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About ZMagers22

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  1. We need this one. However, being 3rd to offer an instate star doesn’t look good. Neither does “Proud” vs “Very Proud” and “Blessed”, or “amazing”.
  2. With that offer sheet, there is literally 0% chance this kid is honestly picking Rutgers, unless there are family ties. He’s pulling a Kansas City Shuffle.
  3. I understand where you’re coming from and how you feel. There is so much misinformation, and much of it seems as though it is for political gain only. It’s extremely frustrating to hear stuff coming out of both sides of the isle that are not accurate. If you’re getting your information from evening news shows on MSNBC, Fox News or CNN, it’s most likely opinion and highly inaccurate. Hopefully, when this is all said and done, you still don’t know anyone impacted by this virus. I’m not a good comparison for you or the general public because of the nature of my job. I know far too many families that have lost, or nearly lost loved ones across the country. However, here is one of the great stories out of western Nebraska from a family I know: https://www.westernnebraskaobserver.net/story/2020/04/30/news/kimballs-john-aguiniga-beats-covid-19/6285.html I work in the greater medical community, doing quality and safety consulting for 37 hospitals and 746 clinics. Our company is currently contracted to work with 2,876 hospitals (roughly 70% of all hospitals in the nation) of the facilities in the country, and over 23,000 clinics (roughly 73% of all clinics). I only know of one of the hundreds of doctors I partner with that agree with Dr. Atlas. We’re working day in and day out, 7 days a week to help these hospitals, university researchers and the CDC by analyzing quality indicator data sets and other indicators of critical aspects of care. I’m not on the front lines, but I know so many that are, including my wife and 9 of her family members. The data and recommendations coming from the CDC are accurate, albeit some of their recommendations are conservative. The prediction models are becoming more and more accurate every week. Unfortunately, with any novel virus, there is going to be a learning curve. If we open up, and everyone adheres to social distancing guidelines, we’ll continue to see the same flattened curve that will keep our medical surgical beds from being used as ICU beds (as that’s what is happening now in most major cities. There may be open medical surgical beds, but the ICU acute level rooms are over capacity in 28 of the 37 facilities I work with). If people ignore the guidelines, we’ll see a lot more people die. It’s that simple. Currently, there are many people who refuse to follow the recommendations and continue to believe they know more than subject matter experts. Because of that, my money is on it taking 18-36 months before social distancing recommendations are relaxed. 36 months?! Really? This week, we heard from infectious disease doctors that they estimate it will take 36 months for us to have enough herd immunity through natural infection or vaccination to get back to “normal”. I can promise you they won’t have vaccines for everyone in 12 months like some media outlets are publishing. Let’s hope I’m wrong. One thing is for certain, I know far more about this situation that I do about football. Never believe a damn thing I say about football. A good friend of mine, and Chief Medical Officer at a facility I used to work with used to tell his patients that were unsure about procedure recommendations or when talking patients out of I’ll advised surgery requests “Have faith in businessmen when they make recommendations on how to run a business that doesn’t compete with them or their money. Trust stock brokers for trading stocks when their commission is based on your success. Have faith in clinicians to guide you in your healthcare needs, but always seek another opinion if they don’t listen to you . But, never, ever trust a politician... especially in an election year.” Them the rules! Stay safe and healthy gentleman! I’ve got reports to review, and mama is going to be pissed if I’m working again Sunday since she has the day off. Be back in a few weeks to provide more bad football takes.
  4. Interesting read. Here are some take always I have working in the health care myself: 1. The study has not received peer review acceptance at this point, and I doubt it will. They state “The Premier Biotech serology test used in this study has not been approved by the FDA by the time of the study, and validation studies for this assay are ongoing.” My hunch is it won’t be validated because their methods for sampling weren’t truly random and created admitted biases in their turnout (they discuss this and multiple other issues with their sample size in the report in the discussions section). 2. The study states they had an “over- representation of white women between the ages of 19 and 64” and then goes on to state “We did not account for age imbalance in our sample”. We know from other studies around the world that this virus is having a much greater impact on those over the age of 65 and those who have comorbidities (other issues). Those studies, which were peer reviewed and widely accredited, show a much different seropositivity, and included some initial rough R0 data from follow-up work/resampling as well (which the Stanford study excludes due to their methods of sampling). These studies also show a much higher fatality rate (most likely because they included more demographically accurate sample sizes). 3. They admit much more research is needed, saying “Repeated serologic testing in different geographies, spaced a few weeks apart, could establish extent of infection over time.” Something to remember - Dr. Atlas has opinions on everything. Do a little google search and you’ll often find they are very politically driven. He’s a lobbyist, who gets paid to sway public opinion because he has “MD” behind his name. You’ll also find that very few people in the medical field agree with him. That’s why he has to write “opinion” pieces, and not peer reviewed case studies to make his points. In other words. He currently makes up a very small n-size of physicians that agree with his opinion. Keep that in mind. Also, if more people listened to the opinions of one MD over the opposing and more consistent opinions of many MDs... we’d have a lot more issues in this country. For example: If you’re sick and suffering with (insert any ailment), are you going to want to take a path to recovery recommended by one doctor based on one study, or a proven path recommended by a universal panel of doctors who’ve peer reviewed multiple studies? I want football as bad as the next guy, but if we listen to politicians/lobbyists and not the greater medical community, this thing will draw out longer than it needs to.
  5. Unfortunately, we’re required to for some meetings. If it’s a day when I don’t have to get dressed, there isn’t any need for pajamas either. Haha! Boxer briefs for the win. Let that belly hang out and talk with the C-Suite of a client like you own the place.
  6. @Husker in WI I feel your pain. I’ve done that a few times. I also had this nearly happen with my wife the other day. Ha!
  7. That’s how I saw it too. It was kind of a weird moment. Frost seemed to catch himself a couple times in his presser too.
  8. Leading the way for student athletes to promote themselves. This is pretty cool!
  9. Really interesting quote from Wan’Dale about Lubick and Frost today “Him and Coach Frost probably get along a lot better than most people that he’s ever worked with.” Am I reading into that too much? seems like a shot at Walters. Maybe I’m reading into it...
  10. The cupboard is bare is the headline of the article and this thread. It’s entirely inaccurate, and it’s a “shock” headline. “In spring ball” - Which means more reps for guys who normally wouldn’t get them (minus Wan’Dale). I think that’s a great thing for the long term health of the team. So, no. I guess I don’t agree at all.
  11. A bare cupboard? We have 8 very talented receivers (JD would make 9 if he comes back). The goal for Frost and Co. was 9 to 11 scholarship players. Here’s the list - - Wan’Dale (4*) - Nance (3*) - Houston (3*) - Betts (4*) - Brown (4*) - Manning (4*) - Fleming (4*) - Nixon (3*) Walk-on -Kade Warner had some decent production in his limited snaps (12.6 yards a catch on 8 receptions) The guys who have left (and my count may be wrong): - McQuitty (4*) - Chase (3* - on 247 transfer portal) - Woodyard (3*) - Hunt (3*) - Jones (3*) How is the cupboard bare? He’s got a lot of young players, but they all have a lot of upside. I guess I’m failing to understand the panic here? Are you also stocking up on toilet paper and masks to fight COVID-19 like the rest of the panicked population? You all are acting like we have 4 scholarship receivers. Come to Colorado, buy some gummies and CTFO. There is plenty of Kool-Aid here too.
  12. In other funny news (but not worth starting a new thread over), it’s being reported here in Colorado tonight that Mel Tucker has taken the MSU HC job. The CU fan base is freaking out on Twitter. It’s worth a laugh... https://mobile.twitter.com/BrianHowell33/status/1227481968092291072?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^tweet
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