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  1. 16 points
    At least we don't have to worry about losing to Cincinnati now
  2. 13 points
    I'm gonna vent for a second... If you think for a second that: 1. Masks don't work. 2. This thing can't be controlled. You just don't want to hear facts. Japan has 1/3 the population in 1/25th the space. Think about that! How???? Magic? No, people wear MASKS and aren't selfish. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ What does this have to do with football? Well come later this week the B1G may recommend a 10 game conference only schedule, start practicing and then maybe be forced to postpone or cancel the season because some people can't be bothered to think critically or take two seconds to think about someone else. It is going to cost us all at least some, if not all, college football in 2020.
  3. 12 points
  4. 12 points
    Not at all. I think a lot of people are tired of people moving the goal post just to make sure the majority of people are guilted into feeling the same way they do. First it was we gotta social distance to protect hospitals from getting overloaded, then they weren’t overloaded anymore so it switched to oh we will have to hide in our houses because we gotta protect the elderly it’s not just about you, now that death rate is going down it’s changed to oh well there can be long term health risks for some people. Point being from the beginning if the risk was possible long term health risks I don’t think we would have closed the country for that. There are risks with everything in life and a virus is part of living in this world, do I believe we should take precautions absolutely. I just disagree with the severity of the precautions and the long terms effects those could have on our economy and country. We are not all going to agree and I don’t expect us to, I am not trying to change your beliefs and I don’t think your stupid for being more cautious than me
  5. 12 points
  6. 12 points
    I'm assuming Damian Jackson's team won? I wonder if they just gave him a paintbrush and said "go get em" lol.
  7. 11 points
    Your understanding of healthcare amazes me. I don’t mean that as a compliment.
  8. 11 points
    I still think most of Martinez's regression last year was due to a drop off in the players around him. But not all of it...
  9. 10 points
    Everyone has political beliefs and the things they do and say usually align with those beliefs to a certain extent. To say Fauci has no political allegiance and is only doing whats in the best interest of others and not his beliefs or what may benefit him is ignorant. Its ok to question Fauci. He has worked for the left and the right presidents because it is a prestigious position to be tied to the white house and it probably makes him a lot of money speaking and consulting for people because of his ties to the white house. Many hate Trump. The guy does say and do some really dumb s#!t. But all the stuff you read in the news instigated by the left and right to fuel Trump hatred is exaggerated at times and used as propaganda to create a narrative against him. Yes he brings much of that stuff on himself but most of it is exaggerated and made out to be a bigger deal than it is or is just not even true, same thing happened to Obama and all presidents. The REAL reason washington does not like him Left and Right is because the guy is a billionaire and doesnt need their under the table payoffs to do what they want. He cant be bought. Yes all politicians are bought by someone- even the ones some people think are so great. Ever wonder how all these politicians are millionaires? It isnt from their 150k salary. 150k doesnt turn you into multi-millionaire. Doesnt buy you multiple houses. Ill wait for the guy who is the champion for politicians and tell me they do speeches and write books, have foundations. Yes those are all good fronts for the shell game of hiding the extra money.
  10. 10 points
  11. 10 points
    I guess it makes sense that he's leaning towards a school with warm outdoor practices.
  12. 10 points
    Please post your epidemiology credentials and experience so that we can compare them to those of Dr. Fauci's. It might help some of those who want to follow your lead have a little more confidence jumping into a sea of humanity by blowing off science and the facts about how respiratory viruses work. Thanks in advance. And Happy Trails.
  13. 10 points
    Hm. Wonder if normal class attendance exceeds 20% in the SEC? lol
  14. 10 points
    With a name like "McQuitty" what did we expect?
  15. 10 points
    I do think that the guys who are here should be all on board or not on the field. From that standpoint, I think that's a valid statement. There wouldn't be any *direct* effect left. However, there would still be some *indirect* effect. Mainly that Riley recruiting was such a failure that we only have 18 juniors and seniors left from his recruiting classes. And it's pretty likely that 4-5 of those won't really contribute the rest of their time there. 50 of our current 80 scholarship guys are Freshmen or Sophomores who now have had most of an entire offseason disrupted. So the lingering effects are still out there. I expect significant progress this year. But we're still recovering from the Riley fiasco so I don't expect a finished product.
  16. 9 points
    Pour one out for the SEC teams that will actually have to play each other.
  17. 9 points
    South Korea has had less than 300 covid deaths, we've had 134,000 - both of our first cases of Covid were diagnosed the same day. The people refusing to wear masks and social distance act like they just want normalcy, but they're the ones hindering normalcy the most. The science is out there. The evidence is out there.
  18. 9 points
    I have been noticing the same thing. When I go to the grocery store in my town, mask-wearing is about 50%. The vast majority of men who do not wear masks also happen to be wearing shirts emblazoned with the American flag or some phrase about "freedom" or "these colors don't run" or something like that. That bothers me. I love my country and consider myself to be patriotic. But so often the folks who make a point of displaying their so-called patriotism are selfish a$$holes who don't really seem to care about their fellow citizens at all in their words and actions. I wish the left would start a movement to take back what it means to be an American and show what our values are, and expose the Trumpists not just as the corrupt racists they are, but also as unamerican.
  19. 9 points
    I'm not sure any more ignorance could be packed into such a short post. Well done.
  20. 9 points
    Do you think the European Union has pulled the bandaid off slowly, Halltip? Because they're getting back to normal life while we're going backwards. Difference is, they didn't politicize this, they listened to their experts, they had broad national plans in place and they're going to have sports and low deaths as a result. And they're not going to have American tourists, at least not until we get this under control. America has 25% of all known worldwide deaths to this disease. Maybe we should stop presuming we know everything and learn from the rest of the world.
  21. 9 points
  22. 9 points
    My wife and I are both front line workers. Her an RN, me an RRT. But like I said, it seems like your reluctant to take in account anyone else’s experience and just assume your own is the end all be all.
  23. 9 points
  24. 9 points
    Keep this political bs out of the football forum.
  25. 9 points
    Ervin rushed 180 times for 1,212 yards (6.7 per carry) and 12 touchdowns while splitting carries with two other Division I running backs.
  26. 9 points
    That would be my guess. Plus it seems to me the lethality of the disease has gone way down since Washington and New York. Since I looked last we have added 500,000 new positives and about 8,000 deaths. Then probably 10x that have been infected but asymptomatic so they don’t know to get tested or it’s so minor they don’t care. Out of those new 8000 I would guess mostly elderly and immune compromised with a few outliers here and there. I haven’t heard anything about hospitals freaking out all around the country not able to keep up. They have this new steroid that is supposed to help a lot. I don’t know why anyone’s outlook has changed. Did people think it was gone and was going to stay gone a week ago? 2 weeks ago? No. It will spread until we hit herd immunity. So we can drag this out for 3 years until we hit herd immunity under the guise of waiting for a magical vaccine that will work about as good as the flu vaccine or rip the band aide off and protect the elderly and immune compromised and let it spread to young healthy people- get herd immunity and be done obsessing over a disease that kills less than 1%. All while saving jobs, the economy and our country. Just my opinion
  27. 9 points
    March — major PPE shortage, virtually all experts agree in saving masks for front line workers. Present — no mask shortage. Experts (except Trumpers) say wear a friggin mask in public. Situations change, recommendations change. It’s pretty simple. You don’t have to like Dr Fauci if you don’t want to. But the reason you gave lacks merit.
  28. 9 points
    I mean it’s no fun to simplify things in an off season message board discussion but.... Frost inherited a veritable sh#t sandwich of a program. There is no disputing that. Every player that was already here at that time was recruited by Riley and bought into his vision and methods or was a Pelini remnant and likely a little disillusioned with things. So, the majority of the players had grown accustomed to the vision of a career .500 coach who seemed to value west coast star ratings much higher than an actual work ethic. Enter Frost, a proud program alum, who I’m sure was more disgusted at the state of the program than any of us could ever hope to be. So, here’s a couple questions you have to ask yourself before you begin making wild unfounded claims about Frost’s capabilities as a coach. 1- What was more important, flipping the roster, attitude and culture of the program or winning a couple more games in the first two years? 2- Whose methods and vision for the program do you trust more, Frost’s or Riley’s? Hopefully you all came up with the same two answers I did; correcting the culture and Frost’s vision. It would be awfully tough to pick Riley, a soft career .500 coach whose only qualification for this job was being the opposite of Pelini. And we have to realize Frost is not perfect. He’s a winner and a worker but not perfect. He has a bit of a learning curve we should allow for. Due to system differences, I’m sure there has been many square peg round hole problems. I don’t think he fully understood how bad it was or how difficult it would be. I’m sure he desperately wanted to get bowl eligible but some unanticipated things got in the way of that.The one thing he has positively absolutely gotten accomplished is flipping the roster. Assuming that was required, it has been a success. I’m just glad the worst of those challenges are now behind us. It was a tumultuous couple of years with not enough winning for any of us. But the field has been plowed and the planting has also been underway for a couple years. We can now begin to see the transformation going forward. Hopefully the unprecedented coronavirus and social climate doesn’t dampen progress for yet another year.
  29. 8 points
    Ummm....No. It's interesting when people don't like what he's saying and they accuse him of this. But....at the same time, every infectious disease specialists in the world is saying the same thing.
  30. 8 points
  31. 8 points
    Dr. Fucci has been lying has a$$ off from the get go. if you are still covid free, keep doing as you are and ignore this quack.
  32. 8 points
    I heard he’s been working on the HVAC units in Florida, once he’s done there he can work on installations in upstate NY. Remember that’s a lot of filters for one man to install.
  33. 8 points
    Just reported. Florida ICUs at about 85% capacity (15% is covid cases - rest are other types of patients. Additionally Florida has 10 covid only facilities around the state which are not full. Normal utilization rate is around 90% btw. In addition to all this, most hospitals have additional back up ICU capacity of 100% of normal capacity. Finally, many of the hospitals have waiting lists for regular non covid patients but this is declining fairly quickly as staffing and scheduling permits. Similar numbers / situations in Texas for example. More shutdowns jeopardizes the non virus healthcare greatly.
  34. 8 points
    As I said, some agree and some don’t. His opinions are his opinions. Many other Drs etc see things differently. Many of his fundamental “facts” change so often they are just opinions in my view.
  35. 8 points
    The politics should favor opening things up and resuming life and normally this would be the case. But there is nothing normal about the current times. Instead theses are very strange and ominous times socially and politically. Unusual forces are at play distorting and twisting the very social fabric. As a result, the ‘herd’ is broken up and disbursed in several directions, particularly on the left. Its like herding cats instead of cattle. You don’t. Politics has invaded areas of life where it rarely belongs (sports, healthcare, business, major news media) all at the same time. When combining this oil & water like mess in an extremely polarized and agitated electorate, all bets are off. It truly is a scenario where forces are pushing and pulling in ways unlike anything since the 1850s in this country. Yes Governors and Mayors have the say locally, thanks to cowardly courts mostly. But the ADs, school Presidents, conference and sports association leaders, et al, are all stuck with making choices they dont want to make. Sometimes, those cushy big bucks jobs are just not so cushy. lol There are no easy or obvious choices where everybody is going to be pleased. The leaders cant stick the finger up and look which way the wind is blowing - cause it is, effectively, a tornado. Society is spinning erratically. The pandemic may be subsiding, or maybe not, depending on the measurements one takes and the relative importance of each. Case #s are climbing as they would be expected to be as infectious illness spreads exponentially through the population. Nothing but an absolute strict quarantine of everybody could stop the inevitable spread, once it was discovered, already disbursed across the population. Slow the spread - flatten the curve - save the hospitals from being overwhelmed. That WAS the Fauci strategy. The big problem is Dr Fauci had to make choices - politically, socially, economically - in the name of medical science. Some of those choices appear more political than scientific to many. Certain segments of society became more “essential” than others. Some workers were deemed worthy and did not suffer at all while others lost everything. Some got effectively long paid leave and work from home with no loss of incomes, benefits, etc. Others had the lives and livelihoods confiscated and it continues with more to come being threatened. Now, we are threatening the sports world and children’s education. But apparently there is no cost to the teachers - just the kids and parents. Somehow government is the sacred cow. Again. I think if school is closed, again, there will be serious resistance to continuing government employment as ‘essential’ yet, apparently, unnecessary. lol. In other words, time for Dr Fauci and the government side to feel the pain, if shutdown is their only answer, with no end in sight but more ifs and maybes. Sacrifice for all needs to be shared by all, fairly.
  36. 8 points
    I mean their last video was literally quotes from past President's and a quote from Trump. Don't be such a snowflake.
  37. 8 points
    If this thread has taught me anything it's that some people will create their own facts and pick and choose what they want to believe. The overwhelming evidence is that masks help limit the spread yet we have our own bunch of Einsteins that want to dispute that regardless how many times they're told and no matter what experts have to say about it. It's pure lunacy. I guess I shouldn't blame the idiots who spout this nonsense. In a way it isn't totally their own fault. Our society has made it virtually impossible to separate fact from fiction. There are way too many supposed news sources and way too many people in charge that thrive on bad information because it serves their ulterior motives. But I still won't cut anyone any slack that can't see the common sense in the good wearing a mask provides. It's so simple it hurts. If fewer of an infected persons respiratory droplets get out, anyone with a heartbeat should be able to figure out the benefit. Yet here we are, clowns to the left of me and jokers to the right. It's maddening.
  38. 8 points
    Wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong. You want football this Fall? Wear a mask.
  39. 8 points
    I must have misunderstood Frost during his recent interview presser as I thot he said that UNL would NOT be revealing positive test results at all. Next thing is he is doing just that. The thot of any more of those virus task force pressers or daily updates just nauseates me. I have had more than a lifetime’s worth already by mayors, governors, whitehouse, etc etc. After 6 months, the world’s “experts” know very little, report inaccurate or misleading information, contradict one another on seemingly basic “science“ and report no real progress in the fight vs the virus. None of this is surprising as the flu (all corona virus infections) are almost unbeatable by modern meds. The good news, although never reported as such, is this bug rarely kills the patient (1 / 200). Infection #s climbing exponentially while deaths flattening says the spread has continued unabated. The mitigation (social distancing, masks, shutdowns, etc) did not work to stop it - only prolong the economic and social pain and suffering. Quarantine works well if seriously imposed. The experts refused and the result is pandemic. The flu is a fact of life, no matter what they call it, life must go on. Lets get back to living it.
  40. 8 points
    Sounds like you're saying since it hasn't had a negative impact on your life then in turn it isn't a big deal. Yes the deadliest pandemic in the US since 1918 may inconvenience your life. I don't think you're wrong by saying there is hope, and college football could be played. I personally think we're going to turn a corner on this thing soon. But just remember next time you try and down play it, and use your life as an example - just know this has killed 125,000+ Americans and the person you are talking to may have not had the rainbow and unicorn fart experience of the pandemic you have had.
  41. 8 points
    It is like talking to a wall, remotely. Remote learning at the college level is done to make money, it makes sense. Hire an adjunct, give that person 4,000 dollars to teach a course, load them up with 3 sections of 25 students each...all who are paying 2,000 to take the class. Boom. Prof posts an assignment for each week...students belt it out and comment on 3 of their classmates work. On to the next week. It is effective because you are in college and you know what you are doing and you tend to have time/privacy Now, tell a 6 year old to sit in front of zoom for 40 minutes while they learn math...good luck with that! How about a 12 year old that is online with their class and their 10 year old brother is bugging them non-stop because well...that is what siblings do! Or hey, try and have a serious talk about big issues where people are freezing up (their connection) and others have s#!t sound or get bumped out of the zoom room. Or how about the 16 year old that has to babysit their little bro and sis WHILE trying to do class. Oh yeah, PE works really well over zoom... I don't mind teaching remotely because it made my life easier. But I don't think it was great for the kids.
  42. 8 points
    Yes let’s destroy the economy for the flu. Then defund and weaken the protectors of our society. Then Enable 5013c corporations to occupy and destroy our inner cities. All the while teach the children that our country and the framers of our constitution are evil. Sorry to red pill you all. Here is a blue pill (CNN, Social Media, Hollywood, Cancel culture) good night.
  43. 8 points
    Of course no football this year. It’s an election year. Right after the election the virus will disappear like magic.
  44. 8 points
    Benhart is better than Farinok at tackle by the simple fact that he can actually move his hips like a tackle and this move actually gives us enough flexibility that we aren't hamstrung into running to one side or the other depending on the call simply because the backside doesn't have an effective puller. One of the biggest issues the past 2 years is that a huge chunk of the Scott Frost run game relies on having multiple offensive linemen pull on the same play. Nearly 3/5'ths of Frost's run game playbook relies on at least 2 pulling linemen. (generally pulling both guards when running power, pulling a tackle and a guard when running dart and actually pulling 3 linemen when running the pin and pull) and we simply haven't had enough guys that can do that well and with any consistency. Farinok struggled to do this well at Tackle but should do a lot better as a guard and Benhart just on film alone looks to be MUCH better at that then Farinok at the tackle position. Aside from anything else they bring to the table if those two can be good at that one aspect this season it opens up a significant part of the playbook that Frost simply hasn't been able to run at Nebraska effectively thus far. Not only opening up the run game but making the bubble screen not suck. That along with a deep threat WR will make this offense a REAL threat again and lead to big chunk plays.
  45. 8 points
    "Both sides" is always an apology for the worst side. Can we all just stop using that phrase?
  46. 8 points
    Welcome to why nobody knew. Sorry....couldn't resist.
  47. 8 points
    Looks like JD was the last one to hear about the "half-assed mutiny" rumor. That tends to be how rumors work. Also I think you might be insane if you don't think we'll miss one of the most productive WRs in school history. Reminds me of that "Stanley wasn't actually that good, 1,000-yard receivers will be a dime-a-dozen under Frost" narrative, heh. Get outta here.
  48. 8 points
    I guess it's time to update the thread title... Spielman enters transfer Portal, McQuitty retires, Mike Williams never lined up at outside receiver
  49. 7 points
    Which is jack s#!t other than tear our country apart and make us the laughing stock of the developed world. And....doing it all while constantly lying to the American people and doing everything he can to benefit himself.
  50. 7 points
    Case counts are going up because the virus continues to spread and never stopped spreading. testing continues to increase as fast as the new cases increase. the shutdown of parts of the economy may have slowed the spread temporarily but only for maybe 30-45 days. It is everywhere already. All the horses have long since left the barn so keeping the door closed (or shutting it again), wont do any good. At this point herd immunity has to be the goal and before the next flu season hits this fall when the two combine to increase death rates for both. The symptoms are so similar as well. Hospitals will be hit with patients who then are very sick from both at same time.
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