Clay and Karen Rovell were at it again this morning, renewing one of the greatest rivalries in sports history. Ali-Frazier. Ohio State-Michigan. Army-Navy. Auburn-Alabama. The numbers go through the roof when Clay and Rovell lace ’em up and go into battle 140 characters at a time. Today it all started as breaking news dropped on multiple Marlins players testing positive for COVID.
It was like a dinner bell ringing for the blue checkmarks. All hands on deck. Karen’s not missing an opportunity to opine on the situation and Clay’s just sitting there like a pit viper waiting to strike. That was the spark that lit the fuse. It was go time. Fighters to your corners.
[Big John McCarthy voice looking at the combatants]
“Are you ready?”
“Are you ready?”
“Let’s get it on!”
Darren, pro athletes are in more danger driving to the stadium than they are from coronavirus. They are in FAR more danger from the seasonal flu and I’m unaware of any game ever canceled for the flu in our lifetimes. All of your Tweets presume a danger that isn’t factual. https://t.co/SZ2lcMAzoq
Can you be more emotional, Darren? Life comes with risks. The risk to healthy people from the coronavirus is nearly zero. You — and others like you — don’t ever have to leave your houses again if that makes you feel better. The rest of us need to get back to work, school & life. https://t.co/aYZIh6I5cf
Tons of them agree with me. But they are afraid of being crushed by the coronabro media mob on here if they say it. Twitter has created an atmosphere where emotion overrides facts, anecdotal outliers outweigh data. And our national discourse is broken as a result. https://t.co/jWftR4uULl
You are missing the point. Life requires risk. 2.8 million people die every year, 7500 every day in US. Being able to rationally analyze risk while still living your life is what adults used to do. I actually feel sorry for you. Can’t imagine living life this afraid of death.