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Bourbon Bowl

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Why is it hard to see? MLB, MLS, NHL, NBA, NFL, NCAAF, EPL, Int'l Soccer,

all over the world - including in places hit harder than many places in the US - all took a pause, sorted out protocols, and are playing sports. Youth leagues all over the US are playing sports. If there's been a documented case of death or permanent disability to any player, coach, or support staff due to the virus, I certainly haven't heard about it. I'm not saying it isn't possible, but it's definitively more likely a plane goes down or a bus gets t-boned to injure or kill athletes on their way to and from competition than what the virus will do to them if they contract it. Coaches and support staff might be different, but they can also take precautions and/or opt out from risks that they personally find unacceptable (which is the same with any profession).

The situation now is very different than last March, where at least part of the abrupt shut downs of basketball, hockey, baseball, and soccer leagues in particular, were based on the need to signal to the general population its need to take COVID19 seriously. Now, sports offer hope that with reasonable measures, folks can operate their lives, go to jobs, provide for their families, etc. And, there's the now confirmed 99.99% survival rate for people college-aged and younger, that 0.01% belonging to very special cases with previously existing vulnerabilities not usually present in elite D1 athletes.
[Post edited by Bourbon Bowl at 11/20/2020 12:05PM]

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Posted: 11/20/2020 at 12:04PM


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