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I'm watching ESPN right now, and they just made the announcement that Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller has tested positive for the Coronavirus.  He is being quarantined at home right now.  Don't have any more information at this time.

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Is this seriously thread worthy?   C'mon man.

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6 minutes ago, hispeedthinmint said:

Do you not want him to recover?

He will be fine.

While I fully don't downplay the severity of this virus, for a healthy 30 year old professional athlete like Von, his chances of even needing to go to a hospital for this are about 1%. 

This would be like making a thread for an NFL player getting the flu and needing to stay home and have soup for a week.

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3 hours ago, Deamon said:

He will be fine.

While I fully don't downplay the severity of this virus, for a healthy 30 year old professional athlete like Von, his chances of even needing to go to a hospital for this are about 1%. 

This would be like making a thread for an NFL player getting the flu and needing to stay home and have soup for a week.

Oh Come On!

Corona is the biggest story in the world in the last 18 years, and Von Miller is one of the highest profile athletes in the world. It's at least worth a thread on FBG.

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2 minutes ago, kutta said:

Oh Come On!

Corona is the biggest story in the world in the last 18 years, and Von Miller is one of the highest profile athletes in the world. It's at least worth a thread on FBG.

Not sure if you're joking or not :P

But just in case not... I'm sure many many NFL players are going to get it.  Pretty much 10% of the NBA got it.  It's a very low health risk to these players, and what exactly is going to be discussed in here?  A bunch of "prayers for him and his family, this must be some of the hardest moments of his life".  He'll have a cough for a bit and be alright!

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2 minutes ago, Deamon said:

Not sure if you're joking or not :P

But just in case not... I'm sure many many NFL players are going to get it.  Pretty much 10% of the NBA got it.  It's a very low health risk to these players, and what exactly is going to be discussed in here?  A bunch of "prayers for him and his family, this must be some of the hardest moments of his life".  He'll have a cough for a bit and be alright!

I'm pretty serious - like 67 percent.

I mean, it's a pretty big story. If Lebron got it, we'd have a thread for that. I'm not a baseball guy, but if some pretty famous baseball guy like Sammy Sosa in 1998 got it, we'd have a thread for them. 

I just think that it may not be thread-worthy, but its not not thread-worthy.

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Just now, kutta said:

I'm pretty serious - like 67 percent.

I mean, it's a pretty big story. If Lebron got it, we'd have a thread for that. I'm not a baseball guy, but if some pretty famous baseball guy like Sammy Sosa in 1998 got it, we'd have a thread for them. 

I just think that it may not be thread-worthy, but its not not thread-worthy.

It's not really a big story, he will have mild symptoms and recover and be fine.  If we had a thread for every NFL player that got corona we'd be screwed.  Hundreds of players will likely acquire it.

A thread is for discussion.... I guess we can discuss all the details of Von's cough??  I bet his cough is bad-###.  One of the best cough's in all of sports.  What are your thoughts?  :P

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2 minutes ago, Deamon said:

It's not really a big story, he will have mild symptoms and recover and be fine.  If we had a thread for every NFL player that got corona we'd be screwed.  Hundreds of players will likely acquire it.

A thread is for discussion.... I guess we can discuss all the details of Von's cough??  I bet his cough is bad-###.  One of the best cough's in all of sports.  What are your thoughts?  :P

I just want some #### to talk about and something to do. If a high-profile football fellow gets this silly thing, let's talk about. What the hell else are we going to do for the next few months?

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2 minutes ago, kutta said:

I just want some #### to talk about and something to do. If a high-profile football fellow gets this silly thing, let's talk about. What the hell else are we going to do for the next few months?

Haha I know but my point is what is there to discuss?

Ok let's talk about it, you start the conversation... andddd go.

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2 minutes ago, Deamon said:

Haha I know but my point is what is there to discuss?

Ok let's talk about it, you start the conversation... andddd go.

So there's this thing, Covid19 (and that's because it started in 2019, not because it's the 19th version of Covid as some idiots would have you believe) and it sucks. There's like, a couple million cases worldwide. But there's like billions of people in the world. So, whoa!

But check this out. There's this sport called "football." Not the silly football the rest of the world knows. This is America! Our football is the best.

And there's this dude, Von. Not Van. Von. And he's really really good. And he got this Covid thing. Isn't that crazy??

That's about all I got. But I still think it's thread-worthy.

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1 minute ago, kutta said:

So there's this thing, Covid19 (and that's because it started in 2019, not because it's the 19th version of Covid as some idiots would have you believe) and it sucks. There's like, a couple million cases worldwide. But there's like billions of people in the world. So, whoa!

But check this out. There's this sport called "football." Not the silly football the rest of the world knows. This is America! Our football is the best.

And there's this dude, Von. Not Van. Von. And he's really really good. And he got this Covid thing. Isn't that crazy??

That's about all I got. But I still think it's thread-worthy.

Great discussion, that was informative and engaging.  🙄

I do appreciate the effort though haha.  In reality if we didn't have this little back and forth, it would just have been an empty thread where people see "cool headline!" and then don't have anything to talk about.  There's simply nothing to say on this matter.

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16 minutes ago, Deamon said:

Great discussion, that was informative and engaging.  🙄

I do appreciate the effort though haha.  In reality if we didn't have this little back and forth, it would just have been an empty thread where people see "cool headline!" and then don't have anything to talk about.  There's simply nothing to say on this matter.

Hey! We're gonna make this work!

I still think it's worth a thread...

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7 hours ago, Deamon said:

He will be fine.

While I fully don't downplay the severity of this virus, for a healthy 30 year old professional athlete like Von, his chances of even needing to go to a hospital for this are about 1%. 

This would be like making a thread for an NFL player getting the flu and needing to stay home and have soup for a week.

This virus can cause permanent heart or lung damage in otherwise healthy people.

The suggestion that he'll be fine because he's young and in good shape is under selling what the risks are in a dangerous way.  

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It's absolutely thread worthy. There have been plenty of "healthy 30 year olds" who have died from this.

But why it's worth posting HERE, is that if he or any other athlete dies, you can forget any hope of sports until a vaccine is created.

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Posted (edited)

He's the 2nd player to test positive (or at least publicly disclose) after Rams Center, Brian Allen, who had two positive tests.He couldn't even smell ammonia.
Miller has asthma, so has elevated risk.
https://www.today.com/video/von-miller-on-coronavirus-diagnosis-we-ve-been-taking-this-seriously-82202693515

Edited by Mystery Achiever

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7 hours ago, bostonfred said:

This virus can cause permanent heart or lung damage in otherwise healthy people.

The suggestion that he'll be fine because he's young and in good shape is under selling what the risks are in a dangerous way.  

I'm fully aware of the risks probably more than most.  And I'm not remotely downplaying (or meaning to) the severity of this virus.  It's extremely severe in many people, and we are doing an awful job of containing it.

My issue is that Von is at little to no risk to any long term issues.  Also that only 20% of people show symptoms of anything more than a minor cold, and thus aren't getting tested.  I am assuming the number of NFL players that have already had it and recovered, or will get it and recover, is in the hundreds.  Not sure what really can be 'discussed' in here,  perhaps a general 'players are getting covid how will this affect the season' thread, but a full thread on Von being tested positive.... will every player get a thread on this?  Also the OP is known for these types of threads (made one when Peyton was diagnosed a few weeks ago too).

There's nothing really to discuss about Von.  I assure you he will stay at home and be completely fine from this.  He's already reported that he's feeling better and has extremely mild symptoms now.

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7 hours ago, Deamon said:

There's nothing really to discuss about Von.  I assure you he will stay at home and be completely fine from this.  He's already reported that he's feeling better and has extremely mild symptoms now.

You know what an underlying risk factor is? Obesity. You know who's obese by definition? Like 75% of the NFL. And a lot of those guys are actually fat, not only big. A bunch have asthma, a number are diabetic. Fatalities are disproportionately male.

In China, 0.2% of confirmed cases between ages 20-39 died. That's 2 in 1000.

What's big, smelly, and has 3,392 legs? NFL regular-season rosters. 

Low risk is not the same as no risk.

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3 hours ago, CalBear said:

You know what an underlying risk factor is? Obesity. You know who's obese by definition? Like 75% of the NFL. And a lot of those guys are actually fat, not only big. A bunch have asthma, a number are diabetic. Fatalities are disproportionately male.

In China, 0.2% of confirmed cases between ages 20-39 died. That's 2 in 1000.

What's big, smelly, and has 3,392 legs? NFL regular-season rosters. 

Low risk is not the same as no risk.

Where are you getting these numbers?

The "Studys" show that the number is 56%,  and all they did was calculate the players' BMIs from their heights and weights. Given this, of course their BMIs will be considered obese, these guys are beasts. However, the BMI calculation dosen't take into account muscle mass.  With the BMI, most running backs are considered obese. However, very few are actually fat. Most are just huge, strong guys. This report is incredibly misleading (and even then it's much lower than your 75%).

 

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If the Broncos move up for an outside linebacker in the first round I will start to get concerned just a teeny bit though.

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16 hours ago, Deamon said:

I'm fully aware of the risks probably more than most.  And I'm not remotely downplaying (or meaning to) the severity of this virus.  It's extremely severe in many people, and we are doing an awful job of containing it.

My issue is that Von is at little to no risk to any long term issues.  Also that only 20% of people show symptoms of anything more than a minor cold, and thus aren't getting tested.  I am assuming the number of NFL players that have already had it and recovered, or will get it and recover, is in the hundreds.  Not sure what really can be 'discussed' in here,  perhaps a general 'players are getting covid how will this affect the season' thread, but a full thread on Von being tested positive.... will every player get a thread on this?  Also the OP is known for these types of threads (made one when Peyton was diagnosed a few weeks ago too).

There's nothing really to discuss about Von.  I assure you he will stay at home and be completely fine from this.  He's already reported that he's feeling better and has extremely mild symptoms now.

I think you’ve probably made your point that you don’t think this is thread worthy

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Von was shocked to be diagnosed with Covid. He said he has only gone out 4 times and neither time did he get out of the car. He then went on to say did have people coming in and out of his house like delivery people, housekeepers, maintenance, plumber etc.

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7 hours ago, Mongidig said:

Von was shocked to be diagnosed with Covid. He said he has only gone out 4 times and neither time did he get out of the car. He then went on to say did have people coming in and out of his house like delivery people, housekeepers, maintenance, plumber etc.

Yeah, I found that odd. Nobody has come in my house since my family. 

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He also said McManus worked out with him in his home gym. And then he mentioned "three of us" worked out. And mentioned his brother being with him in the car. 

He potentially had a lot of exposure.

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From a fantasy football perspective, I think this is going to be affecting a significant number of athletes throughout the summer and fall.  Pay attention to the players who announce that they have it early, because otherwise you could be losing a key player for at least two weeks in the middle of the season.

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Pay attention to the athletes who are paying attention and getting plenty of Zinc (and Zn ionophores) + Vitamin D. Bless all of them, regardless.

And, you. Get some Sun. Kiss your babes  #NilltoBill

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On 4/16/2020 at 6:49 PM, Deamon said:

Is this seriously thread worthy?   C'mon man.

Someone call 911. Deamon is being held hostage at gun point and being forced to read every FGB thread!

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