Yes each team, pro and college, should be doing something like this. We went to our son’s house in a local small town for the fireworks Saturday- good job of social distancing (except for the tight long lines at the funnel cake truck), but less than 5% wearing masks at the crowd, none, except for us and the employees, at the Casey’s general store. The denial is strong in the Base. We can see the results of people following propaganda in the huge outbreaks in the red areas of the country( due to the downplaying of or ignoring the situation by their “news” sources)
Given that Cornavirus seems to be out of control once again (and even more out of control that when this first started) I’m not convinced we are going to see any sports in the fall and possibly any school in the fall. We have failed miserably as a country in getting this pandemic under control. Some states are already pausing their reopening plans and it wouldn’t surprise me if lockdowns resume once again. American arrogance - as in don’t tell me what to do - has caused this problem. We have nobody to blame but ourselves for the outcomes.
Reminds me of when Louisiana really had hot spots in the state, the Governor has to bring in football coach Ed Orgeron of the national champion LSU Tigers to open the presser to tell people to take the virus seriously.
It is amazing to see the pull College football has in SEC country. NCAA and SEC pushing Mississippi to change the flag. Mississippi State player refusing to play until the state changes the flag. Alabama with these adds.
College football is a huge aspect of life down there.
- Bruce( no not him) - Monday, Jun 29, 20 @ 9:40 am:
this is why,until a viable mandated vaccine is developed, we are only delaying the inevitable. 1,000,000 plus taggers don’t drink with masks on.
- TheInvisibleMan - Monday, Jun 29, 20 @ 10:02 am:
As a country we’ve seemingly been busy priming the pump for a historical and horrible outbreak this fall. At this point we are just moving around the chairs on the titanic.
At the start of this year we had “just 15 cases”. In just 4 months, almost 130k people have died.
Now, we have a primed ‘pool’ of infection in the tens of thousands, at best. Likely much more than that.
When winter comes, this country is going to see something it never has seen before.
By this time next year, I’m almost certain the death count will be in the millions.
I’m starting to plan for the impacts of this now. Because at this point it is clear there is a large thread of ignorance winding through the fabric of this country, that is going to have fatal consequences.