That’s fine, and why I put in the point of if the G5 team is in the top 8 and deserving of a bid, then they could still get one. I don’t want to see a 23rd ranked Cincinnati team get an auto bid to face the #1 team in the nation. I’d rather see a 2nd B1G team in.
Many of the ones already mentioned. A&M and FSU though I think would be good ones. Throw UNC in there and put Mack Brown and that program back in it's place. I've always like UVA for some reason, and would love to take a trip out to Charlottesville for a game. Navy again selfishly back in Baltimore would be fun too. VT again because I've always like them and want to get out to Blacksburg too for a game.
Expansion is inevitable, but I don't agree with it. Standardized scheduling parameters have to be the priority. Now, auto bids for P5 champs would help in that discussion, as it really wouldn't matter what you did OOC if you won your conference. However, assuming 8 is the #, then it's a beauty contest for the other 3 spots, so scheduling will play a role there. I also completely disagree with the auto-bid for the highest G5 team. What's the purpose of that? You're already stretching out a thin field as it is going past 4, as there are only probably a max of 5 or 6 teams each year that can even win it. And a G5 team isn't one. Do a separate CFP and structure it the exact same way for the G5. Run it on the same days as the P5 games so you get more playoff football=more $$$ from sponsors. G5 teams can be ranked in the P5 rankings too, and if they are in the top 8 they can get a bid to the P5 Playoff, but there's not a team in the G5, let alone probably 95% of P5, that are going to be able to win 3 games against top 8 competition in a row, so throwing them a bone in that aspect won't serve anything but to enforce the disparity between the haves and have nots.
As a Lions fan, it's more likely than not that they mess it up. Prepare for the worst, hope for the best, so you aren't disappointed. That should be posted above every entrance to Ford Field.
But we also weren’t testing at this rate either for H1N1 that I’m aware of, so that would also effect the # of confirmed cases right?
Player development is one of the biggest factors. Clemson has consistently developed their players. Yes they've had a great run on QBs, (Boyd, Watson, Lawerence). That helps a ton and can make up for misses elsewhere. But TTUN has gotten some highly rated players (Peppers, Gary, DPJ to name a few) that everyone in the country wanted, and didn't do anything with those guys.
I can't believe how many people are throwing away 2014...we don't get the NC with a loss in that game.
I think this is the right answer. 2016 was the year they should've/could've legitimately won.
While it is possible some had it in late January/early February, the unfortunate truth is the vast majority did not. If everyone who thought they had it did, we would be in a vastly different spot right now.
Just curious about this and if there are facts to back this claim up of the vast majority not having it. Given the cover up in China, we have no idea how long it's actually been here. If we weren't testing for it, we don't know who had it and when. It's possible some of the deaths attributed to the seasonal flu could have even been from Covid 19. It also could be that it's not as deadly as we thought if more people have already had it and not been seriously infected and needed hospitalization.
If you're a glass half full person, it can be seen as a positive as well. It possible already ran it's course through a lot of households, and like you said, we've been possibly been exposed with no serious ramifications.
Agreed. There are usually outlying contestants who can run the sports categories, but more often than not, those categories go unanswered, missed, or luckily guessed.
Had a situation in my town this weekend...part of over 25 people asked to disperse. 2 of the group arrested for defiantly resisting the order to disperse. My guess is the other 49 people complied with the request. LEO aren't looking to arrest more people right now.
Also, how can you know that your wife/ relatives had COVID-19 if they weren’t tested for it?
I think a lot of people are looking back now on the last 3-4 months and wondering if they or a loved one had this already. I say that because my wife is a School Nurse (RN) at an elementary school. There was a run of increased sick kids this winter (Dec-Feb). A lot of those kids weren't testing positive for things like Flu A/B or Strep which were tested for at the time, and were just being chalked up as having an upper respiratory infection. My son was one of them. About 10-12 weeks ago I guess it's been now, he woke us up in the middle of the night with a terrible barking cough...sounded like Krup honestly. Had a fever up around 102-103. We gave him some tylenol for the fever and luckily had a nebulizer with some albuterol from a previous respiratory infection and my wife gave him that. He ended up having a low-grade fever for about 4-5 days, lethargic, 1 bout of vomiting the 2nd night. Needed a few more albuterol treatments, but tested negative for Flu and Strep on his doctors visit. She's convinced it was Covid at this point but no way of knowing.
They got a punter/kicker too today.
Not even kidding...there's a store manager of a grocery store in my neck of the woods named Michael Hunt.
-I'm full as a tick
-it's been like that since Jesus was a baby (anytime you're referencing something that has been going on for awhile)
-what's that got to do with the price of butter?
If there's a negative to having a roster with that much talent, it's got to be the thought that you have to keep everyone happy. I think so many people wanted to see Braxton succeed that he was force fed the ball, and it was a trickle down from there with having pre-determined plays for certain players, instead of letting the game flow determine where the ball would go. So frustrating to watch. Then MSU happened, and they realized what got them the NC in '14. A power run game with play action off of it.
Agreed. The 40 time in general might be one of the most overrated measurements for football players. A guy like Harrison has the instincts to more than make up for a few tenths of a second in a straight line sprint. I think he's going to be a steal for whoever gets him.
They are going to be terrible this year in my neck of the woods...really wet winter without any stretches of really cold weather.
It’s only going to get worse as the weather turns. People are going to start defying these orders and it’s not going to end well. I live near the beaches and last Friday they were packed because it was almost 80, so the governors had to close the beaches and boardwalks.
Once I realized it was an April fools joke, I thought he was going to pull out a TTUN hat or sweatshirt and say he was heading there
and that VT game from 2015 was about the biggest tease ever. I even made a post about what team could possibly keep that offense under 40pts that year. What a mismanaged mess that ended up being.
Not sure of exact wording but I thought it was more that #s were tight so he didn’t think they’d be adding anymore. Remember...the staff already has an idea of who may leave well before it’s made public. I’m sure he knew of a number they could get to comfortably through conversations they already had with his current players.
How bad did you think the calls in the Fiesta Bowl were?