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About MichiganCardinal

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  1. Admittedly, I did not expect to be corrected on the fencing remark. Well done. Stanford guarantees to meet need for it's low-income students. I left having not paid a dime in tuition or housing because I was first generation and my parents made less than $65,000 combined. I believe you are correct that most will stay to compete at the club level.
  2. I feel like Stanford is a unique case here. They're really using COVID as much as a convenient scapegoat to drop these programs as anything else - it's not like their absurdly inflated 28 billion dollar endowment couldn't have picked up the slack if the trustees valued those programs. The trustees want athletics to be self-sufficient, while at the same time not coming close to generating SEC or B1G type revenue for their big sports. We have averaged like 40,000/game for football in the last few years, and that's despite having a pretty high quality team out there (this past year notwithstanding). I don't think these programs would have lasted another five years, even without COVID. It's unfortunate, especially when some of these teams regularly competed for national championships. But if that's the edict - sustain yourselves or GTFO - you can't blame them for putting fencing, field hockey, synchronized swimming, and the like on the chopping block. I feel bad for the student athletes, who in these sports truly are students first, who come to Stanford for the academic environment, and just happen to also be bad asses who can stab you with a sword, or whatever it is fencers do. That's a major part of who they are that is being removed and they're being forced to either retire or completely move themselves and transfer. I think the second wave of this, at the state schools, will come after the fall economic impact is realized and will be much worse. I could see a lot of hockey programs getting cut if schools don't see it generating the revenue necessary for high cost ice time and travel. A lot of progress in expanding that sport at the college level could be undone. To a lesser extent also with lacrosse. It wouldn't surprise me to see some entire programs just gutted. Eastern just cut softball and wrestling a few years back because of a huge budget deficit. Can their athletics department on the whole survive an entire year void of virtually any revenue?
  3. It concerns me with my job that I may have been contagious and not even known it, but no one at work (kid or adult) has tested positive. We have been very fortunate. That said, if I had known or even thought it may have been related to COVID when it started I would have immediately isolated myself.
  4. About a month ago I got this itchy rash on my foot. Figured it was athlete's foot, which was weird because I'd been very sedentary throughout the quarantine. It started going away with treatment and soaks, but still lingered to an extent. More of an annoyance than anything serious. Didn't really think much of it until a few days ago I happened upon this article at work https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/01/health/coronavirus-covid-toe.html Described it to a 't'. I went and got a blood draw antibodies test that night and sure enough, came back positive today. Not to say it was directly related to the toes, I was in Santa Clara County until mid-March and took two cross-country flights in March before it fully blew up. Even with the disclaimers that come with the antibodies test, can't help but feel a bit of relief while living at home with two older at-risk parents.
  5. Beyond having their guys, they're primed in a way I haven't seen in a long time. The Bears are headed full steam ahead towards a complete rebuild, the Packers have managed to deconstruct a would-be dynasty from within, and the Vikings lost a ton of talent prior to the draft. No excuses is right.
  6. I think that’s an interesting comparison, because they were both that flashy versatile do-everything in college. I think a key difference comes in their size though. Jabrill was 5’11/213 and posted a 4.46 40 at the combine. Simmons is 6’4/238 and posted a 4.39. Jabrill got pigeon holed into being a safety because he didn’t (and doesn’t) have the size to defend the run. He was exposed against Ohio State‘s offensive line, and would be even worse if the Browns put him there. If the O-Line is too good to be beat by raw speed alone, he couldn’t beat it. OTOH, Simmons has that extra size that allows him to stand his ground again the linemen and use his athleticism to shed the block.
  7. I think there is some validity to the point that there is very little good faith discussion in the political forum between those who support Trump and those who don’t. I don’t think this is a problem with the board though, it’s just a microcosm of our current political atmosphere. This isn’t a time where we are debating whether the Bush tax cuts are going to be beneficial to the middle class. This is a time where all political debate is rooted in the question of whether human decency is an important attribute of our leaders. Trump is a narcissistic *****, and his followers are either cult indoctrinated pricks (see recently banned members) or hide in the shadows, knowing full well that he is indefensible, and thereby not trying to defend him. Would a lot of Trump followers be ridiculed and potentially banned if they came to this board? Yes, because people who are pricks and use members’ families’ illnesses against them should be ridiculed and potentially be banned. That’s not a problem with the state of political discourse on this site though.
  8. I agree with this, but also don't think this is reasonable short of having a system set-up for a national body to be delivering goods to people when they inevitably need it. I had the thought when the SIP was first issued that they could have devised a system to better spread out people who are going to grocery stores and pharmacies. As it is, it seems that people are largely going at random intervals, which I would presume (though I don't have numbers to back this up) leads to the same rushes at essential businesses during "peak" times (e.g., Sunday is many people's shopping day, many people go to the store in the early to mid-afternoon). What if local governments said "if you are in X Elementary School's district living in Y zip code, between A and B streets, please only go to the store on Tuesdays from 5:00pm-9:00pm." It wouldn't be a perfect system, but anything to even further space people out. I've gone home from work twice since this all started, and out for things the agency needed two or three times as well, and it seems like every Kroger or Meijer I pass is just packed in the exact manner we are trying to avoid.
  9. The residential facility I work at has both DHS and Juvenile Justice facilities on site. We are anticipating a pretty large influx this summer to all of our programs. Kids not in school and being abused/neglected to one side of campus, kids not in school and committing crimes to the other. And truth be told, that difference tends to come down to who figures out what's happening in the home first - CPS or the police.
  10. 100% agree but that’s kind of my point - where and how are we drawing lines state to state?
  11. It feels to me though that states are largely taking this on as if each is their own country. Short of restricting interstate travel, the restrictions California puts in place are largely going to be for nought for the country on the whole if Nevada doesn’t do anything. Not saying they’re not doing anything, but inconsistency won’t help the country on the whole. I think shutting grocery stores down is not reasonable, but an enforceable shelter in place will help. I work at a residential facility for kids in the foster care system. With their blessing, I’ve chosen to self-isolate on our campus both as a service to the kids (have someone on lockdown with them), the agency (have someone 24/7 on-call through this mess), and myself (two very at-risk parents at my Michigan home). They have a plan in place to quarantine the campus, keeping only a select number of staff on campus and basically closing our doors to everything but deliveries of essential supplies. They won’t do this though until/unless an SIP is ordered. So everyday a large number of people are coming and going, potentially exposing a vulnerable population to it. And if one person gets it here, everyone will get it.
  12. I’m growing increasingly frustrated with Whitmer (and many other governors) dragging their feet on this whole thing. She’s been on every network under the sun defending a choice that she is almost certainly going to change course on by Wednesday. Ohio has 351 cases. Louisiana has 837. Why is SIP a good policy for them but not Michigan? The longer there is complete disconnect between states on how to tackle this the longer the entire fiasco will go on. The federal government should step in, but like a toddler who makes a mess, I can’t expect them to clean it up. It’s on the adults to clean this up, and so far they aren’t even communicating well enough to be on one page.
  13. The only thing the Narcissist-in-Chief cares about is himself. If he got COVID-19 he might actually take it seriously, or at least let the adults take over the mic.
  14. This is what Stanford did earlier this week when Santa Clara county made their ordinance no more than 35 people (but before the shelter-in-place order). It was as much of a clusterf~ as could be expected. I up and filed transfer petitions to just graduate early (this quarter) because it was not going to be worth a 10-week headache (if they even follow through with the full quarter).
  15. Given the timing, the very late press conference, and that both patients are already hospitalized, I do wonder if the powers that be knew of these cases a day or two ago and held off on the announcement until after election day for fear of reducing the vote.
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