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    Default Few optimistic season can happen "in the bubble"

    Coach Few talks to Jim Meehan about playing a season "in the bubble", from Wednesday's edition of the Spokane Spokesman-Review:

    https://www.spokesman.com/stories/20...lege-season-c/

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    “If our kids could vote, it would be (to play) by 98% to 2% and those two were walk-ons or guys that were mad they’re not playing,” Calipari said. “If you talk to coaches, they want to play. Now it becomes how do we do it safely?

    “Well, we’re talking about pods. The way has been shown by the WNBA and the NBA. Before you leave campus, you’re tested. When you arrive before you play a game, you’re tested. If there are teams there and one of them has a player test positive, they’re just out of it, and whoever is left keeps playing.”
    I know these are college-aged persons who are typically more impulsive and prone to risk-taking that your average middle-ager, but I can't think of more motivation to do whatever it takes to protect yourself when your team will forfeit your game in the tournament because one of you gets sick. There will be a lot of people keeping each other accountable, I imagine.

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    This is a great article, and very positive. Few is very positive that there will be a season, and it appears that they will be using the bubble idea as it has been used by many professional teams. I'm pretty excited after reading the article.

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    I'm one of the few that is optimistic as more data comes in.
    We are on this earth to live, not to avoid death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinfoilzag View Post
    I'm one of the few that is optimistic as more data comes in.
    I am probably optimistic to a fault, but there are a lot of good reasons to feel the way you do, in my opinion.

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    Hope they keep the people around who can help to get the basketball season moving.

    Memo: NCAA to furlough its entire staff for 3-8 weeks

    https://apnews.com/667a0ead17d001842077077e273e51fd

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    Thanks for the link Zagdawg. The financial hits from Covid seem to land everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zagdawg View Post
    Hope they keep the people around who can help to get the basketball season moving.

    Memo: NCAA to furlough its entire staff for 3-8 weeks

    https://apnews.com/667a0ead17d001842077077e273e51fd
    Well, that's certainly an incentive to get a basketball season played.

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    Q1: How many games, not including the tournament, do you think will we get to see this year?

    Q2: Will the WCC have the ability to use some sort of a pod system to get a season played?
    It's peanut butter jelly time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotoriousZ View Post
    Q1: How many games, not including the tournament, do you think will we get to see this year?

    Q2: Will the WCC have the ability to use some sort of a pod system to get a season played?
    Just a guess ...

    Q 1 20-24
    Q 2 yes

    "To be continued ....."
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    Quote Originally Posted by tinfoilzag View Post
    I'm one of the few that is optimistic as more data comes in.
    I am actually more optimistic, too, about the adherence to the rules working, much more so than a month ago.

    But I do try to taper it by acknowledging that we don't know what (if anything) changes when it gets cold and kids are back in school. We know it won't help.

    But I thought there was 0% chance for a regular season, only some super huge tournament, but hearing about bubble ideas even in college is impressive and they're learning how to do them right with the NBA/NHL spending all their millions learning lessons.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
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    Wondering how the coaches, and specifically MF are with the NCAA going on furlough? Coaches and players are on the bus but NCAA leaves them out in the cold to plan and coordinate anything?
    To Fish & Game: Keep streams stocked well for Mr. Few!

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