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Anaximander
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Here is how California says teams must practice....
Cali is one fricked up place... PAC12

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“IHEs (institutions of higher education) should establish cohorts as a strategy to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19. A cohort may be composed of six to 12 individuals, all members of the same team, who consistently work out and participate in activities together.”

You may ask: How can a football team practice without at least 22 players on the field?

Well, I asked that very question of the official, who did not want to be quoted but was willing to explain the state’s rules.

The answer was this:

Teams can find work-arounds to 11-on-11 practices.

They can have walk-throughs, he suggested. They can practice against air. They can use Virtual Reality and tackle dummies. They can use mental exercises.

Those are all means by which teams can conduct a practice and prepare for a game, he said.

I responded that at some point during the season, during a game week, a football team needed 22 players on the field, offense against defense, 11 against 11, with some degree of contact.

The official responded that teams could prepare by playing five against five.

And that contact is allowed, just within the fixed group of players.

I repeated my opinion that the rules didn’t seem practical for a major college football team — that at some point, teams had to have 22 players on the field at once, with tackling.

Otherwise, I added, the players would not be properly prepared for the games.

The official added that it was less than ideal but not an obstacle that couldn’t be overcome.

Then he reiterated that the guidelines were set to prevent Covid-19 spread while, at the same time, creating a means of permitting practice.

And, of course, games are allowed.

So that’s it. That’s the explanation.

The California teams can practice, but they have to do it five-on-five.

Or against air.

Or with VR.

Just not 11 on 11.

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TigerCruise
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Member since Oct 2013
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re: Here is how California says teams must practice....
What is the point?

These idiots really just love making rules.


James11111
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re: Here is how California says teams must practice....
Protest practice. Problem solved.


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tide06
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re: Here is how California says teams must practice....
They want to say they are letting people play while sabotaging to whatever extent possible.

It’s lawyer/politician BS.


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jlovel7
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re: Here is how California says teams must practice....
Are the nfl teams being limited like this?


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BZ504
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re: Here is how California says teams must practice....
This is what you get when you elect idiots


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Righteous Dude
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nvasil1
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re: Here is how California says teams must practice....
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They can have walk-throughs, he suggested. They can practice against air. They can use Virtual Reality and tackle dummies. They can use mental exercises

Those are all means by which teams can conduct a practice and prepare for a game, he said.


Somebody didn't watch the BYU-Navy game.


Jcorye1
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re: Here is how California says teams must practice....
Injuries will increase because everyone is rusty. Would you rather have a kid who's constantly being tested possibly get Covid or wait for him the blow out a knee and go to a hospital and possibly get it.


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Backinthe615
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re: Here is how California says teams must practice....
Feels like we’re weakening as a species.


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re: Here is how California says teams must practice....
Imagine living in a place that is still this deathly afraid of a virus that even the CDC now says has a fatality rate 0.3-0.4% and probably at least 10x less than that for a healthy 20 year old.



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MickeyLikesDags21
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re: Here is how California says teams must practice....
This is so stupid

Dudes are going to get hurt come game time.


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Ross
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re: Here is how California says teams must practice....
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These idiots really just love making rules.


What COVID has taught me is that a majority of our governance just exists to give the appearance that we are in control and doing something.

It’s all just theatre. Very expensive, very inefficient, and wholly idiotic theatre.


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chalmetteowl
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re: Here is how California says teams must practice....
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Somebody didn't watch the BYU-Navy game.
what happens on the field doesn’t concern these people.


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caliegeaux
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re: Here is how California says teams must practice....
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They can have walk-throughs, he suggested. They can practice against air. They can use Virtual Reality and tackle dummies. They can use mental exercises.


So like playing against a PAC12 defense in reality.
They’re ready!


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cardswinagain
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re: Here is how California says teams must practice....
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They can practice against air





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brewhan davey
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re: Here is how California says teams must practice....
This has to be Babylon Bee


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More beer please
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re: Here is how California says teams must practice....
Why 6-12? Why not 13? I’d love to hear why


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Madking
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re: Here is how California says teams must practice....
It’s a communist state what do you expect?


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Strannix
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re: Here is how California says teams must practice....
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These idiots really just love making rules.

Progs worship power


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