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College Football Random Thought of the Day

JB

Old Curmudgeon
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Since this is the most recent random thought thread in this forum i could make and I can't merge all 3, i thought i would post this humerous tidbit here...

Watching Texas signing day, I find it hilarious that Tom Herman is talking about the importance of loyalty and trust between coach and recruit. TH is purely politician
 

CloakNNNdagger

Hall of Fame
Didn't have a straight forward thread to place this in........if MODs find one, feel free to move.

Things are getting more and more gimmicky............next year, suggest the draftees drop onto the stage with parachutes marked with team colors..........

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CloakNNNdagger

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I've heard of false negatives, is there such a thing as false positives?
There are a lot of variable factors that go into false negative and false positive COVID viral swab tests. But the basic accepted numbers are 33% false negatives and 5% false positives.
 
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CloakNNNdagger

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:hankpalm:

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Ohio State requires players to sign coronavirus waiver for voluntary workouts
June 14, 2020, 8:26 PM EDT

The corona charlatans will shout that young people have nothing at all to worry about when it comes to the virus that has killed more than 100,000 Americans this year. But those who potentially would be sued for exposing young people to a virus that in theory could make them seriously ill or worse would prefer not to worry about being sued, in the event the corona charlatans are wrong.

At Ohio State, players participating in voluntary football workouts had to sign a document assuming the risk of catching COVID-19.

Via the Columbus Dispatch, players had to sign a two-page document containing a “pledge to take responsibility for my own health and help stop the spread of the COVID-19.” The document also states that “although the university is following the coronavirus guidelines issued by the CDC and other experts to reduce the spread of infection, I can never be completely shielded from all risk of illness caused by COVID-19 or other infections.”

Refusal to sign the document supposedly won’t affect the scholarship status of players. But, obviously, if players refuse to sign and in turn can’t participate in voluntary workouts, someone else who does sign and participate could begin to make the kind of impression that could cause the scholarship player to begin to fall out of favor.

It’s one thing for a professional football team to foist the risks of the virus onto players who are showing up and participating in workouts that lead to a football season entailing significant compensation. College football players don’t get paid, and now they’re being asked (at least in Columbus) to assume the full risk of showing up and participating in workouts aimed at helping them, and in turn the football program, perform better in the fall.
 

CloakNNNdagger

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This is becoming an increasingly wide-spread college occurrence.

Kansas State’s football team has shut down its workouts after 14 players tested positive for COVID-19.
 

CloakNNNdagger

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:hankpalm:

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Ohio State requires players to sign coronavirus waiver for voluntary workouts
June 14, 2020, 8:26 PM EDT

The corona charlatans will shout that young people have nothing at all to worry about when it comes to the virus that has killed more than 100,000 Americans this year. But those who potentially would be sued for exposing young people to a virus that in theory could make them seriously ill or worse would prefer not to worry about being sued, in the event the corona charlatans are wrong.

At Ohio State, players participating in voluntary football workouts had to sign a document assuming the risk of catching COVID-19.

Via the Columbus Dispatch, players had to sign a two-page document containing a “pledge to take responsibility for my own health and help stop the spread of the COVID-19.” The document also states that “although the university is following the coronavirus guidelines issued by the CDC and other experts to reduce the spread of infection, I can never be completely shielded from all risk of illness caused by COVID-19 or other infections.”

Refusal to sign the document supposedly won’t affect the scholarship status of players. But, obviously, if players refuse to sign and in turn can’t participate in voluntary workouts, someone else who does sign and participate could begin to make the kind of impression that could cause the scholarship player to begin to fall out of favor.

It’s one thing for a professional football team to foist the risks of the virus onto players who are showing up and participating in workouts that lead to a football season entailing significant compensation. College football players don’t get paid, and now they’re being asked (at least in Columbus) to assume the full risk of showing up and participating in workouts aimed at helping them, and in turn the football program, perform better in the fall.
These waivers under contract law will not hold up in court, no more that signing an operative consent form prior to surgery precludes a patient from successfully suing a surgeon for a poor outcome. And the implications of the scenarios of liability go beyond this. For example, the waivers only apply to people who sign them, not to family members who catch it from someone who signed it. The waivers will not wipe out the responsibility of the "employer" to ensure a safe work environment...........and there will always be circumstances where the environment will make it impossible to adhere to the rules set up for the player signing the waiver. This is just another mess in the making.
 

IDEXAN

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The Big Ten will play conference-only schedules in all fall sports, including football, should the league be able to participate in athletic events in the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the conference announced Thursday.

As the first member of the Bowl Subdivision to take such a step, the Big Ten’s move could portend similar changes across the highest level of college sports given the continued uncertainty caused by COVID-19.

“We are facing uncertain and unprecedented times, and the health, safety and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches, game officials, and others associated with our sports programs and campuses remain our number one priority,” the conference said in a statement.
***https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/college/2020/07/09/big-ten-football-reduces-season-schedule-only-conference-games/5408329002/
 

Texecutioner

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:hankpalm:

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Ohio State requires players to sign coronavirus waiver for voluntary workouts
June 14, 2020, 8:26 PM EDT

The corona charlatans will shout that young people have nothing at all to worry about when it comes to the virus that has killed more than 100,000 Americans this year. But those who potentially would be sued for exposing young people to a virus that in theory could make them seriously ill or worse would prefer not to worry about being sued, in the event the corona charlatans are wrong.e pal

At Ohio State, players participating in voluntary football workouts had to sign a document assuming the risk of catching COVID-19.

Via the Columbus Dispatch, players had to sign a two-page document containing a “pledge to take responsibility for my own health and help stop the spread of the COVID-19.” The document also states that “although the university is following the coronavirus guidelines issued by the CDC and other experts to reduce the spread of infection, I can never be completely shielded from all risk of illness caused by COVID-19 or other infections.”

Refusal to sign the document supposedly won’t affect the scholarship status of players. But, obviously, if players refuse to sign and in turn can’t participate in voluntary workouts, someone else who does sign and participate could begin to make the kind of impression that could cause the scholarship player to begin to fall out of favor.

It’s one thing for a professional football team to foist the risks of the virus onto players who are showing up and participating in workouts that lead to a football season entailing significant compensation. College football players don’t get paid, and now they’re being asked (at least in Columbus) to assume the full risk of showing up and participating in workouts aimed at helping them, and in turn the football program, perform better in the fall.
If the players don't want to participate it is understandable, but they should have their scholarships stripped then.

They are only getting one for their participation in the football program. If they don't feel like it is safe for them to show up and participate, then why are they getting a scholarship? It should be voided and then can come back a year or so later to try to make the team as a walk on or if their skill set still demands a scholarship.
 

Lucky

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They are only getting one for their participation in the football program. If they don't feel like it is safe for them to show up and participate, then why are they getting a scholarship? It should be voided and then can come back a year or so later to try to make the team as a walk on or if their skill set still demands a scholarship.
This seems like a good time for college players to finally unionize.
 


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