NCAA Tournament to Be Played in Empty Arenas

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OrediggerPoke
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Damn this could have been our year given our significant experience with empty arenas over the past few seasons.
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OrediggerPoke wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:50 pm
Damn this could have been our year given our significant experience with empty arenas over the past few seasons.
True. Except we lost every home conference game.
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This is dumb. Anything short of quarantining everyone to their homes for many weeks will fail to stop the spread of the virus. It's inevitable. Cancelling these events might slow the spread of the virus, but it's only delaying the inevitable. If you're old, weak, fat, in poor health or otherwise susceptible to death by this virus then it's on YOU to stay away. :twocents:
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Well anyway, those tournament teams will know what it felt like to play in the AA this year.
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Think they will probably end up canceling the NCAA tournament now that the NBA is suspended. If one college player test positive for the virus I can almost guarantee it will be canceled or at least suspended.
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LanderPoke wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:35 pm
This is dumb. Anything short of quarantining everyone to their homes for many weeks will fail to stop the spread of the virus. It's inevitable. Cancelling these events might slow the spread of the virus, but it's only delaying the inevitable. If you're old, weak, fat, in poor health or otherwise susceptible to death by this virus then it's on YOU to stay away. :twocents:
EXACTLY RIGHT!!!
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Adv8RU12 wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:57 pm
Well anyway, those tournament teams will know what it felt like to play in the AA this year.
Sad, but true
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seattlecowboy wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:27 pm
Think they will probably end up canceling the NCAA tournament now that the NBA is suspended. If one college player test positive for the virus I can almost guarantee it will be canceled or at least suspended.
Just saw that Rudy Gobert has the virus. So probably lots of NBA players already have it. It's impossible to stop!
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LanderPoke wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:35 pm
This is dumb. Anything short of quarantining everyone to their homes for many weeks will fail to stop the spread of the virus. It's inevitable. Cancelling these events might slow the spread of the virus, but it's only delaying the inevitable. If you're old, weak, fat, in poor health or otherwise susceptible to death by this virus then it's on YOU to stay away. :twocents:
That's the point though. No one is trying to stop the virus spreading, that's virtually impossible. What they ARE trying to do is slow the spread so medical services aren't overrun. If 10 million people need hospitalized in the next 2-4 weeks, hospitals will be overrun and a lot more people will die. If that same 10 million hospitalized is spread out over 6 months, medical services will have a better chance to keep up.

Having said all that, I do agree that things are being blown our of proportion. If you are immunocompromised or over 65... stay home.
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WestWYOPoke wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:56 pm
LanderPoke wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:35 pm
This is dumb. Anything short of quarantining everyone to their homes for many weeks will fail to stop the spread of the virus. It's inevitable. Cancelling these events might slow the spread of the virus, but it's only delaying the inevitable. If you're old, weak, fat, in poor health or otherwise susceptible to death by this virus then it's on YOU to stay away. :twocents:
That's the point though. No one is trying to stop the virus spreading, that's virtually impossible. What they ARE trying to do is slow the spread so medical services aren't overrun. If 10 million people need hospitalized in the next 2-4 weeks, hospitals will be overrun and a lot more people will die. If that same 10 million hospitalized is spread out over 6 months, medical services will have a better chance to keep up.

Having said all that, I do agree that things are being blown our of proportion. If you are immunocompromised or over 65... stay home.
Beat me to it. The whole point is to slow the spread of it.

I disagree about it being overblown. Its a serious thing. Sure I'm verrrrry unlikely to die from it but I could spread it to someone who will. The people making the decisions have to make those decisions over cautiously. You don't want to be the guy who made a decision and ends up getting many people sick. If they do their job right it will look like it was over kill and blown way out of proportion but the thing is we won't know what these decisions(suspend NBA, no crowds etc) have had on slowing the spread and saving lives.
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OrediggerPoke wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:50 pm
Damn this could have been our year given our significant experience with empty arenas over the past few seasons.
Lmao that’s gold. Well done.
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Won't be played at all most likely now. Many schools are shutting down all sports.
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Yeah, I am expecting it to be cancelled as well. Wyoming 3A/4A Basketball and Speech and Debate state events have been cancelled. With all the conference tourneys being cancelled, and then the insurance side I don't see it being played.
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Sports???? What's that we arent gonna see for awhile
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