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Re: If You Had Planned on Going to the SU WBB NCAA Game...

PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:14 pm
by SU 97
Smurf wrote:As is being suggested by some, the NCAA should seriously consider granting another year of eligibility for spring sport athletes.

As if being a Samford fan isn't challenging enough, our women fight through very slim odds to win a berth in the NCAA tourney for the first time in years. Then the rug gets pulled out from underneath them. The baseball team was off to a torrid start. They were 13-2 and may have well been on a path to having a special year and perhaps their best season in school history. Then the rug gets pulled out from underneath them.


The late spring cancellations are the ones that get me. The College World Series isn't until June. You could have waited a few weeks on that one. I agree with you that an extra year of eligibility is in order but since it's the NCAA, you know that won't happen.

Re: If You Had Planned on Going to the SU WBB NCAA Game...

PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:28 pm
by Cujo
If I was a conspiracy theorist, I’d suspect something else is going on here other than a “pandemic” that doesn’t really add up on paper. I wouldn't know if it was good, bad or indifferent, but I’d note that all the white noise and distractions are being turned off for at least a month, i.e. until 4/10/20. Do we live in interesting times? No seminars, no athletics/sports, no school, limited and discouraged travel, no amusement parks, heck the Catholic Church canceled services—all the distractions and white noise of daily life are being turned down or off. If I wanted to get the country’s/world’s full attention, the next month would be a good time to do it. The good news is, we know it wouldn’t be an attack on a mass gathering since we are being prohibited and/or discouraged from meeting in mass. Or, it could be we are just hysterically afraid of the flu.

Re: If You Had Planned on Going to the SU WBB NCAA Game...

PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:10 pm
by Smurf

Re: If You Had Planned on Going to the SU WBB NCAA Game...

PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:14 am
by sudog03
I will say this. I hope everyone stays safe, and the precautions being taken are way over done. Go Dogs.

Re: If You Had Planned on Going to the SU WBB NCAA Game...

PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:22 pm
by SU DOG
My daughter is a Clinical Research Nurse Practitioner scheduled to receive her PhD from UAB in May. She works in the UAB Infectious Disease Unit. She has laid the law down for the Mrs. and myself to stay at home and take safeguards. I can tell you that she is more than a little alarmed about this situation. Of course, my wife and I are definitely in the high risk group, as we are, shall we say vintage aged. :D I had thought this thing was way overhyped, but after talking with her, I am now much more concerned.

Like 03 said "stay safe" and follow the guidelines regardless of your situation. Also, remember that there is another source that is rarely mentioned - it is called PRAYER.

Re: If You Had Planned on Going to the SU WBB NCAA Game...

PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:26 pm
by SU 97
SU DOG wrote:My daughter is a Clinical Research Nurse Practitioner scheduled to receive her PhD from UAB in May. She works in the UAB Infectious Disease Unit. She has laid the law down for the Mrs. and myself to stay at home and take safeguards. I can tell you that she is more than a little alarmed about this situation. Of course, my wife and I are definitely in the high risk group, as we are, shall we say vintage aged. :D I had thought this thing was way overhyped, but after talking with her, I am now much more concerned.

Like 03 said "stay safe" and follow the guidelines regardless of your situation. Also, remember that there is another source that is rarely mentioned - it is called PRAYER.


SU 01 and I laid down the law with our dad and insisted that he was going NOWHERE in public, including church. Now fortunately, his church cancelled services so we didn't have to fight that battle but still. We're hunkering down at our house to do homeschooling and teleworking. I'd rather take the precautions and look like we overreacted than not take this seriously and see thousands or hundreds of thousands impacted.

Re: If You Had Planned on Going to the SU WBB NCAA Game...

PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:47 pm
by Cujo
This is looking more and more like a bankruptcy restructuring with the supply chains being renegotiated, China being squeezed out and the US getting back to mining essential minerals/metals. We are in for some interesting times. It will be interesting to see what happens after Trump and his team meet with the Fed Tuesday and Wednesday. I'm looking for a 3/4 to 1 point reduction in interest rates. If I didn't know better, I'd predict that the petro oil financial system is on its last legs.

Re: If You Had Planned on Going to the SU WBB NCAA Game...

PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:58 pm
by Cujo
Whoa, just saw they cut the rate to near zero!

Re: If You Had Planned on Going to the SU WBB NCAA Game...

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:15 pm
by sudog03
Cujo wrote:This is looking more and more like a bankruptcy restructuring with the supply chains being renegotiated, China being squeezed out and the US getting back to mining essential minerals/metals. We are in for some interesting times. It will be interesting to see what happens after Trump and his team meet with the Fed Tuesday and Wednesday. I'm looking for a 3/4 to 1 point reduction in interest rates. If I didn't know better, I'd predict that the petro oil financial system is on its last legs.


I would categorize it as a deleveraging event. Cracks in our financial system were papered over in 2008-09 with more debt. Europe's banking system never really recovered and we are quickly headed towards a zombie banking system our self. The Fed tried ever so slowly to shrink it's balance sheet in Q4 in 2018 with disastrous results. The problem with QE is once you start using it, you can't take it away. We have allowed the Federal reserve to become politicized in an effort to produce ever higher returns on the equity market. Time to pay the piper. Not investment advice.