2020 Season

Ringing the Bell on a new era of UM Football.
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Re: 2020 Season

Post by econalum » Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:36 pm

Without widespread testing to confirm very/very low risk of infection, or a highly viable vaccine comes into play quickly, it is hard to imagine normal in athletics anytime soon, a shame.

And, I think all of the sports are playing 'chicken' as to who presses forward first, professional or college.

The best bet for me is Professional golf - yawn - without a gallery of fans. And lots of fresh air.

Next? Another 'yawner' tennis. Samy same.

Without fans - NBA or NHL. But there will still be 2-3 hundred folks producing/supporting each event. Assume masks and gloves.

With fans - MLB or NFL. Mostly held outdoors with great airflow. But with significant restrictions as to attendance and seating arrangements.

We are all bored with our entertainment options. Unfortunately, sports seem to be a laggard to come back full bore.

NFL draft next week is the big deal? Yawn, but it is what it is these days.

Be safe and well.

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Re: 2020 Season

Post by Quann » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:03 pm

InnervisionsUMASS wrote: Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:33 am
Cahoonaville wrote: Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:08 pm

So, do you think we have the NFL?

It's possible, but I think it occurs without fans.
I'm trying to wrap my head around watching a big time college football game or NFL game with no fans in attendance. It is going to be an absolutely bizarre experience.

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Re: 2020 Season

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:08 pm

Quann wrote: Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:03 pm

I'm trying to wrap my head around watching a big time college football game or NFL game with no fans in attendance. It is going to be an absolutely bizarre experience.

I know, it will be very strange. Same for the players too.

For me, I'll just think of it as if I was watching a 2004 UMass Basketball game. :wink:
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Re: 2020 Season

Post by Quann » Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:40 pm

^^^
Haha, very true. Us UMass fans are used to social distancing at football and basketball games.

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Re: 2020 Season

Post by Berkman » Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:08 am

According to an article on the FB blog we have only 67 scholarship players on the team and a total of 90 - 95 players total.

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Post by m626t » Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:53 pm

^
guessing a good number of the non scholly players are preferred walk ons and others hoping to earn at least a partial ride. hope that can happen for at least some of them.
All due respect, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart, I'm gonna pass.

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Re: 2020 Season

Post by minutefanjsf » Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:14 am

m626t wrote: Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:53 pm ^
guessing a good number of the non scholly players are preferred walk ons and others hoping to earn at least a partial ride. hope that can happen for at least some of them.
Div 1 Football doesn’t have partial rides. Either full schools or none.

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Re: 2020 Season

Post by m626t » Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:32 pm

^
Good to know, thanks :oops:
All due respect, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart, I'm gonna pass.

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Re: 2020 Season

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:14 am

Some douchebag on Twitter is tweeting at prospects about not going to UMass. God I hate people.
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Re: 2020 Season

Post by Berkman » Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:13 am

You mean this is happening on TWITTER? I have not done stuff on TWITTER so how do I get on it and see the UMass stuff there?

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Re: 2020 Season

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:20 pm

InnervisionsUMASS wrote: Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:14 am Some douchebag on Twitter is tweeting at prospects about not going to UMass. God I hate people.

Direct link to his tweet. He also seems to be a big Trump fan in case anyone here wants to give him some shit about that too :lol:


https://twitter.com/BE11EVE/status/1254 ... 47745?s=20
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Re: 2020 Season

Post by km109 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:36 pm

Oops, you missed the link. On Twitter regularly and would love to have it.

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Post by 69MG » Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:16 pm

Here's a link to part of the conversation:

https://twitter.com/Innervisions33/stat ... 8273744896

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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:27 am

km109 wrote: Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:36 pm Oops, you missed the link. On Twitter regularly and would love to have it.

Sorry bout that...

https://twitter.com/BE11EVE/status/1254 ... 47745?s=20
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Re: 2020 Season

Post by eldonabe » Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:48 am

InnervisionsUMASS wrote: Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:08 pm
Quann wrote: Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:03 pm

I'm trying to wrap my head around watching a big time college football game or NFL game with no fans in attendance. It is going to be an absolutely bizarre experience.

I know, it will be very strange. Same for the players too.

For me, I'll just think of it as if I was watching a 2004 UMass Basketball game. :wink:

That's funny but 2015-2016 attendance was worse by 500 per game........ and 2016-2017 was worse by even more.

Who was in charge then...... ????? :wink:
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