Posted by mDEVIL! on August 22, 20 at 12:42:39:
In Reply to: I see it differently. We win... posted by Oside Devil on August 22, 20 at 10:15:36:
... player health, than it would be a win lose proposition. Clearly there is evidence young athletes have very low risk to Covid. Most pro sports are back with players often twice as old, at higher risk than college athletes. They are more focused on protecting fans. That said, if this is your only measure, you only win if you actually reduced deaths or other health issues by not playing. As others have stated, in that controlled environment, they might be safer & less exposed that at home or in their dorms, so even if they are at risk, they may be as much more more at risk not playing. TBD.
If looked more comprehensively, as I was, the P12 clearly loses either way. We lose financially, many $ millions, we hurt fans, we kept players who wanted to play from playing, we may lose athletes, hurt recruiting, have to lay of employees, etc etc etc. All true whether or not any athletes at all were protected from the virus by the closure.
The P12 either loses or loses worse. The SEC has a win lose scenario. If it turns out players are no worse off healthwise having played, they win because they didn't sacrifice all of those other things. It is all about risk and reward. They took a little risk (prob more legal than health), have a reward. The P12 made big sacrifice to hide in a padded room hoping they don't get sued IMO.
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