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AC1972

Louisville, CO (via Canal Winchester, OH)

MEMBER SINCE   October 05, 2011

Proud graduate of tOSU in Engineering. MBA from UD. I have lived all over the country and love being back in the mountains.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: I have two:

    1) Being on A Deck, 45 yard line, when Eddie George ran all over Notre Dame and the crowd started chanting "Ed-die, Ed-die, Ed-die!"

    2) Being in the Louisiana Superdome and mockingly chanting "S-E-C, S-E-C, S-EC!" when Ohio State beat Arkansas. It DID happen. I was THERE! You can wipe the record books, but not my memories.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George. He belongs on Mt. Olympus.
  • NFL TEAM: Denver Broncos
  • NHL TEAM: What's the NHL?
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Manchester City

Recent Activity

Comment 09 Jul 2020

FML, you can be completely free of symptoms and your test can be a false negative to the extent that what the hell, let’s just say you have it. So basically the only options are you have it (positive) or or probably have it (could be a false negative!). So at that point, everyone probably has it, so f@ck it, go live your normal life because clearly it doesn’t matter, test or no test. 

Comment 08 Jul 2020

I am optimistic that we can, but not that we will. All indications are that the actual infection rate is much, much higher than reported positives, and that the survival rate is much higher.  It appears that the health risk to healthy persons is extremely low. That said policy isn’t set that way

Really I’m hoping for a late start.  If we can have conference games and a playoff I would be thrilled. 

Comment 08 Jul 2020

I don’t know if this is the right move until we actually get some numbers and more details which informed this decision.  I don’t know what changed in the protocol from self quarantine if a case is id’d to stopping all voluntary workouts. Would really like to know that data  

I disagree that we can’t have football this fall (although can’t  and won’t are two different things). 

Comment 08 Jul 2020

I have heard very few supporting rioting in particular, but yes the stance on going out in public in general, protesting against the lockdown, and recent protests is clear.  People can see the hypocrisy.

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/06/05/health/health-care-open-letter-protests-coronavirus-trnd/index.html
 

https://www.politico.com/amp/news/magazine/2020/06/04/public-health-protests-30153
 

You cannot use COVID as an excuse to limit personal freedoms (potentially justified), then turn around and say it’s okay in another, much more high risk activity Or context.  Inconsistency breeds mistrust. That’s my point. Once the dam breaks, there’s no going back. 

Comment 08 Jul 2020

Please then, enlighten me on the finer points of regression analysis. Telling me that I don’t know how to look at a graph is just a personal attack. Rather, please point out the flaws in my logic. 

If your only rebuttal is that I don’t know how to look at a graph, its clear you don’t know how to look at a graph,  you can only muster a petty response.  Yes, there is a recent uptick. Look the the data. There are plenty of upticks and downticks. When you don’t have enough data you can’t make good decisions. When you have months of data you have a trend. Hence the trend line.  My point was you do not make policy decisions based on small datasets. Argue the logic, don’t put people down.  Especially  people with a masters degree who look at data for a living. 

Comment 08 Jul 2020

Just an observation: why all the downvotes for anyone critical of Dr Drake? It would appear he did a lot of good for Ohio State, and I appreciate that. However, he did screw up royally in his two highest visibility public exposures, that of the beloved band director and football coach.  It is also odd that he “retired” from OSU to take another job, it was in the works and I’m sure the retirement comes with a nice annuity from the state of Ohio - which is his right, I suppose.  

We can all agree he was not a good fit. It seemed as if he had as much disdain for the State of Ohio and traditions at tOSU as the general supporters of the university  ever had of him.

You cannot effectively lead what you do not truly love. Good luck, Dr. Drake.  

Comment 06 Jul 2020

My guess is that it is a political issue because the information, decisions and messaging have been highly inconsistent and conflicting.  The How much data is available on second hand smoke?  How many years has it been studied before smoking sections were banned?  When decisions comes across and knee-jerk and authoritarian it will be perceived as an infringement on personal liberty.  Furthermore, when the idea of rioting and protesting is fully supported (including, apparently by a large portion of the medical community), but normal folks cannot live their normal lives, it comes across as hypocritical, insincere and destroys trust.  

How can imposing hypocritical rules on the masses of normal, tax-paying citizens NOT become political?  It's not just about the masks.

For the record, I wear a mask in public spaces where I am unable to social distance - I don't have a problem with it.  But even I can see very clearly that many of our political leaders are being hypocritical and authoritarian.  Americans love freedom.  That's why I love America.

Comment 17 Jun 2020

This whole Buckeye Pledge dust up is stupid. Folks are just making a big deal of it because it’s Ohio State. It’s not a damn waiver. Participation is always voluntary, and there is ALWAYS a risk to your health in athletic competition, especially at the level of Ohio State. Regardless, if you can prove negligence, you can win a lawsuit...sometimes even if you sign a waiver.  So what is the damn big deal?  There is an additional low level of risk this year, the fallout of which is more of an impact to the team and coaches in general, not the individual player. The odds of I highly conditioned athlete to die or seriously impacted by C19 is so very, very low. The greater impact would be to the teams ability to compete in general or the coaches health, etc. Hence a “pledge”, which has been shown to improve accountability. 

Comment 15 Jun 2020

That’s a dumb comment. There are so many things that the general population does that requires a waiver. Like almost anything. Read the fine print on the back of any airline tickets. I guarantee there will be an implied waiver of liability in every football ticket. 
 

Not to mention this really does sound more educational and promissory more than anything. Not a release from liability. The university is probably not held liable if a student athlete gets hurt in general- you would have to prove negligence. 

Im glad that at least the football team understands personal responsibility. 
 

Comment 03 Jun 2020

Also, COVID not (that much of) a big deal. Putting thousands of minorities out of work and destroying small business is a pretty big deal too.  Weighing the costs, yes we were played like fools.  Sweden appears to be fine. At risk folks isolate and get support. Everyone else weigh the risks and go on with life. Now that thousands have not social distanced, its pretty much over. Herd immunity in one horrifying week. Protesters and rioters have already signed grammas death certificates.

Comment 03 Jun 2020

Correct.  Social distancing stopped being taken seriously last week.   Damage has been done. Certainly won’t be that much worse by September once herd immunity kicks in among the protesters and everyone they have been in contact with.