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Pleasanton Preps: Decision to postpone high school sports again makes me 'as mad as hell'

Original post made on Nov 25, 2020

With high school sports, at least the kids had Dec. 7 as the carrot to point their hopes toward. Now that is gone and who knows when they will have another hope to cling to, if one even arises. So, where do we direct our anger?

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Comments (5)

Posted by Magnus Back
a resident of Danville
on Nov 25, 2020 at 7:35 am

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Yes this Pandemic is maddening.
People getting sick and dying is worse.
People complaining when the efforts to reduce the impact affects them is pathetic.

Posted by Tom Stevens
a resident of Danville
on Nov 25, 2020 at 9:56 pm

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Couldn’t agree more. California is becoming less desirable to live in. If you’re in fear, stay home. Let these kids play, be social again. Other states have figured it out! Be responsible and practice distancing, but life doesn’t need to shut down. Quarantine and its affects are worse than the very few deaths this overblown pandemic has caused. Life needs to go on.

Posted by Jackie Brown
a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on Nov 27, 2020 at 2:18 pm

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Give families the choice to let their kids play. You don’t feel safe, don’t participate. Choice is all we’ve asked for when sending kids back to school. There’s a huge lacrosse tournament that happened last weekend in Florida and we can’t even get kids out participating in anything in our own state. Club sports are leaving the state to participate

Posted by mlc53
a resident of Danville
on Dec 1, 2020 at 2:01 pm

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@dennismiller, @tomstevens and @jackiebrown- might I suggest that if you, and anyone else in your 'camps' don't want to follow the rules, YOU stay home and stop risking my health and the health of other residents just because you don't believe in or like the current restrictions. Personally, I'm mad as hell at folks who don't seem to care at all about the health and safety of their fellow citizens.

Look, don't misunderstand or misinterpret my position- I am very, very tired of all the covid related restrictions. I wish it would all just go away. I would love to be able to hop a plane and travel again, go out to restaurants, wineries, movies, bars etc. I would love to see all our business fully reopen, folks resume fulltime employment, students and teachers return to the classroom and sports return. However, I see the current restrictions as necessary for the health and safety of all. If we allow prep sports to resume before health officials deem it is ok, your game playing kids run the risk of infecting their families, friends, classmates, essential workers, along with coaches and their families and for what purpose, just to play a team sport- seriously, how arrogant and selfish of all involved.

Covid statistics don't validate your statement that other states have it figured out. I'm happy to hear which states you think are better. In today's newspaper CA cases are 301/10K folks- Arizona, Florida, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Wisconsin, S Dakota, N Dakota, Louisiana, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana etc. etc. etc. all have nearly twice or more the number of cases per capita. In my book that is not better and not figured out. In my book, California has it figured out.

Posted by Tom Stevens
a resident of Danville
on Dec 1, 2020 at 3:23 pm

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MLC53 - I respect your opinion. But please understand that those families with kids (who play sports) have a choice and can act responsibly when their kids play, then come home and can take social distancing measures. Sports and after school activities are important in a child’s development. They keep them in shape, social, they keep kids out of trouble and teach lessons. Far too many kids since April have turned to drugs, have become suicidal, despondent, are failing in online school, etc., which according to many experts has been deemed more catastrophic than those who have perished ‘solely’ due to the virus. Please read the statistics between the flu, this virus, mental health & suicides. It can be a win win for all to get these kids back playing and in activities.

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