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MEMBER SINCE   August 24, 2015


  • MLB TEAM: Atlanta Braves

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Comment 25 May 2020
Wade was definitely the most important player on defense last year. Even over Okudah and Young. His ability to play all over the field and cover everything was critical to the defense's success. We saw how things started to fall apart when he was off the field in parts of a couple games. Proctor will definitely be important this year, but I'd still go with Wade.
Comment 29 Apr 2020
Alabama is the only one of those you mentioned that doesn't regularly wear alternates. They don't make wild changes in their alternates, but Georgia rgeularly wears black, Clemson routinely mixes in purple, and LSU frequently mixes up their combos of white/yellow/purple. Alternates don't have to be wild changes. I hated the all gray iteration we got, but a better executed version could have been absolutely awesome. I have the same thoughts on the all blacks. And I would personally love it if they brought back those chrome helmets on a more regular basis. If hearing that it is a positive thing directly from prior recruits doesn't apply to helping with recruiting, then I think logic got lost somewhere along the way.
Comment 24 Apr 2020
Genuine question because I don't know how these things work: When they have waited until 12years after the guy died and sue his estate, are they going to claw back money from his kids or whoever that had nothing to do with this? I kinda get going after the school since they presumably have deeper pockets. It is also kinda weird how all this stuff is now coming out about events so far in the past, some 40+ years ago. I know for criminal cases there is a statute of limitations. Is there one for civil cases?
Comment 21 Apr 2020
I stand corrected. Went and found the play by play. I must have been combining the two playoff games. He had the interception, and a fumble in the Alabama game. The fumble came when we were down to their 1 yd line and knocked us back to the 9 which ended in the second FG instead of taking back the lead it went to 7-6. His clock management at the end wasn't very good either, but that was also on the coaches.
Comment 21 Apr 2020
That seems to be somewhere a home field advantage could come into play. I don't like it either. Why make a distinction like that. If it's clearly wrong, fix it! I get the argument about timing errors happening all game long, but the end of the game timing is critical. It could make the game clock shorter without any way for the competing teams to know. Better not spike the ball with less than 3 seconds left, or some clock operator might just decide that you don't get a chance to keep playing. But, that's probably just a wild conspiracy theory. No anonymous person up in the booth would ever have such a big effect on the outcome of a game...
Comment 21 Apr 2020
Cardale also had multiple turnovers that I highly doubt JT would have made. There was a fumble that was fairly similar to the infamous Jameis Winston one from earlier in the day. The ball security problems helped dig the hole they were in. With JT I don't think that hole would have existed. He was killer in short yardage situations, and that was another problem in that game, the bogged down drives that ended in chip shot FGs instead of TDs when they were on the doorstep.
Comment 17 Apr 2020
This isn't exactly a direct reply to your comment, but highlights what I mentioned last night and has some relevance to what you did say. A team from Stanford did a test in Santa Clara county and found their population in the study indicated that there were around 48k up to 81k people infected in the county (about 2.5-4ish% of the population). They only had 956 positive cases as of April 1st when they were doing the study. So, in essence their study was pointing to the true number of cases being underestimated by a factor of 50 to 85 times. It will take more studies like that to get more accurate data, but it shows what I was getting at when posting last night about the death rate not being accurate if you just look at positives vs deaths.
Comment 16 Apr 2020
When they say 29 million people had the flu (or whatever the numbers are), they do not have 29 million positive tests for flu. They take the positive tests and extrapolate it to the wider population. Those numbers should capture the not tested cases. You rarely see the raw numbers of actual positive tests in general communcations about influenza data. *I just went and looked it up while writing this up. CDC has 247,785 positive tests for flu this season, but they estimate 39 million cases in the country. That's the type of extrapolation that needs to be done to compare apples to apples when looking at death rates. If COVID-19 spreads easier than influenza as has been reported, with the high percentage of mild/asymptomatic cases the extrapolation should make COVID numbers balloon even more than those flu numbers, and reduce the perceived death rate as a result.
Comment 16 Apr 2020
The death rate is not 6%. It's probably going to be less than 0.5% when they do an extrapolation (just like they do for flu numbers) to capture a guesstimate of the total numver of people who got it, not just the ones who got tested for it. I'm pegging it at 0.2% when all is said and done. There are many more people who got it but didn't get tested than those who did get tested, but they aren't being included in the current numbers because the outbreak is still ongoing.
Comment 16 Apr 2020
It's wrong because people die of the flu in hospitals all the time. I work in a hospital. They come in, a little or moderately sick, get that 24/7 care you mention, and then start going downhill, get transferred to ICU and put on a ventilator, organs shut down and they die. It happens. Even with care in a hospital. I'd wager a guess that when all is said and done, the death rate for influenza and COVID-19 come out within +/- 0.1%. If I'm wrong, I'll own it, and I'm not making policy decisions or anything so my guess has no impact on anything. If influenza cases were tracked the same way this is, you'd see very similar numbers. The hoardes of people who get it and don't have any symptoms or only have something like a cold and don't ever get tested are not included in the overall case numbers, making the fatality rate look much worse than it is. When they do the extrapolation to the full population who they think got it, that percentage will plummet.
Comment 13 Apr 2020
Without experiencing these in person, it's hard to argue. Surprised Purdue was as high as they were, considering how much grief they get for their facilities and lack of improvements. The top of the list is spot on, judging from TV. Hopefully when my kids get older and finances are in better shape we can make a trip to at least 2-4. No desire to go north. I saw enough of that state when visiting my brother one time that I decided I was not going back.
Comment 08 Apr 2020
If they reduce the amount of offers available, that doesn't mean they don't talk to kids. They just need to make it clear where they stand in the process. A scholarship offer means next to nothing right now, more like a "like" on FB or something. If you throw out scholarship offers, you should be prepared to have that kid sign a NLI right there, in my opinion. Otherwise, did you really offer a scholarship if they can't accept it?
Comment 08 Apr 2020
TCU was good, until they weren't. VT was good, until they weren't. Cal was ...decent, until they weren't. Miami was good, until they weren't. That covers all of the last decade of our marquee opponents, sans OU. Until proven otherwise, I'll assume Oregon is going to crash and burn on purpose, just to weaken our schedule.
Comment 07 Apr 2020
I have largely avoided all of my usually frequented blogs and news sites since around the middle of March, just for this reason. Everything is about coronavirus everywhere. Sports used to be an escape from everyday life, and whatever else may be going on. Even that is out the window now. I realize that there are no sports going on now, but it's like everyone has forgotten how to off-season.