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Comment 27 Mar 2020

I wouldn't say "highway robbery."  But, yes, if we're getting 3 1sts this year, and a 1st and 2nd next year, I'd probably take it for Burrow.  That's a lot of picks.  I don't think I'd take much less.

Regardless, that ain't gonna happen.

Comment 24 Mar 2020

I'd be quite happy with this draft.  Delpit would be nice value.  And Shawn Williams hasn't exactly killed it the last couple of years.

TBH, I'd be tempted to take Gallimore in the 3rd if he was sitting there for similar reasons.  I get that the LB corp is horrible (it is).  Just think I'd take a freakishly athletic DT when available in the 3rd.  Can never have too many studs on DL.  Especially with Geno regressing the last year or so.

The offensive line remains a pretty big issue after this draft, IMO.  But I'm beginning to think that's the way the Bengals are going to play it.  They seem to have a lot of confidence in their current lineup.  For some reason...

Comment 20 Mar 2020

I think you meant “there’s...” Not trying to be critical but thought you’d like to know. Go Bucks!

Not sure how this comment could be interpreted as anything but hyper critical.  Typos happen, man.  I suspect Kevin knows the English language -- better than most everyone on this site.

But I agree with you that Hartline is amazing.  Have to keep that guy on the staff, regardless.

Comment 12 Mar 2020

We are one of the unhealthiest countries in the world.

I've been thinking the same thing.  Some people keep saying COVID isn't a problem unless you're immunocompromised; have a serious health condition like heart disease, lung disease, etc.; or are otherwise unhealthy.  And I'm thinking...  man, that's like 90% of people in the USA over 40.

Comment 12 Mar 2020

I'm just mad over hypocrisy, the ncaa tournament gets cancelled but international flights are fine.

FWIW, I've always heard that, according to people who commit their lives to this stuff (spread of infectious diseases), travel bans are ineffective.  I don't pretend to understand why that's the case.  But I've heard it several times.  

I can see why packing so many people into a venue -- especially people from varying regions -- would be extremely problematic.  So I get the March Madness concern.  Local high school games...  eh, might just be a CYA move.

Comment 12 Mar 2020

Not sure what I think should happen.  But with respect to what will happen, I'd be surprised if it isn't postponed.  If you asked me 24 hours ago, I would've said it's a 50/50 chance.  After the 2-3 hours of news last night (e.g., celebrities testing positive, NBA suspending its season, various public gatherings being cancelled, etc.), plus today's news (MLS, etc.), I think 90%+ odds that March Madness is, at the very least, postponed.

Comment 11 Mar 2020

He's not overvaluing Dalton.  That's what multiple insiders are reporting -- people who don't BS.  FWIW, a few weeks ago, I would've agreed it was unlikely we'd get a 2nd (or even 3rd) for Dalton.  Seems like that's the way it's trending, though.

Also, agreed with the other guy that Flacco sucks -- SB winner or not. 

Comment 10 Mar 2020

So...  any facts that we think we know are bullshit.  But, at the same time, you know enough to conclude that this virus is NBFD.  Makes sense.

This whole "WHAT'S THE BIG EFFING DEAL?!?" backlash in response to Coronavirus is already incredibly overplayed.  I get there's an obnoxious contrarian contingent to everything in the world nowadays.  But everyone who seems to know anything about this outbreak is indicating it's a pretty big risk -- not Spanish Flu bad, but still plenty bad enough to warrant extraordinary measures.  Every country faced with an outbreak, regardless of political leaning, is taking extraordinary steps.  Every state that's reported infections is taking extraordinary steps, regardless of political affiliation.  There comes a point at which, when everyone in a position of authority seems to think it's a big deal (with the exception of the Feds), maybe it is.

I mean, I definitely hope those who say this is nothing but a minor influenza outbreak are correct.  But the degree to which those individuals willingly misstate the available information severely undercuts that position.  I'd rather take precaution now based on the available information than not do so, be wrong, and have 100M+ dead in the flip of a switch.

Comment 07 Mar 2020

This guy’s advice is pretty good.  It’ll be incredibly crowded.  Getting some type of collective transport into downtown is a good idea.  If you choose to drive, Great American Tower has a lot of parking and isn’t too far.

I’d be sure to go to the parade.  I think Marty is the captain this year?  Regardless, always fun, and very kid friendly.  

Skyline always does a free coney promotion — with the purchase of a drink I think?  If that’s your thing.  There’s one on Sycamore and 4th.

The area around the stadium will be wall-to-wall people by 1:00 or so.  Just a warning.  Can be a challenge with little ones.

I’m down there every year.  It’s a blast.  Enjoy!  We even have expectations this year!

Comment 06 Mar 2020

Urban Meyer used to say something along the lines of it isn't the recruits who go to another school that hurt the program most.  It's the guys you sign, but completely whiff on.  It's a scholly you could use on another player.

Based on Evans' conduct to date, the risk of him being a completely whiff are much higher than most.  So I think banking the scholly for next year's cycle is a better call.

Comment 05 Mar 2020

Perhaps he played on the line?

I played with a lot of linemen.  None looked like this guy.  Every one of them could throw a ball.  Not that I was being literal. 

Also, your take sucks.

Thanks.  I'm glad you like detailed football analysis from Kevin Malone.  The degree to which a tongue-in-cheek comment gets under your skin probably means it hits a bit close to home.  Don't be so sensitive.

Comment 05 Mar 2020

Disagree.  I think every position but RB and QB should be in play if the right player falls.  BPA baby.

Comment 05 Mar 2020

Not sure you can make a wrong pick between Higgins, Queen, and Murray.  That'd be a nice problem to have.  Better yet, trade down and get an extra 3rd/4th.  

And agreed S and TE aren't exactly the most dire positions of need.  But, as shitty as the Bengals are, if the best person on the board is at one of those positions, I'd pull the trigger regardless.  Pretty much everything is a position of need to some extent.  Impact players is what I'm looking for.  

Comment 05 Mar 2020

I like the first two picks a lot.  Can't say that I'm overly familiar with 3 or 4, though.  And it sounds like Gather will be gone by the 5th.

Comment 05 Mar 2020

You'd think that if you looked like this guy, you wouldn't want a camera on during the podcast.  What a goober.  Call me old fashioned, but I like my sports analyst to look like they could've played the game at some point in their lives.  This guy couldn't throw a football 5 yards if his life depended on it.  

Comment 05 Mar 2020

If you see “Coronavirus” and mention of what a politician including the president should be doing or has done wrong, that’s 100% a political message, not an update on the virus.

Maybe, maybe not.  Sometimes people (including politicians) just do a shitty job.  In modern society, framing any and all criticism as biased attacks from [insert x opposite political party] has become a license to do anything and everything.  Per commenting standards, I'll leave it at that.

I do hope that those who are saying this is no big deal are correct.  And that we're back to normal in a month or two.

Comment 04 Mar 2020

Its a severe version of the flu. If you’re elderly or have immune system issues it’s definitely serious, but this a a pin prick compared to the 1918 Spanish Flu.

True, right now, it doesn't seem to be as threatening as the Spanish Flu -- the most severe outbreak of the last century, which infected over a quarter of the world's population and killed upwards of 50M people.  If the Coronavirus infection rate is similar (which is unlikely, but, frankly, impossible to predict with precision), applying the current death rate (around 4%), it would "only" kill 77M folks.  Not sure what point this makes.

b) incentivized by politics

Good lord...  

Comment 04 Mar 2020

I don't disagree with the factual statements in this post.  But I'd rather risk infecting a little over 100 folks than more than 100K -- 100K who drive from various distances and will immediately reenter their communities and infect others during their respective incubation periods.  

Of course, cancelling the game and/or any close contact would be the most cautious approach.  But packing 100K+ people from all around the state -- if not from other states -- into a stadium creates a much, much, much bigger risk.  And that's not even including the risk posed by tailgates.