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I can't argue with that and I think the missed time hurts the team a lot. But it's got to hurt Ole Miss, Mizzou, Miss St. All teams Arkansas plays. So there's likely a win in there and maybe two or three. At the same time if they went 3-9 would I be disappointed if they went out and just played watchable football every weekend? Absolutely not. I watched every single game the last 2 seasons and it was bad. So I believe whatever happens this season will be an improvement. I just think 0-8 is when they play 3 new coaches seems like a slap in the face. I guess you gotta earn it. I hope they want it.
And for people arguing how? We have probably the top 5 back (at least in the SEC) coming back. A huge upgrade at QB. One of the best WR corps (yes, we do, those guys are studs). We are thin at TE finally after years. But Kendall Briles is a huge improvement over what we had. Our offense will be light years better. And anyone that doesn't think our defense will be improved is nuts. Look at Barry Odoms record. He improves defenses.
Man, I know Arkansas hasn't earned anything, and I'm the first one to say you have to play the games, but 0-8 in the SEC is harsh. I mean there are 3 new coaches who are unproven in the SEC who were all out recruited by Sam Pittman and arguably Pittman has a better staff. I think Arkansas gets one SEC win, 3 non conference games (Nevada isn't a given, they are a solid but I don't think it will be a Chad Morris style loss if they don't win). So, while I know a lot of people are going to give me hell for this, I think Arkansas wins 1, maybe 2 SEC games this season. Even 3 isn't outrageous. Would I bet my life savings on it? No. But I think it's reasonable.
Trump's new strategy to erase coronavirus is simply book keeping: Recategorize deaths. Theoretically, we should be able to pack stadiums and no one will die or, hell, even get infected and bring those infections home with them each weekend, spiking community outbreaks. I say most of this in jokingly, because I'm sure most people know that flu deaths are entirely estimated. Opening 60k-100k stadiums isn't going to reduce the spread of the virus or resulting deaths.
I think it's less about being scared and more about packing 80,000+ people into a stadium and then dispersing them across the state and country where they can spread infection to many more people in many more areas. There's a reason Asia is playing sports without fans, and there's a reason we are #1 in the world in deaths and will eventually be #1 in deaths per million. We simply aren't making good choices on how to deal with this. So, my guess, we'll see packed stadiums. But that doesn't mean it's a good idea.
Best of luck. I think he is/was struggling with depression as well as his lack of play. Not sure a change of scenery will solve the depression, but it's worth a shot and he'll also likely end up on the field. wishing him the best of luck with everything on and off the field.
Not really college baseball. Amateur baseball. Interesting to see how it goes.
Posted to the wrong spot... You are correct with those numbers. Upstate NY is largely unaffected by this (for now). Although Onondaga County (Syracuse) is starting to see some increased numbers, it’s still quite low. The only real “hard” hit area in upstate is Erie County where Buffalo is located (New York’s second largest city, and really only major city upstate, we mostly have cows and trees up here, I know that’s hard to believe). Considering we are surrounded by hot zones and no doubt have people escaping death zones in NYC, we have extremely low positive test and deaths. This is likely because we are under the same shutdown as NYC and while social distancing is hated on, it does actually work. Anyway, I’d be more concerned with LSU. Not sure why people aren’t. Louisiana is one of the hardest hit states, the idea Death Valley is suddenly going to be filled in 4 months is a bet I’m happy to make. I also would be concerned about Georgia. Their approach may or may not work out. If it fails, it might set the SEC back.
Upstate NY is largely unaffected by this (for now). Although Onondaga County (Syracuse) is starting to see some increased numbers, it's still quite low. The only real "hard" hit area in upstate is Erie County where Buffalo is located (New York's second largest city, and really only major city upstate, we mostly have cows and trees up here, I know that's hard to believe). Considering we are surrounded by hot zones and no doubt have people escaping death zones in NYC, we have extremely low positive test and deaths. This is likely because we are under the same shutdown as NYC and while social distancing is hated on, it does actually work. Anyway, I'd be more concerned with LSU. Not sure why people aren't. Louisiana is one of the hardest hit states, the idea Death Valley is suddenly going to be filled in 4 months is a bet I'm happy to make. I also would be concerned about Georgia. Their approach may or may not work out. If it fails, it might set the SEC back.
Louisiana likely isn't opening anytime soon they still have 1600 patients in the hospital and almost 300 on vents and new cases per day are steady at 400 despite aggressive social distancing measures. Georgia is a wildcard despite rushing to open. Florida, who knows. But that's 3 major SEC program states. Most other SEC states look OK. But I still don't see fans in the stands and a lot of ADs (Big 10 anyway) said they won't play if no fans. If that's true, no football. My issue with that is this, the reason for no fans isn't the health of individual fans, but the risk of restarting an outbreak. A few hundred players and associated support staff isn't quite the magnitude of 60-100k fans coming to a game then dispersing to all corners of a state and beyond. It's a bad idea and I don't think anyone is signing off on it. Of course, I've been wrong before. Hopefully, the AD's come to their senses and understand the rationale behind no fans vs no games at all.
Yeah, I see your point. The article is definitely click bait. But that's SDS. I stick with what I said above, I think Pittman (via Davis) will get Arkansas the best line it's had since Pittman was last there. And it was the biggest in football back then.
One of the things I hear coaches look at (and I've heard Pittman say this) is a guys frame and his ability to put on more mass. 6'5" is tall enough, 285 out of high school, if it's solid weight to begin with how much more can he put on in 1-2 seasons? Pittman hired Davis to coach the line and I have no doubts the line is going to be good.
The real question is, how do you pack 60,000-110,000 into a stadium and not create another outbreak? For that reason alone, unless every single case of covid-19 is wiped out of the US by the start of the season, there is no way you can have fans in the stands. As far as players, coaches, and officials being on the field, its not the same thing from a public health standpoint. Isolating and testing 200-500 people and their contacts vs 80,000 is vastly different. It's not about risk and herd immunity, it's about coming full circle.
Not sure where you got your italy stats from? Italy has the most test per 1M population in the world. So they are a good place to get a good CFR. It's 13% in Italy. Even in Georgia USA it's 3.5%. Also, Germany didn't count nursing home or home deaths in there death count. That's why there CFR is so low. I'd guess the actual CFR for a whole population is probably about 0.7-1.5% depending on the health of the population. The US is a very sick population, but we have good health care, so 1% is probably reasonable.
You do realize NYC EMS wasn't performing CPR on people for a period of time things were so bad, right? You were in cardiac arrest you were a DNR. NYC didn't need the vents because they literally turned NYC into a ghost town. Sure people posted photos of idiot NYers doing stupid stuff, but 98.9% of NYC was off the streets. People whine and cry about the subways running but I have photos of the subway platforms taken by a NYPD transit cop and they were empty. Trains ran because Drs, nurses, police, firefighters, etc, need to get to work. They weren't filled with people just riding the subway. NYC was crushed. Don't let the fact only 800 beds being used out of 2000 at Javitz or the hospital ship that the Navy wouldn't accept patients too be representative of the overall severity. What I'm saying, social distancing was implemented early (not early enough) and it worked. Places like Louisiana did use all their ICU bed capacity and then some. Also, keep in mind, the flu numbers are purely theorectical. They are estimated cases and deaths. I don't dispute they are somewhat valid, but lets not get caught up in the flu deaths vs covid-19 deaths. Covid-19 killed 41,000 in 5 weeks with extreme mitigation. The flu, with vaccines and no mitigation is estimated to kill X people over a year with peak deaths estimated to have occurred during X months.
Hope is a powerful thing. Let's hope we get a full CFB season. Still not convinced it will be with fans in the stands though, but that won't be any different than Chad Morris era football.
They've won like 8 straight big 12 or something? Does anyone think they would win 8 sec titles? So there is no way they would get to the CFP as often in the SEC. No reason to join.
Agreed. 7-8 win team at best. Basically Texas A&M but worse. Much worse. Remember, they actually had worse stats against LSU than Arkansas. Not proud of that as a Hog fan, just noting how bad Big 12 defenses are.
I agree. Hate Texas. That said, playing and beating them is the greatest happiness. And while our all time record against them is horrible, in my lifetime it's 5-5, and 3-2 as a Razorback. So I love "owning" if you can call a game lead that, the most arrogant college football fan base in America. Texas football is the best 6 wins money can buy.
Kentucky is getting better every single year. Missouri peaked when they entered the conference. That I agree on.
I see nothing to be gained. We can be a premier basketball conference. We have won national championships in basketball over the years. We ARE the only dominant football conference in the last 15 years. We are solid are almost every other sport. I don't see anything gained adding more schools. Oklahoma is a 7-8 win team in the SEC West. It's Texas A&M. And North Carolina doesn't instantly make us a better basketball conference, it gives us one better team.
It's spreading like wildfire in Louisiana. It's mid 80s to 90. I know it gets hotter there, but the rest of the country that's a hot mid summer week. I don't think it dies in the heat. The ease of transmission probably negates that.
I think the mortality rate has to do with lifestyle factors. This virus unfortunately attacks the sick. Search CDC (centers for disease control) and CVD by county USA. Now do it for COPD, now do it for diabetes, now do it for hypertension, now do it for obesity, now do it for smoking. Now overlay all those maps. Now look at your (potential) hot zones for mortality based on the mortality rate of underlying conditions and comorbidities for Covid-19 (which are in the 5-10% range for all of the above). Once you do that you will see why the south, Oklahoma, Texas and some other rural states are potential powder kegs for this and why Georgia and Louisiana are (likely) doing so poorly compared to NYC. testing wise, upstate NY has as little testing as the south but our hospitalization rate is only 9%. However, most of our counties have admitted they stopped testing due to lack of test kits. Only our county DOH's point out that our infection rates are likely significantly higher than reported. Not sure if other DOH around the country are emphasizing lack of testing doesn't mean no Covid-19, it just means no confirmation.
No he's not a tool. The thing you fail to see is stopping excessive death spiral from not addressing Covid-19, won't stop food insecurity (which likely no one actually starves to death in the US as a real percentage of American deaths, I'm sure it's like 0.00000000001%) or suicides or flu deaths or diabetes or cancer or car accidents or lightning strikes or whatever. I mean other than Covid-19 killing some of those people they all still have a chance of also dying from all the other things. Covid-19 just increases their odds of death in the next few months from a Healthcare system collapse. I don't really understand the obsession with pointing out that more people die from this or that. Yep, and you can still die from all those things too.
Well said. I don't really have much to add, other than while it's hard to tell what the actual CFR is. It seems to be quite a bit higher than the flu depending on geographic region. But again, there are a lot of factors and it's tough to really say. Still 4.1% in Louisiana and 2.9% in Georgia. 1% in NY. I think Michigan is around 3% as well. Those are all hundreds of times higher than the flu. And and was pointed out it's like everyone in America getting the flu or a car accident at the same time. But worse.
Have you looked at Louisiana. 4.3% CFR (case fatality rate), 30% hospitalization rate, 10% vent rate. You ain't playing football without LSU. Now you say, who cares about LSU. I present Georgia. 3.2% CFR, 28% hospitalization rate. You say, I don't care about Georgia. I say the issues in Georgia and Louisiana are due to the south having high levels of chronic health problems. Look at NY CFR 0.9%, hospitalization rate 12%. And those aren't GOOD those are just less horrible. Bottom line, this is bad, and it's likely to be worse in places with chronic health issues who are not taking it seriously. I saw a church in Louisiana the other day with 1000 people. In Arkansas at least 13 people spread disease at church. And no, I'm not singling anyone out. In NY, the Westchester spread in New Rochelle was started at a synagogue. Bottom line, if people take this seriously, we might get back to normal life faster. If they don't we probably won't. I don't see packed stadiums happening. I predict if there are seasons they are played for TV only.
Probably true. So far Pittman has delivered in what he promised. But you have to win games. 2020 we aren't expecting a lot, and I know Mizzou fans are expecting a Natty, but I wouldn't expect much either. Anyway, I think we'll at least be able to watch the games (assuming they play) this year vs the previous 2...and that's a big deal.
You make it seem like Odom is absolutely trash. He's an awesome DC and he didn't exactly destroy Missery. Overall, not sure why so salty. This article is a lot of panic. Yes, it's a setback, but I doubt it isn't for kiffin and Leach and Drink and every other coach too. And with how bad things are in Louisiana, I doubt they are getting on the field anytime soon. Georgia is a wildfire too. Wouldn't worry too much about Arkansas in 2020...they'll be better than 2019!
If he didn't enroll he didn't take a distribution of funds and never made it campus. No scholarship used. Should still have one available. Bear in mind I am not an expert and do not pretend to be one. This is just my understanding. Could be totally wrong. Plus it's the NCAA and it's not Ohio State, things don't always work the same.