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This league will award a championship this year
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NBA 7 7.53%
NHL 7 7.53%
MLB 31 33.33%
XFL 48 51.61%
Total: 93 votes
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Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

The NBA has suspended its season and the NHL is in the process of following suit. Since people in respective league threads are quoting stuff about other leagues, I figure a combined 'Roni thread might be worthwhile. Post your sports-relevant Coronavirus stuff in this thread if you want to talk about its effect on sports in general.

https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/s...914142033444864

https://twitter.com/SportsReUp/stat...914886220455938

https://twitter.com/BrettCyrgalis/s...141361380929540

https://twitter.com/matthewchampion...116678774423554

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Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Another skit?!



I'm disappointed NFL wasn't an option so I could cheat and be technically correct

But this thread seems kind of pointless, obviously any individual sport is going to have coronavirus discussion since seasons are being suspended unless you just want those N/V threads to die

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

It might work, it might not. We'll see.

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Another skit?!



Hand Knit posted:

It might work, it might not. We'll see.

Thanks for spilling the details of my romantic life

ThinkTank
Oct 23, 2007



All I care is if they're determining the NHL playoffs by point percentage or current standings. If it's the former I'm fine because then the Canucks can give up their 1st round pick for the Miller trade and I can stop worrying that they'll be forced to give up a lottery pick after the entire team is crippled by pneumonia.

Spoeank
Jul 16, 2003

Smile through the tears.


Smart to quarantine the corona

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



https://twitter.com/barry/status/1238149249818398721


Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

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BRING BACK CHEAP SEATS

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..


Back in the day SAS had a GDT for watching the trashy dating show NEXT. Might be time to bring that back.

SamuraiFoochs
Jan 16, 2007





Grimey Drawer

Intruder posted:

BRING BACK CHEAP SEATS

YES

THIS GUY GETS IT

Bird in a Blender
Nov 17, 2005

It's amazing what they can do with computers these days.


Time for ESPN to pick up every oddball sport out there to fill the time. Put Put Golf, Ultimate Frisbee, pool trick shots...

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

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Bird in a Blender posted:

Time for ESPN to pick up every oddball sport out there to fill the time. Put Put Golf, Ultimate Frisbee, pool trick shots...

Dude I watched so many pool trick shot competitions on espn2 back in the day

Gunjin
Apr 27, 2004

Om nom nom

Bird in a Blender posted:

Time for ESPN to pick up every oddball sport out there to fill the time. Put Put Golf, Ultimate Frisbee, pool trick shots...

No lie, if they broadcast Kabaddi I'd watch the hell out of it.

General Dog
Apr 26, 2008

One death is a tragedy, ten deaths is a statistic. Especially if it saves my job.



SEC has suspended all sports until end of march

a neat cape
Feb 22, 2007


Intruder posted:

BRING BACK STUMP THE SCHWAB

grack
Jan 10, 2012

COACH TOTORO SAY REFEREE CAN BANISH WHISTLE TO LAND OF WIND AND GHOSTS!


NHL officially suspended the season.

Bird in a Blender
Nov 17, 2005

It's amazing what they can do with computers these days.


Intruder posted:

Dude I watched so many pool trick shot competitions on espn2 back in the day

Me too! I need those tacky vests back in my life.

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

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Bird in a Blender posted:

Me too! I need those tacky vests back in my life.

It was funny watching the one guy who would jump the cue ball into his boot literally every time thinking "Hey no one can do this" and then everyone would match it because obviously you'd practice a shot you know is coming

Athanatos
Jun 7, 2006

Laser Rocket Arm


What's the NASCAR rumblings? There isn't a very long offseason they can push back into.

Slimy Hog
Apr 22, 2008





Athanatos posted:

NASCAR rumblings

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

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Ok I literally need someone to explain to me why the virus would affect nascar

Not the crowds I mean. The drivers

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

This will make sure you don't suggest to the KDz
That he should grow greens instead of crushing on MCs



Grimey Drawer

*NASCAR fan watching a sick driver*

"Coronavirus is really accelerating"

Codependent Poster
Oct 20, 2003




Intruder posted:

Ok I literally need someone to explain to me why the virus would affect nascar

Not the crowds I mean. The drivers

Probably more to do with the pit crew.

Fifty Three
Oct 29, 2007



I have (had) tickets for Pens/Rangers next Friday and Bucs opening day in a few weeks. I assume the latter isn't happening either*. Bummer.









*Which means the same number of people will be in attendance

Ginette Reno
Nov 18, 2006



Fun Shoe

Intruder posted:

Ok I literally need someone to explain to me why the virus would affect nascar

Not the crowds I mean. The drivers

They travel to get to their venues to race, presumably. That would be a risk, since traveling is not a good thing to do right now.

Duckman2008
Jan 6, 2010

TFW you see Flyers goaltending.

Grimey Drawer

Intruder posted:

Ok I literally need someone to explain to me why the virus would affect nascar

Not the crowds I mean. The drivers

I mean, every sport involves a ton of people being near these players/athletes: trainers, coaches, fans waiting to see them when they enter/exit, etc. I would imagine being a sports star at any level , just like being a celebrity, means to you have people talking to you and approaching you all day.

iospace
Jan 19, 2038




Athanatos posted:

What's the NASCAR rumblings? There isn't a very long offseason they can push back into.

No fans. TV only.

Indy is in the air, f1 who the gently caress knows

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

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Duckman2008 posted:

I mean, every sport involves a ton of people being near these players/athletes: trainers, coaches, fans waiting to see them when they enter/exit, etc. I would imagine being a sports star at any level , just like being a celebrity, means to you have people talking to you and approaching you all day.

It just doesn't seem like a lot of people to have to monitor. Like maybe 10-20? But I don't know much about nascar so I have no idea

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

This will make sure you don't suggest to the KDz
That he should grow greens instead of crushing on MCs



Grimey Drawer

I think the real issue here is that it's irresponsible for leagues to hold huge gatherings of people right now, regardless of the potential for athletes to get infected.

morestuff
Aug 2, 2008

You can't stop what's coming


It's genuinely kind of shocking they haven't canceled March Madness yet

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

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morestuff posted:

It's genuinely kind of shocking they haven't canceled March Madness yet

I thought they already committed to empty arenas though?

Popete posted:

I think the real issue here is that it's irresponsible for leagues to hold huge gatherings of people right now, regardless of the potential for athletes to get infected.

No I agree with this, I just don't know why you couldn't run the races anyway and just rely on the TV revenue and no attendees

Spoeank
Jul 16, 2003

Smile through the tears.


https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/st...163335717289984

March Madness ain't happening

grack
Jan 10, 2012

COACH TOTORO SAY REFEREE CAN BANISH WHISTLE TO LAND OF WIND AND GHOSTS!


Intruder posted:

It just doesn't seem like a lot of people to have to monitor. Like maybe 10-20? But I don't know much about nascar so I have no idea

Times that by 40 cars per race, add track employees and officials, safety personnel and media. Then add travel on top of all that.

Most ordinances are banning gatherings of 1000 or more people, and all those numbers add up real quick.

Dreylad
Jun 19, 2001


guess I'm going to rewatch the 2019 NBA Finals again

iospace
Jan 19, 2038




grack posted:

Times that by 40 cars per race, add track employees and officials, safety personnel and media. Then add travel on top of all that.

Most ordinances are banning gatherings of 1000 or more people, and all those numbers add up real quick.

Assuming 20 personnel per car (which is a tad generous), that's 800 right there, plus 200 more series, broadcast, and medical staff, should be fine. Not to mention it's not an enclosed space.

morestuff
Aug 2, 2008

You can't stop what's coming


https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/st...7704541192?s=20

It's over

Ergo Propter Hog
Jul 20, 2014





Finally e-sports chance to shine

Dreylad
Jun 19, 2001


well now the only nba basketball will be through the NBA 2K league, oh wait the game and its net code is loving trash and is basically unplayable online for tournament play

Codependent Poster
Oct 20, 2003





Now the tournament really should go on.

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Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

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Codependent Poster posted:

Now the tournament really should go on.

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