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Discussion in 'Main Sports Forum' started by beteez, Sep 16, 2020.
NCAA says no practice or athletic events on Election Day, which is same week as the cocktail party.
fkv jawja Just one day of missed practice, both teams in the same boat... no biggie We'll be in great shape and in command of the playbook by that time, i'd be more worried about personnel possibly missing due to covid quarrantine time. fvk jawja just beat them damn dawgs
Which day do they usually go over wristbands?
Why was this new rule implemented? Why this election and not the over one hundred that came before it?
oh they're going to be whining and throwing temper tantrums for way more than one day.
Something about "Matters."
1 less day that week for us to get outcoached. Maybe our coaches can spend that day making sure they all have the same wristbands or whatever.
Wait, I was told that Dan is a much better coach than Kirby. @SeabeeGator (speaking of seebee, where's he been?)
Staff will be shopping for a new recruitmobile after the last one done burned up. Kirby's likely getting a fresh bowl cut.
This is a stupid rule. With vote early locations and vote by mail, you could have the whole team and support staff have already voted ahead of time so they could focus on the game week.
true... except for the "optics"
Good for the NCAA. Hopefully the players actually go out and vote. Most of you probably oppose this measure. You can share your justifications, and fool yourself into believing your justification, but it'll all just be code for "I don't want too many young black people voting".
You are an idiot.
So it's ok, for athletes to have day off to vote even through there are so many other avenues to vote, being most their perm. addresses are not in the town they are going to school in. If the day was a national holiday, I would have no problem with the measure because then people who have jobs (similar to what having a athletic scholarship is) would be afforded the same measure. But this is just lazy and self serving by the NCAA. A way the placate the masses. As an adult you have to make the time in your schedule to make voting a priority, not have it spoon fed to you.
Me too. I found this article from the futuristic 2004 season/election when players were able to vote and coaches even encouraged it. Sure wish we could speed things up and see this in real life one day. Gators get out to vote It’s also cool how players vocally talked about their support for one candidate while the head coach was known to support the other. And yet, no issues. Again, one day waaaay down the line maybe, if we’re lucky.
Thank you for your logical response. That is a valid point about where athlete goes to school vs where they can actually vote. The NCAA's action isn't going to mean all of sudden 80% of athletes are gonna vote, due to either being out of state, not registered, no desire to vote, etc. But where is the harm in providing this day off from athletics in order to vote? Even if it means just one more student athlete voted than compared to having no "voting day off", then it's worth it.
You never cease to disappoint when it comes to assuming what others motives are. @Gatordiddy actually nailed it in his post above: it's just optics. Stop and think for a moment; how many college students are actually registered to vote in the same district as their college? Unless it happens to be where they are from, I'll wager it's not very many. Perhaps it's anecdotal, but I'm a parent of two college kids, one in Florida and one in North Carolina and they are registered to vote in Georgia. It might be more effective if they had a team meetings (like this week) and all the players were provided with instructions (or better still the universities provided the info to all students) on how to get an absentee ballot from their local registrar. But then the NCAA couldn't signal how virtuous they are....
Ah the good old days, when it was acceptable to have differing opinions about politics without it leading to drama. I bet there's not many coaches today that will voice a differing opinion from their players.
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