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Discussion in 'West Virginia Mountaineers' started by bbwvfan, Mar 18, 2020.

  1. Mike

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    This has been a trying time, I only have two employee's left. Work is up and down, my physical year ends at the end of the month, going into February I was showing a 8k profit for the year, two months later I'm showing a 38k loss for the year. Not sure if things will pick up or not, seems like we are working harder but making less. Got many customers that own restaurants and they are hurting bad. 50% of my customers commute to northern VA and are working from home, bet their bosses figure out it will cost them less to have them work from home. Northram is an idiot. Going to be months before we get things to open up. Trying times, get stressed, no where to vent the stress, start eating, makes me feel better, now have gained 45 pounds, hurting more, depression setting in.........hate this shit. If they would at least open the casino, I could go over there and walk around. Don't have much to gamble with. but when it is your only vice it sucks.
     



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    I don’t think there will be a NC game this year if we don’t have all P5 conferences playing in the Fall.
     
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    I feel you.

    I’ve been eating more junk food and drinking way too much. I had lost 20 lbs last spring. I’ve put all of it back on. We’ve gone 2 months without getting our normal salary at work.

    My region of N.Y. was given the green light to start phase 1 of our reopening tomorrow. Don’t mean shit to me though... my business is still considered too high a risk.
     
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    The heart attacks and stroke deaths from the stress will out number the true corona deaths
     
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    We’ll likely hear from football programs this week announcing when their players will be reporting.
     
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    NCAA Council approves voluntary activities for football and basketball to begin June 1, per reports


    The NCAA Council has voted to lift a moratorium on athletic-related activities for three major sports, according to multiple reports. The vote allows for voluntary athletic activities for football and men's and women's basketball to run through the month of June. The Wednesday vote comes as states across the country are lifting their own shelter-in-place restrictions amid the global COVID-19 outbreak that halted all sports more than two months ago. The moratorium was set to expire on May 31.

    The vote paves the way for schools and conferences to allow athletes back on campus for workouts. SEC presidents are scheduled to vote Friday on whether to open their schools to athletic-related activities on June 1.
     
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    I'd say you are about right, I read somewhere the other day that the B12 and SEC are all but certain to be all in, the ACC mostly in, with the VA schools a maybe, the B10 may have a tough time with the MI, ILL, WI, MN schools maybe not opening, and the PAC pretty well bagging the season.
     
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    Its a wider lens than that....right now , Boston College, Maryland, Virginia, Va Tech, Penn State, Pitt, Ohio State, Pitt, North Carolina, NC STATE , Syracuse, Michigan , Michigan State,Rutgers, Illinois and Northwestern are at a complete standstill...
     
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    Ohio state is planning on playing ball, they have plans in place to seat 22,000 in their 104,000 seat stadium.
     
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    https://www.si.com/college/2020/05/28/california-schools-football-pac-12-mountain-west

    In fact, the Stanford football coach would like several words, with multiple media personalities, from a few different television networks. He’d like to tell them that they failed their audience, that they delivered the wrong message, that they misled everyone. He’d like to razz those who wrote sensational headlines, the ones projecting California football’s demise, predicting those in the Golden State would be left behind while the rest of the country played a fall season.

    “There’s a lot of gamesmanship that happens in the college football world that is very pointed at us out here on the West Coast, that we don’t love football, that we don’t play real football, how if we don’t do what the SEC is doing in the way the SEC is doing it, then we’re wrong,” Shaw says in an interview with Sports Illustrated on Wednesday.

    Despite conjecture to the contrary, America’s most populous state is on the path for an on-time kickoff. The latest sign came Tuesday, when Pac-12 school leaders announced that players could return to campus as soon as June 15. And while it may be a long shot for UCLA, USC, Stanford and Cal to reopen facilities by that date, most feel that a July start date isn’t just possible, but is very much expected.
     
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    SU AD Wildhack anticipating reduced football attendance

    Syracuse, N.Y. — Syracuse University is expecting and preparing for a football season with attendance limitations, athletic director John Wildhack said in an email to season-ticket holders on Thursday.

    “In regard to football season, at this time we are anticipating and planning for reduced capacity to some degree,” Wildhack wrote. “As we continue to work through these important planning processes, we believe it is best that we pause our football seat upgrade and parking process. For men’s and women’s basketball it is simply too early to tell.”

    the NCAA has approved voluntary athletic activities for Division I athletes starting June 1 and the Atlantic Coast Conference has elected not to place any restrictions on its member schools regarding those summer workouts.


    Those decisions marked the initial step back toward competition. ACC schools including Louisville and Clemson are already working to get athletes back on campus with testing and quarantine plans in place.
     
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    Saw the title for this article earlier in the week. I actually returned to work full-time last week despite NY's refusal to allow us to open with normal operations. But, this article gives a hint of what I thought might happen. While I didn't listen to Shane Lyon's recent podcast, I've read he repeatedly referred to the P5 as the Autonomous 5. To me... that is telling...

    Why we may be reaching a tipping point for the Power Five to break away from the FBS

    "I'm telling you, if you or I were going to place a bet on a stock … you could double down on the Power Five being a separate entity now within two years," said Vince Thompson, founder and CEO of MELT, an Atlanta-based sports and entertainment marketing firm.

    Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard warned of an "ice age" if the 2020 college football season isn't played. As bad as March Madness' cancellation was for schools, the shortfall was only a fraction of what football delivers: typically 80% of athletic budgets in a $6.5 billion industry.
     
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    It's just my opinion, but I honestly feel National Image and Likeness (NIL) will have minimal impact. Kids are not going to reap huge contracts with any business willing to use them in advertising. They ain't gonna make much money by showing up at birthday parties or selling their autographs. NFL players ain't making much money from compensation of jersey sales.

    So, I don't see any kind of collegiate draft coming in our near future.

    Some college sports fans are concerned the NIL will ruin collegiate sports. Again... it's JMO... but collegiate sports have been ruined for quite some time. As a life long WVU fan, I have seen the disparity of college sports since the beginning of my fanhood. In the 70's, Pitt loaded their team with 100's of players on their roster. The southern teams have been paying kids to go to their schools for as long as I've been alive. Look at the FBI investigation recently. KU, UofL, Duke, Arizona, NC State... all schools caught in the crosshairs.

    Even at our beloved school... Catlett went down that road to recruit one of his best... and ultimately his last... classes. Jonathon Hargett was interviewed from prison some years ago. His family was given something like $10K for him to choose WVU.

    The NIL will simply make things legal that have been sheltered from us for decades. When I was at WVU, players were allowed to work summer jobs. Everyone in town knew it was a farce. One of my good buddies' dad owned a coal mine outside of Morgantown. His daddy paid Oliver Luck and other players to work... or I should say... to not work... big bucks. Does anyone think the 3rd string QB on those teams got to work at his mine?
     
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    Thank you bb, I believe you are right, when you mentioned coal mines, I remembered while growing up the coal mining towns of southern WV had baseball teams and paid their top players to "work."
     
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    I think the NIL will be a big influence in college athletics in the coming years. Schools that learn to manage this program will be the ones who become powerhouses over the next decade. Every team will have one star who makes more than everyone else. We may see a 4 star guy pick WVU over an Alabama knowing that they would start out at WVU at the top of the heap. Pat White chose WVU over the SEC because he could play QB here. With the NIL he would have make a good bit of money. Playing cornerback for LSU, no so much.
    The top players will likely spread out which will be good for us. What will really make the difference is the schools that can get the money for the remainder of the team. This will be more difficult with smaller market schools. Austin Texas has enough car dealers to give every player a commercial. Not the case in Morgantown. Schools with the best boosters will be the beneficiaries.

    My 2030 Top 10

    1. USC- They had this down in the Reggie Bush Years.
    2. Texas- Count the car dealers in Austin
    3. Ohio State- These guys just won't go away
    4. Florida- The SEC darling of the largest State in the SEC
    5. Oregon- Phil Knight and Nike
    6. Maryland Under Armor will not catch Nike
    7. Florida State Top boosters
    8. Oklahoma State- Phil Pickens
    9. Tenessee- Large affluent city in the SEC
    10 WVU- Neil Brown accomplishes the impossible as coal makes a comeback
     
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