“There will be those kinds of disruptions.”

The Athletic is reporting ($$) that “three P5 conferences are considering pushing back their football championship games, if necessary, to allow space for potential makeup games to be played if there are in-season cancellations due to COVID-19.”

It’s a good idea, but what if they need to make up more than one game?

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UPDATE:  One more thing from that article…

So, what happens if selection committee members come down with COVID-19?

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24 responses to ““There will be those kinds of disruptions.”

  1. Cynical Dawg

    Conference call or Zoom. That’s an easy one.

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    • Gaskilldawg

      it is an easy one. Zoom isn’t perfect but it is fine for that purpose. Their concern is probably keeping deliberations secret. The meeting moderator can keep uninvited persons from being online but can’t guarantee that no one is in the room with a committee member but off camera.
      I don’t care, however one way or another

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  2. The committee would need to push back their selections a week, and the conference championship games would conflict with Army-Navy. All of this would change when bowl games make their selections. This seems to be impossible assuming the season gets that far.

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    • Cynical Dawg

      It’s not like the Navy-Army game ever figures into conference or national championship considerations…just a glorified exhibition game and a 3 hour informercial for the academies.

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      • That may be true, but all of the other challenges still remain. Everything gets pushed back a week. I do like that the Army-Navy game has its exclusive spot when no other CFB is being played.

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        • tiredofidsearch

          Agree 100%. Unique game in college football (a bucket list game). Given the extraordinary situation we could possibly be in around that time, I dont think anyone associated with the game would have a problem with sharing the weekend one year.

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        • Uglydawg

          Love the Army-Navy game.

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      • MGW

        Your name is appropriate.

        But you don’t go far enough. All of college football is a glorified exhibition. Life is pointless. Nothing matters.

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        • Macallanlover

          Oh, he/she has proven that many times in the past, one of its few favorable qualities is consistency and transparency. I just take pleasure thinking about its bitter, lousy existence. It makes a statement in the beginning that everyone can agree on, and was unnecessary except to give a hint of what its empty, pathetic soul is about. Then closes with a statement so stupid even many of its anti-American allies would separate themselves. The academies hardly need any commercial to attract top quality young Americans, they turn away a large number every single year. Of course folks like he/she, who lack the necessary character to begin with, don’t even bother to apply. That actually would be humorous to see the reaction to such a feeble attempt. The football game itself isn’t bad, but it simply pales compared to what is represented on the screen for those four hours. Very special event for most Americans, and all patriots.

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        • Uglydawg

          That’s easy to agree on!

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  3. Paul

    I have to agree with the Senator that a week isn’t even close to enough. Positive cases generally require 10 to 14 days of isolation. If we get through the college football season with only one week necessary to reschedule postponed games I think it might qualify as a minor miracle. My thought is it’s a lot more likely conferences agree on a minimum number of conference games played to qualify for a bowl. And it may only be five or six. Obviously the six win minimum to reach eligibility gets tossed in that scenario.

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    • Tony BarnFart

      what’s interesting is that we’re starting to move the divisional games later(see AU-UT swap)… so in theory, we could be wiped out with multiple division games left to play, making it a total shit-show.

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  4. NotMyCrossToBear

    “He also said it is possible that the CFP could require a minimum amount of games played for CFP or NY6 consideration.” As if the schools needed another monetary incentive to play when it might not be wise.

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  5. ASEF

    At this rate, we just need to relocate the season to New Zealand.

    I’m up that late anyway.

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  6. W Cobb Dawg

    “Also interesting: Hancock said the selection committee plans to meet in-person in Grapevine, TX, per usual this fall.”

    Well good. An online meeting would be too easy. I suppose no one on the committee is worried about contracting Covid during the meeting, where they are staying, traveling to/from, etc. May as well continue the same dumbassery that got us to this point. I do like the touch of using older, more susceptible, people though…

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  7. spur21

    The way things look you guys might consider finding a new hobby – season is not going to happen.

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    • sniffer

      Not in any meaningful way, I agree. I see the network’s broadcasting some Madden 2020 knockoff with coaches calling plays from a control room, players in a student lounge somewhere whooping it up when their image makes a good play, and so on. And really, how is that much different than a live game? You hit on some plays and miss on others. Tell me, at 3pm on a Saturday, would you not watch Kirby call plays against Mullen, even if its computer generated?

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    • Macallanlover

      Agree spur, but I agree with making all effort to find a way should things change enough to allow limited games. This is exactly what those employed to put on a season should doing these days. But I agree with you, the chances of seeing a single college game looks to be fading every single week. Earlier this month I said the chances were not much better than 50-50; now as we near the end of June, it is looking more like 2-1 against a full slate even showing up for the opener.

      Today, some states are, once again, shutting down on people traveling freely across their state borders. (Odd, but some of those are among the very ones who handled the opening days the worst. Some states blame travel from those states as why the virus spread so much into their states in the first place. We will never know.) That type action could easily spread, and then endangers interstate commerce and chokes supply lines, not to mention may bring on retaliation. College football, my favorite season of them all, looks very small to what we are facing throughout the country.

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      • spur21

        I’m all in on making an effort – one that is well thought out and offers more than patchwork safety measures. What I see is arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic hoping to stop the water flowing in. Wishing and hoping is not a plan.

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      • We were pretty good here until tourism opened.

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