The Day the Sports Died

Bye bye, Miss American pie. Drove my Lexus to the nexus but the nexus was dry.
Them good ole’ boys are drinking whiskey and rye singing this will be the day that sports died. This will be the day that sports died.

Looks like this virus shit is getting very real as a couple NBA stars, Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, test positive for the Coronavirus. The NBA’s response was swift and decisive as they have suspended the NBA season immediately and indefinitely. I’d think the NHL will follow suit, and baseball probably isn’t too far behind, depending on what happens these next couple weeks.

Spring training games have been rolling merrily along, but I’d think with the travel and close quarters conditions they they deal with, someone will test positive for it. As far as the NFL goes, they got their combine in, and there’s not too much scheduled for them now anyway, so the impact should be fairly minimal. And if it came down to getting rid of the insane hype around the draft, so be it. That would actually be a blessing. Bring back the days where Pete Rozelle stands at a chalkboard and writes down who picks who and the whole thing is done in an afternoon.

As far as social distancing goes, I’m of the Charles Bukowski school of thought.

I don’t hate people, i just don’t seem to like it when they are around.

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Lifelong SF 49ers, SF Giants, and Golden State Warriors fan
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22 Responses to The Day the Sports Died

  1. Winder says:

    I am sure the baseball season will be suspended at least until June. For me that really makes me sad. I am also a little nervous about the virus since if I get it I have a good chance of not making the baseball season anyway. Many sins of the youth have caught up with me as they should have. I am more fearful of some family members and old friends. No matter what things will have to be played out. Since the ban on gatherings will probably still be in effect when the draft is supposed to happen. And since it;s just another comercial way to rake in dollars maybe it could be scheduled a little bit earlier and finish it up in just one day. very doubtful Rog would go for that though.

  2. unca_chuck says:

    That’s the kicker to all this. Healthy people who pass this around are the ones doing damage. With no tests available, who’s to know who is carrying?

  3. unca_chuck says:

    The NHL has just suspended their season as well.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    Looks like shit is gonna be quiet for a while.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    In not-too-surprising news, the 49ers shut down team facilities and the stadium until further notice.

    • Winder says:

      I guess I will have to catch up on my reading since I can only sit at my computer for so long. I have a whole stack of stuff I’ve been meaning to read. i have a feeling this situation is gonna last a lot longer than a couple of months.
      Anyway, stay well everyone.

  6. unca_chuck says:

    Pro days are also being curtailed/cancelled as well.

  7. Winder says:

    Not a whole lot going on.
    Suspended LB Aldon Smith is “in the process of applying for reinstatement.”
    Smith fell out of the league back in 2015 due to off-field issues. He was arrested last June for DUI but has been clean since. Currently on indefinite suspension, Smith’s chances of getting back in the league would be improved if the new CBA passes, which cuts back on player discipline. An impact pass rusher (47.5 career sacks) when on the field, 30-year-old Smith should have a market if he’s reinstated.

  8. Winder says:

    The NFL approved the new CBA and we will get a bunch of new changes. No more suspension for pot. Waiting to see how that turns out.

    • NJ49er says:

      Legalized marijuana
      Deal with it

      • NJ49er says:

        Curious to see what happens next.
        Do they refund your money for games not played?
        Or, do PSLs allow them to take control?
        Players get screwed for games not played?

  9. Winder says:

    i am curious to see what happens next myself. When the 1% starts to lose big money they can’t write off is when shit will start happening. They have already tried to hijack Social Security to pay for this shit which would pretty much be the end of Trump Congress and some Republican senators stopped him. Which shows not all Republicans are off the hook and up Trumps ass.

  10. 12th man says:

    Armstead signed by the Niners, 5 years 85m

    Armstead reportedly took less to stay.

    I like the signing.

  11. Berger says:

    Let’s MLB suspends the schedule for 60 days. For the SF Giants that would great. We’d have a better record if we don’t play games than if we did!

  12. 12th man says:

    This ones a head scratcher, The Athletic reporting they traded Buckner to the Colts for their #13 pick?

  13. Berger says:

    Buckner is great. He’s the one who cleans up most of Armstead’s messes. I would not like that trade.

  14. 12th man says:

    Short on money and draft capital I get, but fixing that by trading Buckner I don’t get. Best DL player they had pending Bosa repeating his first year success.

    Don’t like it at all.

    • Winder says:

      Buckner was in my mind the heart and soul of our D. Surprised they could’t figure a way to keep him.

  15. unca_chuck says:

    He would have been another high priced guy to sign next year. They got a good draft pick for him. Hate to see him go, but these are the tough choices they have to make to stay competitive down the road.

    New thread is up.

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