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    NHL Season Suspended

    Just when I thought the Canucks might get into the playoffs for the first time in years.

    https://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl...ason-1.5495002


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    Totally sucks , a few Canadian teams were looking like long shot contenders. I was excited about the Canucks getting in. Hopefully the suspended season will be just long enough for key injuries to return (Markstrom)
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    No NBA, NHL, MLS, ATP ... I am sure all European Football Leagues, Formula One and MLB are next. Runs on hand sanitizer and toilet paper, flights and cruises cancelled, stock markets crashing ...

    From a sociological perspective it is going to be interesting times ahead to see how we all react ... Personally I will start to avoid large crowds and intimate personal contact, not out of fear for my own health, but to help flatten the curve of infections and protect more vulnerable friends and family.

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    One case knocks out the whole pro sports world. I wonder if there is a documented case of someone in the same physical shape as these athletes who has contracted and suffered seriously from COVID-19. They get colds and flu all the time.
    All of us now stuck at home. At least let the teams play to empty arenas to give everyone something to watch. The players must be even more pissed than the fans.
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    Totally on board with this.

    Personally entering the state of pooning celibacy untill there's a cure for this shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badbadboy View Post
    Just when I thought the Canucks might get into the playoffs for the first time in years.

    https://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl...ason-1.5495002

    Their injuries were piling up, their position was at the edge of the wild-card (and dropping) already.
    Nobody yet knows if the whole season's scrubbed, including the playoffs. But time off could be a blessing in disguise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sporting View Post
    One case knocks out the whole pro sports world. I wonder if there is a documented case of someone in the same physical shape as these athletes who has contracted and suffered seriously from COVID-19. They get colds and flu all the time.
    All of us now stuck at home. At least let the teams play to empty arenas to give everyone something to watch. The players must be even more pissed than the fans.
    I don't think the concern is about what it might do to an elite level athlete that is (by all accounts) fit and healthy - it's about spreading it to others that might not be as fit and healthy as an elite level athlete. You don't have to be a scientist to understand that in a basketball game (empty arena aside) that everyone touches the same sweaty basketball and the players certainly come into close contact with other players directly as well. Maybe the shower after the game doesn't fully disinfects a player, they go home potentially spreading it to their kid, the kid goes to school and transmits to other kids and one of those kids goes sees grandma and grandpa on the weekend. Yes, the elite level athlete will probably be okay, but they are trying to limit transmission to those in the more high risk groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlock View Post
    Their injuries were piling up, their position was at the edge of the wild-card (and dropping) already.
    Nobody yet knows if the whole season's scrubbed, including the playoffs. But time off could be a blessing in disguise.
    Agreed but they are within striking distance of a wild card spot. Team 1040 came up with some equation saying if they get 92 points, they should get in. They’re at 78 points now and have 13 games remaining. Yes I’m being optimistic as would any fan who has supported a team for 50 years.

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    How about all these overpaid athletes donate their share of their money to all the support staff that keep the arenas running, from custodial, concession, security etc who are mostly low paid wage slaves counting on this income.

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    Spanish Flu 1918 https://www.inquirer.com/health/coro...-20200311.html

    We have better medicine today

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    World will never be the same when this whole storm settles. This will affect people like 9-11 affected travelling. I hope it doesn't affect the hobby that has brought all of us here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sporting View Post
    Spanish Flu 1918 https://www.inquirer.com/health/coro...-20200311.html

    We have better medicine today
    In 1918, the world had maybe 2 billion people, mostly rural.
    In 1918, the dominant way people travelled was by train or ship, or more locally still by horse. A few urban areas had streetcars or subways. Cars and airplanes existed, but cars were not dominant, and commercial air travel didn't exist.
    Despite this, the flu virus still managed to travel around the world and kill something like 20-30 million people. (As many as WW1 did itself, perhaps more.)

    Today we have 7.5 billion, mostly in tightly-packed urban areas.
    Today, people travel faster and farther, mostly by car, or train, but the real spreader of disease is jet airlines. before a journey from Asia or Europe to North America took place in 12 days; today, from continent to continent 12 hours.
    Agencies like WHO and CDC have known & feared this sort of pandemic for decades. Militaries have response plans for biological weapons which game out scenarios just like this; that because they have designed biological weapons that would work just like COVID19 does.

    The thing we have going for us now, that 1918 did not, is that medically speaking they are much better at keeping people alive. We are better at identifying the infected, better at analyzing the virus, and better at dealing with symptoms. In 1918, it was basically "cool the patient's forehead, feed them broth, and pray."

    So we shall see how this plays out. The way it spreads exponentially, versus our ability to take the hit and survive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by take8easy View Post
    World will never be the same when this whole storm settles. This will affect people like 9-11 affected travelling. I hope it doesn't affect the hobby that has brought all of us here.
    I'm willing to bet there will be an uptick for escorts. Some pooners will need something/one to do at about 7pm

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    Hard to imagine a more ignorant douchebag than this. He coughs on the microphones and tape recorders, then rubs his hands on them.
    Some people in the audience actually thought it was funny and laughed.

    I absolutely sympathise with the thousands of low paid event staff.
    We need to re evaluate paying spoiled man-babies millions of dollars to plays childrens' games.






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    I dont care.Got sick of listening of whiney millionaires bitching to whiney billionaires two lockouts back.I did not play ice hockey as a kid.I did play football and lots of other stuff as physical exercise as a kid.For the most part I pay no attention to "sports" nor do I pay attention to "celebrities" as they just dont matter in my mindset.

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