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  1. Bonckers liked a post in a topic by Uptownsaint in Sports are back, but do you want them   
    As bad as I feel when a nurse, oilfield worker, welder, waiter, etc catches COVID and dies.  This is only a sport to the fans, to those involved it's their job.  It's how they put food on the table.  Brees doesn't need to play and wouldn't be upset if he didn't.  But to the first, 2nd, 3rd year players ... this is their life.  To the player looking at one more payday before retirement, this is their job.  For most people, unemployment is not an attractive option.  People want and need to work.  Players only get paid if they play.  Sure new agreement this year is that they will get $100k if they opt out.  But some couldn't pay their bills with $100k. 
    As an oilfield worker, we're told to stay in semi isolation on our days off or risk our job.  I have Navy friends that have been confined to base.  Many jobs, you have to self isolate if you want to keep your job.  Now I understand college kids are 'bulletproof' and some don't have the maturity to understand.  But as Pro, you either want your job or not.  The only difference between them and the welder at the Plant is how much they make.  The welder can't go to strip clubs and large house parties on his days off, why can't the pro football player follow the same rule.
     
  2. Bonckers liked a post in a topic by Uptownsaint in Sports are back, but do you want them   
    As bad as I feel when a nurse, oilfield worker, welder, waiter, etc catches COVID and dies.  This is only a sport to the fans, to those involved it's their job.  It's how they put food on the table.  Brees doesn't need to play and wouldn't be upset if he didn't.  But to the first, 2nd, 3rd year players ... this is their life.  To the player looking at one more payday before retirement, this is their job.  For most people, unemployment is not an attractive option.  People want and need to work.  Players only get paid if they play.  Sure new agreement this year is that they will get $100k if they opt out.  But some couldn't pay their bills with $100k. 
    As an oilfield worker, we're told to stay in semi isolation on our days off or risk our job.  I have Navy friends that have been confined to base.  Many jobs, you have to self isolate if you want to keep your job.  Now I understand college kids are 'bulletproof' and some don't have the maturity to understand.  But as Pro, you either want your job or not.  The only difference between them and the welder at the Plant is how much they make.  The welder can't go to strip clubs and large house parties on his days off, why can't the pro football player follow the same rule.
     
  3. Bonckers liked a post in a topic by Uptownsaint in Sports are back, but do you want them   
    As bad as I feel when a nurse, oilfield worker, welder, waiter, etc catches COVID and dies.  This is only a sport to the fans, to those involved it's their job.  It's how they put food on the table.  Brees doesn't need to play and wouldn't be upset if he didn't.  But to the first, 2nd, 3rd year players ... this is their life.  To the player looking at one more payday before retirement, this is their job.  For most people, unemployment is not an attractive option.  People want and need to work.  Players only get paid if they play.  Sure new agreement this year is that they will get $100k if they opt out.  But some couldn't pay their bills with $100k. 
    As an oilfield worker, we're told to stay in semi isolation on our days off or risk our job.  I have Navy friends that have been confined to base.  Many jobs, you have to self isolate if you want to keep your job.  Now I understand college kids are 'bulletproof' and some don't have the maturity to understand.  But as Pro, you either want your job or not.  The only difference between them and the welder at the Plant is how much they make.  The welder can't go to strip clubs and large house parties on his days off, why can't the pro football player follow the same rule.
     
  4. Uptownsaint liked a post in a topic by faceman in Sports are back, but do you want them   
    The only major sport I can see doing this is the NBA. It's due to roster size and they can play in a bubble. Baseball made it three days before 14 members of the Marlins tested positive. I just don't see how the NFL can pull this off. I'm now worried about states trying to open schools. I believe they'll suffer the same fate as MLB. 
  5. Slidell Saint liked a post in a topic by Uptownsaint in Preseason to be shortened by two games   
    I like it.  I thought this had been in the works anyway, I'm glad something positive has come out of this.  I did see a report on ESPN that the NFLPA doesn't want any preseason games.  I'm also very ok with that too.  I rather 18 real games and no preseason games. 
  6. Slidell Saint liked a post in a topic by Uptownsaint in Lost Season   
    You can't change a valve without being face to face and plenty of huffing and puffing in this heat.  Construction crews are working hand and hand.  Plenty of normal people are working, in worse conditions, with way worse insurance.  "..COVID is potentially career-ending.." I bet the % would be way less that 1%. 
    I'm all for them not playing any sports this year.  I think players are way over paid, I think the sport cost way to much for fans.  I think a lost season might be a good way of reversing the cost to watch games, the player salaries, etc.  I think many fans will leave the sport too, which would hurt/change TV contracts.  And if I were a multi millionaire, I would sit out this season. 
    But many current players and college seniors can't afford a lost season, many lives will be changed for the worse.  (many many more than would be hurt by COVID)
     
  7. Saint ATN liked a post in a topic by Uptownsaint in Lost Season   
    so Faceman & Saint ATN say it's a 'mutating beast' and then fjw70 shares an article that says it isn't.  Which shows that even the experts really don't know.  Which is why I said "What if by the end of the summer..."
    Except for fans making travel arrangements, what is the rush to cancel games now?  If the fall back is no fans in the stadium, then why cancel?  Until real practices have to be postponed, then anything can still happen. 
    The HoF game is a waste of game and I fill they had been looking for any excuse to get out of that game anyway. 
    I'm on record, I hope they all get cancelled, sports need a reset.  That said, I don't like the knee jerk reactions.  I don't like the media over-hype and we're not one size fits all.  My fiancee' is an RN (we're in NWFL), dealing with some of her COVID patients is harder, but she takes it in stride.  (it was never an easy job, but most jobs aren't)  the NBA playing in Disney?  Baseball playing 60 games?  NCAA just playing conference games?  These are businesses working very hard to remain a business.  This not a backyard game, these are businesses.  These are jobs.  This is the only way some people have to put food on the table.  I don't want anyone taking our jobs away.  I don't blame them for fighting to keep their jobs.  (I also don't blame the ones that have made millions not wanting to play and they shouldn't)
  8. Saint ATN liked a post in a topic by Uptownsaint in Lost Season   
    so Faceman & Saint ATN say it's a 'mutating beast' and then fjw70 shares an article that says it isn't.  Which shows that even the experts really don't know.  Which is why I said "What if by the end of the summer..."
    Except for fans making travel arrangements, what is the rush to cancel games now?  If the fall back is no fans in the stadium, then why cancel?  Until real practices have to be postponed, then anything can still happen. 
    The HoF game is a waste of game and I fill they had been looking for any excuse to get out of that game anyway. 
    I'm on record, I hope they all get cancelled, sports need a reset.  That said, I don't like the knee jerk reactions.  I don't like the media over-hype and we're not one size fits all.  My fiancee' is an RN (we're in NWFL), dealing with some of her COVID patients is harder, but she takes it in stride.  (it was never an easy job, but most jobs aren't)  the NBA playing in Disney?  Baseball playing 60 games?  NCAA just playing conference games?  These are businesses working very hard to remain a business.  This not a backyard game, these are businesses.  These are jobs.  This is the only way some people have to put food on the table.  I don't want anyone taking our jobs away.  I don't blame them for fighting to keep their jobs.  (I also don't blame the ones that have made millions not wanting to play and they shouldn't)
  9. Uptownsaint liked a post in a topic by faceman in Lost Season   
    Well, My son in law tested positive, so it's now hit home with me. He       said he's running a slight fever with body aches,nothing bad right now. He's 28 with no underlying health issues,so he should be fine. I'm worried about my daughter though. She's type   2 diabetic and works the covid unit at     a local hospital,and the Ms. coast is exploding with new cases now. 
  10. Saint ATN liked a post in a topic by Uptownsaint in Lost Season   
    so Faceman & Saint ATN say it's a 'mutating beast' and then fjw70 shares an article that says it isn't.  Which shows that even the experts really don't know.  Which is why I said "What if by the end of the summer..."
    Except for fans making travel arrangements, what is the rush to cancel games now?  If the fall back is no fans in the stadium, then why cancel?  Until real practices have to be postponed, then anything can still happen. 
    The HoF game is a waste of game and I fill they had been looking for any excuse to get out of that game anyway. 
    I'm on record, I hope they all get cancelled, sports need a reset.  That said, I don't like the knee jerk reactions.  I don't like the media over-hype and we're not one size fits all.  My fiancee' is an RN (we're in NWFL), dealing with some of her COVID patients is harder, but she takes it in stride.  (it was never an easy job, but most jobs aren't)  the NBA playing in Disney?  Baseball playing 60 games?  NCAA just playing conference games?  These are businesses working very hard to remain a business.  This not a backyard game, these are businesses.  These are jobs.  This is the only way some people have to put food on the table.  I don't want anyone taking our jobs away.  I don't blame them for fighting to keep their jobs.  (I also don't blame the ones that have made millions not wanting to play and they shouldn't)
  11. Saint ATN liked a post in a topic by Uptownsaint in Lost Season   
    Everyone wants to talk about new cases, but no one brings up that for the very very mass majority two weeks later they're 100% fine.  Report out says LSU might have about 30 players that have it.  (all doing fine from what reports say)  What if by the end of the summer they have 70 players that have had it and now very unlikely to get it again.  (some people say catching it isn't 100% immunity, but others say it more likely than not)  Now you're down to 20-30 players that haven't had it.  Allow high risk players to sit out the season.
    What about fans that have had it?  Why can't they go to the games?  All the people that have had it and had little to no problems, why shouldn't they move back to normal?
  12. Saint ATN liked a post in a topic by Uptownsaint in Lost Season   
    Everyone wants to talk about new cases, but no one brings up that for the very very mass majority two weeks later they're 100% fine.  Report out says LSU might have about 30 players that have it.  (all doing fine from what reports say)  What if by the end of the summer they have 70 players that have had it and now very unlikely to get it again.  (some people say catching it isn't 100% immunity, but others say it more likely than not)  Now you're down to 20-30 players that haven't had it.  Allow high risk players to sit out the season.
    What about fans that have had it?  Why can't they go to the games?  All the people that have had it and had little to no problems, why shouldn't they move back to normal?
  13. Slidell Saint liked a post in a topic by Uptownsaint in Lost Season   
    You can't change a valve without being face to face and plenty of huffing and puffing in this heat.  Construction crews are working hand and hand.  Plenty of normal people are working, in worse conditions, with way worse insurance.  "..COVID is potentially career-ending.." I bet the % would be way less that 1%. 
    I'm all for them not playing any sports this year.  I think players are way over paid, I think the sport cost way to much for fans.  I think a lost season might be a good way of reversing the cost to watch games, the player salaries, etc.  I think many fans will leave the sport too, which would hurt/change TV contracts.  And if I were a multi millionaire, I would sit out this season. 
    But many current players and college seniors can't afford a lost season, many lives will be changed for the worse.  (many many more than would be hurt by COVID)
     
  14. Slidell Saint liked a post in a topic by Uptownsaint in Lost Season   
    You can't change a valve without being face to face and plenty of huffing and puffing in this heat.  Construction crews are working hand and hand.  Plenty of normal people are working, in worse conditions, with way worse insurance.  "..COVID is potentially career-ending.." I bet the % would be way less that 1%. 
    I'm all for them not playing any sports this year.  I think players are way over paid, I think the sport cost way to much for fans.  I think a lost season might be a good way of reversing the cost to watch games, the player salaries, etc.  I think many fans will leave the sport too, which would hurt/change TV contracts.  And if I were a multi millionaire, I would sit out this season. 
    But many current players and college seniors can't afford a lost season, many lives will be changed for the worse.  (many many more than would be hurt by COVID)
     
  15. Slidell Saint liked a post in a topic by Uptownsaint in Lost Season   
    You can't change a valve without being face to face and plenty of huffing and puffing in this heat.  Construction crews are working hand and hand.  Plenty of normal people are working, in worse conditions, with way worse insurance.  "..COVID is potentially career-ending.." I bet the % would be way less that 1%. 
    I'm all for them not playing any sports this year.  I think players are way over paid, I think the sport cost way to much for fans.  I think a lost season might be a good way of reversing the cost to watch games, the player salaries, etc.  I think many fans will leave the sport too, which would hurt/change TV contracts.  And if I were a multi millionaire, I would sit out this season. 
    But many current players and college seniors can't afford a lost season, many lives will be changed for the worse.  (many many more than would be hurt by COVID)
     
  16. Slidell Saint liked a post in a topic by Uptownsaint in Lost Season   
    You can't change a valve without being face to face and plenty of huffing and puffing in this heat.  Construction crews are working hand and hand.  Plenty of normal people are working, in worse conditions, with way worse insurance.  "..COVID is potentially career-ending.." I bet the % would be way less that 1%. 
    I'm all for them not playing any sports this year.  I think players are way over paid, I think the sport cost way to much for fans.  I think a lost season might be a good way of reversing the cost to watch games, the player salaries, etc.  I think many fans will leave the sport too, which would hurt/change TV contracts.  And if I were a multi millionaire, I would sit out this season. 
    But many current players and college seniors can't afford a lost season, many lives will be changed for the worse.  (many many more than would be hurt by COVID)
     
  17. boricko liked a post in a topic by Uptownsaint in Lost Season   
    Right now I care very little about sports.  I think many people feel the same way.  I think that Basket Ball and Baseball are losing fans that will never come back.  NASCAR and Gulf had decent viewership to there events, but watching at home isn't the same as spending money on them. 
    Football is a long way off, we could be dealing with totally different events by the end of the summer.  I think all sports will lose a good bit of their paying fanbase.  I wonder how quickly that will be felt in new TV / stadium deals?  How long before the salary caps start going back the other way and players start crying about not making enough money.  (which I feel will drive the every day fan away even more)
  18. Uptownsaint liked a post in a topic by nolaspe in NO, NO, NO, NO!!!   
    Second vid, go to 4:20 to hear about what he's doing for COVID-19 relief on his end... I do think that he's showing signs of maturity, and I can get behind that as far as bringing him in... plus I think Drew and the rest of the locker room will show him how to really conduct himself in the NFL... 
     
     
  19. Saint ATN liked a post in a topic by Uptownsaint in NO, NO, NO, NO!!!   
    Not many college players are focused like Joe Burrow and not all of them are as unfocused as Winston, but that was 4 years ago and he has grown up.  He has a ton of talent and he his loved and respected by his team.  He also turned down more money to sign with the Saints and learn from Payton/Brees.  That is a sign of maturity and a sign that he wants to get better and be a starter again.
    If Brees is hurt for 5 games this year and Hill isn't the answer, then I think Winston gives us a good chance to go 4-1.  (I also think Dalton would have been a safe bet, but he would only be a one year fix.  Winston upside is long-term starter)
  20. Uptownsaint liked a post in a topic by faceman in Who will be our back-up QB ?   
    Look for it to happen after 3 pm today. The reason he isn't  signed yet is we'll receive a compensatory pick for Bridgewater. if we had signed Winston before the deadline, we would have lost that pick 
  21. Saint ATN liked a post in a topic by Uptownsaint in NO, NO, NO, NO!!!   
    Not many college players are focused like Joe Burrow and not all of them are as unfocused as Winston, but that was 4 years ago and he has grown up.  He has a ton of talent and he his loved and respected by his team.  He also turned down more money to sign with the Saints and learn from Payton/Brees.  That is a sign of maturity and a sign that he wants to get better and be a starter again.
    If Brees is hurt for 5 games this year and Hill isn't the answer, then I think Winston gives us a good chance to go 4-1.  (I also think Dalton would have been a safe bet, but he would only be a one year fix.  Winston upside is long-term starter)
  22. Saint ATN liked a post in a topic by Uptownsaint in NO, NO, NO, NO!!!   
    Not many college players are focused like Joe Burrow and not all of them are as unfocused as Winston, but that was 4 years ago and he has grown up.  He has a ton of talent and he his loved and respected by his team.  He also turned down more money to sign with the Saints and learn from Payton/Brees.  That is a sign of maturity and a sign that he wants to get better and be a starter again.
    If Brees is hurt for 5 games this year and Hill isn't the answer, then I think Winston gives us a good chance to go 4-1.  (I also think Dalton would have been a safe bet, but he would only be a one year fix.  Winston upside is long-term starter)
  23. Saint ATN liked a post in a topic by Uptownsaint in Who will be our back-up QB ?   
    I'm glad they got Winston.  This is still a SB team and a SB year.  You have to go all in.  I'm glad that Hill will be the number 2, but he plays violently and he doesn't make it, we need a good option.
    Plus in two years ... who knows Winston might grow more and be our best option
  24. Saint ATN liked a post in a topic by Uptownsaint in NO, NO, NO, NO!!!   
    Not many college players are focused like Joe Burrow and not all of them are as unfocused as Winston, but that was 4 years ago and he has grown up.  He has a ton of talent and he his loved and respected by his team.  He also turned down more money to sign with the Saints and learn from Payton/Brees.  That is a sign of maturity and a sign that he wants to get better and be a starter again.
    If Brees is hurt for 5 games this year and Hill isn't the answer, then I think Winston gives us a good chance to go 4-1.  (I also think Dalton would have been a safe bet, but he would only be a one year fix.  Winston upside is long-term starter)
  25. Bonckers liked a post in a topic by Uptownsaint in So Brady to the yucs and Teddy to the panties...   
    IMO TB & Car both upgraded their QB position.  I think CAR downgraded their HC & coaching staff, so not expecting much from CAR.  TB lost most of their games by a TD or less, so I think TB will be a playoff team this year.  TB already signed one FA Lineman and if they use their 1st round pick on another lineman, they can change their O-line real quick.  I still think the Saints are the best team in the division and will win the division.  I also think we have the best QB and HC.