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Old 03-14-2020, 11:23 PM
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Dumb ideas to keep sports going during COVID-19


I jokingly suggested on another thread after watching players look for the ball in the stands at an empty stadium match that they should get rid of boundaries and sixes and let the batsmen keep running back and forth as fielders search for the ball under the seats.

Now THAT is dumb (though I think a couple people actually thought I was serious!)

Here’s another dumb idea: since as far as we know horses can’t get Coronavirus, instead of using jockeys do this.

Just like Florida racetracks use a fake rabbit to get dogs to run, use a similar device that dangles a bag of carrots and have the horses run the Triple Crown without jockeys!

Whats your Dumb Idea?

Only rule: nothing supernatural or mystical. For example Derrick Cole throwing hellfire to the batter to kill any Coronavirus germs doesn’t count.


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Old 03-14-2020, 11:24 PM
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Oh dumb idea #3: since most likely the NBA will return with no fans, let players take shots from the stands and make them worth 4 points!


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Old 03-15-2020, 06:20 PM
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Replace the English Premiership football matches with games of noughts and crosses?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51890573
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Old 03-15-2020, 07:26 PM
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The NFL can replace current helmets with diving helmets. Let’s see tackles that lead with that kind of helmet!

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Time to bring back the Bird/Jordan h-o-r-s-e commercial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlVYMPIucUM
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The NFL can replace current helmets with diving helmets. Letís see tackles that lead with that kind of helmet!

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Helmets!? I'm talking full-body bubbles like Zorb Ball!
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Oh dumb idea #3: since most likely the NBA will return with no fans
Has anyone suggested this? Would it even be worth the bother?
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Old 03-16-2020, 08:34 PM
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Not sure. I’m thinking more and more the NBA and NHL will just cancel.

Im having doubts whether there will even be baseball or not....


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Helmets!? I'm talking full-body bubbles like Zorb Ball!
I would actually watch a football game with those.

Catching and throwing the ball might be tricky. Itíd probably look like the XFL in that sense.
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Helmets!? I'm talking full-body bubbles like Zorb Ball!
What a great idea, given their size, you can't get within 6' of any other player.


MLB could still do homerun derby
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Iím thinking more and more the NBA and NHL will just cancel.
The NHL will do everything in its power to not cancel the playoffs, even if it means playing in August and September to finish it.
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Im having doubts whether there will even be baseball or not....
My gf's nephew does social media for a MLB team. He's having a helluva time trying to keep up interest in the team when there's so much uncertainty about the season.
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This talk of holding games in empty stadiums reminds me of the Three Stooges episode "Three Little Pigskins". The owner of a professional football team (mistaking the Stooges for three outstanding college players) hires them to play for his team in a big game (which he plans to bet on).

He sweetens the deal by agreeing to help them protect their amateur status: on game day, a sign reads, "Football Today; Tigers vs. Cubs; Positively No Admittance".
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The NHL will do everything in its power to not cancel the playoffs, even if it means playing in August and September to finish it.

One of the Ottawa Senators tested + for CV so I really doubt this.

I’m a Flyers fan, they are red hot, but I don’t want to win my first Cup in almost 50 years in some sham playoff held in August.


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