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Comment 11 Mar 2020
Your baseline is the plague? Really? How about this. The corona virus seems to be 2-3 times more contagious than the flu, which infected about 10% of the population that didn't acquire immunity from the flu shot. Therefore, left unimpeded, the corona virus would infect at least 20% of the population, or about 80 million people. At the mortality rates being seen, that could be 1.5 - 2.5 million deaths. Efforts to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus until we are able to better understand it and develop effective treatments seems warranted.
Comment 11 Mar 2020
Caution is not panic. We're at the beginning of what may be a pandemic, which although it will likely have little effect on the great majority of the population, it still threatens quite serious consequences, and taking action to slow the spread of the coronavirus at the beginning may well give us time to better understand it's effects and develop effective treatments.
Comment 17 Jul 2019

Roughly looking at the 2019 rosters, TTUN has only a couple more Blue Chip players than 3-star players, while the Buckeyes have over 50 more Blue Chip players than 3-star players. And it's looking like TTUN will fall farther behind this year. Of course, while The Game is played out on the field, this gap in talent has got to be significant!

Comment 18 May 2019

These abusers are very careful about choosing their victims, and setting up situations to confuse and shame their victims, who may not have entirely realized that they were being abused, and did not get the support of those who should have been protecting them. As elite athletes, I'm sure the vast majority of them thought they could protect themselves, too. 

Comment 18 May 2019

They did. And they were great friends, too, as were their families! Bob Lanier left me holding that grudge on his behalf! I can be very stubborn. Still won't root for Minnesota basketball.

Comment 17 May 2019

Chris Ford. St Bonaventure had the best team in America until he took out Bob Lanier with that cheap shot from behind.

I saw Villanova play at Bonaventure the next season. For the halftime show, a Bonaventure cheerleader wearing Ford's number ran around the gym while the rest of the Bonaventure cheerleaders chased him down, before catching him at half court and "hacking" him to death with their tomahawks. The students were in an absolute frenzy. I was just a kid at the time, and my Mom, who took me and my brothers to the game, was absolutely mortified at this display of behavior straight out of Lord of the Flies. It was GREAT!!!!

For decades, I held a grudge against Villanova, but finally forgave them in 2018 after they beat TTUN in the championship game.

Comment 12 May 2019

Ideally, I'd like to see 55-65% of our team made up of Ohio's very best football players, which would then be supplemented by out-of-state players (hopefully mostly from Big Ten territory). The State of Ohio has the 5th largest number of players in the NFL, and only about 40% of those came from Ohio State. We need to work harder to get these players to Ohio State. We can do this and still keep our Blue Chip ratio in the top ten.

Comment 27 Feb 2019

"I said what I said back in the tunnel directly," McCaffery said Wednesday. "I didn't want it to be public I didn't say it on the floor, in front of thousands of people. I said it directly to him and somebody ended up hearing it. Okay, that's unfortunate, but that's the reality of the situation."


"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"