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  1. Covid-19 and it’s impact on the 2020 season

    This is an excellent point and I'll offer you an answer: It depends on who wins the 2020 Title. IF its the team you cheer for, then no asterisk. IF its another team, especially a division rival - then an asterisk the size of Grand Canyon will be applied in perpetuity. Each season is its own gauntlet of injuries, travel, blown calls and crazy bounces - so on some level there's always chaos to navigate. But this season will surely be different and it comes down to who weathers THIS storm the best, which may or may not be the "best" team
  2. Packers Mount Rushmore

    Harlan was stuck between a rock and a hard place. He couldn't hire an outside GM because that guy would probably want his own HC - and that meant more upheaval and wasting of precious time. So what Harlan did was to hire a professional personnel guy to assist Sherman, but not take his job away Harlan grabbed Mark Hatley who had many years in the NFL and was a highly regarded as a personnel evaluator around the league https://www.packers.com/news/mark-hatley-1949-2004-2468022 Unfortunately, Hatley died suddenly and at that point Harlan didn't have a lot of choices - in part because of the insecurity displayed by Sherman. Giving Sherman both gigs was never part of Harlan's plan, but circumstances forced his hand
  3. The Car Thread

    Awesome drives ! Highly recommend both of em. We were staying at a ranch on the Wyoming side and we drove Beartooth 3 times because its so awesome. It drops down on the Wyoming side right near the northeast entrance to Yellowstone, so you can hit both on the same trip.
  4. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    from Shower Thoughts: The goal of wearing masks.... is to not have to wear masks. The case for mandatory mask wearing in public is stronger than the case for wearing pants in public Humanity is smart enough to solve all of its problems, but is too stupid to actually do it. and speaking of empathy: There is no greater moment of empathy and understanding as a man seeing another man get hit in the balls.
  5. 49ers RB Raheem Mostert requests trade

    I was surprised when I was first presented this info - but it does ring true. It leads to another comment about running games. A strong running game influences how many defenders are in the box and if the passing game is getting single high safety vs 2 deep shell. Teams with a strong running game make it easier to pass and vice versa.
  6. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    I'm guessing its not either or, but both just with different pathologies Your nasal and oral passages are pretty close to your brain right ? And the barrier in your lungs is broken down by the virus + the inflammation So its not a big leap to consider that this virus can pass into your brain cells and reproduce... and they've shown it in a lab setting Real world is different but its not impossible, and the HIV virus was shown to pass into both brain and spinal fluid
  7. 2020 Packers Defensive Backs

    https://packerswire.usatoday.com/2020/07/13/what-packers-fans-should-be-excited-for-in-2020-potentially-perfect-safety-duo/
  8. Is Matt Ryan a HOFer? If not how close is he?

    Probably pretty similar, but Ryan would get dinged a little for the era he played in compared to those guys He also has 5 out of 12 seasons that were 8-8 or below and although its a team sport - that's a lot of non-winning seasons. ( 41 %) Is that consistent winning in the eyes of the voters ? What seminal moment can you point to in the playoffs or Super Bowl where Ryan was transcendent ( I'm not saying there isn't one, I'm saying I don't know) Some players will struggle to gain HOF induction in part because many of the guys making the case for them and voting on their worthiness are professional writers and mythmakers. Without some heroic play, its hard to get The Room excited about his candidacy. Right or wrong - there's a story-telling component to the HOF, so you need more than gaudy stats to gain entry. Personally, I wouldn't vote for him - but I have not been presented the full case. And I freely admit there's much I don't know about Matt Ryan's candidacy including some of the notes in this thread from Archimedes and others.
  9. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    Nothing wrong with asking questions, making suggestions, sharing ideas. And as I noted above - many others have made similar comments
  10. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    You aren't the first to propose the idea of infecting the team ahead of time and I wouldn't put it past Saban to do it at Alabama But its highly unethical and super risky to knowingly infect humans with a novel virus that has no known cure and no vaccine. Sitting out for a couple of weeks now, is better than later. However that ignores the deleterious affects that linger beyond two weeks. Von Miller had COVID and said his lungs were still impaired 3 weeks after he tested negative and he is telling his team mates: "don't eff with corona" He would have missed months of NFL action if it weren't the offseason. There are also studies being launched now to assess the lung scarring seen in some recovered patients - that could be a career- ending impact for some NFL players. Additionally, there are studies in Canada to assess post-covid cognitive impairment as reported by many patients, some of them quite young. Too many unknowns and too much risk to follow the pre-emptive infection strategy. And even IF the imaginary scenario you posted were actually the case, a death rate of 0.5 % of NFL players = 10-12 of these guys die. That's not acceptable. And many of them could have long- term impairment of their lungs, kidneys, liver and potentially their brains. They would also risk infecting their families. For those and many other reasons, that strategy is a non-starter And honestly, the NFL season should probably be a non-starter too...but we haven't achieved that level of enlightenment just yet
  11. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    Every legit trial has to be reviewed by an independent ethics committee dedicated to your safety and well-being. They'll ask you screening questions about your current health and health history and they'll have you read and accept " Informed Consent" form which is written in plain English, describes the potential risks and was also reviewed and accepted by the ethics crew. ( Called an Institutional Review Board, IRB ). Good luck and I hope you get in
  12. Aaron Rodgers Appreciation Thread 4.20

    Houston Safety Michael Thomas on Rodgers via FMIA "I know I just got through saying that Tom Brady is the greatest of all time. But I think I’ll never forget playing the Packers in Miami in 2014, facing Aaron Rodgers, on the last play of the game, in the red zone. We’re up 24-20. He breaks the huddle, looks at our defense, smiles, doesn’t even buckle his chin strap, says hut and throws the game-winning touchdown. That guy was so smooth, and his arm talent is unbelievable. Now when you’re talking arm talent, you have to include Patrick Mahomes. But I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Rodgers and Mahomes are doing State Farm commercials together. They have the one-two punch in the league when it comes to pure arm talent. But Rodgers has that thing where he can just make any throw. I think most DBs would tell you that he’s one of the absolute best and most dangerous quarterbacks we’ll face, ever."
  13. What Are You Thinking About v.CC

    That's really an interesting twist - and it takes away the danger of the 2 am cash deposit. Our manager griped about it because we'd all sit around drinking heavily after work and he wanted to keep his wits about him till after the deposit was made.
  14. What team unexpectedly collapses this year

    I was struggling to pick a collapse-candidate - so I went back and looked at 2019 to see how many teams fit the criteria of: unexpected + collapse https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2019/index.htm By Division for 2019 AFCE = none AFCN= Browns AFCS= none AFCW = Chargers NFCE = none NFCN = none NFCS= Atlanta ? NFCW= Rams I can see some fans saying CHI or DET, but I'll recuse myself from that discussion since my expectations were met Some posters have mentioned a regression to the mean for teams like BAL, but that's not unexpected and its unlikely to be a collapse.
  15. What Are You Thinking About v.CC

    Thanks for the illumination, greatly appreciated. We were talking with friends about the typical night deposit from a restaurant - it used be be thousands in cash every night. And while it was in a significant decline already, now its a trickle and we were trying to guess the %
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