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Comment 20 Mar 2020

Hardly rampant.  Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment was:  

1945 (war ends): 1.9%
1947: 3.6%
1948: 4.0
1949: 6.6%
1950: 4.3%

For reference, we were 6.7% during a 50% stock market recovery in 2013, and 3.9% in 2018.


Comment 20 Mar 2020

Touchy subject, and I’m not sure how you’d handle it with incoming freshman and the number of scholarships to hand out.

With that said, Kollin is a perfect example.  Undefeated, and while he had many accolades, wasn’t allowed his final opportunity to try and win that elusive national title.  

I can see both sides here, but I could easily make the argument. 

Comment 19 Mar 2020

I’m honestly one of the fortunate Gen Y people, but the fact of the matter is, it’s the truth.  In the 50s-80’s you could make a nice living with pension with nothing more than a HS diploma.  A college degree was essentially a guarantee of a very nice salary, pension, etc.  Today, having a college degree guarantees nothing.  

You cannot debate that both the income gap and the cost of schooling (which happens to have less value than it did back then) is something that is hard to watch.  I can’t tell you how many subordinates I have that I feel so much sadness for with their student loan debt load and what they’re making. 

Comment 14 Mar 2020

I wish it wasn’t a big deal, but it is.  The CDC, and the WHO are not “media” but factual organizations based on science.  It’s not a media or political ploy.  

Our own governor’s office estimated 100,000 Ohioans (1% approx of our population) currently have it, and it’s much more contagious than the flu.  Downplaying the risk will only cause it to be more painful in the future. 

I had a vacation planned for next week, and I’m super disappointed that I’m no longer going, so I’m selfishly very invested in the measures taken, but in the end, lives are at stake.  I’m a relatively young guy, so I’d likely be fine, but on average each person with it infects 2/3 more people.  What if I infected my elderly mother?   We have a social obligation to do what we can to limit the damage. 

Comment 14 Mar 2020

I agree. Even if the NCAA, after speaking with their experts thought it was a 10% chance, at least keep it on the table.  

My first reaction to a 16 team tournament was selfish, as I was supposed to be in Vegas for the opening weekend, and I thought “damn, I almost could have gone”.  The more I’m seeing the facts come out, the more I think the sooner we take drastic action, the less overall impact we will have. 

Comment 25 Feb 2020

I understand it’s Monopoly money at this point, but I wouldn’t call it “undeserved”.  You can debate whether coaches should be paid what they are, but you could make the argument he’s underpaid, being that he’s the B1G’s 3rd highest paid coach.  

If you don’t believe me, who else in the B1G would you rather have right now?

Comment 17 Dec 2019

That’s a good problem to have.  No one at Illinois is complaining that too many of their guys leave early. 

I agree it’s frustrating when borderline guys leave early, but if you’re going in the top 2’rounds it’s the right call.