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  1. 5 points
    Stop with that both sides garbage. It's not about politics it's about science. You can look at reliable stats and see that the states which took this seriously are doing well and the ones who chose to ignore science and hope it would go away are exploding with the corona virus. The reason this issue is even important for Zipsnation is because it affects the university and the athletics. So leave your political stuff on a separate blog that is made for such. This isn't a political issue.
  2. 5 points
    I'm old enough to remember when doctors said menthol cigarettes were good for you, and thalidomide was a great way to cure morning sickness. Even doctors get a little more educated over time.
  3. 5 points
    Or go to work with me one day. Either job. I work with COVID patients at both. You’ll be the only one without a mask, face shield, and gown...
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    There is very little evidence that the protests increased the spread of covid. In fact, it supports the evidence that young people getting together in outdoor places is not much of a threat. Further, it supports that the vast majority of people who get covid will have mild symptoms and we should be focused on protecting those most vulnerable (over 60) and let everyone else get on with their lives as long as the health care system doesn't get over stressed. Don't worry, this will all be over come November 4th.
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    Thank you for what you do!!!
  8. 3 points
    the one good thing about the pandemic is that it's been easier to spot the morons
  9. 2 points
    If you didn't want to get political, you wouldn't have written that.
  10. 2 points
    I m trying to be hopeful. I've seen nearly 100% compliance in Akron. Also, there's a key stat i check every day and its called the "R" value. It measures how the virus is replicating in the community. In Ohio, it's come down from 1.18 to 1.0 in the last week or so. Under 1.0 means infections will slow. If it's over 1.0 it means it will spread. That being said, that number is only as good as the numbers coming in to them. But, as I said, I'm trying to be hopeful. Also, the percentage of positive tests is 6.2 which is high but nothing like Florida which is 18%. Michigan is around 2%. Back in April Ohio was at 24% but you could only get tested then if you had serious symptoms. https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/testing/individual-states/ohio. this is the site where you can follow the #s. https://rt.live/us/OH. This has the R7 factor. https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/testing/testing-positivity. This graph compares all the states for the percentage of positive tests.
  11. 2 points
    Thanks @TennZip With the return of EPL, then MLS, and now USL, I've been enjoying seeing our former Zips in action. With the financial situation at UA, I haven't been on the board too much. It's too depressing. I feel bad for the staff losing their jobs and for the athletes losing their Zips teams and the support they deserve. The people who should be losing their jobs are the ones who have failed and continue to fail to lead UA's academic programs as well as athletics. For example, the Navy invested in a one-of-a kind corrosion engineering program at UA, about which I hear nothing. What is happening with that program. How about other STEM-type programs...Is UA winning its share of work under various government and other R&D solicitations? As far as athletics, where's the marketing? I suggested some time ago that UA needs to offer customization of the apparel it sells. Is it really that difficult to that in this day and age of internet business. I notice on this board that various fans seem to have their favorite UA logo...the Z, the ARoo, the kangaroo, the moving A...Can't UA make it possible to buy apparel with your favorite UA-licensed logo. And why not make it possible for any fan to buy some of the special apparel given away to donors that give certain amounts...free to certain level donors, but charge otherwise. Are UA''s "big" donors that petty that they would prefer to have exclusive apparel that would still get free, but hat UA could sell to others and boost the bottom-line. I hope our current Zips are well and that our international players are able to return to campus. Out of respect for all of them, I've not tried to go by campus and see if there's any conditioning, etc. going. I'd love to see them, but even though I don't have any health issues oh which I'm aware, I won't take a chance of carrying anything of which I may not be aware to our coaches, staff, and players.
  12. 2 points
    And who knows, maybe Tom will turn the program around. Stranger things have happened...
  13. 2 points
    I tend to believe you but they will wait as long as they can & will try very hard as it is so important in so many ways for schools, students, communities & the overall economy. So much money they want to at least try
  14. 2 points
    Ummm, when the educated and experienced scientists tell me it's okay, thanks, as opposed to some internet schlub without a medical degree. I'll stick with the most recent info as opposed to something said months ago.
  15. 2 points
    You are an idiot.
  16. 2 points
    DeShields is showing up on GOZIPS on the 'Postcard from the Zips' campaign. I think we have Kato, Gibson, Marousek (freshman) and DeShields. We also have Jankowski coming in as a greyshirt, enrolling in January 2021. The link below shows that he was first team all state. I am very excited about him, but we will have to wait to see him play. I do not understand how a first team all state player gets grey shirted. 8A in Florida is the largest division. I also do not understand how this player signs with the Zips. I read that he did not play until his senior year even though his dad was the coach. https://floridahsfootball.com/2020/02/21/2019-class-8a-all-state-football-teams/
  17. 2 points
    https://gozips.com/news/2020/7/13/football-six-akron-zips-named-to-phil-steeles-preseason-all-mac-list.aspx?spMailingID=5693771&spUserID=MjUzOTI2MDE2NzM3S0&spJobID=1060648449&spReportId=MTA2MDY0ODQ0OQS2
  18. 2 points
    George is a public figure and as such takes a bit of a beating on this board and elsewhere. Beatings go with the territory. However, he did throw the University a lifeline with this article as it relates to public discussion about the Athletic Department. Can the University right the public message?
  19. 1 point
    A running list: High School Seniors: Luke Bauer, LB, 6-0, 232, Archbishop Hoban HS, Akron, OH Alex Reese III, DE, 6-4, 280, Euclid HS, Euclid, OH Abdul Jabbaar II, DT, 6-2, 260, Southfield A&T HS, Southfield, MI Rishad Hence, CB, 5-10, 170, Martin Luther King HS, Detroit, MI Kameren Epps, LT, 6-5, 255, Lovejoy HS, Hampton, GA Noel Roach III, S, 6-1, 180, Penn Hills HS, Pittsburgh, PA Gavin Malott, OL, 6-9, 320, Trinity HS, Louisville, KY Darrian Lewis, ATH, 5-11, 180, SVSM HS, Akron, OH Matthew Monaghan, TE, 6-4, 235, England Rey'Noi Summersett, DE, 6-3, 230, North Mecklenburg HS, Huntersville, NC Andre Proffitt, DT, 6-2, 280, Lakota West HS, West Chester, OH Jasaiah Gathings, WR, 6-2, 180, Statesville HS, Statesville, NC Daylen Morgan, LB, 6-2, 210, Trotwood Madison HS, Trotwood, OH Oran Singleton, Jr., WR, 5-9, 165, Clewiston HS, Clewiston, FL Myles Walker, WR, 5-10, 160, Central Valley HS, Monaca, PA Current Greyshirts: Ryan Jankowski, QB, 6-3, 190, Vero Beach HS, Vero Beach, FL Konata Mumpfield, WR, 6-0, 175, Dacula HS, Hoschton, GA Tyson Durant, CB/WR, 5-11, 175, McKinley HS, Copley, OH Transfers: Jaylen Kelley-Powell, S, 6-0, 184, Cass Tech HS, Detroit, MI (Michigan transfer) Tyler Inloes, P, 5-10, 205, Lebanon HS, Lebanon, OH (Cincinnati transfer) Tyriq Mack, CB, 6-1, 185, Heritage HS, Brentwood, CA (JUCO: City College of San Francisco) Total Commits: 21 Offense: 8 OL: 2 TE: 1 QB: 1 WR: 4 Defense: 10 DL: 4 LB: 2 DB: 4 Athletes: 2 Specialists: 1 .......... PWO's: 2 (of which we are aware) Landon Robinson, LB, 6-1, 225, Copley HS, Akron, Ohio Liam Colo, OL, 6-1, 2-7, Wadsworth HS, Wadsworth, Ohio
  20. 1 point
    Fknbuflobo....thank you for giving credit to Reinaldo Brenes. Good student.....and he did one heck of a job as the main scorer in 2013.
  21. 1 point
    Every time you touch the keyboard the value of our UA degrees diminishes.
  22. 1 point
    Please reread all of the words in my original comment. It's as if you ALMOST read them all but had a knee jerk need to prove a point against what someone else wasn't saying.
  23. 1 point
    No. Do your own homework. Better yet, follow Alex Berenson on Twitter. His fact based account helps to navigate the panic porn that is circulating the internet. But to help you JAMA did a study on mask wearing at MA hospitals. As it turned out, infection rates of employees went down.....at the same rate as the general population. Meaning, the decline was probably caused by something else. The second part never gets reported. I have yet to go to a bar/restaurant where the servers didn't touch their masks. That's the worst thing you can do. You're supposed to use the strings to adjust it. Most people don't squeeze the bridge of the nose portion...huge mistake. Some have been worn so many times without washing I'm surprised they don't disintegrate with a stiff breeze. Don't get me started on the Uber drivers. It's laughable to watch the public botch something as simple as putting a mask on. That's not a judgement on whether or not they work, just a general observation. I wear a mask where I need to. I've also never read the operating instructions for the mask and have no idea if I'm using it right or not. Based upon what I see on TV, probably not, but if I need to get to my bar stool to get drunk I need to participate in this public health theater much like going through TSA at the airport. I'm still confused about that data and science that tells me I need a mask to walk to my bar stool, but I don't need one while sitting there in an air conditioned building. After November 4th, covid will still be around for a while. Biden will probably win because Trump is the Oval Office version of The Morton Downey Jr. Show, which only lasted 3.5 year, which is about how long it took for the public to get sick of watching a silly real estate agent with the communication skills of a mid level 10th grader at Barberton High School argue with the press all of the time when things got serious. The day after the election, the news of covid will begin to change from dire to optimistic. It's the most predictable outcome.
  24. 1 point
    Because this sentence caused the needle in my bullshit meter to spike, could you please provide a source to support it?
  25. 1 point
    Not unless the move is permanent. It isn't realistic to have only 1-2 months between seasons. I heard a former Big Ten coach say that when a player played 1,000 game plays, that player didn't have a full spring practice participation because the body had to heal. Once a player played 2,000 game plays, that player hardly practiced at all in the spring because he really doesn't need the practice and is probably one of the better players regardless of practice. That player probably started freshman and sophomore seasons, and is probably on his way to the NFL after his junior season.
  26. 1 point
    Sports will be back again, but it can't possibly come back the way it was before. An old business saying is, "What got us here won't get us there". Normal that applies to a growing, successful business. However, the opposite is true for the MAC. G5 schools desperately need to do something different. It isn't FCS or D2, but it's something they need to figure out. A new division?... Maybe. Remaining in the largest division when the P5 schools go their own way?.... Maybe. I'd prefer G5 schools to take the initiative instead of waiting to get dumped and then in full panic. Being proactive is the key.
  27. 1 point
    I certainly hope you didn't graduate with a degree in business or economics.
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  29. 1 point
    I believe there is a 30% chance only conference games will be played with no fans allowed. I believe there is zero chance there will be a season with fans, even tho' UA has been social distancing at football games for years.
  30. 1 point
    When you enroll as a full time student, I believe. You can pay for your own 9 credits and the clock doesn’t tick.
  31. 1 point
    and I would add that while Churchill said something like never let a good crisis go to waste this isn't the time to panic and make a drastic decision like moving to D2. COVID will eventually go away and football and sports will be back again.
  32. 1 point
    A grey shirt is an incoming college freshman who postpones his enrollment in classes until the second term of his freshman year. This means they don't take classes until the winter term. The NCAA allows collegeathletes five years to complete four years of eligibility after initial enrollment.
  33. 1 point
    I would assume they pay for the fall, and then get put on scholarship in the spring (when they officially join the team).
  34. 1 point
    I was about to type "it can't get any worse for G5 schools" then I remembered it can always get worse. What I will say is I am hoping we are at a low point financially for G5 athletic departments. While I am hoping for that, I am also praying they don't take the easy road and go straight back to begging P5 schools and television networks for money at the expense of the athletes, student bodies, alumni and greater communities enjoying what can be a very good fan experience if they just put SOME thought into it.
  35. 1 point
    Smaller, leaner academic program..
  36. 1 point
    Do us all a favor and take a long vacation in Florida. Invite your family, especially the elderly relatives. Make it like a big reunion. then find the most crowded and bustling bar and go in there and have some drinks. Then go find a restaurant buffet for you all to enjoy. And don't wear a mask and sit as close to each other as you possibly can. Let us know how it works out for you.
  37. 1 point
    Seems like it may be tough to argue that it's impossible to play a MAC opponent if you're playing 8-10 conference games. Especially for the B1G - when we have the same footprint. Clemson may have an easier time arguing against bringing us in from Ohio
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  40. 1 point
    Maybe the MAC and the MAC could combine and become the Big MAC?
  41. 1 point
    How about giving it a try for a month. Encouraging others for a month. See how it goes. If you watch the governor's press conference, he said once counties get back to an acceptable level then no masks are needed. As Clark said, it's not like wearing a ball and chain or a hair shirt. You only have to wear it when you are in a public area where you can't be 6 feet away. We talk so much about our rights not to do this, not to do that. How about our duty to our fellow citizens? It's not about my momentary inconvenience.
  42. 1 point
    If we in this community, state, and country all want to see college sports again before Fall 2021, we need to wear a mask, wash our hands, and not gather in crowded bars and restaurants, etc. It's really simple. The oppositional defiance from the absolutely ignorant amongst us is ruining life for all of us including these athletes (who also bear the burden as well of watching out for themselves and their teammates).
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  44. 1 point
    One selling point with the Big Ten is the footprint almost matches the MAC. A lot more opponents can be reached by bus.
  45. 1 point
    I received my ticket renewal notice today. A brief ray of sunshine in an increasingly gloomy world. And, for yet another season, I will say $60 for a full season GA ticket is the best deal in town.
  46. 1 point
    Northwest HS/IVL Academy's C/3B Jordan Mick has committed to Zips Baseball for 2021. https://www.prepbaseballreport.com/profiles/OH/Jordan--Mick-9627408531
  47. 1 point
    Don't make an Ohio joke. Don't make an Ohio joke. Don't make an Ohio joke. It is so hard not to do so.
  48. 0 points
    Tom Wistrcill surfaces as the new Commissioner of The Big Sky Conference! How 'bout them apples?
  49. 0 points
    It seems like a lifetime ago that Gibson was being pounded into the ground on every play because of our horrible offensive line. Good times. Good times.
  50. 0 points
    Anybody else getting a bad feeling that Zips soccer is in trouble? No fall schedule release, MAC soccer on the ropes, B10 announces no out of conference games (a big piece of our OOC schedule), financial issues at the school, etc. Spring schedule looks to be best case scenario at this point in time...
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