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In Germany the plan of starting the Bundesliga (soccer league and the main sports thing here) in middle of May comes more and more alive. Event though this idea is not backed up from the people in germany the DFL want to proceed with the plan to play the games in stadiums without spectators and considering these following points:

 

  • All players are tested on CoVid-19 at least once a week. These tests cost the teams of the 1st and 2nd Bundesliga a total of 2.5 million euros.
  • Clubs must adhere to strict and very specifically formulated hygiene and precautionary measures in the stadium and on the training ground. To this end, each club must appoint a hygiene officer
  • Personalized beverage bottles
  • Temperature control when entering the training area
  • Only every second or third seat should be used on the coach benches
  • No player escort children, no mascots
  • No handshake, no team photos
  • max around 300 people around a game (max 98 inside of the stadium, max 115 grandstand areas including functional rooms, max 109 Stadium outdoor area including TV compound)

 

This whole plan is only possible because there is obviously overcapacity in federal Germany, which is not efficiently distributed to all regions. According to a survey among laboratories, more than 400,000 tests in Germany were not used last week alone.

The politicians getting more and more used to the idea of starting the league so Germany could become the first country to restart a big sports league. Maybe that is a sign and possibility for other leagues as well.

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On 5/4/2020 at 2:25 AM, dorwell said:

In Germany the plan of starting the Bundesliga (soccer league and the main sports thing here) in middle of May comes more and more alive. Event though this idea is not backed up from the people in germany the DFL want to proceed with the plan to play the games in stadiums without spectators and considering these following points:

 

  • All players are tested on CoVid-19 at least once a week. These tests cost the teams of the 1st and 2nd Bundesliga a total of 2.5 million euros.
  • Clubs must adhere to strict and very specifically formulated hygiene and precautionary measures in the stadium and on the training ground. To this end, each club must appoint a hygiene officer
  • Personalized beverage bottles
  • Temperature control when entering the training area
  • Only every second or third seat should be used on the coach benches
  • No player escort children, no mascots
  • No handshake, no team photos
  • max around 300 people around a game (max 98 inside of the stadium, max 115 grandstand areas including functional rooms, max 109 Stadium outdoor area including TV compound)

 

This whole plan is only possible because there is obviously overcapacity in federal Germany, which is not efficiently distributed to all regions. According to a survey among laboratories, more than 400,000 tests in Germany were not used last week alone.

The politicians getting more and more used to the idea of starting the league so Germany could become the first country to restart a big sports league. Maybe that is a sign and possibility for other leagues as well.

Is there fantasy Bundesliga? 🤔

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Unfortunately not. For soccer over here they use a stupid system where the value of each week and player is based on grades from different journalists.

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Looks like basketball will be back at the end of July. Not sure about fantasy but at least it'll be nice to have games again.

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There have been too many people testing positive in all sports and experts are saying we are still in the first wave. Remember, they said earlier this year there will be two waves with the second one being worse so if we are still in the first....

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On 3/2/2020 at 3:26 AM, alexstr said:

 

OK, lets talk next week when you've forgotten about COVID and crying about grain fed beef being the next plague.  See ya then

 

Just read the first comments of this thread. How things have changed LOL

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Are there any websites offering NBA Restart leagues?

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On 7/8/2020 at 9:25 AM, Johnnyapplebot said:

There have been too many people testing positive in all sports and experts are saying we are still in the first wave. Remember, they said earlier this year there will be two waves with the second one being worse so if we are still in the first....

What experts? Most have been wrong

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I miss b-ball and I respect the attempt at restarting, but I will be shocked if they are able to finish the season.

If people can leave the bubble and come back in each day (like the people working at Disney for example), then it ain’t a bubble.

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8 hours ago, Tekno Team 2000 said:

I miss b-ball and I respect the attempt at restarting, but I will be shocked if they are able to finish the season.

If people can leave the bubble and come back in each day (like the people working at Disney for example), then it ain’t a bubble.

Why won't they be able to finish?

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Imagine scenario: team A and team B ate in playoff series and multiple players from one or both teams are tested positive.

 

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3 hours ago, Gile Pile said:

Imagine scenario: team A and team B ate in playoff series and multiple players from one or both teams are tested positive.

 

And?

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6 hours ago, Gile Pile said:

Imagine scenario: team A and team B ate in playoff series and multiple players from one or both teams are tested positive.

 

 

2 hours ago, taker35h said:

And?

 

17 hours ago, Tekno Team 2000 said:

I miss b-ball and I respect the attempt at restarting, but I will be shocked if they are able to finish the season.

If people can leave the bubble and come back in each day (like the people working at Disney for example), then it ain’t a bubble.

There's an amount of positive tests they can take with proper testing and quarantining but if it spreads to many players and teams Silver has to call it off

I wouldn't be shocked if they finish though or consider it THAT unlikely. I think if Florida hadn't surged recently it would be a pretty solid plan and likely happened. Bonkers to me that they brought teams like the Suns and Wizards there--just increases the chances of someone breaking the bubble and catching it

Only sport I am confident in finishing is the NHL and MAYBE the NFL without fans

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Funny thing is I wonder how many people are worried it will work not that it won’t.

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On 7/12/2020 at 3:03 AM, taker35h said:

Funny thing is I wonder how many people are worried it will work not that it won’t.

I am more hopeful than most that they can finish, especially seeing how they came down on Richaun Holmes swiftly and appropriately for breaking quarantine but...

17 minutes ago, DezedandConfused said:

NBA chose the state with the highest record of Covid-19 in the US and it's still rising🤨

this is the issue

I would be very confident of them finishing had they done the bubble in Nebraska or New Hampshire

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There are places in Canada where there is no community spread, cases are few and in isolation. 

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seems like its going great so far

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On 4/1/2020 at 6:31 PM, Gile Pile said:

Don't forget that NBA is an international league. 

Ratio of confirmed corona cases / country population for USA and Italy is the same at  0.000065.  Canada is at 0.000025. 

And if best case scenario for Canada is July, what makes you think that  late summer is possible in US?     Logistics are too complicated.  USA/Canada border is closed for non essential travel.  And the most important piece of information:
 

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/28958201/no-excitement-fans

I wish NBA has solution for 19/20 season, but I think it's over.  I am switching my attention to gardening until the fall  🌻🥕🍅 

 


Too bad you are gardening, you are missing some excellent bball.

 

0 positive cases out of 342 tests as of August 12th. Hopefully things hold together as we continue on to the playoffs.  

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1 hour ago, Eltoro said:


Too bad you are gardening, you are missing some excellent bball.

 

0 positive cases out of 342 tests as of August 12th. Hopefully things hold together as we continue on to the playoffs.  

garden is doing well, thank you for asking. Nice way to take my post out of context (no mentions of the bubble at the time)

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