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  1. Just one. His hazmat! Sorry.
    10 points
  2. Most of the people upset about this who are calling it an overreaction probably won’t change their minds until it hits close enough to home for them. Or until it has reached high enough confirmed infection/death numbers to where they can’t keep posting the same meme comparing COVID-19 numbers to flu numbers. Hopefully by taking precautions like this these people can still look back in a few months and think they were right about calling these actions overreactionary. But in reality these measures may be the reason we can prevent it from getting to the point it is in over in Italy.
    8 points
  3. So, UNT Marketing should take this opportunity to tout how we were an "all-time" Cinderella story and we can declare the Mean Green the 2020 NCAA champions!!
    8 points
  4. Meh, it’s a bit of both. Both extremes are silly. COVID-19 is much more lethal than the usual seasonal flu, but the ‘cancel everything so it looks like are are doing something’ is also silly. It looks like you mostly catch this disease from breathing, unless you’re planning on stopping that you are kind of hosed. We really can’t shut down everything everywhere for months or years until a vaccine is tested and ready. COVID-19 will likely get worse in terms of death totals. It’s scary because it’s so new, but it’s possible that this could end up killing less people than other causes o
    7 points
  5. This isn't an overreaction at all. I thought it was at first as well but I work at a hospital and have been in many meetings with Infection Control experts this week and this airborne virus spreads very quickly and is much stronger than the flu and will not go away when it gets warmer. I cannot stress enough if you have elderly relatives that have underlying conditions please be vigilant in who they come in contact with. Europe's healthcare system is rapidly collapsing because they were not vigilant enough.
    7 points
  6. So we get the automatic bid to a tournament that will not happen?
    7 points
  7. So glad I went to the WKU game!
    6 points
  8. This narrative about only being a threat to the elderly is wildly inaccurate. Also really insensitive. Please stop this. “People of all ages can be infected by the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.” First of all, know anyone with the above conditions? I sure do. My brother has diabetes and is a chef, which means exposed to everyone that visits his restaurant. I guess we should lock him up. Know anyone with a
    6 points
  9. Does this mean I have to spend more quality time with my wife??
    5 points
  10. True - the venues are booked years in advance. Also CBS has other things scheduled for then as well. Soooo, congratulations to our Mean Green NATIONAL CO-CHAMPIONS!
    5 points
  11. Mortality outside of China has shown to be fairly consistent so far. I wouldn’t bet against China obfuscating the truth, but genetic studies of the virus suggest this version is a natural mutation that occurred in October or November last year. China being a lying authoritarian regime probably didn’t help, but this disease appears to be pretty infectious so it’s also likely that wouldn’t have mattered much anyway. I highly recommend listening to the Joe Rogan podcast with Michael Osterholm.
    5 points
  12. Named COVID19 because it was identified in 2019.
    5 points
  13. Yes proximity to an infectious person and breathing in the virus can make you catch it. Having sporting events with no or very limited spectators is a reasonable precaution. This is mostly transmitted through breathing it in, not as much from touching your face. Agreed on authorities (here and abroad) trying to strike the right balance in messaging to prepare people without causing a panic. Not an easy balance to achieve of course and once panic starts it’s probably more infectious than COVID-19.
    4 points
  14. The media control over this country is impressive. Our PR agency just gave us some advice that may put us out of business without even hinting that it could negatively affect the trajectory of the business. I may reach out and let them know we'll start paying them a percentage of sales once we implement their advice.
    4 points
  15. Congrats to both Coach McCasland and Javion Hamlet! https://conferenceusa.com/news/2020/3/11/mens-basketball-mbb-north-texas-takes-coach-player-of-year-awards.aspx?path=mbball
    4 points
  16. Just received the email. Click Here To View On Web Browser C-USA to Restrict Attendance for Conference Basketball Tournament FRISCO - Conference USA will implement a restricted attendance procedure for the remainde
    4 points
  17. The reason you shut down public events is to change the behavior of the general population because public health authorities understand that people will not change their own behavior. People looking to find a sports bar to watch the games is direct evidence of that. Because again, hourly employees without sick leave or health care (ie. waiters, bartenders, and busboys that do not pay rent if they don't work) are not staying home if they get sick. According to the U.S. census site, 16% percent of the U.S. population is over 65. If we add the other vulnerable groups, I woul
    4 points
  18. Good graphics people come out of Strake Jesuit.
    4 points
  19. The last two days I've been reading and hearing news that the average age of those that actually die is 79. What's your source?
    4 points
  20. Well you wouldnt want to be in a bar watching tv cause you might get the flu. Rick
    4 points
  21. Johnny Jones better not lose this game...
    4 points
  22. It is actually extremely deadly to the elderly. Maybe ten to fifteen times more so than regular influenza. I just think it'd be easier to quarantine folks over 80 than it would be to shut down the entire country.
    4 points
  23. Based on what? This move was recommended by an advisory board, not the media.
    4 points
  24. You consider it an overreaction because why exactly?
    4 points
  25. Incoming 4-star and another strong recruit. Next year will be make or break for Jalie.
    4 points
  26. Each player deserves an additional year of eligibility. If rosters need to be expanded to do so, then the NCAA needs to make it happen. So many players (ours and beyond) had their seasons cut short by this. I hope they make it right.
    3 points
  27. If we want into the American Conference, we need to act like we belong. So in the finest UCF and SMU traditions, NATIONAL CHAMPS!!!! WOOOOO!!!!
    3 points
  28. Well, congrats to the Men's team for winning the CUSA regular season championship. I am sure that the players are more disappointed then we are. Especially since they were at least guaranteed an NIT bid, if not NCAA.
    3 points
  29. Injuries plague the women's team for some reason. A short bench is nothing new for the women.
    3 points
  30. Is it just me or does it seem UNT is cursed in athletics? 10 years since we made the NCAA's and now we have a shot and it is cancelled due to an overhyped virus?
    3 points
  31. how dangerous or not dangerous it is aside....the rapid spreading is causing the issues, fear, economic reaction, etc (again, we can argue if "what" is spreading is dangerous to the majority of people) but this really is the only way to slow/stop it....
    3 points
  32. SEC, AAC and Big 10 have cancelled too. The others will follow. I'm going to say there's a very good chance March Madness ain't happening.....
    3 points
  33. IN AZKABAN! Sorry, nerd joke just came out.
    3 points
  34. Come on, don't cancel the Big Dance... even if fans don't get to attend don't take everything away from the players. TEN YEARS WE WAITED.
    3 points
  35. FYI. I spoke with the ticket office. MGSF members with sports passes will still be able to get in to the game against Oklahoma even though it’s sold out.
    3 points
  36. The Swine Flu was also called a Pandemic. And yes, I think all of those people you mentioned should be on lockdown. The vast majority of people who are seriously effected are elderly or have serious medical issues. And those people should be quarantined if possible. I'm not saying this isn't potentially a crisis (I've been concerned for about 6 weeks when I did some math and came up with 1.8 million dead Americans based on the lethality reports at the time). But by far the people most effected are the old and/or compromised. And yes, they should be careful (my broth
    3 points
  37. Agree with @LongJim. If Bloomberg and Styer’s campaigns proved anything it’s money cannot always buy position. Although I respect both using their own money their campaign messages, and personalities were very uninteresting. Rick
    3 points
  38. Greatest games in the history of post-Western civilization?
    3 points
  39. Benford never finished a season with a winning record. Jalie has two out of five seasons.
    3 points
  40. Sylvester Turner is a piece of work. How that man was ever elected in Houston, regardless of these decisions, is beyond me.
    3 points
  41. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the first game of this series will be postponed to a later date determined by Mizzou.
    2 points
  42. This makes it sound like just breathing any air can make you catch it. Still have to be within infection range of 10-15 feet or so of someone who has it. Which is why mass public gatherings are being cancelled. I agree on most of this. I think the WHO has subscribed to this belief as well as reading between the lines from over a month ago they have been suggesting this would happen for a while now but have been careful about their wording to avoid mass panic. Be smart, do your part, take it seriously without massively panicking, and hopefully we can nip it in the bud societally.
    2 points
  43. They don’t know enough about this virus because it has only been around less than three months. No one is making predictions at this point. The virus has hit some warmer spots and had local transmission including in Thailand, South Africa, and the Philippines. We just don’t know yet.
    2 points
  44. SEC actually is cancelling all sports competition thru the end of March. Lots of sports officials just took a huge hit to the wallet. https://www.secsports.com/article/28891815/sec-suspends-regular-season-championship-competition
    2 points
  45. I really think they will be pressured into cancelling it.
    2 points
  46. Well there goes giving a crap what region they send us! I think this is an overreaction personally. The tournament is gonna lose a lot of its magic.
    2 points
  47. No, they all do that. Not a single one of them is innocent of that model.
    2 points


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