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    Kudos to Butler, who shared his thoughts (IIRC) on that league’s possibility of doing an about-face in that amount of time. I thought it would be Nov at the earliest.

    That will cue all the debates on how many games is enough to get into the CFP discussion, and if the league was forced into it by the sight of the three P5 leagues already playing, or political angles.

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    B1G caved.  They thought they would have the upper hand in forcing FB to go to Spring ball this year.  Now that the ACC, SEC and B12 didn’t bow to their leadership they had to fall back and re-evaluate the possibility of being left out of any FB in 2020.  Not only would it be the loss of  $$$ but the loss of any possibility of being included in a championship AGAIN this year.  They caved like a house of cards built on quicksand.

    Now the question is, will they be able to put together enough of a schedule to be included in any type of a championship?  Will the pundits given the authority of assigning rankings give any B1G team a rank thru the the 9 weekends available till they have to have a league championship on 12/19?  IFFFFF that is what they are doing?  Is 9 weeks without a bye week enough time?  Can they do it without any OOC games?  OH CRAP!!!!!   How much will they complain if they aren’t included in the polls after that week??????

    They have just thrown another monkey wrench into this year’s FB polls, Bowls, CFP’s.

    Will the Pac12 follow?


    The almighty dollar wins again.  B1G can’t live up to it’s holier than thou attitude and let the dollars slip away.


    Follow the money……..You really didn’t think they would sit out the year with no $$$$-  The interesting thing is the ‘yards from the left coast are too stupid to realize it


    Yep, the B1G thought the sheep would follow (only one did).  When the rest didn’t, then they tried defending the righteousness of their decision.  They got player, parent, and coaches protests for that effort.

    In the backrooms, while the abovementioned public events took place, the “powers” of the conference began to have a bit of buyers remorse with the realization that 3 of the 5 P5s were bellied up to the cash trough and they weren’t.

    So now the whole situation was reaching critical mass – dollars not realized and folks unhappy with their stance.  All that was needed was just a bit more heat on the fire to set the pot to boiling over.  And it came in the form of Teddy Roosevelt’s immortal words, from the “bully pulpit”.

    Result, we’ll have B1G football in 2020 and leaving the Pac12 as the last man standing.


    Heard this am that Pac12 was calling a meeting to see if they can get games in this fall.

    So much for the “we are doing the right thing” holier than thou attitude.  B1G and PAC12 have shown us that they are just playing the political game.  In the end they will follow the money.  They won’t want to be left out.


    The bills are rolling in. Follow the $


    Listed below are the Big10 health criteria for testing and resulting actions of it.
    Also to be considered is a 21 day quarantine of anyone testing positive.
    Not listed is whatever rules there are for contact tracing!This could be a big factor. Team members are not in a bubble!?
    It would be interesting to see how they came up with the per centages? How do they translate into actual numbers for each team?
    Did they reverse engineer from the largest number team?
    And are coaches, trainers and anyone connected to the tram included as part of the per cents?
    • Team positivity rate (number of positive tests divided by total number of tests administered):
    • Green 0-2%
    • Orange 2-5%
    • Red >5%
    • Population positivity rate (number of positive individuals divided by total population at risk):
    • Green 0-3.5%
    • Orange 3.5-7.5%
    • Red >7.5%
    Decisions to alter or halt practice and competition will be based on the following scenarios:
    • Green/Green and Green/Orange: Team continues with normal practice and competition.
    • Orange/Orange and Orange/Red: Team must proceed with caution and enhance COVID-19 prevention (alter practice and meeting schedule, consider viability of continuing with scheduled competition).
    • Red/Red: Team must stop regular practice and competition for a minimum of seven days and reassess metrics until improved.
    The daily testing will begin by September 30, 2020. 

    A myriad of questions and concerns arise from this regimen!
    A couple are, what are the conditions for qualification of a league championship and national championship? What scenario(s) would constitute immediate shut down of further competition?
    Is this a set up for failure or legitimate attempt for success?



    When you play stupid games you get stupid prizes….that’s what you get for politicizing the Covid…..idiots.

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