What’s dumber and extra reckless than enjoying a school soccer season throughout a pandemic that’s spiraling uncontrolled?
Holding the Faculty Soccer Playoff committee conferences in particular person throughout a pandemic that’s spiraling uncontrolled.
So, after all, that’s precisely what’s occurring.
ESPN’s Heather Dinich reported Friday that the 13 Zoom ignorami can be taking speedy antigen exams every Monday earlier than their conferences, with follow-up PCR exams if these are optimistic. That will be adopted, if nonetheless optimistic, by both a two-week quarantine on the Gaylord Texan Resot, or driving house, “if potential.”
In one of the best of occasions, having the CFP committee meet in particular person is an airline mile/lodge level grift of the best order. All the things they do might be achieved over e mail, convention name, fax, Slack, AOL On the spot Messenger, ICQ, textual content message, smoke alerts, service pigeon, or ink blots. None of it issues in any respect, as a result of the playoff rankings carry completely no weight in any approach, form, or type earlier than the ultimate one. Everybody is aware of who one of the best groups within the nation are, and the AP ballot, coaches’ ballot, and pc rankings all nonetheless exist. The one motive for in-season CFP rankings is to provide the phantasm of a playoff race, proper up till the committee makes its last dedication that both enrages Ohio State or enrages everybody who isn’t Ohio State.
To truly have these folks get collectively in a luxurious lodge within the Dallas Metroplex is past silly now, and what a delight it should be for the individuals who work on the Gaylord Texan to search out out that they could be answerable for catering to the wants of quarantined committee members after they take a look at optimistic. Nothing however one of the best for America’s least important staff, in any case.
Why is that this occurring? Invoice Hancock, the CFP’s govt director, defined to Dinich that with out in-person conferences, just a few of the committee members may not make platinum standing this ye— oh, wait, he stated one thing else.
“We’re asking gamers and coaches to journey each week,” Hancock stated. “The least we are able to do is ask the choice committee members to journey.”
No, the least they’ll do is nothing. That will be lower than touring for weekly conferences. One thing else that’s lower than touring each week is assembling their rankings by any of the distant strategies of communication which can be extensively obtainable and being utilized by thousands and thousands of People to get their work accomplished every day now. This isn’t some sort of heroic present of solidarity, it’s ludicrous and pointless risk-taking that may doubtlessly get folks killed… in order that we are able to know that Clemson is No. 5 within the nation till anyone drops out of the Prime 4 within the last week.
It’s in all probability protected to say protected to say just a few of those committee members are usually not as match as a 22-year-old “student-athlete,” and are at-risk.
Additionally, Hancock might not notice this, however the motive that they’re asking gamers and coaches to journey each week is as a result of it’s inconceivable to play soccer with just one staff on the sector, however the efforts made by Penn State to not present up in any respect this season. Until there are Festivus-style feats of power within the committee conferences to find out whether or not to rank Alabama or Notre Dame forward of one another, they don’t want to do that.
Hancock thinks they do.
“Anybody who’s been on a Zoom is aware of after about an hour or 90 minutes your consideration begins to wane,” he said. “Are you able to think about doing that for 10-12 hours over a two-day interval?”
Sure, loads of children everywhere in the nation who can’t go to high school proper now can think about simply that. You’re rating faculty soccer groups.
Recover from your self and keep the fuck house.