Pregame: Illinois vs Purdue, Saturday, October 31st, 11:00am CT, BTN

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#51
Nobody on our defense got close enough to Mertz to violate social distancing so I think we should be ok.

This joke is being made everywhere and I feel nitpicky enough to point out that we got him a few times and also there was some scrambles. We are lucky to not have an outbreak.
 
       
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This joke is being made everywhere and I feel nitpicky enough to point out that we got him a few times and also there was some scrambles. We are lucky to not have an outbreak.
Thank you for being the one to take the hit. I was afraid of being accused of not having a sense of humor.
 
       
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This joke is being made everywhere and I feel nitpicky enough to point out that we got him a few times and also there was some scrambles. We are lucky to not have an outbreak.

According to Will Leitch, it's not really luck. It's largely anecdotal, but he says this:

"It’s apparently difficult to transmit the virus on the field.
One notable aspect of every sports outbreak, from the Cardinals in baseball to the Tennessee Titans in the NFL to the Florida Gators in college football: The only players anyone transmitted the virus to were teammates. During the first series of the season, the Miami Marlins fielded a team against the Philadelphia Phillies that included multiple COVID-positive players, but no one on the Phillies ended up contracting the virus afterward. College football, which has been by far the most lax among major sports in isolating and testing players, hasn’t seen any team-to-team transmissions either. It is bad when a team has an outbreak. But it is far worse — and arguably insurmountable — if that team is transmitting that outbreak to an opponent. You can contain one team at a time, but you can’t contain them all at once. Thus far, there hasn’t been a single documented instance of a player getting COVID from an on-field event. That has allowed the games to continue."

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/202...from-mlbs-surprisingly-successful-season.html
 
       
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According to Will Leitch, it's not really luck. It's largely anecdotal, but he says this:

"It’s apparently difficult to transmit the virus on the field.
One notable aspect of every sports outbreak, from the Cardinals in baseball to the Tennessee Titans in the NFL to the Florida Gators in college football: The only players anyone transmitted the virus to were teammates. During the first series of the season, the Miami Marlins fielded a team against the Philadelphia Phillies that included multiple COVID-positive players, but no one on the Phillies ended up contracting the virus afterward. College football, which has been by far the most lax among major sports in isolating and testing players, hasn’t seen any team-to-team transmissions either. It is bad when a team has an outbreak. But it is far worse — and arguably insurmountable — if that team is transmitting that outbreak to an opponent. You can contain one team at a time, but you can’t contain them all at once. Thus far, there hasn’t been a single documented instance of a player getting COVID from an on-field event. That has allowed the games to continue."

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/202...from-mlbs-surprisingly-successful-season.html

Thank you for posting this. Not even COVID can stop the disappointment.
 
       
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According to Will Leitch, it's not really luck. It's largely anecdotal, but he says this:

"It’s apparently difficult to transmit the virus on the field.
One notable aspect of every sports outbreak, from the Cardinals in baseball to the Tennessee Titans in the NFL to the Florida Gators in college football: The only players anyone transmitted the virus to were teammates. During the first series of the season, the Miami Marlins fielded a team against the Philadelphia Phillies that included multiple COVID-positive players, but no one on the Phillies ended up contracting the virus afterward. College football, which has been by far the most lax among major sports in isolating and testing players, hasn’t seen any team-to-team transmissions either. It is bad when a team has an outbreak. But it is far worse — and arguably insurmountable — if that team is transmitting that outbreak to an opponent. You can contain one team at a time, but you can’t contain them all at once. Thus far, there hasn’t been a single documented instance of a player getting COVID from an on-field event. That has allowed the games to continue."

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/202...from-mlbs-surprisingly-successful-season.html
I reckon that ends the "triple option for us" discussion of days gone by and is a big thumbs up for the spread offense ;)
 
       
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According to Will Leitch, it's not really luck. It's largely anecdotal, but he says this:

"It’s apparently difficult to transmit the virus on the field.
One notable aspect of every sports outbreak, from the Cardinals in baseball to the Tennessee Titans in the NFL to the Florida Gators in college football: The only players anyone transmitted the virus to were teammates. During the first series of the season, the Miami Marlins fielded a team against the Philadelphia Phillies that included multiple COVID-positive players, but no one on the Phillies ended up contracting the virus afterward. College football, which has been by far the most lax among major sports in isolating and testing players, hasn’t seen any team-to-team transmissions either. It is bad when a team has an outbreak. But it is far worse — and arguably insurmountable — if that team is transmitting that outbreak to an opponent. You can contain one team at a time, but you can’t contain them all at once. Thus far, there hasn’t been a single documented instance of a player getting COVID from an on-field event. That has allowed the games to continue."

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/202...from-mlbs-surprisingly-successful-season.html

In fairness, baseball players spend almost the entire game socially distanced from their opponents by default. Really only the catcher spends a meaningful amount of time in close proximity to opposing players. The NFL is a better example here.
 
       
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#58
Last Friday night killed all the football excitement for me that had built up over the past six months. (I actually predicted that we'd pull off the upset.)

PUR 48
ILL 27

Basketball season officially starts in November!
 
       
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#59
Last Friday night killed all the football excitement for me that had built up over the past six months. (I actually predicted that we'd pull off the upset.)

PUR 48
ILL 27

Basketball season officially starts in November!
We'll see.
 
       
#60
A certain Twitter personality is saying we have positive tests now? I guess we will find out more in the morning.
 
       
#61
Key to the game for me is bloody mary's in the morning then a 6 pack after half time.....that should let me watch the game in it's entirety. I kid.....kind of.
 
       
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