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No March Madness: NCAA cancels national championship tournaments

I didn't make this either. I cut and pasted it from their website. These poor kids they rule over and their employee minions who won't have a job in a few weeks :( However the 9 figure bosses will be fine. No problems at all.

March 13, 2020 at 1:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

No March Madness: NCAA cancels national championship tournaments

A re-post I wrote on a different story:

I would love, love, love to see college seniors and grad transfers across the board, not just college basketball, but all men's and women's sports, who's future professional career could be severely damaged (Dok, anyone?) by the NCAA to LAWYER UP. I don't mind pro sports cancelling. Players are still getting paid. NCAA has deep pockets, but won't pay players and a couple individuals can't stop them. But with the hit they are taking for canceling sports instead of the more reasonable option they had planned (no spectators) and with several thousand athletes suing for damages to their potential careers, this might just be what can destroy the NCAA.

There were a hundred different ways to handle this situation (The current U.S. situation: less than 2,000 people sick from CoronaV, and a number of deaths that are DWARFED by, oh lets just pull one out of a hat and say, teen suicides) other than just cancelling everything (which is a very black and white decision, forget about grey area). Hypothetical theory #1 of an endless supply of more reasonable solutions could be such as: temporary postponement, with empty stands, with athletes and workers verified "clean", etc, etc. The possible scenarios are vast in the gray area of life. Nothing in life is just black or white, one extreme or the complete opposite extreme.

No class action lawsuit either and no "settling", everyone has to sue individually. This just might, ultimately, lead to what we all really want: to cripple the NCAA. Through media shoveling fear, social media used as "accurate news", political tripe and overall hate, irrational mass hysteria, and a little tiny life form who reminds us of one of our favorite Hispanic beers, we all might have found the greatest cure for one of the worst diseases of the 20th and 21st centuries, the NCAA.

March 12, 2020 at 5:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU says all home and away athletic events canceled indefinitely

I would love, love, love to see college seniors and grad transfers across the board, not just college basketball, but all men's and women's sports, who's future professional career could be severely damaged (Dok, anyone?) by the NCAA to LAWYER UP. I don't mind pro sports cancelling. Players are still getting paid. NCAA has deep pockets, but won't pay players and a couple individuals can't stop them. But with the hit they are taking for canceling sports instead of the more reasonable option they had planned (no spectators) and with several thousand athletes suing for damages to their potential careers, this might just be what can destroy the NCAA.

There were a hundred different ways to handle this situation (The current U.S. situation: less than 2,000 people sick from CoronaV, and a number of deaths that are DWARFED by, oh lets just pull one out of a hat and say, teen suicides) other than just cancelling everything (which is a very black and white decision, forget about grey area). Hypothetical theory #1 of an endless supply of more reasonable solutions could be such as: temporary postponement, with empty stands, with athletes and workers verified "clean", etc, etc. The possible scenarios are vast in the gray area of life. Nothing in life is just black or white, one extreme or the complete opposite extreme.

No class action lawsuit either and no "settling", everyone has to sue individually. This just might, ultimately, lead to what we all really want: to cripple the NCAA. Through media shoveling fear, social media used as "accurate news", political tripe and overall hate, irrational mass hysteria, and a little tiny life form who reminds us of one of our favorite Hispanic beers, we all might have found the greatest cure for one of the worst diseases of the 20th and 21st centuries, the NCAA.

March 12, 2020 at 5:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Big 12, other conferences cancel basketball tournaments

So what I'm saying here is it's the damn flu with a new name. Media, political, mob mentality induced irrational paranoia.

March 12, 2020 at 11:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Big 12, other conferences cancel basketball tournaments

But again, based on what we know about this virus, we do not expect most people to develop serious illness. Reports out of China that looked at more than 70,000 COVID-19 patients found that about 80% of illness had — was mild and people recovered. 15 to 20% developed serious illness. Let’s talk about who those people are. So far it seems like it’s not children. Of the 70,000 cases, only about 2% were in people younger than 19. This seems to be a disease that affects adults. And most seriously older adults. Starting at age 60, there is an increasing risk of disease and the risk increases with age. The highest risk of serious illness and death is in people older than 80 years. People with serious underlying health conditions also are more likely to develop serious outcomes including death. The people who are at greatest risk are those older and who also have serious long-term health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, or lung disease.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/20...

March 12, 2020 at 11:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Big 12, other conferences cancel basketball tournaments

This is out of intellectual control and mob panic has set in. .00003% of the us population has acquired this disease. The only real risks are to people who are already susceptible to other illnesses. People have lost their GD mind. BTW, lets not mention the 50,000 Americans who die of the flu every year.

March 12, 2020 at 11:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Is a Romeo Langford decision coming by the end of the month?

Oh man my head is spinning with the thought of so many transfers and so many frequent flyer miles...

April 2, 2018 at 6:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Is a Romeo Langford decision coming by the end of the month?

I should have mentioned this is a scenario where Newman, Vick, and Dok return next year. There's a whole new scenario if current players do go pro.

April 2, 2018 at 3:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Is a Romeo Langford decision coming by the end of the month?

The early departures could possibly be Sam Cunliffe and/or Mitch Lightfoot and/or Marcus Garrett. If the transfers and incoming freshmen are as good as advertised, I don't expect these 3 players will see much court time. Will they have patience and character or will they join the nearly 1,000 other D1 transfers this off-season?

April 2, 2018 at 3:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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