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Karen Rovell is at it again. All it takes for Special K to get aroused is a steamy hot corona quote from SEC commish Greg Sankey that “we have see a change in public health trends” to make everyone comfy to play college football in the fall. Of course Clay is going to engage with his old friend Rovell and rekindle a battle that has been raging this summer. What’s the best feud on the Internet these days: is it Clay vs. Karen?
Blue checkmarks see football as their final fight before November. While MLS, NHL, MLB, NASCAR, UFC, NBA, boxing, the PGA and even women’s professional soccer have returned or will over the next three weeks, football is that blue checkmark grand prize and nothing will stand in the way of Karen and his band of checkmarks as they fight like hell to spread fear to the masses.
We’ve even reached the point where Karen is talking long-term risk to organs. Buckle up boys, this won’t be the last time Karen fires off such ridiculous fear porn and Clay has to take time out of his busy schedule to shove Special K into a locker.
Here’s what Sankey told Paul Finebaum today: “Trends are not what we desired, not what we had experienced a bit earlier in the summer. Very much in the wrong direction. That’s problematic. That doesn’t mean that’s the finish line and things will never change. We’ve seen the news around COVID-19 alter itself in different ways over a number of weeks.”
Get some, Karen!
Darren, you, like many other people in sports media, desperately sit around rooting for the worst. I don’t understand it. MLS, NHL, MLB, NASCAR, UFC, NBA, & boxing will all be playing by August 1st. The NFL will play too. If CFB doesn’t play it’s because schools & admins panic. https://t.co/eYGpvPsZKr
This virus is less deadly for young people than the flu. If you are under 65 years old and healthy you have minimal risk. That’s not my opinion that’s based on tons of data both in the United States and around the world.
Don’t leave your house again then, Karen. If an athlete doesn’t want to play — or a coach doesn’t want to coach or a ref doesn’t want to ref — they don’t have to. But the rest of us, those of us looking at actual facts as opposed to fear porn — are ready to get back to life.
First, this Tweet makes no sense. Second, the average age of death from the coronavirus is OLDER than the average age of death in this country. I wish we could stop death from happening. We can’t. Life has risks. Data says play ball.
And when I say “play ball,” I mean play ball for all ages. From little league — where kids are 20x more likely to die of the flu than the ‘rona — to all pro sports, where athletes are more likely to die driving to the stadium or the arena than from covid. Play. Ball.