- Apr 9, 2013
Uh...they are worried about controlling COVID and the impending labor issues.I guess I am missing something in all this apparent confusion. Are the schools thinking they can’t have teams play because the attendance circumstances is too hard to work out or is it because the teams themselves are reluctant to play because of impending virus issues?
I was under the impression that the teams for the most part were going to play to empty stands. That seems like a simple issue. You just play ball and don’t have a crowd. I am apparently missing a major part of the issues.
Then is it a Covid issue with players? Is is the players who are concerned or the staff who is concerned with the exposure of the players? Still yet is it a PR issue for the Administrators of the School about the Covid potential for the players? Other wise its a matter of whether the players want to play with another risk element to the game over and above the risk of injury. I just haven’t heard a clear cut issue from the majority of schools. It seems to be more of an issue with school administrators.Uh...they are worried about controlling COVID and the impending labor issues.
Attendance is the last thing they are concerned about.
Thanks.LT, from what I've seen it's both. There are some kids scared to play. But it's mostly that college administrators are so terrified of backlash from Twitter and the media. This has become a political issue and we know how that group leans. Unlike with the NFL, there's little to no ability to say that yes, there's some risk here but we're willing to accept that. Now you must avoid all risk or be called uncaring, a murderer, etc.
Eh. I don't think the issue is providing a 100% risk free environment. I think the issue is the players have no voice and have very little say in the matter compared to the NFL and other professional sport leagues. If there were a players union looking out for them and they were being paid then I think most would be fine with them playing. Mainly because most of us every day citizens are taking similar risks every single day when we go to work. The difference is we take the risk because we're being paid and in many cases have unions and employment clauses in line to protect us.Unlike with the NFL, there's little to no ability to say that yes, there's some risk here but we're willing to accept that. Now you must avoid all risk or be called uncaring, a murderer, etc.