Re: You can't be serious

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Posted by 05 Devil on July 15, 20 at 19:46:05:

In Reply to: You can't be serious posted by Gilbert_Sundevil on July 15, 20 at 13:30:30:

Allow me to retort. A dumb google search says there are 73,712 NCAA football players. Let's just use it because it's a number. Assume half play, at 36,856. The death rate for NCAA athletes is unavailable, controversial, mysterious, sick, or otherwise not here. Can we use .01%? 3.6 guys die (not bad, except for that poor Punter). On the other hand, if it's .001%, then .3 guys die. RIP little 4'10" long-snapper-that-could.

Quite frankly (Ray Anderson voice), we don't know yet. This might happen. It might be .001% with some basic steps like identifying the dangerous pre-existing conditions and whatnot. That is actually what the Pac 12 has said is happening now. But it's not hard to see a wrong turn, sourced anywhere from a scientific determination (right or wrong; authoritative or not; fascist or commie), ongoing explosion in cases without the ability to "bubble" the players, or even if there is a spike in the death rate among the young.

Two things are certain. The revenue incentive to expose fans to their much harsher viral risk calculus is nonexistent. And the people who have lost someone they love to this thing say it's pretty bad.

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