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Short covering on Boeing. Be careful they have major problems they will be sued by all those leasing companies that purchased defective Max 8's and by the families of those that died aboard the two planes that crashed. Production halted in WA.
 

Tidestalker

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I'll be honest, I oppose this from a philosophical standpoint. I know its practical, but having the fans excluded from the game day experience seems wrong to me for some reason.

These sports writers are begging for any type of story to stay relevant...

Think about it - So if the virus is still prevalent enough to not have big crowds, the NCAA (of GOVT in general) is going to allow 22 guys to tackle, sweat, and breathe each other after weeks of practicing with an 85+ man roster together?

We'll either be clear or we wont! Taking a grey area approach ain't going to happen with the legal liability at stake.
 

planomateo

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Short covering on Boeing. Be careful they have major problems they will be sued by all those leasing companies that purchased defective Max 8's and by the families of those that died aboard the two planes that crashed. Production halted in WA.

No doubt, but now is the time to be investing.

You don't think AirBus or another manufacturer or private equity firm would buy them? IMO, Boeing isn't on the top of the government's save list.

POTUS has said Boeing numerous times in the last 7 days of pressers. He's telling everyone to invest in them. Bet your ass they won't let Boeing fail...
 

TerryP

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Think about it - So if the virus is still prevalent enough to not have big crowds, the NCAA (of GOVT in general) is going to allow 22 guys to tackle, sweat, and breathe each other after weeks of practicing with an 85+ man roster together?
Hypothetical...

Auburn's November schedule starts with Arkansas. After the game one of the Auburn players tests positive. Then we'd have the entire team, along with Arkansas's, in isolation.

What happens to their game with LSU? Forfeit?
 

BamaBoyJosh

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I still have people on my Facebook timeline going out to eat at the few places still open and allowing dine in. They are going about their business and having parties, etc. I realize I was a moron when I was in my early 20's (got the divorce to prove it) but these folks are not only doing it but defending it because they are young and won't get that sick anyway. Nevermind their kids and parents, etc.

It's not just young people though. We have a very popular "diner" here and every single morning it is jam packed. This morning there were at least 100 cars in the parking lot.
 

Tidestalker

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Hypothetical...

Auburn's November schedule starts with Arkansas. After the game one of the Auburn players tests positive. Then we'd have the entire team, along with Arkansas's, in isolation.

What happens to their game with LSU? Forfeit?

That's why I say we are all clear or we aren't by then... I was much more confidence at the beginning of this than I am now! This will have to completely pass before dudes hit the field
 

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Dr. Herbstreit's prediction on the 2020 season, both college and professional, isn't too encouraging.


Kirk Herbstreit doesn't believe college football or the NFL will be played in 2020


The year is already off to a terrible start in many aspects but it may go down as the worst year in football history if Kirk Herbstreit is accurate.

We are all currently being affected in some aspect following the outbreak of the coronavirus and hoping to return to normal as soon as possible but the way the ESPN college football analyst sees it, this fall may be much the same.

In fact, Herbstreit recently shared his firm belief that there will be no college football or NFL played this fall.

“I’ll be shocked if we have NFL football this fall, if we have college football. I’ll be so surprised if that happens,” Herbstreit recently said according to TMZ Sports.

The ESPN analyst further explained his opinion is based on the fact we likely won’t have a vaccine for the coronavirus for some time. When you take that into consideration, it may be tough for football to continue until that time arrives.

“Just because from what I understand, people that I listen to, you’re 12 to 18 months from a vaccine,” Herbstreit continued. “I don’t know how you let these guys go into locker rooms and let stadiums be filled up and how you can play ball. I just don’t know how you can do it with the optics of it.”

Who’s ready to fast forward to 2021 already?
 

OldPlayer

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I don't think the government would allow it to happen. That would create a virtual worldwide monopoly on passenger aircraft and cause possible issues with defense contracts.

They may not let AirBus acquire them (creates minimal competition) but a private equity acquisition could help get rid of the fat within Boeing and fix their 737 problem. When stocks go down, PE looks for opportunities.
 

rocknthefreeworld

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They may not let AirBus acquire them (creates minimal competition) but a private equity acquisition could help get rid of the fat within Boeing and fix their 737 problem. When stocks go down, PE looks for opportunities.

PE rarely ever leave companies better off. Personal experience with Bane and KKR. They siphon off the good parts of a company then mismanage the rest until they either bankrupt or someone stupid enough to buy them comes along.
 

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