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2020 Season

Post by 94VegasCat » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:30 pm

How do you guys think this virus pandemic plays out, concerning the 2020 season?

Spring practices are postponed, correct?

Summer practices are: who knows.

I’ve heard speculation that non-conference games will be canceled if not the entire season. I find that very hard to believe that that is being discussed at this point.


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Re: 2020 Season

Post by TomCat88 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:45 pm

I think the key will be after they get a handle on it, will they be able to quickly snuff out any minor outbreaks. Assuming they get a handle on it this summer. However, if an outbreak happens within a team there’s a good chance that team and whoever they played recently calls it a season.

Tough to say.


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Re: 2020 Season

Post by Common Cat » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:59 pm

TomCat88 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:45 pm
I think the key will be after they get a handle on it, will they be able to quickly snuff out any minor outbreaks. Assuming they get a handle on it this summer. However, if an outbreak happens within a team there’s a good chance that team and whoever they played recently calls it a season.

Tough to say.
If we “get a handle” on it, what would differentiate the way we approach it compared to influenza or another virus? I have questions about the caution we will take going forward.


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Re: 2020 Season

Post by TomCat88 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:09 pm

Common Cat wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:59 pm
TomCat88 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:45 pm
I think the key will be after they get a handle on it, will they be able to quickly snuff out any minor outbreaks. Assuming they get a handle on it this summer. However, if an outbreak happens within a team there’s a good chance that team and whoever they played recently calls it a season.

Tough to say.
If we “get a handle” on it, what would differentiate the way we approach it compared to influenza or another virus? I have questions about the caution we will take going forward.
Yeah, tough to say, isn’t it?


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Re: 2020 Season

Post by seataccat » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:40 pm

Remember about 10 years ago when most of our team had the flu for that trip to EWU?


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Re: 2020 Season

Post by grizzh8r » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:14 pm

Holy overreaction Batman! Give this thing 3 months and it will have run it's course, just like it's doing in China right now. They are on the back side of the curve now, which is where we should be come mid-June. RELAX people, quit speculating and adding to the Hysteria...


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Re: 2020 Season

Post by 94VegasCat » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:22 pm

grizzh8r wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:14 pm
Holy overreaction Batman! Give this thing 3 months and it will have run it's course, just like it's doing in China right now. They are on the back side of the curve now, which is where we should be come mid-June. RELAX people, quit speculating and adding to the Hysteria...
I’m not overreacting to anything. Simply posed a question to see what others are thinking. To be honest, I laughed when it was suggested that football would be curtailed if not canceled.


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Re: 2020 Season

Post by TomCat88 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:54 pm

94VegasCat wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:22 pm
grizzh8r wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:14 pm
Holy overreaction Batman! Give this thing 3 months and it will have run it's course, just like it's doing in China right now. They are on the back side of the curve now, which is where we should be come mid-June. RELAX people, quit speculating and adding to the Hysteria...
I’m not overreacting to anything. Simply posed a question to see what others are thinking. To be honest, I laughed when it was suggested that football would be curtailed if not canceled.
I don’t think you were overreacting. Trump, who is possibly the most informed person in the USA, says July-August and he was about as skeptical as anyone at the beginning. Practice is supposed to start in early August. Montana is more isolated and less populated, so that might help slow the spread and intensity here, but there are games outside of Montana and that might come into play.

I didn’t think the state basketball tournaments would be stopped. So that taught me to not be sure about anything. I also learned long ago not to trust the Chinese government or it’s state run media. They didn’t inform others about their problem for who knows how long.


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Re: 2020 Season

Post by vike_king » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:22 pm

I have been wondering about how not having spring ball is going to affect football rosters. Don't coaches use spring ball to "weed out" some of the players and open roster spots in the fall?


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Re: 2020 Season

Post by FTG247365 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:50 am

vike_king wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:22 pm
I have been wondering about how not having spring ball is going to affect football rosters. Don't coaches use spring ball to "weed out" some of the players and open roster spots in the fall?
Good point, wonder if the spring practice is shifted to a condensed late spring or early summer practice. That would throw a wrench in possible summer transfers. Too many unknowns right now. Let's just hope this fall goes on as planned.



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Re: 2020 Season

Post by iaafan » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:12 am

grizzh8r wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:14 pm
Holy overreaction Batman! Give this thing 3 months and it will have run it's course, just like it's doing in China right now. They are on the back side of the curve now, which is where we should be come mid-June. RELAX people, quit speculating and adding to the Hysteria...
I don’t see anyone overreacting in this thread. Your reaction to what people are saying here is the closest thing to an overreaction.



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Re: 2020 Season

Post by iaafan » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:17 am

Fact is no one knows, so just about any speculation good or bad is in play. The worst is supposed to be over by August. But the vaccines being tested won’t have results for a year or more.



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Re: 2020 Season

Post by wbtfg » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:37 am

Our first game is against Long Island University, whose team is mostly made up of guys from the greater New York City and New Jersey areas.

That's certainly another variable to consider as they are in the epicenter of this thing.



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Re: 2020 Season

Post by bobcat99 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:26 am

No practice, very limited weight room and training...the season will have to be delayed, or there will be many injury issues.



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Re: 2020 Season

Post by Hawks86 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:45 am

bobcat99 wrote:
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No practice, very limited weight room and training...the season will have to be delayed, or there will be many injury issues.


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Re: 2020 Season

Post by aucat » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:42 am

Interesting article today in the Chronicle in which Coach Choate downplays the benefit of spring practice, especially compared to
the early drills in fall.



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Re: 2020 Season

Post by ilovethecats » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:47 am

aucat wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:42 am
Interesting article today in the Chronicle in which Coach Choate downplays the benefit of spring practice, especially compared to
the early drills in fall.
I've heard similar from coaches over the years. I would assume that if we're at the back end of this in a couple months, and the kids have all summer to work out, and fall practices, they should be relatively up to speed by the time the season starts.

This is as fascinating to me as the economic discussions regarding this virus. Peoples opinions are all over the board. Some think sports will be canceled all together for the entire year. Others seem to think that by the time August and September rolls around it will be business as usual. Going to be a very interesting few months.



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Re: 2020 Season

Post by CelticCat » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:14 am

Choate has never been a fan of spring ball.


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Re: 2020 Season

Post by bobcat99 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:27 pm

CelticCat wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:14 am
Choate has never been a fan of spring ball.
No, but he is a fan of the team being in the gym right now. Guys are gonna come in out of shape, not as strong as they should be.



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