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danmas


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: January 8, 2003
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie Griffin
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
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Comment 13 Mar 2020

Good point about the H1N1 hysteria of 2009.  If you recall, the early #'s had a mortality rate of 6%.

When they went back later, they decided it had been UNDER 0.2%

That is almost certainly what is going to happen here.  Coronavirus has been around for as long as we have knows about germs. This strain is just different.  Less contagious that influenza, but more deadly... not sure yet HOW much more, but I don't think we should engage in mass hysteria for influenza, H1N1, or Covid-19.

Comment 13 Mar 2020

Yes, it can be taken away in the blink of an eye.  

That's why we should live life... not cower in fear in our homes.  This is paranoia hysteria.  The powers that be are afraid that if even one death comes back on them, they will be OUT.  

5 cases in Ohio, but we're closing Ohio already?  For an illness with a death rate of about 1%  -- and that 1% are virtually all people with compromised immune systems, respiratory issues, or comorbidities.  THOSE people should stay home.  

This is ludicrous.  I don't care about a basketball tournament.  But our economy is tanking because of fear alone. 

Comment 10 Mar 2020

Could you look at the Oregon returning roster and talk about that game?  And maybe talk about its importance for setting the national perception of the respective conferences?

And perhaps do something similar for other inter conference matchups that might be played early this Fall.  

Comment 25 Nov 2019

He is allowed to be three yards downfield on pass plays.  It looks like he was at the ten, and the ball was snapped at the 12 yard line.  So it was legal.   But that is why Pat Fitzgerald called this rule "The purest form of communism."   As a defensive player, he believes the rules are becoming all about increasing offensive production.  And he's right, IMO.  

Comment 11 Sep 2019

I understand Fick's position here.  If you put all of your eggs into an emotional basket and lose big... how do you pick up the pieces?

If it was the last game of the regular season, I could understand hyping this game up from the underdog's perspective, but I understand why Fickel chose not to do so.

Comment 11 Sep 2019

You are correct.  Coop did not start out treating it like any other game.  But after being frustrated with losing, he thought that perhaps too m much pressure was on his team and to let them play loose, he tried to downplay the Game.  

Like switching overnight hotels to change your luck, that idea failed too.  So you are right, Coop only did that "play it down" thing once or twice IIRC.

Comment 05 Sep 2019

Colin:  the play where Bowen appears to get beat --  that was zone blocking... each O lineman moves to his right at the snap.  

The RT (Bowen) does so, expecting a double team with Davis on the end... then Bowen will go to the next level and seal the edge.  

HOWEVER, the guard (Davis) double teams the tackle instead, perhaps with the anticipation of going to the next level himself or perhaps he just can't get to the end because of the defensive tackles movements.  So the end slips past Bowen because he thought he had help.

So we might say "Bowen was beat", I think there was just a miscommunication there more likely.  Not sure who messed up.  

Comment 28 Aug 2019

I logged on to point that out.  He's clearly not even looking downfield... he's just upset that Sims didn't throw it to a wide-open Cooper.  

Comment 14 Aug 2019

I agree with Meyer's angst there, but he should have shown the same passion in addressing the myriad of stupid penalties his teams committed during his tenure.  The above stats show a lack of discipline and, I believe, a poor attitude toward stopping them.