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Comment 16 May 2020

This: "there are many other conditions, viruses, and bacterial infections that can do the same and worse damage than COVID" ≠ this: "Has anyone been able to sue anyone for contracting the flu or any other respiratory infection?"

I thought by now people would realize this isn't the damn flu.  It probably isn't like 30 times as deadly (a 3% mortality vs. 0.1% ) as the original numbers in Asian showed... but it's still magnitudes more deadly than the flu with no vaccine or reliable treatment.

That being said... yes.  Places have been sued for MRSA related issues before.

Comment 15 May 2020

Considering the responses that have littered these threads... you can see why that joke flew over my head.

Comment 15 May 2020

"Rabies kills 1,000 Americans under 30 every 4 years."

Well.. this is a bold faced lie.  There have been only 25 cases of human rabies from 2009-2018 (Source: https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/location/usa/surveillance/human_rabies.html)... and 23 of them died.


Comment 14 May 2020

In a vacuum, sure... but they do not consistently perform like OSU offenses in the same time frame.  Instead, those teams recognize that the talent balance between their WRs and our CBs leans much further in our favor versus their TEs and our LBs/S.  They can create that mismatch, and ride it hard.

Comment 14 May 2020

Thanks for doing this... but as an NCAA ref, I'm gonna go through this a bit and fix some things...

"This denotes the area in which the offensive and defensive players must stay during a faceoff until possession of the ball is signaled."

Players do not have to be in the box til possession, they just have to be behind the restraining line.  The "box" is only used now at the NCAA level to denote where restarts can happen.  At the HS level, there is timing (think shot-clock) where teams have to get possession in the box by a certain time, but that gone at the college level.

"The shot clock runs for 80 seconds, and resets whenever the ball is turned over, or hits the goal or goalie for a save."

It is additionally reset with a defensive penalty (time served or not) or a defensive TO.

"on offense has 20 seconds to cross the midline if the ball was won in the defensive zone...  Crossing the midline is allowed multiple times in the first 20 seconds of the shot clock, if the ball is being cleared from the defensive zone to the offensive zone only.

This is a misunderstanding of the rule.  There is an 80 second shot-clock.  For the first 20 seconds, you can have the ball wherever you want on the field.  After the first 20 seconds, the ball must be in the offensive half and may not go in the the defensive half unless propelled there by a shot or the defense (that's called over-and-back).  If you gain possession in the offensive half, you can take the ball back into your defensive half, you just have to get it in the offensive half by the time the shot-clock hits 60.

"The goalie is also the only player who can move the ball from the field of play into the crease"

No one can possess the ball and carry it into the crease, not even the goalie. Any defender can move the ball unpossessed (like kicking or raking) into the crease and then pick it up.  But only the goalie has protection in the crease, other defenders may be checked.

"The goalie has 3 defenders who must always remain on the defensive side of the field... a long pole can carry the ball into the offensive zone, however another player must stay in the defensive end to maintain that 3 player minimum... Each team also has 3 attackmen, who are required to stay in their team's offensive half of the field at all times... each team has 3 players called midfielders, middies for short, that can go all over the field without restraint."

This is not a good way to explain offsides, it'll lead to confusion.  The way that officials are taught to enforce offsides is that you may never have more than 6 players on your offensive half or 7 players on your defensive half.  Usually, the 6 on offense would be your 3 attack and 3 middies while the 7 on defense would be your 3 close D, 3 middies, and 1 goalie.  But players are free to move anywhere, but they cannot have more than those numbers on offense or defense.  They changed from the minimum because often you will have only 2 on offense or 3 on defense because of substitution.  We say to "count forward not back".  We don't care how many you have on the side of the field the ball isn't in, but do you have too many players where the ball is?

"Attackmen generally have more lacrosse IQ "

Not a rule thing... but as a goalie... I take major offense to this...

"The other two defensive middies MUST carry a short stick by rule, making them the marked men of lacrosse"

Not really true... you can have a total of 4 long poles on the field at once... you can have 2 LSMs, that just means you also only have 2 long poles on defense.  Teams will do this quite often on faceoffs to get an extra defensive advantage.

Otherwise... pretty good.  I would add that NCAA games are 15 minute stop-time games in 4 quarters.  Overtimes are 5 minute periods that are sudden-death.

Penalties are categorized into two types; technical and personal.  Technical fouls are advantage-based and are usually non-violent (eg pushes, holds, offsides, illegal screen).  If committed on offense or during a loose ball, the other team gets possession and no time is served. If committed on defense (when the other team has possession) they carry a 30 second penalty time.  Personal fouls are safety or sportsmanship based (e.g. slashing, cross-checking, unsportsmanlike conduct) and are 1, 2, or 3 minutes in length, depending on severity and can also be made unreleasable depending on severity (usually reserved for USCs or hits to the head)

The officials will throw their flag (straight up, not at the penalty like in football) if the penalty will be timed served and the offense has a chance to score.  If they succeed, the goal counts and technical penalties are wiped (personal fouls will still be served).  If they fail (loose possession) play is stopped and the penalty time is enforced.

Comment 09 May 2020

"Maybe time for conferences to leave the NCAA, especially the FBS ones."

You do realize that the NCAA is the schools right?  It's not some other organization making rules and regulations that then the schools are forced to operate under.  The schools create the rules that the NCAA then enforces.  The schools could all get together and rip the NCAA to shreds tomorrow if they wanted to.  But they don't because the NCAA does so much more than what you think it does. It also is the boogey-man shield that the schools can hide behind.  When an athlete gets in trouble, we get mad at the NCAA... not the schools who made the rules in the first place.

Comment 23 Apr 2020

I'm not talking about "opening up the economy".  I directly am responding to someone who wants to open up gyms.  I'm not advocating for months more of shelter-in-place.  I'm merely saying that opening up locations that are a sanitation nightmare at the best of times like a gym is a terrible idea right now.

"The data is clear."

This is a naive statement.  We still really don't understand this disease.   At all.  We don't know about long-term respiratory effects.  We don't know how long antibodies effectively promote immunity.  We have no damn clue.  So far the evidence has shown that the virus is far more deadly to the elderly, but it is still killing perfectly healthy young people and it's still doing serious damage to previously healthy lungs (remember that recovery does not mean a return to normal health... pneumonia can be a disaster to the healthiest of lungs).

Simply put, this is NOT a time for rugged individualism.  The decisions of the individual can have major implications on the public at large.  That is the point.

Comment 23 Apr 2020

This post comes from a position of privilege in that you have the ability to control your exposure to the disease.  So many people do not.  They are relying on the rest of the public to make safe decisions.  Public health relies on decisions made by individual for the good of the public.

Compare this to the ban on smoking we've all agreed to in enclosed places.  Smokers have agreed to separate themselves when they smoke from other because their decision to smoke has an affect on everyone around them (second-hand smoke).  Your decision to go to the gym does not just effect you, but everyone you then come in contact with.  It's not a great analogy because the limitations we have to take now are far more extreme, but you get the general idea.

This stay-at-home order is not about the individual.  It is about us as a complete society.  We are a democratic republic and we are in this together.  Rugged individualism is not going to be successful.  

Comment 23 Apr 2020

What were you attempting to accomplish in this reply?  Seems pretty useless... as useless as your imaginary internet point that you took from my post. 

Comment 22 Apr 2020

I know gyms are so good for mental and physical health... but I very much disagree with this.

Gyms would be VERY difficult to maintain a level of sanitation needed.  The studies they've done on the spread of the virus show a drastic increase in range of infection when the infected individual is exerting themselves in some way (the work was done on runners).  IIRC (I don't have time at the moment to go find the study and give the exact numbers) it's like a 15 foot spread (much larger than 6 feet) when the individual is exerting themselves.  Gyms already are constantly fighting a sanitation problem with wiping up sweat, dealing with funguses, and other issues that come with lots of different people working out in sometimes not very large spaces.  If they were to open up, there would have to be MAJOR stipulations on how many people, for how long, with a VERY structured and  complete sanitation process after nearly every client.  I don't know if that's possible at this point.

Comment 25 Mar 2020

Oh he was firmly on the "wife is framing him to look like a crazy person and is the one at fault here" train

Comment 12 Mar 2020

It's because at this point we are less worried about the virus getting here... it's here.  If you wanted to ban international flights, that shoulda happened in like December when this first started popping up.  At this point, it wouldn't have much affect.

Social distancing, not gathering in large groups, is to slow the spread once the virus has arrived.  This is where we are at.  These are proactive measures to slow down the infection rate so that our medical system gets a slow trickle of cases over a long period of time instead of a shitton all at once.  The latter would be disasterous (see Italy) the former would be something we could probably handle.

Comment 19 Dec 2019

It's never who you don't get, it is only about who you have in your program.  You don't win or lose games with players not on your team.  It's something that Tressel said.  Don't lose sleep on who isn't going to be in S&G