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 11 
 on: Today at 12:26:39 PM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by blue_gold_84
That makes sense. I can't imagine that life returns to complete normal in the upcoming 2 months, but I think that we are likely to see businesses reopening and social distancing measures loosen up significantly. The travel, border closures, large event and school cancellation likely longer as well as the requirement to self isolate and quarantine will go long into the future.

Based on what? Huh

You can't loosen up distancing measures when the virus continues to spread. There is nothing at this point to suggest anything will be loosened in the next two months.

 12 
 on: Today at 03:17:16 AM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by blueandgoldguy
I wouldn't go so far as saying there will be no professional sports in 2020 because the Olympics are postponed...totally different animal with teams..and fans/spectators all converging in one place...a small highly populated country at that for several weeks...that right there is the environment for the worst case scenario re-occurring.

One time single day events...smaller venues...wayyyyy less people is more manageable and easier to police...if it means for places like IG where congregating in the Rum Hut area has to be done away with for a while...so be it, and as long as teams test players minimum 2 weeks prior to first game, and perhaps after the first few games...I don't see it being a big concern.

Also if it has to come down to some kind of fan management and only allow certain percentage of capacity for a while...season ticket members get x amount of games each and reimbursement or credit for following year for games they don't get in their games allotment, and x amount allowed for walk ups, and you sit every second seat, so be it...it's better than nothing, or they play games to empty stadiums...guess we shall see what happens

I would think as well a provision could be put in place for American players to be allowed to cross border if there is still travel restrictions as this is their lively hood, and you would have to have a clear medical transcript and proof of a false test when crossing, and agreement to re-test as part of team physicals

You are living in LA LA Land.  There will not be any gatherings of more than a few hundred for several months..at least until fall if not all of 2020.  Relaxing the rules will just exacerbate the situation.  And no, you cannot have a person every second or third seat in a stadium.  That will not work at all...people will be brushing against each other as they try to pass people to go to the bathrooms and concessions.  You will also not be able to maintain a distance of 6 feet between people at the concessions and washroom lineups.  there is not enough room on the concourse for such spacing.

 13 
 on: Today at 02:59:42 AM 
Started by jdrattops - Last post by blueandgoldguy
All 9 franchises suffer the most because in the very likely event that the season is cancelled - gatherings of more than a few hundred people will not be allowed before fall at a bare minimum - we will see a few owners walk away from their respective franchises.  Teams are break-even propositions at best with no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  With no revenues and millions of dollars in expenses even without having to pay players, we are likely to see owners in Montreal (their wealth rather suspect), Calgary (losing millions on Flames with likelihood of season cancellation and having to spend $275 million on new arena),  and BC (losing millions already and the franchise was previously worth a fraction of what Braley wanted) throw up their hands and say "Enough."  2 or 3 teams folding would likely be so significant that the CFL would cease operations and a new league would have to be formed in its place.

 14 
 on: March 31, 2020, 10:42:17 PM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by dd
The city of Toronto has announced that there will be no large gatherings before June 30th. The CFL will not begin before that date for sure. I fear there will be no 2020 CFL season.
The Argos have nothing to worry about, their crowds wouldn?t be considered a large gathering!! Ba da boom!!

 15 
 on: March 31, 2020, 08:58:17 PM 
Started by gobombersgo - Last post by TecnoGenius
Reminded me of Cyril Sneer.

Nope, definitely the Sneetches.

Boy... it must be slow dayz on the forum...

Welcome to the Bombers Sneed.  Sorry about the really awful/cheesy name jokes.  I'm sure you've heard them all before.

 16 
 on: March 31, 2020, 08:51:21 PM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by blue girl
I have a low white cell count caused by the fact that I have liver issues which is why I have been put on the transplant list, preferably for a living donor due to the fact that I have a reaction to blood transfusions. I have still been going out though because I find that if I stay in my apartment all day I feel worse than if I go out for a short walk and get a little exercise. Until I'm told by a doctor to stay inside I will continue to do this. As for The CFL, I can't see starting until Labour Day. I also don't see how they can pay the players without revenue coming in. As a season ticket holder on the Bomber For Life program I don't mind them keeping the money they have collected but if the season is cancelled I hope that they would put a hold on withdrawals until this is resolved. I have had 45 years of chronic illnesses and I will not let this virus defeat me.

 17 
 on: March 31, 2020, 08:23:13 PM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by bwiser
The city of Toronto has announced that there will be no large gatherings before June 30th. The CFL will not begin before that date for sure. I fear there will be no 2020 CFL season.

 18 
 on: March 31, 2020, 06:41:12 PM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by GCn19
This pandemic will prove that social media electorates don?t work.  And I am not picking on JT here, I don?t like him, but he?s doing way better than the average.  I keep thinking how this would play out with the likes of Blair and Obama instead of Johnson and Trump.  The world needs wartime leaders right now, and for the most part we don?t have them.

Let Bernie Sanders at them...this is right up his alley.

 19 
 on: March 31, 2020, 06:30:05 PM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by BlueInCgy
The American curve is more like a shockwave that will roll across the country. The political forces that are jockeying as this plays out will be the ultimate downfall. Look at Canada. Doug Ford is singing the virtues of Trudeau and Freeland. He's championing their effort and declaring that they're all part of Team Canada. I think his policies are awful, but he's been tremendous. For the most part, Canadian government peeps are working together on this. Not so down south.

Trump has downplayed this thing from the start, and when the virus hit notable blue states like California, Washington and New York, he basically ignored them. Even Michigan, which voted for Trump but now has a Democrat female governor, is being hung out to die by him. His cronies in places like Florida and Texas are fine with letting freedom reign. This will be their downfall as once this thing takes hold there they will be too late to stop it.

This is what will drive our policy with respect to the border. There will not be special exemptions made for anyone just because they play in the CFL. What an absurd notion. The US is already the global centre of the coronavirus, and it's only going to get worse. The border is going to be closed to non-essential travel for a very long time, and I wouldn't be surprised if the border is completely closed if things get way worse in the US.

Sorry for being political, but politics are intertwined in the virus response.

This pandemic will prove that social media electorates don?t work.  And I am not picking on JT here, I don?t like him, but he?s doing way better than the average.  I keep thinking how this would play out with the likes of Blair and Obama instead of Johnson and Trump.  The world needs wartime leaders right now, and for the most part we don?t have them.

 20 
 on: March 31, 2020, 04:46:05 PM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by the paw
Money will be spent. It has to be spent. Nevertheless, my health issues will remain. Without a full disclosure here, let's just say that I fit into multiple risk categories. My world has changed significantly, and the mental aspect of that will be difficult to ignore.

My wife is immuno-compromised as a result of the meds she takes for MS.  That means both of us have to be super careful, and our return to more normal social interaction will be more gradual than most.  We for see the ability to return to a new kind of normal, but it is going to be a long psychological grind.  Harder for her, as she is much more the social butterfly.  If there is one thing we have learned from the MS experience, it is that normal is constantly changing.

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