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What are people doing on what would have been game day Saturday?   

This autumn on Saturdays are just sad without Casey Stadium, drinking beer in the parking lot, cheering the team on.  There were some great teams playing at Casey Stadium this fall.  Only so much "Yes dear that tree is colorful" or "That is the perfect pumpkin or gourd? ... I now have more types of pumpkin and gourds ever....

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23 hours ago, cwdickens said:

What are people doing on what would have been game day Saturday?   

This autumn on Saturdays are just sad without Casey Stadium, drinking beer in the parking lot, cheering the team on.  There were some great teams playing at Casey Stadium this fall.  Only so much "Yes dear that tree is colorful" or "That is the perfect pumpkin or gourd? ... I now have more types of pumpkin and gourds ever....

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I stopped watching all sports.  When athletic events turned into political rallies I was done.  I also stopped all donations to my alma mater.

 

I spend my Saturdays with my young kids.  TV is limited to my kids shows.  I’ve taken to day trading as a hobby.  This is my first time back to BPF site in months.

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I watch a little college action and the Giants games, but that’s pretty much it. Without the crowds it really loses its appeal for some reason. When the kneeling started a few years back I pretty much stopped watching for a while and with the politics and protests shoved in your face I’ve not returned. Broke the habit. Didn’t watch a single minute of the NBA. I think I watched maybe 5 min of a baseball game to see what it was like with no fans. I read, watch other stuff on TV, do house chores, walk. It begs the question of what big changes are coming or will stay in place when this pandemic is over. There’s a revolution coming in the way education is done, office space is required, healthcare delivered, sports are played and on and on. Cities may never come back to where they once were. Maybe they will. Hard to tell. 

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58 minutes ago, jimbo said:

I watch a little college action and the Giants games, but that’s pretty much it. Without the crowds it really loses its appeal for some reason. When the kneeling started a few years back I pretty much stopped watching for a while and with the politics and protests shoved in your face I’ve not returned. Broke the habit. Didn’t watch a single minute of the NBA. I think I watched maybe 5 min of a baseball game to see what it was like with no fans. I read, watch other stuff on TV, do house chores, walk. It begs the question of what big changes are coming or will stay in place when this pandemic is over. There’s a revolution coming in the way education is done, office space is required, healthcare delivered, sports are played and on and on. Cities may never come back to where they once were. Maybe they will. Hard to tell. 

Yes life is different...sometimes an occurrence like COVID-19 evolves changes never anticipated.... however sometimes those changes do not pan out and what was discarded becomes new and innovative .....  Our cities have raised and fall in the past... cities will raise again.. I hoping in what is left in my time here... I am recently retired .... so I am dealing with changes .... one day at a time.

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Halloween, Saturday, October 31, 2020 .... Great Danes were scheduled for a home game against Delaware .... early forecast calls for sun and seasonal temps..... will have to find something else to do... like tailgating in the backyard...

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October 31, 2020....Saturday....yes, I am thinking despite the cold temps...the sun is shining brightly....properly dressed and the right amount of beer ... who cares .... UAlbany is playing Delaware.... nope not today...instead...I hit lawn using the lawn mower to vacuum up the leaves....discussed with arborist about taking down an older pine tree....learned I am the proud property owner of a Native Elm Tree....nurse maid a yellow crowned sparrow that decided to take on the sliding glass door ...yes...after resting for a few minutes the bird flew off...few other things were accomplished.  My point with this gerbish...life goes on without sports....however you know something is missing..

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Just a little "tongue in check", the Golden Apple Trophy Game originally scheduled for November 21, 2020, is now scheduled for March 27, 2021.  I can only hope the forecast for 03-27-2021 is as good as now currently forecast for 11-21-2020.  I always enjoyed when the last game of the season fell on the Saturday before Thanksgiving and the game is at home.  This football game seemed to signal the start of the holiday season for me.

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This lack of sports during weeknights or on Saturdays has kind of let me get a feel for what life would be like if I was to move South. Last 3-4 weeks I've really been thinking about it more (it has always been 'on the list' but I never pulled the trigger when I was younger...and then I got married).

This break in UA sports is killin me.

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A little reminder of what we are missing today...well today's forecast is not as good as predicated earlier in the week...today will be manageable 

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