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Sven
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Sven

Midweek, boys and girls. What fresh hell awaits us today?

Sven
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Sven

Schadenfreude. Reading that the NFL’s ratings were way down for opening week. Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving athletic league.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

It would not make me sad if the league collapsed and all those overpaid felons had to find real work.

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Sven

I read a good point about ratings somewhere as teevee/streaming viewing doesn’t account for the empty stadiums. The NFL lost at least a million fans that would normally have attended the games, which makes the low ratings even worse.

From a statistical point of view, I’m wondering how home field advantage will play out for those sports that are actually playing, like the NFL, at home without crowds. Will that 5-6% advantage or whatever it is still occur?

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Good question about home field advantage. The Angels have a reliable closer, Hansel Robles, who feeds off the crowds. He has absolutely sucked this year, playing in empty stadiums.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Happy [checks calendar] Wednesday, Gerbil Nation! Good morning, Sven! Well, the ash has lessened, but the Santa Ana winds have picked up and the humidity is heading down to parchment levels. I read that the city of Anaheim is pressing the Gubernor to issue guidelines for the re-opening of theme parks (which currently have no metrics by which to gauge any potential opening date). The city gets half of its revenue from businesses associated with Disneyland and the convention center and is facing a $100 million budget shortfall. Meanwhile, states that have re-opened theme parks have not reported a single… Read more »

Sven
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Sven

Hi, Paddy. You’d think that if Disneyland can reopen, then churches and other places of worship should be OK as well.

Haven’t seen any wind warnings for our area, but the air is still bad.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

In Orange County places of worship can hold indoor services at a maximum of 25% capacity or 100 persons, whichever is lower.