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Pro ball / Re: MLB Topics
« Last post by Mr. Ypsi on Yesterday at 10:14:24 pm »
Justin Verlander announced today that he will undergo Tommy John surgery.  He is signed with Houston thru next season, but the usual recovery time for the surgery would mean losing the entire 2021 season.  Since he is already 37, probably there are not very many teams willing to risk signing such a pitcher in free agency.  On the other hand, he IS the reigning AL Cy Young winner - SOMEBODY will take a chance on him.

My question to you:  I THINK he is already a lock for the HoF, but another good season or two couldn't hurt.  IF he is (effectively) finished, will he be in?
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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Last post by MUC57 on Yesterday at 03:25:50 pm »

No Mount Union people posting. Everyone must be watching the 2007 playoff game between the Raiders and St. John Fisher. Rah! 💤 ‼️
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Men's soccer / Re: Covid Impacts on Upcoming Season
« Last post by gfal5 on Yesterday at 12:49:08 pm »
Thanks!
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East Region football / Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Last post by jumpshot on Yesterday at 11:57:19 am »
amH63, jefffan, lumbercat, et.al.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Last post by y_jack_lok on Yesterday at 09:00:07 am »
^^^ Thanks. I don't get to Old Orchard much so never really noticed that place. .

Hope those guys work out well for Westminster.
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East Region football / Re: FB: New England Small College Athletic Conference
« Last post by lumbercat on September 18, 2020, 10:48:30 pm »

 Peter Wiehe, massive OT from St. John's Prep, he was a teammate of the Ephs' star class of 2024 QB recruit, and turned down the Ephs for Tufts (one of the few guys I've seen turn down Raymond for another NESCAC option, when it does happen, it's typically Amherst or Tufts).

Nescac1

Williams is a great school, one of the very best in the country.  Raymond is a great coach and he's done a fantastic job. However, many more than "a few" have gone in another direction despite having a Williams offer. I understand your excitement and enthusiasm which the state of the Williams program, they have done a fine job. I personally know a number of Williams recruits who have gone in a different NESCAC directions other than Amherst for a number of different reasons like the one cited by Hawk196.
Maybe time to cut down a bit on the Eph Kool Aid.
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West Region football / Re: FB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Last post by OzJohnnie on September 18, 2020, 07:48:21 pm »
Heh. There are some bitter, twisted souls on PP boards.  Two people pinged me for mentioning my daughter had the ‘rona. Some folks are in desperate need of stress outlets because a ceaseless tilting at the windmill does nothing but build up that knot of anxiety.  Let it go. It will be alright. Get on and enjoy life.
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West Region football / Re: FB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Last post by OzJohnnie on September 18, 2020, 07:09:13 pm »
If anyone is wondering how it can taper off so quickly, I only have anecdote but it all leads to the improbable answer that college students aren't complete morons.

When all the students got back (my daughter lives off-campus as does 99% of the senior students) they were happy to see each other, lots of gatherings and partied hard.  First week back, there were just a handful of infections.  Parties continued.  Week two, about 350 students tested positive.  And parties really tapered back.  Week three, almost 700 tested positive (exponential growth!!!11!1!) and frat row became a ghost town.  Everyone stayed home and social distanced.  Week four, only 320 positives.

Students want to stay at school.  So they choose to social distance themselves.  At least this is how it appears.  Parties are starting again but they are smallish and limited to people who know each other.  And if you haven't had the 'rona then it's hard to find a party which will let you in.  At least off-campus.
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West Region football / Re: FB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Last post by Texas Ole on September 18, 2020, 07:05:47 pm »
Covid is spreading at SJU, about 50 cases in a pretty short time. Entire Pat and Bonnie dorms have to be tested. Rumor is that it has spread on the football team and a women's varsity sport.

It went through Penn State like a crashing wave the last three weeks and it is already coming off the peak.  According to their dashboard they have 1371 confirmed positive infections out of about 42k students.  That doesn't include contacts also in isolation (if one roommate gets a positive then all roommates sit out the quarantine together, even if the others never take a test.  Almost like the chickenpox approach with kids, it looks to me).  Including contacts who have isolated but not tested then that number is likely three times higher.

My daughter just finished her 10 day stay-at-home from her infection.  She didn't take a test but her roommate tested positive so they both got the order.  Day one was a regular flu-like symptom of general miserableness.  Day two was a headache and tired, no fever.  Day three was tired.  Day four was near 100%.  And day five+ was complete boredom.  She said we sent her to school with worse.

Anyways, Big 10 football is back on, the virus will sweep through the student population before games begin and the good times will roll in as play starts.  Couldn't have timed it better.

There are going to be some with very similar stories.  There will be others with milder and more severe issues with the virus.  I think we are moving closer to herd immunity, and it may happen before a vaccine reaches the market.  I do think we will have a vaccine first, but it may not matter if many have already caught the virus.  We cannot control a virus.  It doesn't know human boundaries.  We can contain it to a certain level.  I believe once it runs its course through a community it will start phase itself out when it can no longer find the hosts that it needs to survive.

I am probably more disappointed in no MIAC football than anyone.  I had planned on attending my first set of games in almost a decade.  I do think the MIAC made a good decision to postpone sports for the fall.  It has the potential to fly through these campuses, and with the smaller towns that could overwhelm the local care facilities.  The failure in my opinion has to do with the bubble approach that some schools are taking.  They want to create a bubble similar to what the NBA has done, but it isn't possible.  There are too many holes with professors and support staff being off campus.  Even worse is the zero tolerance approach from some schools.  That concerns me. 
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West Region football / Re: FB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Last post by OzJohnnie on September 18, 2020, 06:46:12 pm »
Covid is spreading at SJU, about 50 cases in a pretty short time. Entire Pat and Bonnie dorms have to be tested. Rumor is that it has spread on the football team and a women's varsity sport.

It went through Penn State like a crashing wave the last three weeks and it is already coming off the peak.  According to their dashboard they have 1371 confirmed positive infections out of about 42k students.  That doesn't include contacts also in isolation (if one roommate gets a positive then all roommates sit out the quarantine together, even if the others never take a test.  Almost like the chickenpox approach with kids, it looks to me).  Including contacts who have isolated but not tested then that number is likely three times higher.

My daughter just finished her 10 day stay-at-home from her infection.  She didn't take a test but her roommate tested positive so they both got the order.  Day one was a regular flu-like symptom of general miserableness.  Day two was a headache and tired, no fever.  Day three was tired.  Day four was near 100%.  And day five+ was complete boredom.  She said we sent her to school with worse.

Anyways, Big 10 football is back on, the virus will sweep through the student population before games begin and the good times will roll in as play starts.  Couldn't have timed it better.
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