Don’t stick to sports.

Welp, in New York, Governor Cuomo saw the 500-person limit imposed on live sports in neighboring New Jersey and one-upped it.

If there are college football games held in the state of New York this fall, there won’t be any fans in attendance.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that all fall college sports in the state wouldn’t be able to have fans in attendance. The college ban follows the state’s decree earlier in July that fans wouldn’t be able to go to Buffalo Bills games in 2020 (the New York Giants and New York Jets play in New Jersey).

Meanwhile, out in New Mexico…

Shit’s gettin’ more real every day.

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23 responses to “Don’t stick to sports.

  1. SpellDawg

    The Premiere League is making it work for soccer, no fans in the stadium and weekly testing of all players are the trade-offs. It wouldn’t be hard to pipe-in fan noise for an experienced sound person. I’d prefer trying this from the jump, it’s our best hope. Start with the safest course and ease into it, rather than try to make it as much like a regular season as possible.
    https://www.premierleague.com/news/1670563

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    • That’s also professional sports. This is supposed to be amateurs who really are just playing for an education according to the NCAA.

      If they are going to play with no fans, play with no fans and no piped-in crowd noise made for TV.

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      • Derek

        It helps that cases have continued to decline there.

        They can feel relatively certain that they will have few, if any, infections among the players.

        Big difference between 1 new case per million a day (UK) and 1 new case per 5,000 a day(USA).

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      • SpellDawg

        Well, sure, but “supposed” is already virtually negated by reality. How many players sit through regular classes anymore? The higher-profile players probably couldn’t find their way from point A to B on campus outside of the athletic facilities. It wouldn’t be a big shift to make all their schooling online. The line between professional and college football is the smallest hurdle.

        If I was the decider, piped crowd noise would be broadcast over the stadium speakers and the game would be called as usual. I know opening that can of worms would lead to massive debate and issues over who controls the noise, so probably wouldn’t happen, but I’m sure the players would appreciate it.

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        • I’m just showing the hypocrisy associated with this … I have no idea why the players would care about piped in noise or Brook Whitmire on the PA system for what would amount to little more than a televised scrimmage. Having a soundtrack of the Redcoats playing on a 3rd down with piped in crowd noise seems fake and cheesy to me.

          Let’s just admit it’s about the money and the TV audience and be done with it. If we’re going to pump in crowd noise, why not let CBS show cuts of the crowd from prior games or a CGI-animated Spike Squad for the viewing audience.

          All of this is why I’m preparing to sit this season out beyond some highlights and the Senator’s blog.

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          • SpellDawg

            I understand your position, but this is not a tree falling in the woods. I will savor and celebrate every game I get to watch this fall, especially the opportunity to beat UF for the 4th year in a row. No matter how many asterisks and qualifiers anyone puts on these games, I’ll take them and whatever amount of joy comes with them.

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          • Will (the other one)

            Yeah, but there’s money at stake for the kids too: a great season could vault some of them up a round or several (especially Newman). It’s been a fiction that they were the same as other students for some time now, and I imagine most would prefer to safely play with no fans in the stands than have the season cancelled.

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  2. Escalating danger would make a good band name.

    In any other state, the regents would politely decline the governor’s request. Since neither school is relevant, who cares.

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  3. jean maxwell

    Bull Shit

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  4. Navy

    Blue state governors getting involved in election year politics.

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    • PTC DAWG

      Also, for anyone who dares to argue that the state of Georgia has been poorly handled, let’s look at a little assortment of deaths per million rate comparisons.

      New York City – 2627 (Mayor orders covid positives into nursing homes)
      New York State- 1666 (other than NYC)
      Belgium – 857
      Democrat governed US states – 681
      Italy – 579
      Sweden – 549
      United States – 422
      Georgia – 290
      Republican run US states – 217
      South Dakota- 100

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      • According to the AJC, the estimated rate of transmission in Georgia is hovering around 1, and has been close to that for months (meaning the average number of transmissions from a positive case is to 1 other person). It means Covid isn’t going away, but it isn’t getting worse either. Despite the “rise in cases,” it’s the same as it has been.

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      • SpellDawg

        NY City/State was like Pearl Harbor in WWII. Not fair to compare anything in the US since then to their experience. Even better, don’t be like Gov DeSantis and dunk on NYC when your state hasn’t a clue of what they went through. He’s looking like an absolute clown right now here in FL; I’m certain he’s grateful for Kemp sucking much of the air out of the room.

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        • If by pearl Harbor you mean poor decision making badd tactics inept leadership badd decisions arrogance… I agree

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          • SpellDawg

            No need to bring Trump into this. The obvious comparison is we were caught flat-footed by a potential enemy we should have seen coming and paid dearly for not being prepared.

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      • Derek

        Population density is an irrelevant factor for either political choices and of the spread of covid.

        I hear covid isn’t much of an issue in the middle of the gobi desert. And they call it kung flu? Whatever!

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  5. Normaltown Mike

    I’m surprised Buffalo fans aren’t grumbling more. There’s a lot of animosity between NYC culture and Buffalo, which is more a rust belt midwestern community. I’m not sure the local cops would prevent fans from going to the games

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  6. PTC DAWG

    “Rising cases” for the win…that is the new narrative…

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  7. jt10mc (the other one)

    They actually play football in New Mexico?

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  8. BuffaloSpringfield

    For What it’s Worth:
    I can understand the Premiere League with no fans. Is Rutgers in that conference ? Asking for a friend.
    While also Liverpool asked their fans to stay away during trophy presentations. I would adhere to this regulation and social distance as far away as possible.

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  9. W Cobb Dawg

    Just plain common sense. These states have some semblance of control over the virus and aren’t foolish enough to throw away the hard won gains made from shutting down and so many other drastic measures. And it gives them the option to ease up later.

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