I'm a veteran. I've had friends not come home again. I don't take that shit lightly. And I don't know what levity you were providing by essentially mocking wars.
I've been around going on 10 years. And comparing a pandemic, one that has a survival rate over 99%, to war is the dumbest thing I've ever read. Period.
in terms of the danger to American civilians the pandemic is more dangerous than any war we've ever been involved in.
If there was a war going on and 170,000 American civilians had been killed by enemy action, not a single person would complain about the loss of football season, but because the "enemy" is microscopic it's somehow completely different.
Probably one of, if not the worst comments I've ever read on this site. 8 million people died in WWI, 70-85 million people died as a result of WWII. 3% of the entire fucking world died as a result of the second world war. It's asinine comments like this bullshit that really display how little of a grasp people have on life.
Wait, so the players will supposedly have a choice on whether or not to play in the spring? A choice?
Seems like a novel concept.
Where was the outrage when they shut down beaches, funerals, barbershops, gyms, bars, restaurants, elective surgeries, churches, parks, concerts, schools and Jobs..
I don't know if your memory just escaped you, but there was outrage over these things. There wasn't initially a huge outrage because we were told we just needed to flatten the curve for two weeks. Then that lasted months and our kids never went back to school. And now, this is the straw that is going to break the camel's back.
We can still make their lives hell!
See I disagree. These people live a completely different life than we pleebs do. They don't have to worry about their next meal, or whether their jobs will still exist. They don't have to worry about how their kids are going to be educated, because their kids already have been.
They're scared of the virus, and they're making young people the scapegoat for that.
I guess science is just going to ignore that myocarditis is linked to influenza and mono and even the common cold.
It also likes to come out after 10PM in bars in Ohio, specifically.
and have their own leadership and board of directors.
Translation: they clearly have a group of people better at making decisions about your life than you are.
Lol. Like these people give a shit about some phone calls. You and I are nothing to them. We are of a different socioeconomic group and therefor irrelevant. Suits can now do whatever the fuck they want to do in the name of "safety". You can no longer make a choice because, apparently, a small group of a couple people who refer to themselves as leaders know better than you do.
If anyone believes the virus will magically be gone in the spring, I have some oceanfront desert property to sell them.
So when this thing inevitably is still here in spring, all this will have been for nothing? Or we just gonna cancel that too?
Hopefully that possibility is 100%. Ohio State has been carrying the conference for far too long.
Saved COVID lives, yep. But at what cost? Ohio is already seeing a record number of drug overdoses by a large margin.
Fuck off Kevin Warren
Yep. Fuck all of this.
Spring football is just a complete joke.
The entire thing is a joke. We have fallen victim to politics.
There used to be a time where being American meant that you fight for it. You fight like hell until you can't fight anymore. These days, I'm sometimes ashamed to have served this country in war.
and is advising for a 6 week shutdown
That definitely worked before...
Oooooh a link drop and run! Clearly you haven’t evaluated the risks of that decision.
They made it happen in 2009 during the swine flu pandemic. And no one batted an eye.
To be frank, I couldn’t care less what the Twitter mobs opinion is. The mob mentality got us to this point. The cancel culture bullshit, coupled with lawsuits for any and every thing.
My larger point is that there are far more that will be affected than just the football players. Hell, the football players are actually a smaller percentage of the young folks that will be affected. And IMO it’s all because universities are scared to get sued in today’s culture.
It’d be pretty cool if we stopped making the exceptions the rules. Life is full of risks, lots of them. We are depriving a generation of things that provide structure and that’s not just college football. What about the kids in marching band? Or the dance team? Or the GAs who need this season to get on a staff somewhere? What about the lasting depression?
Myocarditis is also a complication of the flu and is not lifelong. I have a close friend who got flu last year, had to have surgery to remove fluid in the lungs, and had myocarditis afterwards. He is since fine.
Oh shit, we might be getting back to normal life. Posts about Harbaugh are here!
I guess they decided they can win more by not even playing football.