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    LA Mayor Gil Garcetti, who said there will be no fans at large sporting events in LA until 2021 because of Covid 19 concerns, seems to have a different attitude now on the dangers. A few days ago, he joined thousands of people outside his residence, hung out and spoke to them, all while packed together like sardines for an extended period of time.
    Maybe there's hope for a "regular" season and Rams fans packed into SoFi Stadium? The NFL should be able to follow the lead of Mayor Garcetti.

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  • #2
    Not likely. It's your typical "do as I say, not as I do" power tripping politician. They don't care about us peasants, or what's happening to us, they just care about enjoying their lives and micro managing ours.



    • #3
      Originally posted by gap View Post
      they just care about enjoying their lives and micro managing ours.

      Sure, but "enjoying their lives" includes getting reelected. If public opinion has swayed enough away from the panic... so will the politicians.

      We have simply had very low cases of emergency from covid in CA. I'll see if I can find one of the graphs from the website I saw that shows a huge drop in ICU bed use for covid stuff...


      So here's one of the graphs on the website. It shows how huge of a drop April had from a numbers standpoint. Obviously, there's a ton of other graphs and I'm not intentionally cherry-picking anything.... just thought this one was one of more significance because it deals with whether the state has sufficient emergency services (ie. ICU beds with ventilators) for incoming covid patients, and I don't feel like grabbing all the others. Feel free to look up the others if you care to. Here's the one that "speaks" to me. At the very end of March/first couple days of April, ICU's peaked at around 500 . It shows that in the rest of the month of April, the ICU use dropped by half, and then throughout May, did not significantly rise back up. If June stays the same while we continue to "reopen", I don't doubt the power of capitalism... I know other areas were hit differently, but here in the most populous state, 221 ICU patients is miniscule.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by gap View Post
        Not likely. It's your typical "do as I say, not as I do" power tripping politician. They don't care about us peasants, or what's happening to us, they just care about enjoying their lives and micro managing ours.
        Yeah I know, I was being tongue in cheek while taking a jab at the ridiculous hypocrisy.


        • #5
          Not unusual these days. Politicians will always think about their re-election chances. But, Mike I must point out that you're dating yourself. Gil Garcetti was the prosecutor in the OJ case. The mayor of LA is Eric Garcetti, I presume his younger brother.

          I truly hope the fan attendance issue gets resolved as the Rams will desperately need the cap to go up, not down given the re-signings we need next year.


          • #6
            Originally posted by mde8352gorams View Post
            ut, Mike I must point out that you're dating yourself. Gil Garcetti was the prosecutor in the OJ case. The mayor of LA is Eric Garcetti, I presume his younger brother.
            Oops! LOL You're right my friend, Eric, son of Gil. He's still a hypocrite of epic proportions.


            • #7
              Originally posted by r8rh8rmike View Post

              Oops! LOL You're right my friend, Eric, son of Gil. He's still a hypocrite of epic proportions.
              No worries I have made the same mistake.


              • #8
                My thought is we need baseball to start first. If we could get that rolling by the time football season starts we should be good. I also believe that pressure from the people, fans and Stan's group will help. He just built a 5 billion dollar stadium and the infection rate of a strain of flu is .5% and you're going to tell him he can't open? Same goes for Vegas...
                "The disappointment of losing is huge!"

                Jack Youngblood


                • #9
                  Good point Moon. If it works for baseball, it will work for football.

                  Ramming speed to all

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