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  • Congratulations to Colleen Day and Jermaine Henderson!!

    Love and Honor — two awesome people and outstanding alums and coaches.
  • Major League Baseball

    Not a Portnoy fan, but deleted my comment. I suppose the actual interesting question is whether MLB will approve a sale of a franchise to a group led by the owner of one of the longest PED suspensions in MLB history (I think only former Met Jerry Mejia has been suspended longer than ARod and he was a multiple offender of the PED policy).
  • When is FB back on campus?

    How many deaths of college players will people accept before deciding it’s no longer viable to continue?

    If there are any deaths it would be shocking in looking at the demographic data in the USA thus far. 

    Latest data from CDC that I saw showed less than 150 deaths for those under age 25 due to Covid-19 since Feb 1. This age group had 20,000 deaths during the same time period for other causes. 

    For additional perspective, an average of 2 NCAA( all divisions)  players die playing football each season.

    For whatever the reason, the younger you are the more likely you will be asymptomatic which also seems to translate to low viral loads. In fact, I think 21 of the 23 confirmed cases with Clemson football team were asymptomatic cases.

    It actually is probably positive for the season that teams may be getting the virus now. If this happens during the season it will be much more disruptive. Should coaches prepare the 5th string QB if all the other players in the QB position room test positive?

    I don’t trust anyone in charge of these programs to consider athlete safety first — they are all self interested and care only to the extent it impacts winning and losing. Just ask Jordan McNair’s family at Maryland — Durkin is already back coaching in college.

    The real issue will be support staff — the coaches, trainers, and other staff don’t neatly fall into the healthy young adult category and many would be in certain at risk categories. When it starts killing coaches and administrators around the program will they care? Or how about athletic trainers? I imagine this will be one giant disaster this fall.

  • Major League Baseball

    If you really think that a sport with an antitrust exemption and monopsony power that is heavily subsidized by state and local governments is a losing proposition for owners who leverage their team ownership to further enrich their other business ventures then I have some oceanfront property in Arizona to sell you.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers 2020

    I will put this here because we have talked about Kapernick quite a bit in this thread....The NFL has done a 180 on protest about police brutality and the lack of "liberty and justice for all".  NFL is now encouraging protest.  I wonder if this includes dropping the informal "blackball" of Kapernick.  Among others, both the Steelers and Bengals could use a good veteran backup QB.

    Why would any team take Kapernick when Cam Newton is available. Steelers don’t need that kind of drama coming off AB

    I am certainly not opposed to picking up Cam Newton, he would surely be far better than the backups of the last two seasons.  I just keep thinking how close we were to making the playoffs both years, and a backup QB of that level would have made the difference.
    If they had Kaep last year, Steelers make the playoffs without a doubt. The pu-pu plater of Rudolph and Duck cost them big time.