When will we have Football?

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Re: When will we have Football?

Postby smokeyjoe53 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:56 am

Assuming that the average sixman school would field 12 players and 3 coaches x2 teams= 30 travelers into a town such as Sanderson with a population of 800, do you really think the small town would welcome these “outsiders” during these uncertain times? There is nothing of benefit for the communities. No gate, no concessions, etc.
Good to think outside the box but you must remember that football does not mean the same thing to everyone.
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Re: When will we have Football?

Postby oldergoat » Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:58 pm

It is my understanding that UIL has sent a letter to all schools for a vote on changing the 2020-21 football schedule. The proposal is to have Baseball and Track start in August with the Baseball Championships in early November (Maybe late Oct). Then have Football start around Jan 15. The State Championships would be the first week of June.
This is from a coach at a 5A school and he said it would apply to ALL Schools. I did see an article in an Austin paper that some of the Austin area coaches were discussing this idea.
Has anyone heard anything about this. Any thoughts?
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Re: When will we have Football?

Postby FCSA football » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:37 pm

I’ve heard similar scenarios.
I’ve also heard a comparison that likens
A fall schedule to Russian Roulette, just with
A little better odds.
Quien Sabe Tonto ?
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Re: When will we have Football?

Postby FCSA football » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:42 pm

Oh my Gosh ! I said Tonto !
The Washington Redskins, Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves and Kansas City Chiefs
PC Police will get me now!
Sorry Lone Ranger !
Aghhhhhhh........,,,
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Re: When will we have Football?

Postby Holloway » Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:58 am

What would be the point of flipping sports? How would football be any more dangerous than lining kids up 3 feet apart and sending them down the track? Plus you have dozens of kids at track meets. COVID-19 is a respiratory issue not a skin contact issue. I haven’t heard anything about UIL sending out any letters but the TEA is liable to have the final word on whether any sports are played this year. I just hope and pray a vaccine becomes available soon!
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Re: When will we have Football?

Postby Holloway » Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:26 am

Also, how in the world could football be played at the same time as basketball?!
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Re: When will we have Football?

Postby oldergoat » Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:43 pm

The same way it is now. Basketball starts in October with district in late Dec, early Jan. Playoffs start in Feb. and end mid March. Basketball players would be in better shape coming to football than football players are starting basketball. Football overlaps with basketball and basket ball overlaps with baseball and baseball overlaps with track.
I understand you point but think about how the season work now.
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Re: When will we have Football?

Postby Blue Bird » Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:35 pm

I see this as being harder on small schools than large. The uil rules as I understand them is you must have four days of workout in shorts before any contact. So, you start on Jan. 15, first scrimmage around Feb. 1, second scrimmage around Feb 7, your first game will be around Feb 15. That should be about the first week of playoffs in basketball. Most small schools have the same people playing football and basketball. Say you go two rounds deep in basketball, then have your four days in shorts before contact. You might have your team ready to play the third game, with no scrimmages to work out your timing on plays. Its probably doable with lots of problems to iron out on the way.
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Re: When will we have Football?

Postby Jones26 » Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:37 pm

oldergoat wrote:It is my understanding that UIL has sent a letter to all schools for a vote on changing the 2020-21 football schedule. The proposal is to have Baseball and Track start in August with the Baseball Championships in early November (Maybe late Oct). Then have Football start around Jan 15. The State Championships would be the first week of June.
This is from a coach at a 5A school and he said it would apply to ALL Schools. I did see an article in an Austin paper that some of the Austin area coaches were discussing this idea.
Has anyone heard anything about this. Any thoughts?


That plan was designed by a TAPPS Coach, and the UIL has already said that there has been zero discussion on this on their part. Every coach I’ve talked to thinks it sounds ridiculous.
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Re: When will we have Football?

Postby Holloway » Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:10 pm

Exactly!
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Re: When will we have Football?

Postby JasonTX » Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:38 pm

TAPPS and UIL communicate. I watched an interview with both and they will both follow the same steps with UIL being primarily in the lead. You won't have flipping sports or even start dates without the other one.
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Re: When will we have Football?

Postby CHANTftbl » Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:26 pm

So I'm one to put stock in facts and not media hype. So I did a little digging and found the following statistics. I hope this helps you gain perspective on Covid and allows those living in fear to stop. The only fear we should live in is the fear of God's judgment.

As of July 5, 2020:
Texas Covid Confirmed Cases = 195,239
Texas Covid Recovered Cases = 100,843
Texas Unresolved Covid Cases = 94,396

Texas Covid Deaths = 2637
Data through July 5 (185 Days)
Average Daily Texas Covid Death = 2637 / 185 = 14.25 deaths per day

So now let's look at some past numbers for perspective.
TX Department of State Health Sciences - Leading Causes of Death in Selected Years:
1980: Texas Population = 14,229,191
#1 Heart Diseases = 37581 / 365 = 102.96 deaths per day. Deaths are 0.26% of Texas Population
#4 Accidents = 7785 / 365 = 21.33 deaths per day. Deaths are 0.05% of Texas Population
#6 Influenza & Pneumonia = 2580 / 365 = 7.06 deaths per day. Deaths are 0.018% of Texas Population

1990: Texas Population = 16,986,510
#1 Heart Diseases = 39443 / 365 = 108.06 deaths per day. Deaths are 0.23% of Texas Population
#4 Accidents = 6225 / 365 = 17.05 deaths per day. Deaths are 0.036% of Texas Population
#6 Influenza & Pneumonia = 4267 / 365 = 11.69 deaths per day. Deaths are 0.025% of Texas Population

2000: Texas Population = 20,851,820
#Heart Diseases = 42968 / 365 = 117.72 deaths per day. Deaths are 0.20% of Texas Population
#4 Accidents = 7602 / 365 = 20.82 deaths per day. Deaths are 0.036% of Texas Population
#7 Influenza & Pneumonia = 3708 / 365 = 10.16 deaths per day. Deaths are 0.017% of Texas Population

2010: Texas Population = 25,145,561
#1 Heart Diseases = 38096 / 365 = 104.37 deaths per day. Deaths are 0.15% of Texas Population
#4 Accidents = 9133 / 365 = 25.02 deaths per day. Deaths are 0.036% of Texas Population
#10 Influenza & Pneumonia = 3013 / 365 = 8.25 deaths per day. Deaths are 0.011% of Texas Population

2020: Texas Population = 29,000,000
2020 Covid Deaths (2637/185 current days = 14.25 x 365 days) = 5202 = 0.0179% of Texas Population

I have also attached a list of Covid deaths by age group for the US. This data is through June 17 but you will see with the 5-24 age group only 128 have died of Covid in the ENTIRE United States. There are 83,924,830 kids in this age group. So that's a Covid death rate of 0.0001525% I would also suspect they all, or a very large proportion of them, had underlying health issues that led them to get and then die from covid complications.

So in summary, hopefully these numbers help you see that this Covid is nothing greater than Influenza & Pneumonia and even less than a possible tripping accident in your bathroom that kills you.
So, if you are scared of getting sick, then all I can say to you in stop living in fear and put your Trust and Faith in GOD. If you are scared of dying then do exactly the same thing, only God can save you, only he knows how many breaths you have left.

The main thing is quit worrying about it and get back to living life otherwise you will end up in that top category of dying from heart disease.

If you are sick or have underlying health issues then I do suggest you take precautions so you don't exacerbate your current conditions by getting something else. But also put the smokes down, stop eating fast food and get outside for some exercise. Wear a mask, do whatever you need to do to stay alive. The rest of the 99.92% of us would like to get back to our jobs and our lives and play some football.
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Re: When will we have Football?

Postby Holloway » Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:36 pm

Chant, well said and amen!
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Re: When will we have Football?

Postby Holloway » Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:48 pm

I just talked to the TAPPS office and they told me there has been no discussion of flipping sports. They told me that I should plan as if sports will start on time as scheduled (obviously everything could change). It's getting awfully late to start making major changes. Having said that, I guess you could move football to the spring but the myriad of issues it would create seem almost overwhelming.
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Re: When will we have Football?

Postby topher800 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:15 pm

People are free to downplay the media and I get it, scaring people gets ratings. 100% agree. However, Covid-19 should not be taken lightly as it effects every person differently no matter their health or lack thereof. It is downright reckless to not listen to science and everyone should be taken precautions to keep themselves and those around them safe. I would hate for the young men playing six man ball, who will be more than likely asymptomatic, to bring it home to their grandparents or other older family members and have them end up in hospital on a ventilator or worse.

What it comes down too is yes, go about your life but take precautions to make sure you and everyone you come into contact with is as safe as humanly possible. High school athletics here in my school board in Ontario are currently cancelled indefinitely and every other coach that I have spoken too doesn't have a problem with it. Sure we are all disappointed but keeping everyone safe means far more to my staff than another district championship and trip to the provincial finals.

Stay safe everyone! :)
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