I tested when I got back from Tampa because (a) I was somewhat nervous about it, having been in a crowd of 46,000 of whom 44,000 weren’t wearing masks in a state where COVID is running wild, but, more importantly (b) my girlfriend is paranoid about the virus and wouldn’t let me in her house without a negative test. So I called my clinic before the game, made arrangements, and waited in line for 35 minutes that Monday morning to get tested. Negative. Then yesterday I got the bill. $120. Yikes. Three seconds of swabbing and run it through a machine,
What’s wild is that I have two self-test kits sitting on my desk, sent to me by the research company I work for, but those are to be used when they’re sending me out on an assignment. And I haven’t had an assignment in a while. Next one I know of is in March.
Getting back to the main topic, as I posted last night, I think that crowd suggests that Barnhill is on the way to retirement. Also saw last night that Utah averaged a sellout of 15,000 at the Huntsman Center for gymnastics in the 2020 season before the virus hit, and they got more than 10,000 last night for their dual with OU. I doubt that UU gymnastics is a moneymaker even with those crowds (single meet tickets vary from $7 to $28 depending on how close to the floor they are), but it lessens the burden on the rest of the athletic department.