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NFL/Las Vegas is considering eliminating fan attendance at the draft

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Dude, you're like the real media with a misleading subject line. 

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How about "NFL/Las Vegas is considering eliminating fan attendance at the draft"?  

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:pflag: Agree that the title is misleading.  Changed to DCat's suggestion.

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They are having it outside. They cannot keep the crowd away that will all be there gambling in casinos. etc. anyway. There are some indoor components, but I think the public thing is all outside.

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3 hours ago, DMD said:

They are having it outside. They cannot keep the crowd away that will all be there gambling in casinos. etc. anyway. There are some indoor components, but I think the public thing is all outside.

 

Great point. And things outside are so far not being heavily impacted like indoor events. I know some motorsports events (Formula One, the motorcycling equivalent MotoGP) have been cancelled, or closed to spectators. But those are very large scale international events. In MotoGP case many teams/riders are from Italy, and would not be able to race in various places if an event was held because many countries are requiring a 14 day quarantine after entering the country.

 

I'm on a sports and broadcasting forum where there has been a lot of discussion of impact on sports, and it was mentioned that the NFL may need to consider what they do for the draft. Somebody even suggested that players would not be allowed to hug or shake hands with Goodell. 

 

PS  Thanks to those who got the headline corrected, its bad enough the media does this, lets not contribute to the spread of false information. It is one reason I usually try to read or at least skim any linked story as I've found people to completely misrepresent what they linked.

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Announced at 4:30:  NCAA tourney will be in closed arenas.  

 

Millions of $$$$ lost.  Only those necessary to be there along with media and limited family attendance will be allowed.

 

Travel to continental Europe is banned per President Trump.  Wow.

 

I'm 61.  I rarely.... no ..never...   panic.

 

This has me scared.  My lungs aren't the best.

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NBA has suspended the season.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Dcat said:

NBA has suspended the season.

 

 

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Wow. :(:wacko::unsure:

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Dcat said:

Announced at 4:30:  NCAA tourney will be in closed arenas.  

 

Millions of $$$$ lost.  Only those necessary to be there along with media and limited family attendance will be allowed.

 

Travel to continental Europe is banned per President Trump.  Wow.

 

I'm 61.  I rarely.... no ..never...   panic.

 

This has me scared.  My lungs aren't the best.

 

I'm starting to get nervous too.

 

Edit: Just announced that Tom Hanks and his wife have the coronavirus.

 

 

 

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16 hours ago, Wolverines Fan said:

 

I'm starting to get nervous too.

 

Edit: Just announced that Tom Hanks and his wife have the coronavirus.

 

 

 

It's still fairly rare, and doesn't have a high mortality rate 3%-5%.  Not to sound like trump, but 8 billion on the earth, and 125,000 infectious less than 10,000 deaths.  Yes, it needs to be taken seriously,  no, it's not the worst thing to happen, just new and with uncertainty comes panic.  Look around you, everyone here is still coming to work, folks are still shopping,  the phones are still ringing and we are moving on and doing what we need to be doing.   The markets have dropped,  the wealthiest aren't nearly as wealthy,  but my house is still there, some.money still in my bank account,  and my house is still standing,  all fairly good things.  My family is still near me, my kids are safe as are my parents.  Life is a terminal disease,  and we are all still strong today,  it will pass.  Like those before this, (i livid a few blocks from where SARS, was quarantined in 2003) be safe but brave and this too, one day, will be a memory of things we have surpassed. 

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Starting to wonder what is going to be worse, the suicide rate during this hysteria heightened time or the actual death rate for Corona in the US.  

 

Just to note: Not saying concerns are bad or unwarranted (near life long Type 1 diabetic that stupidly smoked for around 25 years), but there's a line between reasonable and extreme and can't help but think maybe we have crossed it. 

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19 hours ago, Dcat said:

Announced at 4:30:  NCAA tourney will be in closed arenas.  

 

Millions of $$$$ lost.  Only those necessary to be there along with media and limited family attendance will be allowed.

 

Travel to continental Europe is banned per President Trump.  Wow.

 

I'm 61.  I rarely.... no ..never...   panic.

 

This has me scared.  My lungs aren't the best.

Is now officially canceled..... 

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The overall mortality rate may not be very high, but for people over 70 or 80 it is very high, believe it was 15% for over 80 when I saw the numbers a couple days ago.

 

If people are panicking that is on them, nobody is creating a panic for them. Those people rushing out to stores to stock up on things like TP because they hear other are doing it and fear being left out are just lemmings.

 

This is a real serious issue, not some fabricated nonsense. A bunch of sports and other things will be cancelled, life will continue. Spend some more time with family, outside, meditating, exercising, etc.  

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I saw a few days ago, the Spanish influenza killed approx 500,000 - 675,000 Americans between 1918 and 1920

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I wouldn't be as concerned about getting the virus as I would be about loosing my job, my house, retirement, etc. The economic consequences far outweigh any health risk. This won't be over till at least June/July, and that's if we are extremely lucky. 

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2 hours ago, League_Champion said:

I wouldn't be as concerned about getting the virus as I would be about loosing my job, my house, retirement, etc. The economic consequences far outweigh any health risk. This won't be over till at least June/July, and that's if we are extremely lucky. 

They just closed all the schools here for 3 weeks (starting tomorrow after class)  have to fiqure out what to do with the kids as my wife works in a hospital.   I'm the only one at work who still has school aged kids. 

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Our schools here in Bellevue (all of 3 counties in the Seattle area) just got cancelled for 6 WEEKS. Unreal. Luckily, I can work from home, as well as my wife, who has a compromised immune system, so it is actually a bit of a blessing. But geez, talk about hunkering down...this whole thing is mind boggling out of control! Worst part is there are no sports to watch while stuck at home...;)  Maybe NFL free agency will help bide the time and keep my sports fix appeased. 

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15 minutes ago, heehawks said:

Our schools here in Bellevue (all of 3 counties in the Seattle area) just got cancelled for 6 WEEKS. Unreal. Luckily, I can work from home, as well as my wife, who has a compromised immune system, so it is actually a bit of a blessing. But geez, talk about hunkering down...this whole thing is mind boggling out of control! Worst part is there are no sports to watch while stuck at home...;)  Maybe NFL free agency will help bide the time and keep my sports fix appeased. 

 

Except of course they are thinking of delaying the start of the season because basically the optics of it are bad.  I would think something running normally would be a good healthy distraction, but no lets all just focus on one depressing thing until it consumes us. :(

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Flu season typically falls sometime between the start of fall and the end of spring. For the past three decades, flu activity has peaked at some point between the months of October and February but always tapers off by April.

 

Wonder if this flu is going to follow that path?

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8 hours ago, millworkguy said:

They just closed all the schools here for 3 weeks (starting tomorrow after class)  have to fiqure out what to do with the kids as my wife works in a hospital.   I'm the only one at work who still has school aged kids. 

 

It's a bad situation. The schools here already do the E-learning once a month so it's not too bad. The kids all have Chromebooks that they take home and can school from home. I'm fortunate that my wife is a stay at home Mom, but what about Mothers who work full time? Families can't afford to loose that income. The mortgage companies don't care, they still need their money. 

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This is a no win situation. Any decision is going to be highly  scrutinized and people's personal situations will greatly influence their perspective. There are robust stats that show social distancing is the best way to deal with a pandemic. I'm hoping the numbers take a dive when the warmer weather comes. The numbers don't appear as big in the warmer climates and I hope that's a good sign.

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8 hours ago, DMD said:

 

Wonder if this flu is going to follow that path?

 

Probably, but the big difference is that we have a vaccine for the flu. We have nothing to stop this. And now we'll have to worry about it next year as well. 

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If the biggest headache one has to deal with during this crisis is missing on watching and following sports count yourself lucky. Many others are facing a two week or more quarantine, stuck on cruise ships or in a foreign land for periods, actually sick with the virus and fighting for their lives, loss of income from their job, or maybe even the end to some jobs (as some hard hit businesses will surely close). And of course anybody with retirement funds are going to take a hit. 

 

If you cannot find something else to distract yourself with in today's era of online entertainment, you're probably not trying. 

 

PS  So far health experts say there is no real way to know if things will drastically improve as it warms up, even though that is the case with the flu and other viruses. We shouldn't be hoping for that, hope is a terrible strategy. Do what you can to minimize contact and community spread. 

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2 hours ago, stevegrab said:

If the biggest headache one has to deal with during this crisis is missing on watching and following sports count yourself lucky. Many others are facing a two week or more quarantine, stuck on cruise ships or in a foreign land for periods, actually sick with the virus and fighting for their lives, loss of income from their job, or maybe even the end to some jobs (as some hard hit businesses will surely close). And of course anybody with retirement funds are going to take a hit. 

 

If you cannot find something else to distract yourself with in today's era of online entertainment, you're probably not trying. 

 

PS  So far health experts say there is no real way to know if things will drastically improve as it warms up, even though that is the case with the flu and other viruses. We shouldn't be hoping for that, hope is a terrible strategy. Do what you can to minimize contact and community spread. 

 

Agree, a lot of common sense would go a long way. It's not the Plague, if you get it your symptoms will likely be very mild. Most won't even know they have it. For the elderly it's another story. We are about 10 days behind Italy with this virus so it should really ramp up next week, peaking in about 2 weeks. Being a virus it will eventually weaken and burn itself out as all viruses do. If you are going to get it, hope that you get it in a few weeks when it's significantly weaker. We'll be back on our feet by June if all goes well, Godspeed. 

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