I know everyone is frustrated now but no one else is playing this year either. It's just a lost season.
Buckeyes for Life!
Maybe the NFL will reinstate the Supplemental Draft? Maybe The Rock restarts the XFL for this fall? Is the CFL playing? Those are about the only places left to go.
I think the issue of America's "best" athletes not playing soccer is at the youth level, not the professional level. In most towns in America the best athletes in a given grade are pushed towards football or basketball or baseball rather than soccer even if that isn't necessarily where their best long term potential is. In most of the rest of the world the best athletes are kicking around a soccer ball from the time they can walk. If Lionel Messi had grown up in West Texas or Northeast Ohio he might have ended up a slot WR who went to a a D2 University because he was undersized. If more of America's youth focused on soccer from a young age rather than other sports we would have a much larger pool of talent to choose from, which would certainly make us more competitive.
Totally agree that "athleticism" as it's defined in football (combination of size strength speed and agility) doesn't necessarily translate to soccer. LeBron James or Chase Young wouldn't necessarily make great soccer players. But the would-be next elite American soccer star might be out there playing minor league baseball or juco football because he didn't find the right sport at the right time.
If everyone had done what they were asked to do for the last several months then we'd have the situation under control by now. So yes, if you balked at every restrictions, ignored lock down orders, refused to social distance, refused wear a mask, politicized the virus and refused to work for the common good then THIS IS YOUR FAULT. There's no elaborate conspiracy to take your rights away - there's a crisis that needs to be solved. You can't refuse to sacrifice anything in a crisis and then be surprised when the things you like are taken away.
The only sports that have really "successfully returned" are the ones who have established a quarantine bubble to play in like the NBA and the NHL. The MLB didn't create a bubble and has tons of issues with outbreaks. As of now the NFL doesn't seem to have any plans to create a bubble - which would be extremely difficult to do with football. Football teams have a lot more players and it requires a lot more contact than basketball or hockey. No personal agenda against the NFL - just realistic about the challenges of playing football in a pandemic
Well thought out argument...
I'll take that bet
How is it obvious that the NFL will make it though a full schedule? It's anything but. And the MLB isn't "about to" finish anything - they stil have a long way to go. They've only been playing for a few weeks and have already had several outbreaks and have come close to shutting down the season. And football takes a lot more people and a lot more contact than baseball does.
High School football isn't happening either. And there's next to 0% chance that the NFL makes it through a full schedule
College Football has far more challenges than every other sport to play. There's no way to put college kids in a bubble like they do for the NBA or NHL. College football has WAY more players and teams to deal with than any other sport with 130+ teams of over 100 players each. The players are unpaid ammatures who aren't compensated for the risk they'd be taking. The teams are affiliated with academic institutions that are supposed to be the top priority. The list goes on and on. What works for the NBA would never work for college football.
Wait? They've been waiting for months. They've been kicking the can down the road and delaying a decision for months, but now we are out of road. The season is supposed to start in less than 4 weeks and you need at least that long for training camp. Time to make a decision.
Are students safe on campus?
Which stage of grief is bargaining?
A poll asking doctors their opinion is NOT a scientific study.
Besides 37% of doctors back at the start of the pandemic calling it the "most effective treatment" is hardly conclusive. First of all that means the majority of doctors disagreed. Second of all there aren't very many Coronavirus treatments to chose from. "None" got almost as many votes in that poll as HCQ. A minority of doctors chosing it as the best of a very limited set of options is not something to put a lot of stock in.
We already do ban smoking - in offices, restaurants, bars, pretty much any indoor public space. Why? Because it's a public health problem. Do I support that? Yes.
You can't already obesity or heart disease to other people.
None of those arguments hold water.
Show me one peer reviewer double blind scientific study that says Hydroxychloroquine is a safe and effective treatment for COVID-19. Go on, I'll wait...
Listening to real experts is not "following your masters". If constantly amazes me that people would take the word of Facebook memes and YouTube videos with doctors who think STDs come from ghosts over expert epidemiologists and respected doctors.
Follow science, not pseudoscience. Stop being part of the problem.
Do you not understand that people not complying is the reason this continues to get a whole lot worse? If everyone had just complied with the lockdown regulations in the spring and continued to follow basic guidelines then we'd be past of this by now. Schools would be opening, football practice would be going on, and life would be getting back to normal. There's no elaborate conspiracy to destroy your life or take away your rights or track you with vaccine microchips or whatever other ridiculous bullshit QAnon told you. "They" aren't the problem. You are. If you refused to follow lockdown regulations in the spring, if you refuse to social distance or wear a mask now, then THIS IS YOUR FAULT. You have no one else to blame but yourselves
What you're describing here is part of the problem, not the solution. They deleted those videos because they're full of misinformation and bullshit. There's no scientific proof that any malaria medicine helps with COVID, and in fact plenty of evidence that it's dangerous. Anecdotal stories from some doctor who also thinks alien DNA is in medicine is not scientific evidence. Follow science, not pseudoscience. Spreading misinformation only makes the problem worse.
Popeyes for the win. Got that free sandwich tosay
Because public health is not an individual issue. What you do impacts everyone else you come into contact with.
Are kids actually going back to school? It seems all the ones in Franklin County will be online only
This is such a lazy argument. Nobody ever said that masks would 100% eliminate the spread of the disease. They're just one element along with things like good hygiene and avoiding large gatherings, that can help mitigate the spread of the disease. You can't just slap masks on and then pretend everything is back to normal
And yet they haven't had a top 10 team since like 2003
All you old timers worried about the date know you'll still be glued to your TVs if we play we play them in September. Tradition is great but the whole world is upside-down now and everything is different. You either adapt or get left behind.
Ohio State will beat Michigan anywhere, anytime, anyplace. Just tell them where to be and Coach Say will have them ready to roll