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1 hour ago, Sinn Fein said:

Yeah - just posted in other thread - I wonder how this will impact Juventus, whether all the players will have to be under quarantine.

I feel so bad for CR7, said no one ever

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1 minute ago, Sinn Fein said:

We got off her a few months ago.....heyoh! 
:bag: for going there with the set up

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But gator bedding down with Ned's mom, aside - Serie A has been shut down, but Juventus still have a match with Lyon coming up next week.  Not sure how that gets handled if Juventus can't field a team.

 

I also wonder if CL (and Europa) are in danger of being shut down.

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Charlotte Hornets have been preparing to play in front of an empty stadium all year.

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This is going to be weird. Wagering on the NCAA tourney is going to be hard IMO

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1 hour ago, CGRdrJoe said:

I feel so bad for CR7, said no one ever

Zero chance that body can't fight of a virus named after a ####ty beer 😍

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16 minutes ago, GROOT said:

This is going to be weird. Wagering on the NCAA tourney is going to be hard IMO

Pro tip:  Bet on Georgetown over UVA in the final.

#backtothefuture

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Really only responsible thing EPL can do is cancel the season. And start again next year.  Create a tournament with bottom 4 and top 4 of championship to decide pro/rel. 

it’s not the end of the world if there is no winner this year. 

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16 minutes ago, Sinn Fein said:

Really only responsible thing EPL can do is cancel the season. And start again next year.  Create a tournament with bottom 4 and top 4 of championship to decide pro/rel. 

it’s not the end of the world if there is no winner this year. 

Lol. Liverpool with a historic season...

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21 minutes ago, Sinn Fein said:

Really only responsible thing EPL can do is cancel the season. And start again next year.  Create a tournament with bottom 4 and top 4 of championship to decide pro/rel. 

it’s not the end of the world if there is no winner this year. 

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2 hours ago, Sinn Fein said:

Pro tip:  Bet on Georgetown over UVA in the final.

#backtothefuture

sorry wrong thread!

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11 hours ago, Sinn Fein said:

Really only responsible thing EPL can do is cancel the season. And start again next year.  Create a tournament with bottom 4 and top 4 of championship to decide pro/rel. 

it’s not the end of the world if there is no winner this year. 

I am so conflicted here... on one hand Liverpool not winning is ideal, and one the other, Leeds (Leeds Leeds) not GUAFC would suck. Ugh. 

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I seriously still don't know what GUAFC stands for. I assume it has something to so with promotion but even my Google search doesn't help.

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La Liga has been suspended 2 weeks after RM goes into self quarantine

3 Leicester players self-isolating  after showing symptoms

Conference call Tuesday for Uefa to decide fate of all European competitions including Euro2020.  With the international break in 2 weeks seems most leagues should suspend play and reevaluate in April.  Cancel or postpone Euro 2020 and give leagues time to finish if they can.

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12 minutes ago, B Maverick said:

La Liga has been suspended 2 weeks after RM goes into self quarantine

3 Leicester players self-isolating  after showing symptoms

Conference call Tuesday for Uefa to decide fate of all European competitions including Euro2020.  With the international break in 2 weeks seems most leagues should suspend play and reevaluate in April.  Cancel or postpone Euro 2020 and give leagues time to finish if they can.

Awesome for UEFA to act so decisively, by scheduling a conference call next week Tuesday.

 

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3 minutes ago, CletiusMaximus said:

Awesome for UEFA to act so decisively, by scheduling a conference call next week Tuesday.

 

They are on top of things, as always....

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1 hour ago, McBokonon said:

I seriously still don't know what GUAFC stands for. I assume it has something to so with promotion but even my Google search doesn't help.

Going Up As :rant: Champions

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Grant Wahl

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MLS is suspending its season immediately until further notice due to coronavirus, a source with knowledge of the situation tells Sports Illustrated.

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2 minutes ago, Sinn Fein said:

Grant Wahl

@GrantWahl

 

MLS is suspending its season immediately until further notice due to coronavirus, a source with knowledge of the situation tells Sports Illustrated.

Whoa.

Expected, but whoa.

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Wow.  So we have now suspended Serie A, La Liga, MLS, NBA, CBB Conf Tourneys....

I can't imagine MLB will start on time and the EPL and Bundasliga won't follow right behind.

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6 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

Whoa.

Expected, but whoa.

Financially this is going to be a really hard gut punch for MLS (as it will be for many leagues) but they should be able to take a deep breath and move on.

I am significantly more worried about the USL.  Those teams are just starting to turn the corner to become viable second division teams that can support themselves.  This is going to much more difficult for them to push through.

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6 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

Whoa.

Expected, but whoa.

I think you are starting to see safety in numbers - the NBA really made a statement by suspending their league.  But, now other leagues can follow - even though these have to be enormously difficult decisions given the actual money involved v.  potential coronavirus risk.

 

 

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I only have another week of these stories to accumulate but office roomie Slovakian John is on the phone with somebody right now working on a shared worksheet and he's saying "like dis, like dis, like dis."

A worse person than me would shout "Goal" after the next set of them. Finger to anyone thinking "who's worse than you?"

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1 minute ago, roadkill1292 said:

I only have another week of these stories to accumulate but office roomie Slovakian John is on the phone with somebody right now working on a shared worksheet and he's saying "like dis, like dis, like dis."

A worse person than me would shout "Goal" after the next set of them. Finger to anyone thinking "who's worse than you?"

A better person then you would shout "GOAL, easy"

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2 minutes ago, roadkill1292 said:

I only have another week of these stories to accumulate but office roomie Slovakian John is on the phone with somebody right now working on a shared worksheet and he's saying "like dis, like dis, like dis."

A worse person than me would shout "Goal" after the next set of them. Finger to anyone thinking "who's worse than you?"

All the loves. Shout it to the rafters

 

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Still waiting for the official statement from MLS but looks like Jorge Mas gave 30 days as a target.

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Inter Miami managing owner Jorge Mas addressing the media. “We’ve been in very close communication with commissioner (Don) Garber. We’ve made a decision as a league, as owners, that play will be suspended temporarily. The target on that is 30 days.”

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in other random non beer-flu news. paraguay? crespo? jackie chan?

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How's Emmanuel Adebayor's stint in Paraguay going, you may ask?

Well, playing in his second match for Olimpia Asuncion, the Togo star was sent off for what he later described as a "Jackie Chan challenge".

Olimpia beat Argentine side Defensa y Justicia, who happen to be managed by former Chelsea striker Hernan Crespo, 2-1 in their home Copa Libertadores group match.

In the 72nd minute of Wednesday's match, Adebayor is seen going for a challenge with his foot in the air when Defensa midfielder Enzo Gabriel Coacci comes in to head the ball clear.

Adebayor's boot caught the Argentine's shoulder in what appeared a karate-style kick.

After the match. the former Manchester City striker tweeted: "Sad to leave the pitch early on a Jackie Chan challenge. It was never my intention to hurt my opponent, and I am glad he is okay."

Fans have been commenting on the tackle on social media, with some saying the challenge would have been more acceptable in the video game Mortal Kombat.

The match, which was played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, was Adebayor's first in South America's elite continental club competition.

The 36-year-old joined Olimpia last month but he has yet to score for the 11th professional side in his career.

 

 

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It is ironic that the NFL, of all leagues, could with stand long term playing in empty stadiums as their game day revenue makes up only a small % of the total revenue, and yet things will hopefully be back to normal come the fall and they will be the only league that won't even have to deal with it.

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Rumors that on Tuesday Uefa will announce Euro2020 will now be Euro2021

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8 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those kicks were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightening
But they fought with expert timing

They were funky China men from funky Chinatown
They were chopping them up and they were chopping them down
It's an ancient Chinese art and everybody knew their part
From a feint into a slip, and kicking from the hip

Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those kicks were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightening
But they fought with expert timing

There was funky Billy Chin and little Sammy Chung
He said here comes the big boss, let's get it on
We took a bow and made a stand, started swinging with the hand
The sudden motion made me skip now we're into a brand knew trip

Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those kicks were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightening
But they did it with expert timing

Keep on, keep on, keep on, keep on

Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those kicks were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightening
Make sure you have expert timing

Kung-fu fighting, had to be fast as lightning

Keep on, keep on, keep on

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46 minutes ago, B Maverick said:

A better person then you would shout "GOAL, easy"

On the week that Max von Sydow dies, it is our duty as citizens of the world to make every possible [Escape to] Victory reference. 

 

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US National Team games for march and april, both mens and womens, cancelled.

MLB expected to suspend preseason games starting today too

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7 minutes ago, Ramsay Hunt Experience said:

This all ends with everyone watching only FIFA Career Mode videos on YouTube.

Driving my son and his buddy to school this morning and they were going on and on about all their plans for the impending lockdown (all video-game based), I silenced the car by suggesting Covid-19 would almost certainly take out the internet.  Of course that makes no sense, but they bought it.  Being a dad can be so much fun at times.

 

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Man City v Real Madrid, Juventus v Lyon matches postponed – UEFA

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I think if by some miracle, MLS and USL start back up again this summer, the US Open Cup is going to be cancelled for the entire year.  I think every spare date is going to be needed for league games.

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I posted this in the game day thread but it is so interesting I want to cross post so that every one can see it

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The DFL and DFB are considering ending the Bundesliga season after this weekend, according to the Express. No trophy would be awarded and no relegation would take place. Instead, the Bundesliga would be expanded to 22 teams for 2020-21 with the top four teams from the second tier

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Oh the irony.......................... :)

I have a feeling the soccer world is going to need the extra 6 months granted because of the December WC in Qatar (a time frame that no one wanted),  to get WC qualifying completed.

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PLEASE MAKE THAT HAPPEN IN EPL....

 

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7 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

I posted this in the game day thread but it is so interesting I want to cross post so that every one can see it

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@swearimnotpaul

The DFL and DFB are considering ending the Bundesliga season after this weekend, according to the Express. No trophy would be awarded and no relegation would take place. Instead, the Bundesliga would be expanded to 22 teams for 2020-21 with the top four teams from the second tier

 

4 minutes ago, Sinn Fein said:

PLEASE MAKE THAT HAPPEN IN EPL....

 

I wrote the same in the game day thread

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4 hours ago, B Maverick said:

Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those kicks were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightening
But they fought with expert timing

They were funky China men from funky Chinatown
They were chopping them up and they were chopping them down
It's an ancient Chinese art and everybody knew their part
From a feint into a slip, and kicking from the hip

Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those kicks were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightening
But they fought with expert timing

There was funky Billy Chin and little Sammy Chung
He said here comes the big boss, let's get it on
We took a bow and made a stand, started swinging with the hand
The sudden motion made me skip now we're into a brand knew trip

Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those kicks were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightening
But they did it with expert timing

Keep on, keep on, keep on, keep on

Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those kicks were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightening
Make sure you have expert timing

Kung-fu fighting, had to be fast as lightning

Keep on, keep on, keep on

Hard to rhyme Adebayor in there...but dammit, you could have at least tried.

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4 hours ago, B Maverick said:

Adebayor was kung-fu fighting
Those kicks were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightening
But they fought with expert timing

They were funky China men from funky Chinatown
They were chopping them up and they were chopping them down
It's an ancient Chinese art and Adebayor knew his part
From a feint into a slip, and kicking from the hip

Adebayor was kung-fu fighting
Those kicks were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightening
But they fought with expert timing

There was funky Adebayor and little Sammy Chung
He said here comes the big boss, let's get it on
We took a bow and made a stand, started swinging with the hand
The sudden motion made me skip now we're into a brand knew trip

Adebayor was kung-fu fighting
Those kicks were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightening
But they did it with expert timing

Keep on, keep on, keep on, keep on

Adebayor was kung-fu fighting
Those kicks were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightening
Make sure you have expert timing

Kung-fu fighting, had to be fast as lightning

Keep on, keep on, keep on

 

Just now, El Floppo said:

Hard to rhyme Adebayor in there...but dammit, you could have at least tried.

Better?

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