OT NBA season suspended & NCAA cancelling all sports for coronavirus

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  1. twobullz

    twobullz Well-Known Member

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    So a question for the people who know the contacts better then I do. So if the Blazers don't end up playing any more games this year, that means they would have played 80% of their regular season games. Does that mean the players only will be able to collect 80% of their salary? is it a annual salary, or is it per game?
     
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    I am ok with suspending the season because of the unknown about this virus. But when I hear things like "if we can save one life it is worth it" .........I can't help but wonder about other daily deadly activities. I mean we have lost around 90 people a day to traffic accidents for decades. Should driving cars be eliminated? Of course not, but you would think we would do something to try to stop it. But we never do.
     
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    Didn't say it was media driven. Was comparing this versus H1N1 and the difference in how it is being reported and the level of hysteria versus back then. Also, I'm Italian and just had a huge trip to Italy cancelled. I'm very well aware of what's going on there with family and friends.
     
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    Well, we have traffic laws, to help save lives, we have created safer cars to help save lives, weve learned how to use camera’s and AI to help alert drivers of dangers and things they may not see, so I think we have done things to make driving and vehicles safer.

    So I get it, there are dangers and risks to our lives simply by being alive. We can never take out that risk, and we cant just live in a bubble. There will be risks to going to a concert or an event, yesterday, today and tomorrow.

    I truly don’t know what to think about this whole situation, I have a lot of thoughts many are conflicted, but if experts think slowing down events and such for a short time will help to control the virus and spread its out break into something manageable then I think its wise to listen.
     
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    That Grizz flight today was to Portland.
     
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    I've been saying for years that all CJ cares is money
     
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    yet again i see this bandied about. it is a false equivalence. car accidents are unforeseen events. acquiring this virus... is not-- it has actually been very traceable and can be controlled.

    we live with this inconvenience for a few months, fine. it will save lives.
     
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    CJ's tweet was reasonable and measured. Suggesting that players take the time to do something productive seems like a strange thing to turn into "what's wrong with the modern athlete."
     
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    I am fine with the current inconvenience. But I do not agree that 90 traffic deaths a day are acceptable. We can do a better job of controlling it. The traffic laws are useless.
     
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    Forgive my ignorance, but what's a talion?

    I found this on the web but I'm guessing that was not what you were wanting to convey?

    Talion
    A giant cuckold who cannot manage a team properly.
    It can also be used as a term for someone with an erectile dysfunction

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    Oregon just banned gatherings of 250 or more people.

    Edit: For 4 weeks.
     
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    You are hilarious.
     
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    There's always a silver lining, isn't there? :cheers:
     
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    you need to apply critical context. The mortality rate of the 2009 swine flue (H1N1) was 0.02%. There were well over a billion people infected

    the mortality rate of covid-19 is around 3% currently. If say 200 million are infected worldwide, the death toll could be 2-6 million. That's why the media is focusing on it....the virus appears to spread easier than the flu and is exponentially more deadly
     
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    I know for the MLB they do 1/162nd of their salary. So if the season gets cancelled they dont get paid.

    Here... most likely the same thing, but I don't know for certain.
     
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    the youngest person to die in Italy was 55 with chronic issues.

    let’s not act like the mortality rate is the same across the board

    odds are, for most people, it’s the flu.
     
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    HCP said they get paid unless lockout.


    Seems like others determined CJ was an asshole for talking about money when they’ll “still get paid.”

    It appears the working theory is that they’ll get paid.

    not sure where this theory came about and can’t imagine owners would go along with this. Loss of revenue, refunds, and handing out cash for no games?

    last I heard they got “game checks” so, not sure.
     

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