Boom has a question.

Or the coaches themselves, for that matter.

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43 responses to “Boom has a question.

  1. Charles Barkley said the same about NBA, NHL, MLB, NFL yesterday on The Dan Patrick Show. Paraphrasing here but he said, “Quit asking about whether the fans will come watch. Forget it. It’s not happening. Fans aren’t going to be allowed at these games. The questions is whether it’s even safe for the players.”

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  2. Greg

    Much longer in this lockdown, there will be nothing for most to come back to…..

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    • PTC DAWG

      I feel the same way, it seems everyone is scared to be first, all trying to keep Karen on Facebook happy. …

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  3. Patrick

    He really can’t see the difference between putting 100,000 people in a building vs 400 people in a building? Glad he’s not our coach.

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    • Sanford222view

      I think his point is, if it isn’t safe for fans to be in close proximity to each other how will it be safe for the players who have to tackle and block each other.

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  4. Union Jack

    Why is anyone asking this question of him? Given the state of our country’s testing capabilities for the virus, we shouldn’t be asking if it is safe but would the testing required to make it safe a reasonable use of resources?

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    • Cojones

      If we placed as much emphasis on ramping up testing as we are now doing on “opening the economy”, we could long be down that road to recovery as has taken place in S.Korea. I don’t understand why we aren’t outraged by the lack of testing and kits not being in place for us to do the same. With any kind of cooperative effort from citizens to shelter and test, we would not be debating the return of sports, but rather enjoying them in the Fall.

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      • Macallanlover

        Good Lord man, have you killed that many brain cells over the year? If you think what happened in S Korea i will ever happen here, you have no clue what would happen in this country should tht script be followed. Worrying about the economy? You better damned sure wake up, We should al be concerned and safe, but not petrified like some damn snowflakes who cannot distinguish between a cautionary situation and a certain lethal situation. Perhaps your komrades in China could step forward and take responsibility for sitting on critical information delaying the opportunity to get in front of the testing kits and medical supplies. And your savior, Barry Sorento, should not have spent 8 years dividing this country and paid attention to what W warned him was coming. (And yes, every President and Congressional leader shares some of this blame, he just happened to be the “do-nothing but harm” American President who followed those warnings and spent his time flying around the world apologizing for all America had done to save other countries from disaster after disaster. And you sit on your sorry ass and pretend you aren’t clueless…but you are.

        Continue to sit there, others will be trying to make up for good-for-nothings like you. Shelter and test my arse. What is different for snowflake Millennials and washed out dummies who squandered their chances by sitting round and letting drugs make a wasteland of their heads. I asked before, how many more fools will act as if you know what is the best direction to take before being made to look stupid days later. Stop it, you aren’t worth the time it takes you to droll an spit such nonsense out. Go crawl in a corner and snuggle your stuffed animal. If someone had the answer at this point no one would be listening to what you are repeating from your puppet masters. How many different trails have you followed someone down at this point only to realize you needed to turn around, again, because you were made a fool of?

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  5. ATL Dawg

    I chuckle every time I read the latest news blurb about what some sports organization thinks it’s going to do. We’re looking at doing this, we’re looking at doing that, we want this, we want that, blah, blah, blah…

    Watching Greg McGarity have to give out all those refunds in a few months is going to rank right up there with the most satisfying sports experiences I’ve ever had. I might even ask if I can pick up my check in person at the Butts-Mehre Country Club.

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    • Granthams replacement

      I hope you are wrong but it would be a silver lining to watch Greg give back millions.

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    • Homerdawg20

      McGarity won’t give all that money back.
      He will offer two options:
      First, a rollover of your points to next year. With a 1.5 multiple increase (or something like that)
      Second, you can get a refund (but no bonus)

      The staff will count the odds that most will roll the money over. It’s a win for him. Bonus points to him mean nothing. He’s got the cash in hand.

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      • ATL Dawg

        They might offer the bonus points for rolling over but people have been getting wise to the fact that extra points are worthless now with the Magill Society dominating the point rankings.

        I’m still going to ask if I can pick up my check in person.

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      • Bulldog Joe

        “Your ticket money has been automatically rolled over into points.”

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  6. PCL Dawg

    You should add “Boom” to your lexicon as suggested a few days ago in the lexicon housekeeping post. It’s a good one!

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  7. Jim

    Guessing if we don’t have the season it makes it harder to fire him and he and his staff get paid at least one more year

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  8. practicaldawg

    Let me translate: Boom’s chances of being the head coach at USCe in 2021 are much higher if the 2020 season isn’t played.

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  9. Doesn’t it depend on if your coaches and players are over 65 or built like Jim Chaney. If not get out there and kick that little virus’s ass. I’m ready for some football. Healthy football players/athletes are not going to succumb to this. More football players will die of heat stroke than this virus that kills sick old people.(FYI I’m old) Humans have been whipping viruses since there have been humans. (approx 200,000 years). I suppose some of those offensive lineman might have some co-morbidity issues…read that as obesity… but I bet the school would honor their decision not to play and let them keep their scholly. If a season ticket holder wants a refund let em have it. I would be willing to bet they(the Athletic Dept) can get someone to pay for these seats by waiving the Hartman fund donations like when they expanded the stadium in 1981. Let ME choose what risk I want to assume. ME… not McGarity, Kirby, Boom, Kemp , Fauci, Trump or some councilman in Clarke Co…..ME. If you don’t want to sit next to me I bet I’ll find someone who will. Now I’ll just sit back and wait for a string of ad hominem attacks for advocating for personal choice.

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    • ATL Dawg

      OLD MAN YELLS AT COVID

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    • PTC DAWG

      I would attend a game tomorrow

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      • ATL Dawg

        Says the guy who never donates or buys season tickets.

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        • PTC DAWG

          You have no idea about my donations to UGA, or my attendance at games through the years.

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          • ATL Dawg

            You keep trying to play this game and you keep losing. You’ve admitted on several occasions that you don’t donate to the athletic department or buy season tickets. It actually comes up quite often because you like to talk about how the home schedules are fine, the bathroom/concession situations are fine, etc.

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    • Gaskilldawg

      Healthy NBA players contracted thd virus. That is what triggered the NBA to suspend the season. A player on the Kansas City Chiefs has the disease. He was healthy enough to be a starting player in the super Bowl 3 months ago.

      As to you accepting risk, the issue isn’t YOU accepting risk. Remember, as Governor Kemp said, the “game changer ” was learning that people with no symptoms yet can be infectious to others. The material risk is to others around you from YOU.
      Your bravado about deciding for yourself about being in risky settings implies that you have not been taking mitigation steps, increasing the chances you have been infected and you will not know it for the two weeks or so before symptoms show up. Meanwhile, you are going around unknowingly being infectious.

      I worry about the risk FROM you a hell of a lot more than the risk TO you.
      I will bet this isn’t the first time someone has explained this to you. The fact you post as if you didn’t know makes being around you more risky to everyone else.

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      • This is stunningly simple. We’ve flattened the curve, no hospitals are going to be overwhelmed. Quit moving the goal posts to total safety …. It appears you want them (the Feds,the State, the schools or businesses) to guarantee you will be safe. If you want to be safe from me then stay the fuck home. ( That is not meant to be an personal attack, I only curse for emphasis) In response to your NBA/NFL insight…..exactly how many of them have died? I am a fatalist, I have a motorcycle license which is rather risky behavior according to many,if not most, BUT I enjoy it and assume that risk. You clearly don’t want to assume the risk of going to a football game if you might get ill….then DON’T. Let me choose the amount of risk I’m willing to assume and I’ll be happy to let you do the same. Exactly why do you think anyone or anything has the right to tell me how to live my life ,I certainly don’t want to tell you that you HAVE to go to the game ..why in hell do you think you have the right to tell me I can’t. I just want fairness, justice and equality…now argue against that my man. The answer to my inquiry regarding current NBA/NFL player deaths from this virus is 0 ,zip, nada,goose-eggs..hole of the donut….my limited inquiry shows most of them feel fine with little or no symptoms. #youdoyouI’lldome

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          • more cases or more positive test results?….Stanford has been saying for weeks now that the actual infected rates were 50 times higher than the tests of the already sick. These additional tests are going to keep going up but this is a total non sequitur from both my original position and doesn’t mean that the infection rate is going up only the rate of DETECTION is going up.I know you know numbers well enough to understand that. People are going to keep getting sick and the percentage of those dying from it will drop precipitously. Again I’m responding to your non sequitur so I’ll stop. The topic is and what I said was…… It is a choice …I’ll go ….you don’t have to. I’ll take my 1 in a 100,000 chance I’ll die. If you don’t want to than don’t. What is the ending of “Braveheart”? Senator, your putting your libertarian card in jeopardy.

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        • Soupdawg

          If your personal choices only exposed you to the risk, your assessment would be valid. However, this virus doesn’t work that way.

          You said you had a motorcycle license. If you decide to ride home too fast and slide off the road and wrap yourself around a tree, then you accepted that risk and it only impacted you…and the tree.

          Contagious diseases are different. It more like you decide to ride the wrong way on I-75 at 90 mph. Sure, you decided to accept that risk, but now you’ve also exposed many others to a risk they didn’t choose to accept.

          Seems if your decisions/actions have a negative impact on society, society should have a say in the process (i.e. DUI laws)

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  10. W Cobb Dawg

    Looks like we’ve got plenty of immune fans that post here ready to enter the stadium. So once Boom’s concerns about player safety are addressed we’re good to go. Although something tells me the attendance will be considerably lower after the season’s first 2 weeks…

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  11. Debby Balcer

    Death rates from Covid 19 are higher for African Americans. I think he is right to be concerned. Also a much better look for recruiting than Mike Gundy.

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  12. McGarity’s rainy day fund isn’t looking so stupid now is it? 😉

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  13. spur21

    I think we will have a definitive direction in two weeks from when Kemp opened the doors. It will be one of two things – positive or negative.
    These are the numbers for Georgia on the day Kemp said go for it.

    Confirmed Cases 23,913 (subject to adjustment based on more testing)
    ICU Admissions 1,057 (pure numbers regardless of testing)
    Hospitalizations 4,681 (pure numbers regardless of testing)
    Deaths 971

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  14. Screw that ATL Dawg. Because a person does not buy season tickets or donate does not make them less of a fan or shows they love the University of Georgia less than the multi million dollar contributor. To equate money with love or passion shows how shallow you are.

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    • Gaskilldawg

      Atl wasn’t saying anyone isn’t a fan of UGA. He was pointing out that one guy who posts big about buying tickets is a person who doesn’t buy tickets.
      Therefore, the tough talk is hollow.

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      • PTC DAWG

        I haven’t bought tickets from the school in years…but I have bought a lot of tickets for UGA games…

        Y’all stay home and cower in place.

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        • ATL Dawg

          Right now you’ve paid for absolutely no tickets to Georgia football games this year. Yet here you are, right on cue, talking about how tough you are and how you want to go to a game tomorrow. Why don’t you put your money where your mouth is and go ahead and buy some tickets on Stubhub?

          That’s what I thought.

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  15. MGW

    I don’t think a college coach can say anything much different than that and maintain a shred of credibility. The topic is just plain beyond their expertise, by miles.

    They’re not doctors or economists, and they certainly don’t have crystal balls or time machines; they don’t have a clue what the lay of the land will be in August. If it isn’t safe, it isn’t happening. Or it shouldn’t be. We don’t “need” football. We want it.

    And remember, the people taking the biggest risks here would be college students. “Amateurs.” Sure they get scholarships for what they typically do, but it ain’t the NFL; they wouldn’t be getting any extra compensation for any extra risk or sacrifice they take on so we can see them compete, and so the schools and ESPN can make their budgets work, and so the rest of the people whose livelihoods depend on the games being played can still take home a paycheck, and so the rest of the economy can continue to benefit from all of that, which is substantial.

    But again, they’re unpaid amateurs. That’s the trouble with a coach or administrator “pushing” to get football back. It’s not some political thing. It’s just that they, like the rest of us, simply have no clue what the pandemic is going to look like by fall. Or tomorrow or in a year.

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    • MGW

      That being said, any coach who isn’t doing everything possible to prepare like the season is going forward as scheduled should be fired. It seems unlikely but there’s a real chance the season goes forward.

      Plan for it any way you can within the rules and without endangering your players or the people around them.

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