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miscellaneous sports thread 🙂
« on: June 10, 2020, 08:26:05 PM »
for news and talk about sports that aren't futbol.

First up: NASCAR bans the Confederate Flag at all of its events:
   https://apnews.com/9c334b98452b2c021bcbc98dd5b51841

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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2020, 08:32:22 PM »
I just saw that on the news. I'm not sure how I feel about it...that flag is part of our country's history (be it good or bad).
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2020, 08:45:20 PM »
for news and talk about sports that aren't futbol.

First up: NASCAR bans the Confederate Flag at all of its events:
   https://apnews.com/9c334b98452b2c021bcbc98dd5b51841

Can we talk about gridiron football?  ;)
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2020, 12:41:53 AM »
I just saw that on the news. I'm not sure how I feel about it...that flag is part of our country's history (be it good or bad).

We can agree to preserve the flag as a part of history without brandishing it at public events. Those who do only do it because they can.

How someone feels so connected to a long-dead regime predicated upon the idea that slavery should be legal is unbelievable to me, anyway. The Confederacy doesn't deserve to be honored.

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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2020, 07:04:20 AM »
I just saw that on the news. I'm not sure how I feel about it...that flag is part of our country's history (be it good or bad).

We can agree to preserve the flag as a part of history without brandishing it at public events. Those who do only do it because they can.

How someone feels so connected to a long-dead regime predicated upon the idea that slavery should be legal is unbelievable to me, anyway. The Confederacy doesn't deserve to be honored.

The same logic applies to the flag Germany used from 1935 to 1945.....
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2020, 07:06:27 AM »
I just saw that on the news. I'm not sure how I feel about it...that flag is part of our country's history (be it good or bad).

We can agree to preserve the flag as a part of history without brandishing it at public events. Those who do only do it because they can.

How someone feels so connected to a long-dead regime predicated upon the idea that slavery should be legal is unbelievable to me, anyway. The Confederacy doesn't deserve to be honored.
No, it shouldn't be honored. But, some of my southern relatives lived under that flag...they were very poor, never had slaves.
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2020, 01:40:11 PM »
I just saw that on the news. I'm not sure how I feel about it...that flag is part of our country's history (be it good or bad).
It's like a swastika. Part of Germany's history. It should be treated as such.
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2020, 03:06:51 PM »
Patiently waiting for baseball to return.
I feel my luck could change.

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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2020, 03:08:33 PM »
Patiently waiting for baseball to return.
Me, too. I miss it.
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« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2020, 12:56:21 PM »
looks like the whole US college football season's going down the shitter. Update: the SEC's still trying to get other teams to keep playing. Hardly a surprise there. Anyway, link below:

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/2020/08/10/big-ten-football-voted-cancel-fall-football-season/3334151001/
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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2020, 12:59:45 PM »
This seems like an over-reaction, soccer has been going on for two months now and isn't experiencing a huge uptick in cases.
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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2020, 08:46:04 PM »
I hope my school gets to play, but I would totally understand if the SEC canceled.