Big Ten Only Season

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  1. headcard

    headcard Nebraska Legend
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    I’m having trouble wrapping my mind around this only conference games thing. How is it better for Nebraska to lose three home games, but still have trips to NJ and Ohio? How is it more logical for Iowa to cancel games with ISU and UNI, but still travel 700 miles to Happy Valley?
     
  2. CameronKrazie86

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    You don't have to be symptomatic to transmit the virus.
    https://www.healthline.com/health-n...om#What-we-now-know-about-asymptomatic-spread
     
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    It has to get from my body into someone else's. If it can do that through osmosis, somehow, when I am not coughing, sneezing, or breathing moistly, in someone's safe space...it is truly a wonder virus, like no other. Just stay home if you're concerned about it, or vulnerable.
     
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  4. phoenix4nu

    phoenix4nu First Team All-Big Ten
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    According to the commissioner of the B1G, it will be easier to make changes during the season if all games are within the conference.
     
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  5. SkerInCo

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    Is it really that hard for you to have a mask on for 5 minutes while you go pick up a 6 pack of beer? Or is it just your ego?
     
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  6. SkerInCo

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    LOL, it's been proven that masks have no effect on your ability to breathe. Perhaps better dental hygiene will make wearing a mask more tolerable. Laughing
     
  7. phoenix4nu

    phoenix4nu First Team All-Big Ten
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    Some people don’t like the government telling them what they can or can’t do. Maybe that’s his issue.
     
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  8. SkerInCo

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    I understand that. Seems like common sense and decency to me, oh well. Of topic.

    C ya Cincy. Sure would be nice to get 2 W's in 1 season from an Iowa home/home!
     
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  9. GBRforLife1

    GBRforLife1 Redshirt Freshman
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    Uh-huh. Reality is different than a bunch of virtue signalling sheep on the internet. Masks are counterproductive.

     
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    So I'll mark you down as "No" for that answer.
     
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  11. GBRforLife1

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    The virus kills people, less and less every day, the university does not.

    It's interesting how a certain portion of the population always tries to blame someone else.
     
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    it’s odd that in other times in our history when our society and freedom were threatened the government took away many of our freedoms and our civil liberties were constrained.

    the draft is the ultimate example - the government told young men that by law you were going to join the military, be trained, and in many cases go to a theatre where your risk of mortality is multiplied several fold above normal

    masking and social distancing are recommended world wide with little variation by public health agencies

    the anti-maskers and anti- social distancing crowd are modern day draft dodgers -
     
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  13. Husker.Wed.

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    My family has always been socially responsible.

    During WWII my grandpa never cheated on his gas ration card even though there was plenty of gasoline for the war effort. He worked to collect scrap metal and paper, which the government turned around and threw in the dump.

    In the 60s my dad dug a bomb shelter and stocked it so if the balloon went up people would survive to perpetuate the American way of life. When we did the duck and cover drills I was the first one under my desk so if the reds decided to drop nine hydrogen bombs on Omaha I'd be safe.

    In the 70s when science announced the next Ice Age was imminent we went out and bought warm clothes and kerosene heaters.

    In the 80s when it was predicted AIDS, which no one knew how it was spread would end life on Earth I stayed indoors and ended all my social relationships.

    In the 2000s when science changed their minds about the Ice Age and decided global warming would inundate coastal cities in 15 years I moved inland in SoCal, bought a Yugo and bought lots of sunscreen.

    Last February when science told be it was OK to be out and about I booked a cruise. I bought some masks, but threw them away when NIH told me they were not required. Now that science changed their minds and said masks are essential, I went out and bought some more and wear mine dutifully, even alone at home.

    Trouble is I have developed a sore elbow from patting myself on the back all these years.
     
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    Not saying I agree or disagree but the theory is that richer schools in the B1G have better anti-virus procedures in place with more testing of players/coaches than the much poorer schools which typically make up the majority of the non-conference games. Therefore eliminating non-conference games is supposed to reduce the risk to B1G players/coaches in this contact sport. You can agree or disagree but that's the logic.

    Traveling distance was not the major consideration in the decision.
     
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    We have one freaking case in my county, and several others pending. I don’t travel to Lincoln,Omaha,Or GI. I’m not scared or have some phobia about wearing a mask, just no need to.
     
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    Good for you. At least in that regard, you are like the rest of us.
     
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    So *if* there are bowl games we have to what....win 5 games? That’s going to be difficult.
     
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    Apparently if you protest for social justice in large crowds you actually decrease the spread of corona according to the media. Instead of football games we should have protests in stadiums with some organized protesters on the field. This way we get football and decrease the spread of corona at the same time.
     
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    my take is those non conference games won't have to be paid for, and not sure they would involve fans at the games yet anyway, so it helps stem additional losses by not having those games to begin with.

    I bet they draw up new schedules

    You play everyone in your division, and then a few from the other division.

    In some ways, it would make for a more exciting season if you have to play everyone in your division and if they used those results to determine the division champion.

    I have never liked that cross division w/l mattered in deciding the divisional champ.
     
  20. Dean Pope

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    When I saw pictures of the village idiots out protesting masks, I thought the same thing. We've had people drafted by the government to go to war, no choice- they had to go. And then lose their life in battle. We honor those veterans as we should. Meanwhile others can't have their personal lives inconvenienced enough to bother wearing a mask.
     
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    Then you make sure to wear your mask and social distance when flu season hits from here on out....
     
  22. Dean Pope

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    I think that the public protests have to also be part of the problem in spreading the virus, but there is a probable reason that it hasn't been as bad as feared. To get infected, experts believe you have to be close to someone for a sustained amount of time. It's called a viral load. A filled stadium would be like the protests in that people would be outside, but since you would be stuck in your seat as opposed to being able to stay on the move, in theory, being in a stadium carries more risk.
     
  23. RedCap

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    Well, I for one wear my mask in public because I think it is the smart thing to do. Period.

    Although I don't agree with the non-maskers, I do understand where some of them are coming from. It's not just the inconvenience factor for masks, it's a protest against big government/big brother always telling them what they must do and how they must behave. I feel that sentiment too but IMO not wearing masks is the wrong way (ie., not the smart way) to express that feeling. If you feel that way, vote the power hungry dictators in the government out at the ballot box. That's the way to express those sentiments.

    JMO.
     
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    bingo!!!!!
     
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    Does that also go for anyone protesting and rioting?
     
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    when you breath out you release the virus into the air. if you are inside a small space without good ventilation other people in the room can inhale it from the air. thus the recommendations of not being inside with many other people.
     
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    the government has made 1000 laws he has to obey every day. and he does. what is different about this one. it actually is one of the easiest and less expensive laws on the books
     
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    I think creating a new schedule is the way it is going to go. How they organize that I have no idea. Going to assume they put priority on division games. I saw an idea on twitter from Chazsocal. Play 12 games with just divisional opponents. So would play every team with a home and home. Then the winner of each division plays for the conf title. Honestly I would be in favor of this format as the new normal.
     
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    we all know you are joking of course. a high percentage of protesters were wearing masks. they were all outdoors. i think the schools could allow fans with a mandatory mask mandate. some others have brought up an issue with lines in bathrooms and congregating in certain areas.
    any organization will be concerned about their image if there would be a large outbreak due to an on campus event. comparing the two is ridiculous
     
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    I'm not joking, the media is reporting that if you protest for social justice your decreasing spread of corona but if you go to church or protest the lockdown you'll kill grandma and help spread grandma. Morality police is here.
     
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    I'd be ecstatic if I only had to subsidize $1200 worth of stupidity. That's a drop in the bucket compared to what I pay.
     
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    You breath moistly?
     
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    Draft dodging is the perfect analogy. Same chickenhawk mentality, make a bunch of noise but wouldn't actually do anything when your number is called and you have to put it on the line for something greater than yourself.

    We got dudes in the desert right now in uniform in 120 degree heat but waaaaa it's hooooooot under a maaaaaaask!

    They'll give you BS excuses to fill up a whole week of your time but the bottom line is you're a p***y and you know it, so you're grasping at straws to try to appear tough as a way to compensate. It's virtue signaling but for fake toughness.
     
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    A high percentage of stats are made up on the spot.
     
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    It may shock you to learn that yes, we all do, as do lots of animals. It's the reason you can see your breath when it's cold out.
     
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    :D Maybe you didn't see the interview with the Canadian Prime Minister, when he mentioned that phenomenon. He might have referred to 'speaking moistly', I guess. Anyway, something was moist, that I can tell you!
     
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    Relax bud, it's Friday. Stop taking life so seriously or you'll never get out alive.
     
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    Ah, nothing like telling a guy to relax who is already relaxed and then calling him "bud" when you're not buds. (sips lightly) That's some good 2020 internet.
     

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