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  1. It's worth a try - the do supposedly keep logs of contact. I'd also add that reaching out to the Ranking Member of the Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee (Gary Peters D-MI) who is in charge of overseeing the Postal Service, and/or any of the members would also be calls worth making. https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/about
  2. Thank you - there is ZERO evidence. Anywhere. And if there was the risk/benefit would be easy to figure out.
  3. Yup - but now add classes, other students on campus, game day slapping hands i the tunnel, shaking hands at midfield with several players from other states that we have no idea about their quarantine - This isn't hard to understand guys.
  4. And yet her finest moments that she's earned accolades for in the last few years are when she's been focused and direct and assertive. I think one of her great strengths is her lack of backing down, of talking truth to power. I really hope we're turning the corner on women's skill sets being labeled differently than mens - it starts here. Set the example for your buddies Blitz.
  5. Written like a man, who has never been told in an annual review, or at a table with leadership peers that he is "too emotional". It is loaded. Just like shrill, b!^@hy, tempermental, opportunistic, bossy, abrasive, aggressive, etc.
  6. Agreed and likewise Undone. I do think the reason for the decision was probably more concern around financial risk; long and short term We are not yet seeing the long term effects of covid on those who live through it (whether the were sick or not), but the speculation around impact on organs in the down the road is terrifying. I'm sure it was modeled a number of ways and the potential financial losses vs gain was just not worth the risk. Which is sad and not how I wished college sports worked.
  7. I was thinking on my walk, Kamala offers Biden the chance to stay cool, level headed, and perceived as fair/nice toward Trump, while she can go on attack, and her reputation seems to go up with the attacks and soundbites. Nice balance. And we know how much Donnie gets triggered when a strong woman tries to question him or speak to him ... much less a WOC. It's going to be fun.
  8. Yup. You'll also hear "too emotional" in the coming days. Lots of cool words that get thrown at women that you guys don't get the honor of dealing with. On the flip side, it gives us some great tag lines to advertise with .. Can't tell you how many "Nevertheless, She Persisted bumper stickers I still see. And "Nasty Woman" made a heck of a tshirt. Lincoln Project is going to have some fun!
  9. I think that's a fair question. I can only speak for myself; I do feel guilt with how much I've enjoyed the sport and seeing the very real tie to CTE. I feel worse every time someone I remember playing gets diagnosed, or someone younger than me announces they'e got it. Watching "Concussion" in the theatre and seeing the physicians at Boston College/BMC talk on 60 minutes about their research took the wind out of me. Have you listened to the podcast about Aaron Hernandez? Watched the HBO special on Lawrence Phillips? The hits they took during their football careers did not help their already fragile mental situations. And I was accused of posting an emotional argument above - what about this isnt emotional? It's Husker FB! I remember Sam Foltz, I knew Brook Berringer - their deaths were total random accidents and the state was crushed. Do you think if there was a 1% chance that the university could have helped them avoid their accidents we would all be telling them to do so? We can lessen the chances of players, families and fans getting sick - to me it's an easy decision. Does it take away all risk? No, but don't you want to know you did all you could rather than look back and think, "if I'd only ..."
  10. I don't think I'm missing your point - I know that athletes are limited in their social life during the season, my point is that even if they curb their extra-curricular activities they are still exposed. They associate with people who are not on the team. They do not live in an isolated bubble. Even if our players are 100% compliant they still get exposed, and we don't control those they take the field with at all. A man in a classroom with a mask on surrounded by others wearing masks and breathing normally is safer than a man on a football field blocking a competitor, touching them, transferring sweat, spit, etc. If a sclolarship is based on staying in shape, at an appropriate weight, to go to class, get a min grades etc then staying safe and unexposed can easily be added to that list of criteria. The risk of these young men having long term complications from this disease is a risk that nobody who calls themself a fan should want to risk. I hate that the season is off, but our state would never recover if a player, any player dies of the virus or complications from it.
  11. But Knapp wears a mask, so that fart's sort of a non starter.
  12. no. edit: they're still members of a team, the expectations are still high, for protecting themselves, limiting risk etc.Testing is still happening I assume, as they'll still eat at training table etc. Let's say that our athletes stay 100% virginic (which is not going to happen) and then they go to Iowa where one jacka$$ decides to go visit grandma on an off week, then he lines up against us. Or a head coach's wife who is a school teacher brings it home and then he shakes hands with the ref. Or the ref who travels from last week's game in Ann Arbor to Lincoln on an airplane seated next to someone. It's not just our guys we have to worry about. And while Frost may run a tight ship (which is debatable based on the past year of arrests/charges and incidents) these are kids who will not follow all the rules.
  13. Can you imagine what our future generations will think when they read this bs in history books? What sort of elementary school cult are they and how do people latch onto this crap? And how stupid are the followers to just get fired up about adjectives? They try to "wow" by using big words.
  14. Yes I'll agree to that. So you will then agree that should said player contract covid (however it is contracted) that those that he lifts with, spots for, runs with, eats next to, trains with, sleeps with, high fives with, yells at, blocks against, runs stairs with, runs by, throws a football too, rides an elevator with are at increased risk of also contracting the virus? Especially when we know it is passed via respiratory droplets - athletics are not a safe place to be, and high impact, high touch, close quartered athletic endeavors are really increasing risk. Unneccessarily. If baseball players are passing it around what do you think happens on a football field? I am completely bummed about this and will miss my football, but this is the right decision.
  15. How can you guys say that? Any contact is a possible infection - do they live in dorms? Do they eat? Do they go to in person classes? Order pizzas? Visit parents? Have girl/boyfriends? Acting like they're protected because they are part of the team is pretty naiive.
  16. There's zero doubt in my mind Warren is the most qualified. Engaged, has already been partnering with him on multiple plans. But she's older, and she's white. So I think he goes with Harris or Rice. Personally I'd like to see Demmings as she'd bring FL and I think that's a nice little benefit (as well as her past police pedigree, her biker hobbies etc - she's very accessible to many who are looking for a reason to vote against Trump) Now when we start putting people in Secretary spots there are going to be some amazing places for other democratic leaders to step in and make a difference. I like Kamala for AG, but I also like Schiff. I think Pete comes in as Sec of Defense or Sec of State. Beto will be on a gun taskforce of some sort. Warren Sec of Treasury Castro - HUD but since he's already done that maybe HHS Klobacher - Sec of Ag Booker - HUD or Dept of Labor Only politicking involved will be making sure their congressional seats are fillable by Dems and aren't at risk.
  17. I just took the day off - should be a breeze here, but hoping to volunteer (ironically nobody has returned my calls). I think it's going to be hard in many places,. Are you able to request a ballot by mail and turn it in early? I can hand deliver mine to a dropbox at City Hall and plan to do that. (also I can track where it is, which I need to do today)
  18. States need to firm up legal Drop Boxes in all their cities so that we can avoid having to depend on the USPS. If only the blue Govs did it we'd be sure to capture the votes, and if the GOP Govs decided not to ... oh well.
  19. Less than 100 days to go and it's obvious that part of this administration's plan is to make it harder to vote. There will be fewer polling locations in your states, which means longer wait times and the folks that typically staff the polls are at high risk for Covid so there are already issues with staffing. Are you healthy and want to make sure that others can use their right to vote? Volunteer to help on election day at the link below: https://www.powerthepolls.org
  20. Colleges are the deep state, and FB is totally out to get him. Waaaaaah!
  21. I hope Project Lincoln gets moving on some ads that specifically tie the incompetence of this POTUS dealing with Covid in Feb/March to the cancellation of sports this fall and they blast it throughout the SEC and BIG10.
  22. What's up homies? Made the decision to step away when Covid got going - it was a different world here on the east coast and I was struggling to deal with the lack of awareness other parts of the country had about it. It was bad enough trying to explain to my VP who lives in GA that the whole state and all around it were shut down, so no I couldn't go into hospitals to talk to customers, and I anticipated, maybe wrongly that there would be similar attitudes here, so it was best. Then once you've been away you're waaaaay far behind in threads, so I looked in a couple times and got overwhelmed. Going to check things out now. Thanks for checking in!
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