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    Front page story in today's New York Times is...

    Front page story in today's New York Times is about herd immunity and how, at minimum, 60% of a population needs antibodies before herd immunity can be reached, and possibly as high as 80%. The "very...
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    Sweden's situation is an absolute disaster...

    Sweden's situation is an absolute disaster compared to the other Scandinavian countries that are its neighbours. How are you so certain that they are "happier" too?
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    It is ridiculous to equate playing a round of...

    It is ridiculous to equate playing a round of golf with a game of football with fans crowded in some stands and you know it. Limit, or no, fans you suggest? No way to afford doing that.

    How do you...
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    Where are the "facts" in calling the people...

    Where are the "facts" in calling the people making the decisions "bullshit policy makers"?
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    That's not the whole picture. People under 30 can...

    That's not the whole picture. People under 30 can contract the virus and pass it along to other people who may/will/have die. LaLoche, in my province, is an example of this; workers travelling home...
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    Your suggestion is brilliant - it should be the...

    Your suggestion is brilliant - it should be the athletic departments setting policies that involve a health pandemic. The “bullshit policy makers” are among the main people to thank for the zero...
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    I’m quite familiar with Taibbi as I recently...

    I’m quite familiar with Taibbi as I recently unsubscribed from his “Useful Idiots” podcast, for the same reason that I stopped listening to Rumble. Based on the hours I’ve spent listening to him, I...
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    That’s a horseshit statement. If getting...

    That’s a horseshit statement. If getting endorsements is political sabotage, then every candidate in history is guilty of it, even those from the Rhino Party. Biden’s campaign turned 180 degrees on...
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    There's at least one champion of "herd immunity"...

    There's at least one champion of "herd immunity" on this forum. Just take a look at the utter failure that approach has yielded in Sweden to see how naive and idiotic it is. They have a death rate...
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    The traveller from China, who you are referring...

    The traveller from China, who you are referring to, actually landed on the west coast of the U.S.A. and not New York; that is why the first spike in America occurred there. Travellers allowed from...
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    That plan is a best case scenario, based on...

    That plan is a best case scenario, based on acknowledgement from the athletic departments that finances are going to be very tight and an 8 game schedule is not economically feasible for this year....
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    Both UofS and Regina announced today that they...

    Both UofS and Regina announced today that they are planning for fall term classes to be completed online. If they follow through on that I’m guessing it’s curtains for fall sports.
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    There is nothing that you can be charged with for...

    There is nothing that you can be charged with for crossing a provincial border.
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    Provincial boundaries are open. The Charter...

    Provincial boundaries are open. The Charter doesn't allow for their closure.
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    The chief athletics officer at the UofS was...

    The chief athletics officer at the UofS was interviewed on the local news yesterday evening. He stated that the conference is facing a very challenging year ahead, financially, and that was the main...
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    Right, because all major professional sports are...

    Right, because all major professional sports are going to remain on the sidelines and USports football will be the only game in town :rolleyes: The major professional sports have backloaded their...
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    As an aside, our province is now finding out just...

    As an aside, our province is now finding out just how contagious this virus is. About 3 weeks ago our province was starting to think that we had this virus largely taken care of. Since then the...
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    I’m glad that they have made contingency plans. I...

    I’m glad that they have made contingency plans. I suspect that the other conferences are well into the process of doing the same thing. I see the 5 game schedule more as a “best case scenario” than...
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    I honestly don’t know. I do know that the schools...

    I honestly don’t know. I do know that the schools typically have their own broadcast crews...ie. if you watch a UBC home game it’s usually the same two locals on the call. Whether money from CanWest...
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    You're saying this about a sport that has to...

    You're saying this about a sport that has to practically beg to get television coverage of its championship game, and are now suggesting a pay-per-view model for this league in which there is very...
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    CIS football contributes zilch toward the $12.6...

    CIS football contributes zilch toward the $12.6 billion that you’ve quoted - it’s a drain on university budgets, and it would be even worse without gate revenue.

    Vaccines are being developed all...
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    That won’t happen, let’s not pretend that it...

    That won’t happen, let’s not pretend that it will. For starters, “good quality” is a very subjective term and some webcasts would look significantly less polished than others. Secondly, there are a...
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    No gate=no games. It's not financially...

    No gate=no games. It's not financially justifiable.

    I'd be surprised if, 1 - 1.5 years from now, several USport athletic departments aren't downsized, with smaller staffs and fewer sports offered.
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    It's all good! Now that Disinfectant Don has come...

    It's all good! Now that Disinfectant Don has come up with the idea of injecting ourselves with bleach-based products, the world should be able to rid ourselves of this virus in the next few days,...
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    Which was directly preceded by me stating, "To...

    Which was directly preceded by me stating, "To give some context about the money-maker that football is," which is referencing profit. And then the dollar figures that I quoted were also specifically...
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    Bingo. The 8 Trump-loving middle America states...

    Bingo. The 8 Trump-loving middle America states that didn’t issue stay at home orders have all seen increases in cases this past week, with South Dakota, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Nebraska especially...
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    Exactly. If a person wanted to be really cynical,...

    Exactly. If a person wanted to be really cynical, you could ask the question about if the situation were reversed, would the powers that be allow football and basketball to be subsidized by tennis,...
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    You should go back and re-read the very articles...

    You should go back and re-read the very articles that you've linked, because they show that basketball does indeed bring in more profit than football at Syracuse and Kentucky, along with Duke who I...
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    In a normal year, perhaps their hoops program...

    In a normal year, perhaps their hoops program does out-earn the football team, but their men’s basketball program was a joke this year; they finished last in the ACC, had a few key injuries, and they...
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    Some schools will use this as a reason to shed...

    Some schools will use this as a reason to shed some sports altogether (Cincinnati has already dropped men's soccer). The huge hurdle that will make cancelling other sports in 2020-2021 difficult is...
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    U.S. colleges are in DEEP SHIT without fooball....

    U.S. colleges are in DEEP SHIT without fooball. Football pays the bills in college athletics. The problem starts with the athletic departments spending all of the earnings they take in annually, so...
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    You don't "send kids back to school." You re-open...

    You don't "send kids back to school." You re-open schools, and only when it's deemed safe.
    -There's a reason why the premier of my province had parents shitting down his throat for not having closed...
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    There's also the strong possiblitity of further...

    There's also the strong possiblitity of further weakening the economy by prolonging the effects of the virus because you've opened back up for business too soon.
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    It's pretty hard to equate a total number of...

    It's pretty hard to equate a total number of influenza deaths with COVID-19 deaths considering the extra measures, particularly social distancing, taking place to limit the number of fatalities from...
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    Those are reported deaths. It has already been...

    Those are reported deaths. It has already been acknowledged that the actual number is higher as most people dying outside of hospitals aren’t counted.
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    The Calgary Dino's have already been doing this...

    The Calgary Dino's have already been doing this for years.
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    Same here. Without a vaccine, it's hard for me to...

    Same here. Without a vaccine, it's hard for me to imagine that a player on a roster wouldn't contract the virus during the season. In a physical contact sport, as soon as that happens they would...
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    Right, because it's not as if over 97% percent of...

    Right, because it's not as if over 97% percent of scientists agree that climate change is a threat to our planet.
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    Regina isn’t Buettner’s home; he played CJFL ball...

    Regina isn’t Buettner’s home; he played CJFL ball there.
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    I think he may have finally ran out of chances to...

    I think he may have finally ran out of chances to prove he can reliably catch the ball.
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    Cracked/broken...whatever - it's the same impact...

    Cracked/broken...whatever - it's the same impact as far as playing football next weekend.
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    Rumour out of Calgary is that Sinagra has a...

    Rumour out of Calgary is that Sinagra has a couple of broken ribs - that’s not too surprising considering the amount of pain he seemed to be in while sitting on the bench.
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    Yesterday’s mistakes in special teams weren’t a 1...

    Yesterday’s mistakes in special teams weren’t a 1 week, isolated incident involving one player. He’s paid to coach that group. If he isn’t going to be held accountable for the performance of his unit...
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    Huskies/Dinos Hardy Cup Wrap Up

    Thank you to the graduating Huskies for all of their effort and dedication.

    You can't play that poorly and make so many mistakes on offence and special teams against good teams.
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    That is difficult to do when your own coach voted...

    That is difficult to do when your own coach voted for at least 2 of the Huskies (the unanimous selections), and likely at least a third considering that Harris calls Machibroda the best defensive...
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    CanWest Award Winners

    Big year for the Huskies:
    M.V.P./Hec Crighton nominee: RB Adam Machart - USask - Unanimous selection
    Rookie of the Year: LB Ramsey Derbas - USask - Unanimous selection
    Outstanding Lineman: DT Evan...
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    Huskies run game is equally as explosive as the...

    Huskies run game is equally as explosive as the Dinos’s pass game. Dinos’ running backs are a stronger unit than Saskatchewan’s receivers. Edge to Calgary.
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    IMO, the factors affecting attendance this season...

    IMO, the factors affecting attendance this season are (feel free to add your comments):
    -2 Saturday afternoon games - don't do this again: At least some students will attend Friday nighters, along...
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    But that doesn't square with the fall in...

    But that doesn't square with the fall in attendance on the Saturday afternoon games these last two weeks - Sasktel has televised games with a much higher attendance than these 2 Bears games.
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    The Huskies have went up against Riders games...

    The Huskies have went up against Riders games before; we're not talking a moderate drop-off in attendance - this fall in fans was huge. I don't think UofS students are big Riders fans and there were...
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