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from Evanston

MEMBER SINCE   September 28, 2012


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Sad to say, 8th grade year. Last minute red zone stand versus hated rival and I make a tackle at the three-yard line to save the game. Long gap... then I ran a marathon when I was 30. Not exactly Highlight Express.
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Chicago Blackhawks
  • NBA TEAM: Chicago Bulls

Recent Activity

Comment 07 Apr 2020

My Midget Football coach (yes, that was the name of the league) in Marion, Ohio: Willie Troutman. As a ten-year old in a very white community, I had really not met that many African-American men. He was funny, patient, encouraging, and seemingly "knew" every kid on the team. Like me, he was also very short and seemingly took a shine to a kid who liked to stick his nose in the action. He opened my eyes in a lot of ways. Loved that guy.

Comment 05 Apr 2020

Kentucky and Duke have a different dynamic. Those kids are looking to be one and done's and off to the NBA. When the "one" doesn't happen and there's another batch of one and done's coming in, the writing is on the wall. Holtmann had set up his program to not be like that; but, alas, here we are.

Comment 04 Apr 2020

My wife is in the restaurant business. Her two restaurants, combined, have lost 70% of their business. It still doesn't justify her having the right to open the doors to her restaurant and endanger others in the process. The government shutdown is justified and sensible. If you're arguing that they should put an increased focus on saving small businesses as much as they want to bail out bloated behemoths like the airline and cruise line industries, that's an argument I can get behind. Say that to your governor, representative, and senator and say it in November, too.

Comment 04 Apr 2020

Nobody is arguing that we shouldn't lighten the restrictions and open up the economy immediately once the danger has minimized to a manageable degree. It's already been discussed and was shelved by the health care experts who deemed it premature.

There just isn't any evidence to support the loss of life that so many of the "the cure is worse than the disease" camp want to argue. We know a severely damaged economy would have a terrible impact on the population both mentally and physically, but when you put it next to the stats we're seeing currently in real time (thousands of deaths each day, tens of thousands of new cases), it's just not a strong argument. Yet. In time, though, you're right: it will be a difficult decision that we'll have to make.

Most agree that the data out of China is highly untrustworthy. They are, however, opening up the Wuhan territory again. I think we have to see that as promising when we consider the timeline of when to open back up our country and our economy. 

Comment 04 Apr 2020

Agreed. I mean, Dabo in general draws an eye roll. I expected something more provocative and kind of got a "hang in there" speech.

Comment 04 Apr 2020

I actually think Dabo does a pretty good job of bypassing anything remotely political or spiritual (tricky footing for him) here. It's a rah-rah speech for his players and fans. I'm OK with it and I hope he's right. 

Comment 04 Apr 2020

As someone else explained it to me, allowing some states to not participate in lockdowns is like allowing kids to pee in some parts of the pool. It impacts everyone.

Over 1,300 people died on Friday and, by the middle of this upcoming week, we could lose up to 3,000 a day for a stretch of time, be it days or weeks. Your car accident analogy is juvenile.

Comment 02 Apr 2020

Movies and books are unique in that way, right? Music has the advantage (and disadvantage, I guess) of repetition. 

Comment 01 Apr 2020

Agreed. I remember watching that as a kid and being blown away.