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  1. Future NFL draft picks are not the bar when it comes to recruiting success at the AAC level. SEC teams sure. Not us...
  2. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. I guess it's only attacking when it happens to you. You are perfectly fine to start it, but hoo boy don't let anyone respond with facts to disprove what you say or else it's a long "tirade" attacking you. This time I included a little more of your text in those quotes that you claim were out of context. (They weren't) The entire argument you make over the course of that post, is during this ordeal people will get something just like the flu and get over it because we're "tough folks". You then imply it's only the "weak, the bitchers, the malcontent and moaners" are not the majority but are making the most noise ("loud"). You take that misinformed point of view and conclude things will open sooner rather than later. I called you out on it using facts but you of course couldn't face them because it breaks the narrative in your head. You want to feel the USA and yourself are tougher than this virus (apparently because of what you personally went thru); and you know what that's fine to simply believe. If it makes you feel better in these uncertain times to have some certainty, then ok. But don't be so confident that you will look down on others and call them weak. That was wrong. Own up to it, or don't, it doesn't make much difference now that it's been proven wrong.
  3. Look, people who have strong libertarian-like views are not going to support anything that takes away perceived freedoms. There's little I can say to change deeply held principles; all I can say is while I share those feelings about freedoms needing to be protected, my principles are not absolute and do not exist in a vaccuum. To me, freedoms should not extend to a point of hurting others on a mass scale. Shutdowns should be enforced when the science says it can prevent deaths on a large scale. Yeah that's infringing on rights, but just the same, the right to shout fire in a crowded place is something society gave up so we wouldn't allow people to cause chaos and unnecessary deaths from causing a stampede. I would agree with letting people have the freedom to harm themselves, but the problem is they hurt others. If you let large swaths think it's okay to skip social distancing and ignore this pandemic, you will end up with those same people infecting those that do take it seriously and are vulnerable. The 'im willing to risk it' crowd will still go to Publix, will still cough in the open air without covering their face (which I still see), and drag everyone else down. If the deaths are going to be this bad, it has to be a large scale prevention and containment effort...and yeah it's going to suck and yeah it's going to infringe on rights. But this isn't a normal occurrence.
  4. This is far worse than the flu, and continuing to compare it to the flu does such a disservice that of course you (and anyone else who believes the same) will dismiss the threat. In the 2018-2019 flu season there were 34,200 deaths in the US. Since the first death of covid-19 at the end of February, there have now been over 40,000 deaths and that's with shutting most of the country down. Again, in about two months covid-19 has killed more in the US than the flu did in an entire year, with the world on lockdown. Please please please stop comparing the virus to the only frame of reference you have. Trust the experts who say it's different and recommend keeping things shut down. Oh and stop pretending to be a bad@ss just because you fail to grasp the gravity of the situation. No one thinks you're macho because you insult people who know more than you about a once in a generation pandemic.
  5. So I'll start off by saying I defer to qualified experts on what is best for students, faculty, fans, etc.. regarding a football season. But personally, I'm just not sure how u can have games if players have a high chance of coming down with it. When the first player on a team is diagnosed, wouldn't you end up quarantining the entire team? How does that work on game day? Forfeiture? Postponement for two weeks? If postponement, what happens when the opponent comes down with it on make-up day, another postponement? Logistically it seems like a nightmare. I am desperate for a sense of normalcy to return, but I don't see how until there's a vaccine or it miraculously stops being spread.
  6. https://saintswire.usatoday.com/2020/03/23/nfl-saints-sign-deatrick-nichols-xfl-interceptions-leader-usf-football-news/amp/ Well at least the XFL did not die in vain. Hope he can make the team.
  7. I didn't come in the thread and say "Q has shown nothing wrong". I can freeeely admit he hasn't played as well as he could in the limited chances he's had, and quitting the league or whatever it is he's doing right now looks bad. You on the other hand said he's shown nothing (good). But such a statement just objectively isn't true. You are the one who can't acknowledge he has done some things well in the XFL. Instead I'm sure I'll continue to read in future threads, all about how unsuited he is for the pros because of reasons that aren't true.
  8. When you say he has "shown nothing" to prove he's capable at the pro level, while he was directly responsible for the Vipers first offensive touchdown, you're not "looking at the other side of things"; you're ignoring reality to to bolster your opinion. If you had watched the games, you would have seen for yourself the spark he gave the team and you would have even heard the commentators questioning why Q isn't being played at times. If he's shown nothing why are the commentators, who aren't USF homers, wanting him to be played? When you say he doesn't have the arm strength but throws a 40 yard dime in his first game, again you're not looking at the other side you are spreading falsehoods. (And the best part is when you got called out on that arm strength comment in another thread, you changed your tune to say 'oh by arm strength I really meant accuracy on short -medium length passes') If you want to present an honest debate I won't bat an eye. It's when you say things that are objectively not true, just so your opinion can appear right, that I take offense.
  9. Fine, but do you have to bring that up in every thread about him and the XFL? Or is knocking him down a peg your job on this board? For crying out loud no one is saying the kid is Joe Montana and it's some big crime he's not in the NFL. Yet here you are, on cue, ready to tell all of his fans how deluded they are for wanting to see him play. Again, imagine that, his fans want to see him play more for his hometown team. Do I need to get some pictures to help illustrate or is it clear what the "fascination" is? Now why don't you find a more positive drum to beat to death instead of this one.
  10. Whoa seriously??? This is like fan of the year (or at least off season lol) material. Need some serious kudos for going through all that.
  11. Absolutely should not even be talking about retiring numbers. That starts approaching 'build O'Leary a statue' levels of desperation, in order to appear more important than you are. The players mentioned all did great things for us, but someone needs to win a Heisman/natty/player of the year type of accolade aaaand go on to be a great player/coach after USF aaaand continue being a staunch USF supporter/donor/advocate. (In case you can't tell I think number retiring should be reserved for the most extreme of circumstances.) Geez, if that's all it takes wait til you hear what the Red Sox (and Astros) did these past few years.
  12. Look I'm not saying he does have the arm strength for the NFL, I'm just saying you're only using examples of how others evaluated him as 'proof' that he doesn't have it. Yes the NFL evaluated him as 'not a starter' and so did the vipers, but that in and of itself doesn't prove he lacks the arm strength. They may not like his height, his weight, his decision making, etc etc. Or the two teams he was on both may have simply had QBs that better fit the schemes they wanted to run. Other schools evaluated Q for college QB play and said no. By your logic, the conclusion is 'he didn't have the arm strength for division 1 QB', but we both know he did well here.
  13. Counter point. Marlon Mack fell to the 4th round because teams valued him wrong. He had a disadvantage to become a starter, not because of his skills but because that's just how people wrongly evaluated him. By the same token, someone could be evaluated poorly in training camp or preseason (like perhaps Q). Mack was fortunate that the Colts had an immediate need and put him on the field so soon. I know you may think 'proves my point he still played because he had talent', but it's also a matter of who evalautes the talent, what the supporting cast is and what the scheme is. Think scheme and supporting cast aren't important? Look at what happened to Mitchell Wilcox this year. Is this year a fair evaluation of his production as a tight end? Same thing can happen in the NFL, except there's a new wave of players ready to take your job every year via the draft or trade, if you don't produce (whether that's your fault or not).
  14. I for one am shocked, SHOCKED that P5 teams don't want to come down and play in that stadium. I mean, UCF says they fixed *some* of the life threatening problems the stadium faced. ( https://www.orlandosentinel.com/classified/realestate/os-ucf-stadium-rust-20171010-story.html) And when UCF says they fixed some of the issues, you can believe it. Why, it's been a whole week since their last cover-up was exposed.
  15. Absolutely great points about the money numbers, and the gap between us is alarming. However I don't think there will be a next round of alignment. ESPN owns all the major teams' tv rights now anyways, and I doubt they'd want to pay more for a conference just because a school moved from conference A to conference B. And if ESPN doesn't offer substantially more to the expanding conference, the existing schools won't want a pay cut just to get a new member. (IE see the AAC's strategy when UConn left... leaving the spot open)
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