NCAA Tournament (No Fans)

FHJackets90

Well-Known Member
Feb 27, 2018
271
83
28
48
Monroe, North Carolina
Just heard on Charlotte radio that the NCAA tournament will be played with no fans in attendance. Only teams, coaches and other essential personnel will be allowed in the arenas. That's going to be weird to watch.
 

ocdavis31

Well-Known Member
Gold Member
Nov 9, 2013
2,171
1,600
113
People are idiots. It’s no more than the common flu
In 1918, the common flu (H1N1) killed between 17 million and 50 million people worldwide. Fast forward to 2014. I contracted H1N1 and spent three months in the hospital, two of those in a coma in ICU. Ventilator, feeding tube. Nothing by mouth for four months. Had to be in physical therapy for another two months to relearn to walk. That year 256 people in North Carolina died from the “common flu”.
I’m much more concerned about this Coronavirus than the common flu in spite of that experience.
It’s that uninformed approach to this public health issue that can turn it into another national disaster.
 
  • Like
Reactions: mbdfan

wncbowhunter

Well-Known Member
Dec 21, 2002
512
475
63
Most conference tournaments are now no fans.

Hopefully the NCHSAA will allow games to go on Saturday.
 

ocdavis31

Well-Known Member
Gold Member
Nov 9, 2013
2,171
1,600
113
NCAA has already announced no fans. SEC announced no fans at their tourney starting tomorrow. And the NBA just suspended its regular season. Now no spectators at the ACC tournament starting tomorrow. Even the President is begrudgingly acknowledging that it’s for real.
This is serious folks.
 
Last edited:

mbdfan

Well-Known Member
Mar 17, 2007
13,394
2,130
113
People are idiots. It’s no more than the common flu
Not true at all, ten times deadlier than the flu and twice as contagious. The people that are dying from this get an aggressive pneumonia, you don't get pneumonia from "the common flu" wake up.
 

BK13T-$

Well-Known Member
Jul 23, 2009
9,709
1,665
113
Thats not true. The common flu does give alot of ppl pneumonia.
 

mbdfan

Well-Known Member
Mar 17, 2007
13,394
2,130
113
Thats not true. The common flu does give alot of ppl pneumonia.
Bottomline this isn't like the common flu, much deadlier and more contagious. I dont pretend to be an expert on it (clearly) but all virologists have said as much.
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: BK13T-$

maybelline

Well-Known Member
Jul 10, 2005
6,145
25
48
Would not surprise me to see the NCHSAA cancel the finals. Some high school sporting events are now being cancelled. Comes down to risk versus reward.
 

Mhsneer

Well-Known Member
Nov 24, 2017
997
929
93
Not true at all, ten times deadlier than the flu and twice as contagious. The people that are dying from this get an aggressive pneumonia, you don't get pneumonia from "the common flu" wake up.
we’re all going to die
 

MHS-88

Well-Known Member
Sep 27, 2010
769
704
93
So baseball/softball games can be played tomorrow evening but no basketball Sat??? Im all for safety and health but this makes ZERO sense......
 

mbdfan

Well-Known Member
Mar 17, 2007
13,394
2,130
113
we’re all going to die
Yes we are all going to die eventually, sure. But my 87 and 94 year old grandparents may die NOW if they get this, in fact you'll see a lot of older people who seemingly had years ahead of them die from this before it's all said and done. Unlike the flu there is no vaccine or natural immunity to this, so stop comparing it to something it isnt.
 

Mhsneer

Well-Known Member
Nov 24, 2017
997
929
93
Dook ruined the tournament old folks are going to die and colleges are suspending classes. Apocalypse now
 

Illuminati704

Well-Known Member
Apr 5, 2013
614
322
63
Uhhhh, for those saying “this is just like the flu”, please log off. (Virologist) know very little about this disease. Diseases can mutate and become deadlier without warning. The government has woefully underprepared for this pandemic and yes it is a pandemic. Luckily, some hard headed politician grilled the CDC director earlier today and exposed unbeknownst to him that he had the authority to screen americans for the virus - for free, regardless of insurance coverage, and he still tried to backtrack. Some fine competent people we have running our country right now. Y’all keep buying that toilet paper though.
 
  • Like
Reactions: mbdfan

ocdavis31

Well-Known Member
Gold Member
Nov 9, 2013
2,171
1,600
113
Screening is assessing symptoms and travel history. Testing is the issue.
Apparently, one of the reasons for our country’s failure to test more, and more effectively, is that our government insisted on only using a test that had been developed in the U.S.. And the first one of those showed many false positives and false negatives. We are four or five five weeks behind where we should be because our federal government cares more about the economic and political aspects than taking whatever measures are necessary to curtail the spread of the disease. Ironically, that failure is part of what is driving the stock market and the political discussion.
 

Illuminati704

Well-Known Member
Apr 5, 2013
614
322
63
Screening is assessing symptoms and travel history. Testing is the issue.
Apparently, one of the reasons for our country’s failure to test more, and more effectively, is that our government insisted on only using a test that had been developed in the U.S.. And the first one of those showed many false positives and false negatives. We are four or five five weeks behind where we should be because our federal government cares more about the economic and political aspects than taking whatever measures are necessary to curtail the spread of the disease. Ironically, that failure is part of what is driving the stock market and the political discussion.
Ahh yes, testing. That’s actually what I meant.
 

Latest posts