- Aug 26, 2011
No one can keep everyone safe. People die. Horrible to say. But it’s a fact. Kids die of heat stroke during practices. Kids get in car accidents. Kids do stupid things with unforgiving results.im sure that argument was brought/used and dismissed for some reason, whether it be that they actually can test, or for a different reason. That will be dependent on each school/district and their specific situation.
I am very glad sports are returning at the professional and college level because I love my teams and my entertainment. That said I think it’s pretty clear the majority of the decisions being made regarding sports are monetarily driven and not because the “powers that be” feel that they can keep everyone safe beyond a shadow of a doubt.
i hope everyone is fine and nothing goes wrong. I’m just very concerned about what the reaction will be if a kid catches this thing and dies as a result of it. But fingers crossed that it doesn’t happen and we never have to find out
I agree that safety of all the students and athletes should be the top priority. But it’s foolish to think that 100% safety in any venture is the expectation.
I’ve been saying from the beginning that I do not expect there to be a season. I’m still holding to that. I think everyone will get too concerned. Players won’t want to play. Testing will expose cases - even if those cases are without symptoms. But I may be wrong.
I agree with you that money is a driving force here. Maybe THE driving force. But I think many kids want to play too. (And fans want to watch.) That would allow people to feel “normal” inasmuch as normal is possible.