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Ha! That's a good one. I'm talking to people now who are questioning recommending their kids go to BIG med schools because A) they must not be good since they've been WAY off the mark or B) they've been politicized much like the liberal arts or C) Both. Not saying this is an accurate take, but it is human nature to question. And people are. Rightly. 462 deaths nationwide last week per cdc. NYT article showing 80% of positive tests not accurate ergo 80% of deaths improperly coded... so basically less tyan 100 out of 330 million people? And they want to keep these kids from playing? Pathetic!
Yes, ISU sucks alright and will always suck.... but they're playing. How pathetic does the BIG look right now and, by extension, Iowa. If these numbnuts don't vote on Sunday as reports suggest they plan to do, and vote to play, oy vey! Seriously, not only will BIG athletics be set back for years, but the credibility of the medical schools, as will be associated with the medical advisors from the various schools on the BIG task force will also be seen as a joke. The BIG is looking bad right now. Totally non-essential. Pathetic.
Hope so. Keep those football players safely away from those careless students who, by virtue of being young, have little to worry about. Like the players, thenselvrd. Wait a second, why are we questioning if they should play again?
Uhm, that anecdotal blog type post is basically saying exactly what your graph is saying. He's done the math. It's less fatal than the flu. 90% of which are people over 75. Let them play football.
That's strsight bullshit.
All of a sudden? Sweden's been on my top-10 since they canned full blown socialism and reinstituted free-enterprise measures in the 80s and started humming along economically since. Sort of like China but without the slave camps, intellectual property piracy and organ harvesting. Sweden rules when you look at it that way. Of course, you're right, Tyger, China is still better than the USA in every way. I mean China really embraces the "other", no fear of them taking over "their" country after embracing 'em all up for life with hard labor. Christians, Muslims, Kazhaks, black, brown, yellow, you name it, all colors are welcomed for re-education, where work, or bubonic pkague, will ultimately set them free. Fucking America. When will we learn?
Here you go...
Try clicking it, you might learn something. Here it is again in case you missed the last one...
Agreed. I think any championship sponsored by a league where the rules are laid out before the season commences (or recommences) that the teams come to an agreement to is legit. Obviously, you need to play a minimum of games in order to allow "the cream to rise to the top", but I think 60 games is fair for mlb. IMO, they should look at limiting all future seasons.... 162 games is WAY too many. Hell 1901 rule of 140 games is too many. Anyway, they won't change. Fyi, was a big Reggie Jackson fan in the day. He went to ASU to play football and then switched to baseball. Quite an athlete.
Just the way it is. Human nature. The SEC or ACC will take another natty, recruits will bail on the BIG to play in a legit conference and we will be weaker for it. And for what? Covid has a 0.12 mortality rate, equivalent to flu (which is suppressed by flu shots), for people 75 and over who had 1 foot in the grave to begin with. It's bonkers! Please read link below for some perspective on why we're overreacting.
Nobody's gonna remember who voted. They will (perhaps) see ISU playing and not Iowa and it will look bad for Iowa. Kinda like when your friend's little brother came out to play in the rain but your buddy stayed inside... your buddy got reamed for it.
Please read the link at the bottom. Just cut and pasted to add some context and it's late.
"A 0.12 mortality rate, equivalent to flu (whichbis suppressed by flu shots), for people 75 and overcwho had 1 foot in the grave to begin with. It's bonkers! Please read.
Read the 1st link quickly and got about 1/2 way through the 2nd (it seemed to drag on a little and it's late) so, maybe I missed something, but to recap, the 1st talked of a handful of cases, no deaths, brief hospitalization for the worst... and hes back training. Another 2 lost weight and said "it's for real"... i've lost weight to sickness and Montezuma's Revenge is FOR REAL (thought I might die actually). Anyway, not much in there that says young dudes should stop playing. Not much at all. None really, ok. 2nd article said covid may cause myocardial inflammation..
as does flu, the common cold and meningitis and it is common. 60% of German adults with covid had it.... did not say how old they were, probably over 50 like the majority who get it symptomatically. Solution? Test players for M.I., they may have gotten it from the common cold! Please read this for some perspective.... We are overreacting.
They technically "blew up" the bridge but I like your point, however misguided. Read this please, it really explains what a shamdemic this is.... it is madness. A 0.12 mortality rate, equivalent to flu (whichbis suppressed by flu shots), for people 75 and overcwho had 1 foot in the grave to begin with. It's bonkers! Please read.
Look, Iowa's only Natty comes with an asterisk and I'm not gonna piss on it. I'd take another in a heartbeat. Also, you think the 1918 Red Sox, the 1919 Reds, the 1972 A's or the 1981 Dodgers don't consider their series legit? They count them up with the rest. Christ. I cant fucking believe I'm going to have to pull for the clowns this year because of the Shamdemic. Unfuckingbelievable. Please check this link out to see why....
5700 out of 5,000,000 exposed (0.12 mortality rate = the flu)... Read this from a Swedish MD if you want any perspective on covid, Sweden's proper response and the TOTAL overreaction that's taken place across the globe. I beg you.
I wonder where this guy "disappeared" to. What a stud.
You live in DC I presume. Well Judas Priest, there IS a sensible person who lives there. Great posts. This whole thing is madness (everytime something more ridiculous pops up to keep this sham going, I flash back to the end of "The Bridge Over the River Kwai" - "Madness! Madness!" Great movie, great ending btw) and you nailed the "logic" of it all.... there is no logic.
Re the Clay Travis tweet - if they play, how true. It really would make the BIG, and Iowa in particular, look really weak.
MHawk56 - "Yet if they bring the disease into contact with even a single RN who spreads it throughout the UI hospital, or a young CNA that works at a nursing home, that means no more visits with grandma/grandpa/mom/dad for at least one family forever" - how are they LESS likely to do that being outside the "contained/ monitored" football environment? They are kids and are going to party, fuck around, go maskless, visit grandma, whatever much MORE than before. They are safer playing!
Well, the Natty Title for one, but I guess only the ACC and SEC play for it anyway so nothing changes there, I guess. As for this insight - "The only answer to playing anyway is to $$$$ - damn the consequences" - congratulations, you've discovered the reason for EVERYTHING!!! Money makes things happen. What a novel concept. And for healthy 18-22 y.o.s, no consequences be damned. Avg age if covid desth is 80!. Basically 0 for college aged kids. I guess you're probably a pay the amateurs kinda guy, ya know, more than the 50k+ they get from tuition, residency, healthcare, books, etc. they already get. Just curious, do you like pro baseball? Watch it, support it, never criticize it (in comparison to NCAA)? How do you live with the fact that minor leaguers get paid on avg about 9k a year for a job they may only play 5-6 months a year but must train for 24/7/365 with no schooling offered them (many are HS grads only), no residency, no food, etc? Geez, college ball players only play what 5-6 months a year as well but get "paid" lots more to learn a trade that will pay them FAR more than 9k a year. Seems like a pretty shitty deal mlb offers, and a pretty good one for cfb players, huh? Fucking stupid money to help pay for scholarships and facilities and stupid teachers. Evil capitalism. Finally, if masks worked, why did CAs covid case count go way up AFTER mandatory public mask wearing? Hmmmmm, that's odd. Maybe we should have followed Sweden's model. They have basically no deaths and minimal cases now. Bjorken durken frau masken! LOL indeed.
I hope Iowa does, too. Be cool to play Army.
If it was up to the science, they'd be playing.
What do you think of Iowa and the US, Tyger?
Tyger: "Iowa and US are Ass-HO!"