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Sat Sep 12, 2020, 07:09 PM

Florida Man Joins Too Many Other Florida People at FSU Football Game in Obviously Too Crowded......



(Deadspin) Yes, college football is back, and so are fans packing the stands… Or at least in the Sunshine State.

Would we expect anything different?

As Florida State experienced a rain delay against Georgia Tech, you wouldn’t be able to tell because the stadium visibly was over 50 percent full — well over the 20-25 percent limit they announced would be a game-day crowd this season.

It’s a global pandemic going on, but what the heck… people need their college football, right? ............(more)

https://deadspin.com/florida-man-joins-too-many-other-florida-people-at-flor-1845038199




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Reply Florida Man Joins Too Many Other Florida People at FSU Football Game in Obviously Too Crowded...... (Original post)
marmar Sep 2020 OP
Chainfire Sep 2020 #1
ProfessorGAC Sep 2020 #2
ZZenith Sep 2020 #4
ProfessorGAC Sep 2020 #14
Midnightwalk Sep 2020 #5
ProfessorGAC Sep 2020 #13
Chainfire Sep 2020 #15
ProfessorGAC Sep 2020 #17
Klaralven Sep 2020 #18
JustFiveMoreMinutes Sep 2020 #3
tanyev Sep 2020 #6
sfstaxprep Sep 2020 #9
Chainfire Sep 2020 #16
Thrill Sep 2020 #7
2naSalit Sep 2020 #8
Hoyt Sep 2020 #10
eppur_se_muova Sep 2020 #11
Hoyt Sep 2020 #12

Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 07:14 PM

1. This is the deep South

If people have to die for football, so be it. Gotta get those priorities right.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 07:24 PM

2. The Fascination With It Eludes Me

I don't follow minor league baseball, either.
College football is a minor league the NFL doesn't have to pay for.
Then it became a multibillion enterprise on its own.
I truly don't get being that into a lower quality version of the game.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 07:34 PM

4. Except that it's way, way, way more fun to watch than the NFL.

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Response to ZZenith (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 05:39 AM

14. Not To Me, It Isn't

It's slow, the coaches & their precious systems are far too important, it's extremely predictable, and the athletes are being exploited.
That last point really sticks in my throat. There's no fun in watching players get chewed up & spit out, far too often.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 07:48 PM

5. Going to minor league games makes sense

Games are closer, tickets cheap and for me a game is only an excuse to take an afternoon off, sit with some friends outside and drink beer.

I’m not much of a sports fan but it does have its uses.



Edit to add: not in a pandemic though. Duh.

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Response to Midnightwalk (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 05:36 AM

13. Only The Cost

I get that. We've got a minor league baseball team in the city of 160,000 around 20 miles north of us.
Been to one game. Nice park, good seating, very affordable.
But, I don't follow the team or the leagues overall.
And, it's still an inferior product.
I don't watch college baseball either, & my undergrad was from a school that has won over a dozen Div 2 or NAIA world series!
I don't even watch college basketball until March, and that's much more because I'm looking for the guys I'm going to be seeing soon in the NBA.
But, the cost driver is big, I agree.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 06:57 AM

15. Part of the draw is that you can become part of a warrior tribe

You get to become one of the team and share in their glory and suffer in their defeats. Humans, like dogs, like to run in packs.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #15)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 12:05 PM

17. That's The Draw For A Fan Of Anything, Though

You're right, but that's not unique to college football.
You're explaining why fans are attracted to a team, & I agree with that.
But, what I don't get is the gigantic interest in an inferior form of the game.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #15)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 12:20 PM

18. It's a matter of belonging; sort of like Qanon.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 07:28 PM

3. Gladiators! Those who are about to die... we salute you!

Pass the wine

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 07:50 PM

6. I caught a few minutes of a game this afternoon.

Looked like the people in attendance and the band were distanced, but is 6 feet enough distance from wind instruments? People on the sidelines all had masks on, but then they showed some closeups of the field and I could see that none of the players had masks on. I get that it would be difficult to play with a mask on, but there they are crashing into each other and breathing really heavy after running—a recipe for disaster.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 08:21 PM

9. They're Test Cases

We'll see if any get real sick and/or die. Then they'll make up excuses as to how unexpected it was that there was an outbreak.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 07:05 AM

16. Social distancing

Do you think that when they were filing in and out of the stadium they all kept 6' apart? I seriously doubt it. A thunderstorm came up during that game, and the vast majority sought shelter in the covered passageways. I doubt we will see those photos.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 08:06 PM

7. They got beat too. Was it worth it?

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Response to Thrill (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 08:15 PM

8. You'll probably have to ask again in a couple weeks.

See who isn't in the hospital or dead then.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 10:20 PM

10. Saw a little. Interesting that band had some kind of filter around the horn

bell. I guess that is like a mask or something.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #10)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 10:34 PM

11. I'd worry more about the spit valves on those brass instruments. nt

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 10:41 PM

12. Good point. I'm not sure those filters were Fauci approved.

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