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  • Our softball team IS pretty good.

    Miami softball might be the best team that nobody gets to see this year. Families only at games.

    Question, what if we can prove we’re fully vaccinated and past the 2 week window? Can we go to the stadium & see the team play then?


    Exactly, and this question applies far beyond sporting events.  Crickets from the CDC.


    I dont think the CDC decides this. There are guidelines from the state and county. Just check mlb and nba attendance it is different by state. Miami has chosen to be very cautious while applying those guidelines
    No argument there; I’m not faulting Miami’s guidelines, given the information available.  I’m faulting the CDC.  It has 10,000 employees and a $6.5 billion budget, yet after a year of the most damaging pandemic in U.S. history, it has no answer to this key question.  How do you “follow the science” if the scientists don’t tell you what it is?  And they should be able to:  it has been four months since the first shots, and over 200 million Americans have been vaccinated.  Where are the studies?


    So...you feel that in just 4 short months after the first shots went out, in very small numbers, the CDC should have multiple full-blown studies completed that determine the full efficacy of the vaccines, how long the protection lasts, how prone to infection vaccinated people might be, etc.? 
    Nevermind that those 10,000 employees (as if that's a lot) and a $6.5B budget (as if that's a lot) are also combating and researching numerous other existing diseases. 
    They probably SHOULD re-prioritize so that folks can attend sporting events live everywhere.  Even though the CDC has no power over any entity's COVID rules.   
    I am reminded by the probably apocryphal quote of the late Senator Everett Dirksen:  "A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon you're talking about real money."
    FraggleHawkDICK
  • Boom! Great Day to Be a RedHawk!

    Is Braxton Beverly returning for his 12th year of eligibility?
    19goSkinsBash_Riprockagc
  • Apparently Bradley scheduled...

    We have lots of moral fiber.
    RandyBash_Riprock
  • The College Athletics Dominoes are starting to fall

    Meanwhile, at Long Island University, per John Buccigross:

    Long Island University President Dr. Kimberly R. Cline, in conjunction with LIU Athletics Director Dr. William E. Martinov Jr., today announced the addition of men's ice hockey to the athletics department, with immediate recruitment and competition slated to begin in 2020-21.

    Bizarre, apparently they haven't even hired a head coach yet they say they'll be competing this year. I can't imagine against who unless they are going to play club hockey for a year or two. 





    I'm just learning they gave up the name Blackbirds last year.  That's a bummer.  I loved watching the team play in the Paramount Theatre in Brooklyn.
    What?!  Where are my royalties?
    Professor_Fate
  • The dave67 Memorial Word Association Thread

    Ben Dover
    dave67