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  1. Trump was an inept douchebag before Covid-19. He's a (more) inept douchebag after Covid-19...
  2. Okay, i admit the "dumb" comment was out of line - way out of line, actually - so apologies if I've offended anyone (male or female). Seriously. That was lazy writing on my part - something I'm not accustomed to doing. In retrospect, I suppose I should've just said a "predictably attractive young blond" (a la Fox News). Certainly, she's not dumb. A Trump acolyte in the making, sure, but not dumb...
  3. Yeah, because we all know a combo lawyer-politico-internationalist is automatically gifted with a high level of common sense. And especially when operating within the manic confines of the Trump White House...
  4. More Polished Dumb Blonde still = Eventual Epic Fail...
  5. I don't know if anyone at SJSU is "declaring"anything, FF. Probably just an internal interpretation of the S-I-P order and that's pretty much that. Or maybe even statewide (for CSUs and UC's). I'm related to an "Essential"industry (not government, tho'), so I'm still working - am very thankful for that. My "commute" on 101 down the Peninsula to SJ, which, admittedly, is the result of the tragic underlying circumstances that has created virtually no traffic in the Bay Area these days, has been absolutely glorious of late. However, last week (and as I was practicing my nascent Indy-500 skills), I did see CalTrans workers back on the job (in the highway median) in the Mountain View area. Point being, I would think the government exception could be liberally applied. That would include SJSU's stadium work of improvement...
  6. As to your NFL comment, I don't think they themselves could unilaterally decide to play. In California at least, if Governor Newsom continues to ban those large gatherings then what are you going to do? Exclude the SF and LA teams (and perhaps also Oakland, i.e, in the event the Vegas stadium isn't able to be delivered on time)? Or have them play all games on the road? And only in those states that don't continue to have similar bans??? I don't see the season happening (at least in the Fall), but certainly hope I'm wrong here. Although not the highest priority in terms of our nation's growing list of needs, this country needs some normalcy and football has long since had a place as being part of that equation. The economic benefits of playing would also be widespread to the U.S. economy (ancillary jobs, television advertising, gambling, etc.)...
  7. Nerf football in your basement does not count, cuz...
  8. In due time they'll get back to you, cuz...
  9. It seems even the most non-newsworthy of Trump’s cavalcade of laughable sycophants still manage to eventually find the White House’s revolving doors. Warms the heart, it does...
  10. Honestly, I don’t wish this virus on anybody, but this is about as Karmic as it gets...
  11. Brett McMurphy was on 95.7 "The Game" earlier today in the Bay Area. is a show hosted by Damon Bruce, Ray Ratto and Matt Kolsky (actually John Dickinson today). https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-damon-bruce-show-with-ratto-kolsky/id952522598 Go to about 4:40 (DRK 4-4.1.20). Basically, he starts by saying he recently polled/surveyed ADs (112 of 130 response rate) and that 1 out of 5 currently think there's a 50% college football won't have a complete season this year. He'll be reporting for Stadium on this tomorrow. Lots of ancillary comments on how this all could affect Athletic Departments and how certain sports could be eliminated, etc. Also, said that B12 Honcho Bob Bowlsby thinks that in about 60-90 days (end of May/early June) that there will have to be a decision on whether they can proceed with college football in the Fall - if at all this year. Includes the option of possibly not having a season at all. Power 5 conferences will come up with a unified statement on all of this. Beyond that, added that a Group of 5 Conference President told another Group of 5 President that the fall season should be canceled right now and move to the spring. Comments on mid-majors. Even P5 schools take of "going out of business" (whatever that means). Clearly, G5's have far less to start with, but the P5 schools will take a much deeper hit - you know, given they have so much to start with. mention of P5's possibly playing on a conference season. Brett also said that one AD told him, "Look, if if we don't have a football season, we are "blanked". Among other things, added that the Power 5 Commissioners (not the Presidents) are "running the show" and that "nobody" set a budget with the virus situation in mind (a rainy day fund big enough). Also had some interesting comments on how the schools will actually be benefited by the name/image/likeness decision that will allow schools and athletic departments off the hook (in not having to pay for the athletes themselves), as they can make money on their own (thru donors or businesses, etc.)... [Mug- feel free to post this to a new/separate string, if you feel it would benefit you (and not get buried here)]
  12. This guy and other similar dipschitts in both leadership roles and everyday life are the guys y’all are gonna need to look to when needing to blame someone when sports’ holy grail - the football season - gets cancelled this year. Them not taking this Covid-19 pandemic seriously enough the first time around is just inviting a double-dip, second wave... whatever you want to call it... in the summer or fall. The reaction may not be as severe as what we’re seeing now, but any variation of same could nonetheless force the NFL and NCAA to capitulate on their seasons...
  13. Parts of CA got out in front of the rest of the country by issuing shelter in place orders early - on March 16. IIRC, we were the first to do so in the country. This was as to six (6) Bay Area counties. I’m no mathematician (but certainly stronger than some here) and, yes, lack of timely test reporting still has something to do with it, but it’s hard to imagine that instituting social distancing practices (relatively) early on hasn’t had a positive effect on the total Covid-19 case count here. At least for one of the large State population centers (7.75MM). Also, given that the Bay Area is a huge travel destination for China (business and leisure), I think Trump shutting down travel there, including barring foreign nationals that had visited China, and even starting the quarantine process in some cases likely added to the positive effect for California. At least at present. Still, the models here are pretty good when you consider the overall potential number of cases (330 million state populations). Is a bit of a pyrrhic victory there, for sure, but given so many unknowns still floating about we have to take what we can get right now...
  14. A perspective from an Italian doctor, who is believed to have treated Italy's Patient 1: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-looks-like-operating-in-a-war-zone-italian-doctor-who-treated-italys-patient-1-battles-to-save-lives-from-coronavirus-2020-04-01?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo We all know how unbelievably noble/brave/critical our health-responders have been during this Covid-19 outbreak. Just reading this quote... “When even your face is covered with a mask and a visor, you are not able to eat, drink or even go to the toilet for several hours. Actually even hunger and thirst are set aside,” he said, adding that everyone is exhausted. “We lose almost 4 pounds every day after every shift.” .. tells you how physically demanding the job in hospitals has been. This says nothing of the mental/emotional toll that medical staff have undoubtedly also been subject to, and on a daily basis. Physically, for many workers I imagine it's somewhat akin to continuously riding in the Tour de France (admittedly, not as physically intense), which "only" lasts 3 weeks. Again, there's the massive amounts of death to also deal with, which undoubtedly is extremely difficult. I don't think we can ever underestimate (or truly appreciate) how amazing our medical workers have been throughout this pandemic. Heroes everywhere...
  15. And here I thought we’d be taking Ozark...
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