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  1. Part of the school experience is learning, but we put 4th graders through active shooter drills so everyone can keep their guns. I can put on a mask so that everyone can watch a football game.
    6 points
  2. Well, I was vaccinated so I never even thought about it. I mean never! Who did? However, we don't know what we are dealing with regarding this new virus."Venson" is correct. We still don't have a vaccine for HIV and who knows when if ever we will for this virus .At this point who can say. I have renewed my season club seats, increased my scholarship pledge by 10%, and will continue to support the Eagles, but probably from afar.
    4 points
  3. I may get down voted for this, but part of the game day experience is to eat and drink and it is just very inconvenient to eat and drink with a mask on. You would have to pull the mask down at some point to eat comfortably. Hopefully we will have a more definitive answer by mid June because season tickets are due by June 30th. I am not sure I can enjoy the game day experience fully with a mask on. I will still donate to the MGSF, but I don't know if I would purchase my season tickets.
    4 points
  4. Well, my wife and I are religious about getting our flu shot in September. And like you, I mostly don't think about it after that. But when I do think about it, I know that the flu shot is considered successful when it protects anywhere between 30-40 percent of the population. That means that I could still come down with it, but then the other advantage of the shot kicks in, which is the severity of the flu event. Depending on the year, I could have a mild or medium "event". I could live with a vaccine that had the same outcomes with CV-19. Here is a chart for the last 15 years.
    3 points
  5. Wear a mask/gator for 3+ hours?! I may very well pass on that and just watch/listen to the game in the comfort of my home. I can tailgate in my backyard as well.
    3 points
  6. On a related note, CUSA is now scrambling to find another school to add
    3 points
  7. How are you going to wear a mask when it is 100 degrees outside? No way!
    3 points
  8. I think this may just be a holding pattern for us until TV contracts expire. I think WB is going to position us as best he can when real re-alignment happens in 2024.
    3 points
  9. C'mon Joe. Football players have been wearing facemasks for decades!
    3 points
  10. I have seen Kathy at games but have never met her. She is a devoted mother and Mean Green fan. https://meangreensports.com/news/2020/5/10/mens-basketball-mothers-day-hero.aspx
    3 points
  11. I completely forgot about her. I guess she's not interfering in athletics so that's good.
    3 points
  12. https://www.yahoo.com/amphtml/money/medical-center-admits-planting-staff-180543963.html
    3 points
  13. If there is a season, I'l be in attendance. I'll take precautions, just like I do now, but I'm not going to stop living life out of fear. I'm in that age bracket too, but I'll be damned if I'm going to be in hiding for the rest of my life. If it's my time, so be it.
    3 points
  14. I think at least 3 years. If you look around UNT football/basketball events you see a lot of grey hair, which at present is an endangered species. At 77 I may never attend a football or basketball game again, go to a movie or dine out. We have a vaccine for the flu, yet last year 34,000 in USA died, and 60,000 the year before. This new Virus is not going away, and when coupled with existing flue deaths could approach 100,000 per year. We just don't know. In Dallas most venues are open under certain self governing guidelines, yet few are venturing out. A return to the old normal is not going to
    3 points
  15. What a croc of &%$$#@! They got caught and tried to spin it. These stunts are not innocent "mistakes." They are intentional. They should not be allowed to get away with "oops, sorry."
    2 points
  16. UConn football is more irrelevant than we are to a national audience.
    2 points
  17. Limit/beat this: Specifically? What blueprint do you refer to? I think the bolded part speaks more to the act of not completely shutting down the economy while allowing for increased immunity among groups more likely to exhibit milder/no symptoms of infection. Sort of a balance. That's the way I'm reading it. I think your third paragraph is simplistic, partisan nonsense.
    2 points
  18. I pretty much agree with this take. Especially the bolded section: ********************************** "There are only two ways that this epidemic ends. One is by population immunity that makes transmission rare, and one is eradication of the virus. The latter is simply not going to happen. The former can be accomplished in two ways, or really, by a combination of both. One is natural immunity and the other is vaccine-aided immunity. We seem to have a number of people who don’t understand these basic facts; who somehow believe that the lockdowns are making the virus go away and
    2 points
  19. It wasn't.
    2 points
  20. I think he’s thinking of former Dallas County Judge Lee Jackson. Has as she ever been spotted at Apogee ?
    2 points
  21. We have a vaccine for the flu, and in the past 2 years a little over 100,000 American residents have died of that Virus, an average of about 50,000 per year. If the new Virus continues it's rise into the fall with out a vaccine, deaths could probably be similar to the flu so with the 2 combined you may be looking at 10,000 deaths per month. I say "may", because no one knows. While I don't plan on hiding the rest of my life I plan to avoid venues where the risk of being infected is greatest. The situation the world finds itself in reminds me of a line in a country and western song, "Everyone wa
    2 points
  22. Football is a contact sport. Will the players be wearing masks as well ?
    2 points
  23. 2 points
  24. this systemic and Current Director Wray is not helping the case by refusing to release text messages from Gov't Phones. Yes Flynn plead guilty but look at his circumstances, he was bankrupt and evidence was shown that the FBI was threatening to also hall his son off to jail, he was desperate and now we also see his lawyers did not utilize exculpatory evidence that should have been used in court.
    2 points
  25. Well, when a father of worm and a mother of worm fall in love....
    2 points
  26. In this environment things are not going to get better as far as league affiliation. Everybody is just going to try and keep what they have with reduction in expenses.
    2 points
  27. Adding Ga St and eliminating two closer and long time rivals in La Tech and USM is very questionable. A conference with just large state schools does not accomplish anything. What appeals to students is playing good known teams, it has absolutely nothing to do with playing like universities. By the way, I also have a problem with thinking that students are different at different schools. Students pick schools based on prestige, location and cost, not some student population analysis. A more regional conference is what everyone says they want. Problem, no one seems to be actual
    2 points
  28. When everything shakes out with the new G5 conferences, lets form a true playoff system with the championship game played at the Frisco Bowl or maybe Shreveport.
    2 points
  29. Not a new recruit, but the chancellor of the UNT system. Does anyone have any idea of what she has accomplished in her almost two years in the post? Reading several statements of other Chancellors relative to the coronavirus, I thought about her and frankly I could not even remember her name. One thing she obviously should be doing is promoting the university and her forte was supposed to be in getting research dollars. I think she is failing in at least the public promotion of UNT, hopefully she is doing much better getting research dollars. I thought she was a very od
    1 point
  30. Per an article in Footballscoop.com https://footballscoop.com/news/a-division-ii-program-has-decided-to-shut-down-the-football-program/
    1 point
  31. I’m not sure what she has done but to my knowledge she has not tried to relocate the University to Dallas. So there is that.
    1 point
  32. Scattershooting: Can we count holograms in attendance? More durable than cardboard cut outs. Probably will need to increase in venue WiFi capabilities though. I can’t wait until the next opportunity to get into Apogee, Lovelace and a host of other on campus venues. I will also take orders for Poppy’s kettle corn if you would like me to pick up some for you while I am at the game. Maybe now we will figure out a way to actually enforce no one sits in a seat without a ticket for that seat in non-GA sections. Wear a mask, and first game I am calling for a Clorox wipe out.
    1 point
  33. Compare Lee Jackson's influence then with that of Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins today. He wields considerable political power not only in the North Texas area but in Austin as well.
    1 point
  34. Please, no politicians. We went that way once.
    1 point
  35. 1 point
  36. 3 Years is too long. What a bummer. I woke up in a good mood and now depressed.
    1 point
  37. if it's required, i'll wear it...ill just get one of the helmets that you can put beer in and run the straws to my mouth under the mask, it's all good for me!
    1 point
  38. Well, can someone come up with 10 G5 programs that in theory would form a new conference and not include Ark. State,ULL,.La.Tech, So. Miss, and UAB, because I can't. Plus, come up with why would these programs east of us want to join a conference that has 5 schools from Texas plus New Mexico State, because I can't. I just don't think it would be an easy sell. As far as automatic NCAA bids, the AAC is a new conference that was able to obtain them so I assume another new G5 conference would as well. Also, no way we are invited to the MWC or AAC. We are geographically undesirable for the MWC, and
    1 point
  39. While I don't agree with all of them, I understand some of your points. If we wait for a 100% safe vaccine it will most likely never be available. Look how many people refuse vaccines for those that have been in use for years. I guess the percent of "safe" acceptable is related to hoe this personally impacts you or you family and friends. Sadly, Washington is full of "snake oil salesmen, and saleswomen. I just hate it when people in Washington act like experts after the fact. If both sides would have actually tried working together at the beginning things might have been better.
    1 point
  40. I got to say that this has to be nominated for the dumbest post of the year. Please tell us how far back in NT history are we allowed to go back? You know that NT athletics was the first to integrate in Texas two years before that. Not a worthwhile story in your view?
    1 point
  41. That's a question for the higher authority (WB). I wonder if Fox Sports SW would be eager to pick up the games of this mythical conference? I hear ya about the distance to El Paso, I just hate trowing UTEP under the bus for those upstarts at UAB.
    1 point
  42. I think everyone does. I have seen very few "GO COVID, GO" banners. hope isn't a drug, though.
    1 point
  43. WB, make it happen! GO MEAN GREEN!
    1 point
  44. Rick, I think the Flynn issue will only expose a systematic problem. I am in no way anti-FBI, but to believe this is unique to Flynn is doubtful. When we hear the term "Deep State" I know it triggers emotions on all sides, but when you have agency after agency that seem to believe they are above the rules for everyone else there are going to be major problems. This is why I would like to see term limits and better over site of agencies.
    1 point
  45. OR, and believe me this is strictly hypothetical, we could do whatever necessary to join an established conference like MWC or AAC.
    1 point
  46. None? Absolutely no sense? Like, zero value even if we get a win?
    1 point
  47. I was there as well, student section, I was in a fraternity and we were pelting the FSU bench with snow balls and the coaches were having fits. They kept coming on the speaker system telling us to stop. Great game, too bad we should have won!
    1 point
  48. You may be right but most NT fans I know look at the Belt as a step back. I realize that doesn't seem fair.
    1 point


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