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    PT: Covid positivity rate drops below 5% nationally.

    There is so much time between now and then, it's wild to me that people want to speculate wildly about what infection rates will look like by then. I am cautiously optimistic, given the likelihood of another vaccine being approved soon (a single-shot vaccine as well). But there's just so many...
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    How long will the Big 10 season last?

    It's funnier if you imagine giving this speech in a nursing home. "Listen. Some of you are going to die. This is inevitable. But I need to watch UConn play UMass four times. I am sure you all understand the sacrifice I have decided you're going to make for me."
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    UConn: Cancelling 2020 Season An Option? (Updated 8/5 to yes)

    From what I've been reading the fatality rate right now seems to be hovering around 0.5-1%, while the influenza death rate is usually around 0.1-03%, which makes COVID anywhere from 2-10 times more deadly (though significantly less deadly than, say, Ebola). However, as you noted, it is also...
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    Power 5 leaders exploring holding their own fall sports championships

    The is the same line of BS managers try to use all the time. "You should take pride in your work and this company, and that's why I can't give you a raise this quarter." Pride is always what they try to sell you when they're exploiting you. The difference is these elite athletes cannot be...
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    Power 5 leaders exploring holding their own fall sports championships

    It's cool how you make it very obvious you think so little of them that they are either athletes or basically worthless members of society. "Either do this or pump gas." Did it over occur to you that someone who could be an elite athlete could also be elite in other ways?
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    Power 5 leaders exploring holding their own fall sports championships

    Please. These kids are not getting anywhere near Fair Market Value for their labor. Yes, SOME go to Duke. Most go to Alabama, Auburn, Missouri, Texas, etc. Sometimes great schools. Often not. Certainly their athletic endeavors make them very unlikely to achieve a degree in anything particularly...
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    UConn: Cancelling 2020 Season An Option? (Updated 8/5 to yes)

    Ah yes the No True Scotsman argument. any REAL athlete would want to play. If you're afraid and 19 years old, you're not a REAL athlete. Never mind that many professional athlete have decided not to play despite giving up MILLIONS of dollars, but if you're a kid and you are afraid, you aren't a...
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    Lwal Uguak, Jay Rose and UConn football teammates have a voice, and are using it to call for social change (Dom Amore)

    Institutional and structural racism are real. Whether you accept that reality makes no difference. Of all places, Ben and Jerry's actually has a great website about data supporting this: * White Americans control 90% of all American wealth: Black Americans control 2.6% * Black Americans are...
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    Lwal Uguak, Jay Rose and UConn football teammates have a voice, and are using it to call for social change (Dom Amore)

    I disagree with the premise that "division is being stoked." There has always been a division, whether people accepted it or not. Some people are treated differently, not for who they are, but simply for how they look. Kudos to these leaders are calling out this stuff. The sooner we can all...
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    Is anyone else concerned?

    Have I noticed that our left-for-dead football program, which has endured quite possibly the worst decade in FBS history, and is in an recruiting dead zone vs superior historical programs aas well as an indifferent fan base and retread coach is not recruiting particularly well? Yes. Next question.
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    Bracketology 2021: We're In!

    Lunardi has us as a 10 seed in the South playing against UCLA and one of the "Last Four Byes." http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology
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    Why are Memphis, Navy and Cincinnati in the top 21 in preseason rankings and UConn is 125?

    Navy has history and is a service academy. Memphis and Cincinnati are schools in rich recruiting areas that are easy to get into. UConn is in a poor recruiting area and also our University won't relax admissions standards, which means, academically, we're competing against Penn State or...
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    Longtime Boneyard Poster Passed Away - Robertelamin

    I am so sorry for your loss and that @Robertelamin won't get to witness the re-emergency of UConn. He was the perfect age to watch UConn come of age, though. From the narrow misses to the glories. I am 39 and I remember crying when we lost to Duke in the Elite 8. I am sure Robert had a similar...
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    CT State HS Basketball Tourney?

    I mean that's cool and great and you'll probably be fine but if you do contract Coronavirus you could easily pass it along to someone who is immunocompromised. That's the whole point of social isolation. To avoid infecting our most vulnerable members of society. Personally I am extremely...
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    Barstool Court Storm

    I am sure if you tried a little harder you could've blamed Obama.
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