhere is stressful, and has been for some time. The government does nothing to decrease this stress, and mostly adds to it in their decisions. What I have seen and read about OSU football practices strikes me as maybe one of the safest areas a person could find themselves, in Columbus or anywhere for that matter.
Those other guys are a 5star outside linebacker who started all 13 games as a freshman and a 5 star outside linebacker a redshirt freshman. "Those other guys" , while they cannot replace Micah Parsons, are not slouches. The more you know...
All due respect, you are not informing me of anything I am not already aware of. As my country is the size of a shoebox(and the virus rages) I am more than aware of the risks of the virus. And, as opposed to someone living in Ohio that can get in their car and drive 8-10 hours and arrive in the Outer Banks, even as the virus has run rampant through Ohio over the last month after the lockdowns eased and the governor waited 3 weeks before actually ordering masks to be worn, we are unable to go beyond our borders and if we do must quarantine upon arriving anywhere and then must quarantine upon return. From a distance, players practicing football at Ohio State are probably just as likely to get the virus as I am driving to the nearest Israeli Arab village for groceries. Its all a matter of perspective. Covid is not the sole domain of the United States. Its a world thing that has been dealt with far more successfully by many more countries than in the USA or my country.. I am not going to a softball game or a wedding anytime soon, much less a road trip to the Outer Banks. Just sayin...' Go Bucks!
Yes he is good! But they gota a couple guys at linebacker just coming into their own this year that are legit studs.
If the athletes go to parties, your statement holds water. See Rutgers. Otherwise, I do not see so much evidence that players practices are the source of the virus that then spreads to other players. OSU players specifically mentioned to cleveland.com(see Buckeye Talk podcast for today) that they had a great deal of faith in the safety protocols in place.
Might as well opt out of life itself if you are living in fear of getting the virus. The irony is, if these players in sports that opt out get the virus anyways. Unless you put yourself in a bubble, you can get it anywhere. Who says the probabilities of getting the virus are greater in sports?
I love existential thought. Wish Albert Camus was here to help resolve the issues.
Have not watched any although I see that some games are still being played when I get up in the morning. There is always a sense of disconnect when I watch games from 8000 miles distant, especially the ones starting at 3AM my time. Distraction is the word that fits best. So over the constant news here of the covid that rages out of control after it was contained here initially. And social unrest here is also headlines. Just unhealthy in so many respects.
and, if only 20000 can fit into the stadium, you'll avoid making people uncomfortable with your mugg
Professional sports is great. For me, playing college football, in the fall, would give people so much more. Maybe its an illusion. So much of the discussion is put in terms of money. But there is a whole lot more at stake here. Could be what Carl Jung calls the collective psyche or some such nonsense.
Awww, well can't blame you, just go to youtube at your leisuŕ
I'm sticking with a Dionne Warwick standard covered by the Stranglers with no real doomsday connection but awesome riffs nonetheless
Forum Post 31 Jul 2020
1979, the whole world ahead
Good morning! Got black coffee?! OSU football players ain't "opting out" of shit. Go Buckeyes!
But is it ok with you if I envision a different scenario?
All the kvetching with this past season, and DJ Carton, from Iowa, seems better sense is just to sign to instate 5 star recruits. Just sayin'