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Jeff Welsch Says Fall Football is Toast

Post by 91catAlum » Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:54 pm

Not sure I agree yet but it's probably the football fan in me not wanting to hear it.

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Re: Jeff Welsch Says Fall Football is Toast

Post by BleedingBLue » Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:01 pm

Personally I laugh at everything Jeff says. He comes off as a blow hard and pompous ass, at least to me.



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Re: Jeff Welsch Says Fall Football is Toast

Post by catatac » Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:21 pm

BleedingBLue wrote:
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Personally I laugh at everything Jeff says. He comes off as a blow hard and pompous ass, at least to me.
Ya, agree, I had several eye roll moments reading that. The FEAR of sending your kids into this terrifying virus... give me a break. This virus kills old people, and people with weakened immune systems, period. My guess is, and this is just my opinion of course, but at least half of the people in the U.S. have already had this virus or have it right now. Protect the old people and get them isolated.


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Re: Jeff Welsch Says Fall Football is Toast

Post by wapiti » Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:42 pm

catatac wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:21 pm
BleedingBLue wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:01 pm
Personally I laugh at everything Jeff says. He comes off as a blow hard and pompous ass, at least to me.
Ya, agree, I had several eye roll moments reading that. The FEAR of sending your kids into this terrifying virus... give me a break. This virus kills old people, and people with weakened immune systems, period. My guess is, and this is just my opinion of course, but at least half of the people in the U.S. have already had this virus or have it right now. Protect the old people and get them isolated.
Spot On!!!!
and many of these older folks with a preexisting condition had a good chance of dying if they had caught the common flu instead.

Covid-19 is not worthy of the reaction it is getting.



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Re: Jeff Welsch Says Fall Football is Toast

Post by coloradocat » Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:43 pm

There's so much wrong with this article.
We probably should be ripping off the high school Band-Aid as well, though our hopes in Montana endure because our remoteness and limited population give us more confidence to keep COVID-19 at arm's length.
Didn't Montana just start forcing everyone to wear a mask because the cases were spiking? How's that remoteness working out? You can't blame it all on tourists.
For that matter, will there be on-site school at all?
Kids are already around adults and other kids all the time right now. What difference would going to school make (other than not stunting their academic/social development even more than this whole ordeal has already done)?
I'd sooner have my kids free solo El Capitan than send them into potential COVID-19 petri dishes five days a week.
See above. Have your kids been locked in the basement since March?
As such, anyone who's still an anti-masker at this point is — like the folks who once thought their rights infringed when told they couldn't bathe others in cigarette smoke indoors — on the wrong side of history.
Hyperbolic but true. History is written by the victors and that's the mask mandate people.
Maddeningly, had we done so as part of a national unified strategy from the get-go
Blame the scientists at the CDC for the mask delay, whether you think they do any good or not.
So let’s shift gears, move fall sports to the spring (March to May) a la the nation’s junior colleges
I wasn't aware that JCs play two seasons every year.
focus on how to salvage winter sports
If we're going to cancel fall sports nothing is going to change that would allow winter sports to be played on time.
Spring football comes with all sorts of complications, most notably the strain of athletes playing anywhere from 22 to 30 games within 10 months.
Wait for it...
I'm sensitive to the image of football players as interchangeable gladiators, so I'd envision special rules akin to limiting Little League pitchers' innings.
But not sensitive to the the fact that injuries often occur from overuse. Also, is the idea that each player only participates in a certain percentage of plays? Good luck getting everyone (anyone) to sign off on that.
But at least schedules could remain largely unchanged and coffers would be padded, assuming folks are ready to sit elbow to elbow in stadiums again.

It’s otherwise difficult to imagine the college sports landscape emerging intact on the other side of this virus after missing even one football season.
Translation: They have to play at some point this season so we don't lose sports forever. If it takes two seasons in less than a year so be it. There's money involved you know. These guys are gladiators, they can handle it.
In other words, spring football beats no football at all.
I disagree. If they cancel fall football they'll just have to take the loss and come back next year.

I'd be interested if there's been any polling done regarding fall sports - among players/coaches/administrators and among the general public. Do people want sports this fall considering where we are today (regardless of where you think that is)? Would they be ok with trying to cram two seasons into one year? Would they be ok if cancelling/postponing results in the elimination of the revenue sports? the non revenue sports?

It seems like the media hasn't really thought through what happens if we cancel/postpone fall sports (and then winter sports since the miracle vaccine won't be ready - at least at scale - by then). They're just focused on pushing out content.



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Re: Jeff Welsch Says Fall Football is Toast

Post by msuhunter » Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:13 pm

More libtards being libtards



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Re: Jeff Welsch Says Fall Football is Toast

Post by imacat » Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:24 pm

Personally, I don’t care what Jeff Walsh thinks or writes.



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Re: Jeff Welsch Says Fall Football is Toast

Post by imacat » Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:24 pm

Personally, I don’t care what Jeff Walsh thinks or writes.



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Re: Jeff Welsch Says Fall Football is Toast

Post by Hi-Line Bobcat » Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:42 pm

BleedingBLue wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:01 pm
Personally I laugh at everything Jeff says. He comes off as a blow hard and pompous ass, at least to me.
Totally agree with you. Jeff is a d student when it comes to journalism.

He probably is right on this one, but it was already tee’d up for him, so it’s not ground breaking,


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Re: Jeff Welsch Says Fall Football is Toast

Post by Hi-Line Bobcat » Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:44 pm

msuhunter wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:13 pm
More libtards being libtards
One step closer to socialism, this is just a stepping stone for the left.


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Re: Jeff Welsch Says Fall Football is Toast

Post by catsrback76 » Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:02 pm

Hi-Line Bobcat wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:44 pm
msuhunter wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:13 pm
More libtards being libtards
One step closer to socialism, this is just a stepping stone for the left.
:roll: , predictable!



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Re: Jeff Welsch Says Fall Football is Toast

Post by RickRund » Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:50 pm

I am 73, soon to be 74, and would go to a game next weekend. But I don't feel I am in that dangerous group.



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Re: Jeff Welsch Says Fall Football is Toast

Post by autocat » Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:03 am

80% to 85% of the country has had the virus to date, life goes on, let’s move forward with caution :coffee:



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Re: Jeff Welsch Says Fall Football is Toast

Post by thefrank1 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:11 am

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Re: Jeff Welsch Says Fall Football is Toast

Post by TomCat88 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:16 am

I still think college and prep football is doable in Montana. I think a Mostly Montana-only college football schedule can happen, if there’s a desire for it and if the numbers crunch out well. I think there are a couple out of state schools that might be safe to play.

The high school football chances are better.

All this assuming there’s an in-state drop in cases and deaths beginning by early August.


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Re: Jeff Welsch Says Fall Football is Toast

Post by catgrad05 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:33 am

TomCat88 wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:16 am
I still think college and prep football is doable in Montana. I think a Mostly Montana-only college football schedule can happen, if there’s a desire for it and if the numbers crunch out well. I think there are a couple out of state schools that might be safe to play.

The high school football chances are better.

All this assuming there’s an in-state drop in cases and deaths beginning by early August.
Have they decided if students are going back to class for high school? I know MSUN is going to have students back on campus and then push through the semester before Thanksgiving with online only finals the week after.

But it sounds like the hi line hasn’t decided on schools being open or not for kids to go to in person classes



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Re: Jeff Welsch Says Fall Football is Toast

Post by AFCAT » Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:44 am

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Did anyone else get a child in the cabinet Wayfair sent them?
No, but I’m going to order some Comet Ping Pong pizza when my check from George Soros arrives.
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Re: Jeff Welsch Says Fall Football is Toast

Post by TomCat88 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:44 am

catgrad05 wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:33 am
TomCat88 wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:16 am
I still think college and prep football is doable in Montana. I think a Mostly Montana-only college football schedule can happen, if there’s a desire for it and if the numbers crunch out well. I think there are a couple out of state schools that might be safe to play.

The high school football chances are better.

All this assuming there’s an in-state drop in cases and deaths beginning by early August.
Have they decided if students are going back to class for high school? I know MSUN is going to have students back on campus and then push through the semester before Thanksgiving with online only finals the week after.

But it sounds like the hi line hasn’t decided on schools being open or not for kids to go to in person classes
I don’t know. I think that they could still do extra-curricular activities if they aren’t open for classes. Also talk of having half full classes, which means half go one day, then the other half the next day to space out the classrooms.


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Re: Jeff Welsch Says Fall Football is Toast

Post by kwcat » Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:44 am

RickRund wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:50 pm
I am 73, soon to be 74, and would go to a game next weekend. But I don't feel I am in that dangerous group.
I was out last night until midnight and had a few beers with an old friend. He was born in 1936. He said he’s had enough of this being bottled up. He goes I don’t have much time left. So he was glad to see all the young people out and then he said I got to get busy living or get busy dying I’m not gonna hang out in between. God bless him!



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Re: Jeff Welsch Says Fall Football is Toast

Post by RickRund » Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:37 pm

kwcat wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:44 am
RickRund wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:50 pm
I am 73, soon to be 74, and would go to a game next weekend. But I don't feel I am in that dangerous group.
I was out last night until midnight and had a few beers with an old friend. He was born in 1936. He said he’s had enough of this being bottled up. He goes I don’t have much time left. So he was glad to see all the young people out and then he said I got to get busy living or get busy dying I’m not gonna hang out in between. God bless him!
Great attitude. I know in our household we DO NOT live in fear



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