Morning Free Association: Season Suspension?

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Last night, the NBA announced that it would suspend the season until further notice after a player for the Utah Jazz had symptoms of and tested positive for the novel coronavirus that has now reached pandemic status.

The NBA acted quickly once they found out the players’ status. As for the NHL, a league which shares many arenas in common with NBA teams, the league will make a decision later today.

Of course, in the last week, the NHL released some ideas about what to do during this viral spread, including teams playing without fans in the stands. The San Jose Sharks have already had to make plans to play without live fan support due to Santa Clara County’s declaration banning large gatherings for the next 3 weeks.

It’ll be interesting to see how the NHL rules on this. The regular season only has about 3 weeks remaining, with most teams having played about 68-70 games of the 82 game slate. Suspending to a later date will likely mess with other event scheduling. Suspending play for 3 weeks and starting up with the playoffs might be the better plan, albeit a money losing plan.

We’ll update here once we know.

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The NHL season has officially been suspended. No surprise. There is hope to resume.

— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) March 12, 2020

Welp

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Sports fans for the next month or so:
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Hilarious part of the sink story. Dude thought it was worth beaucoup dolares…(claimed it was worth $750)… I just happened to have the same one in the backyard because maybe I would install it on our deck… I offered it to him for $300…. I bought it for $40, probably overpaid. Ironically, it fits a little better then his did. :-D. Bwahahahahaaaaaa!

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The London Bear
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Jeez, it’s not looking good is it?

At least we’re being responsible and practising social distancing…

Satan 81's Sister
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As an introvert, I’ve been practicing social distancing for years! lol

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Quaider4ever
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BTW, by now everyone should be panicking !!!!

Quaider4ever
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I mean, wtf? Pasta is so close to 50 goals! You can’t shut down now! Besides, we want the Cup!!!!

Quaider4ever
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JoAnn is flying to Miami today. Yuck! She has to strip in the garage when she gets back, burn her clothes, and get scrubbed down like Karen Quinlan. Then I might let her back in the house!

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I remember seeing in Iraq when Saddam was still around that they would spray passengers arriving from abroad with bug spray as part of their health requirements. lol
(They were incompetent dinks)

IntentionallyWidenberg
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AAAAAGGGGGHHHHHHH!
That would be sad for him to miss that big a milestone when he’s so close.

Satan 81's Sister
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Morning all. Either play with no fans or cancel. And pay arena workers their wages as if they were working so they don’t have to worry about no pay.

Quaider4ever
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Play with no fans. What are we supposed to do while barricaded inside our homes, read a book, or something?.:-D

The London Bear
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Yes, please play all the sport – I need something to make a newspaper about!