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RE: USF @ UConn kickoff switched due to Mosquito threat
(09-30-2019 10:50 AM)Bogg Wrote:  
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(09-29-2019 04:17 PM)Bogg Wrote:  Plus, a noon kickoff is a better game day experience anyway.

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I've said my piece. For a college game, especially when you're 45 minutes to an hour off campus, I really don't want the game starting after 5. Not a fan of 7pm kicks.

It's all good, I was just poking fun. I've heard the same from a bunch of different people before.

I just have a different perspective. It's hot as hell up until mid or late October here and crowds are so much louder/better at night. Fans practically beg for night kickoffs and we only get 1-2 a year so it's a big deal.
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RE: USF @ UConn kickoff switched due to Mosquito threat
This is like postponing a game because there's lightning 50 miles away.

We've turned into a nation of people with no concept of what constitutes a genuine risk to our health & safety.
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(09-30-2019 03:31 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  This is like postponing a game because there's lightning 50 miles away.

We've turned into a nation of people with no concept of what constitutes a genuine risk to our health & safety.
I'm waiting for the delay in games due to the heat index. You would think that human beings had never been exposed to the elements and weather of outdoor conditions.
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RE: USF @ UConn kickoff switched due to Mosquito threat
Might want to reconsider a 12 noon kickoff since folks will get more sun exposure leading to an increased skin cancer risk. Come to think of it, just cancel the game similar to a hurricane threat and try to reschedule when mosquito conditions improve.
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(09-29-2019 06:42 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(09-29-2019 05:01 PM)CardinalJim Wrote:  
(09-29-2019 04:17 PM)Bogg Wrote:  Plus, a noon kickoff is a better game day experience anyway.

I don’t believe you would have many agree with you. Not a lot of time for tailgating.

I like daytime football, once it cools down.

Doesn't help that late afternoon thunderstorms in Tampa during football season are about as common as traffic on I-4. With nothing but a hunch to support me, I imagine most USF kickoffs are noon or seven.

I myself prefer 3 PM if it's a pleasant fall day, though too many times as a student I wound up baking in the late summer sun in my marching band uniform. Then fast forward to MACtion when you need five layers for the November night shift.
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(09-30-2019 03:31 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  This is like postponing a game because there's lightning 50 miles away.

We've turned into a nation of people with no concept of what constitutes a genuine risk to our health & safety.

(09-30-2019 04:34 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(09-30-2019 03:31 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  This is like postponing a game because there's lightning 50 miles away.

We've turned into a nation of people with no concept of what constitutes a genuine risk to our health & safety.
I'm waiting for the delay in games due to the heat index. You would think that human beings had never been exposed to the elements and weather of outdoor conditions.

I wish I could say that I'm surprised that college football fans are willing to sacrifice actual lives in order to best accommodate ESPN's bottom line, but sadly....
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(09-30-2019 07:28 PM)Bogg Wrote:  
(09-30-2019 03:31 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  This is like postponing a game because there's lightning 50 miles away.

We've turned into a nation of people with no concept of what constitutes a genuine risk to our health & safety.

(09-30-2019 04:34 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(09-30-2019 03:31 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  This is like postponing a game because there's lightning 50 miles away.

We've turned into a nation of people with no concept of what constitutes a genuine risk to our health & safety.
I'm waiting for the delay in games due to the heat index. You would think that human beings had never been exposed to the elements and weather of outdoor conditions.

I wish I could say that I'm surprised that college football fans are willing to sacrifice actual lives in order to best accommodate ESPN's bottom line, but sadly....

More people will die in accidents in Connecticut that day by an astronomically wider margin than there would be people infected by EEE attending the UConn/USF game.

From the day you were born life was out to kill you. Microbes, viruses, contaminants, onca cells, poor foods, the lack of physical activity, accidents, crime, war, acts of terrorism, automobile travel, train travel, and thanks to lousy screening apparently somebody trusted with the pre-flight ground check of the planes you might be boarding. And in the end Bogg we all die.

Therefore you have a choice to make. Do you live anyway and face all of it bravely, or do you get in your safe space, insulate yourself, and pray your ventilation system isn't pumping in carbon dioxide.

You are more likely on any given day to be killed by anything I might have listed above than by equine encephalitis.

What is hysterical is the way that some in our government elevate the real risk in order to prove to themselves how high a % of the population they can get to be reactionary.

If there is anything I hate it is the fear mongering over risks so infinitesimally small so as to ignore that almost anything else that day is more likely to kill you, including lightening.

People who allow fear to dictate the course of their lives will never actually experience the joy of living. Hells bells if the ice machine at the game hasn't been properly maintained mold in your drink may kill you too.

And for the record if the game was called off completely and the students returned to their dormitories or apartments they would be more likely to contract meningitis than getting EEE from the going to the game.
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The CDC says that 8 people in the USA have died this year from EEE.

Probably far more have died falling down the stairs.
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RE: USF @ UConn kickoff switched due to Mosquito threat
(09-30-2019 07:50 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(09-30-2019 07:28 PM)Bogg Wrote:  
(09-30-2019 03:31 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  This is like postponing a game because there's lightning 50 miles away.

We've turned into a nation of people with no concept of what constitutes a genuine risk to our health & safety.

(09-30-2019 04:34 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(09-30-2019 03:31 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  This is like postponing a game because there's lightning 50 miles away.

We've turned into a nation of people with no concept of what constitutes a genuine risk to our health & safety.
I'm waiting for the delay in games due to the heat index. You would think that human beings had never been exposed to the elements and weather of outdoor conditions.

I wish I could say that I'm surprised that college football fans are willing to sacrifice actual lives in order to best accommodate ESPN's bottom line, but sadly....

More people will die in accidents in Connecticut that day by an astronomically wider margin than there would be people infected by EEE attending the UConn/USF game.

From the day you were born life was out to kill you. Microbes, viruses, contaminants, onca cells, poor foods, the lack of physical activity, accidents, crime, war, acts of terrorism, automobile travel, train travel, and thanks to lousy screening apparently somebody trusted with the pre-flight ground check of the planes you might be boarding. And in the end Bogg we all die.

Therefore you have a choice to make. Do you live anyway and face all of it bravely, or do you get in your safe space, insulate yourself, and pray your ventilation system isn't pumping in carbon dioxide.

You are more likely on any given day to be killed by anything I might have listed above than by equine encephalitis.

What is hysterical is the way that some in our government elevate the real risk in order to prove to themselves how high a % of the population they can get to be reactionary.

If there is anything I hate it is the fear mongering over risks so infinitesimally small so as to ignore that almost anything else that day is more likely to kill you, including lightening.

People who allow fear to dictate the course of their lives will never actually experience the joy of living. Hells bells if the ice machine at the game hasn't been properly maintained mold in your drink may kill you too.

And for the record if the game was called off completely and the students returned to their dormitories or apartments they would be more likely to contract meningitis than getting EEE from the going to the game.

All this over a noon kick....
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(09-30-2019 07:58 PM)Bogg Wrote:  
(09-30-2019 07:50 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(09-30-2019 07:28 PM)Bogg Wrote:  
(09-30-2019 03:31 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  This is like postponing a game because there's lightning 50 miles away.

We've turned into a nation of people with no concept of what constitutes a genuine risk to our health & safety.

(09-30-2019 04:34 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(09-30-2019 03:31 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  This is like postponing a game because there's lightning 50 miles away.

We've turned into a nation of people with no concept of what constitutes a genuine risk to our health & safety.
I'm waiting for the delay in games due to the heat index. You would think that human beings had never been exposed to the elements and weather of outdoor conditions.

I wish I could say that I'm surprised that college football fans are willing to sacrifice actual lives in order to best accommodate ESPN's bottom line, but sadly....

More people will die in accidents in Connecticut that day by an astronomically wider margin than there would be people infected by EEE attending the UConn/USF game.

From the day you were born life was out to kill you. Microbes, viruses, contaminants, onca cells, poor foods, the lack of physical activity, accidents, crime, war, acts of terrorism, automobile travel, train travel, and thanks to lousy screening apparently somebody trusted with the pre-flight ground check of the planes you might be boarding. And in the end Bogg we all die.

Therefore you have a choice to make. Do you live anyway and face all of it bravely, or do you get in your safe space, insulate yourself, and pray your ventilation system isn't pumping in carbon dioxide.

You are more likely on any given day to be killed by anything I might have listed above than by equine encephalitis.

What is hysterical is the way that some in our government elevate the real risk in order to prove to themselves how high a % of the population they can get to be reactionary.

If there is anything I hate it is the fear mongering over risks so infinitesimally small so as to ignore that almost anything else that day is more likely to kill you, including lightening.

People who allow fear to dictate the course of their lives will never actually experience the joy of living. Hells bells if the ice machine at the game hasn't been properly maintained mold in your drink may kill you too.

And for the record if the game was called off completely and the students returned to their dormitories or apartments they would be more likely to contract meningitis than getting EEE from the going to the game.

All this over a noon kick....
No, all of this over the idiocy of it all, especially the nanny state fear mongering!
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(09-30-2019 07:56 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  The CDC says that 8 people in the USA have died this year from EEE.

Probably far more have died falling down the stairs.
Just stop it Quo! They'll have us all in scooter chairs next! In fact those who recommend the move will have probably invested heavily in the scooter chair industry.
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(09-30-2019 08:13 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(09-30-2019 07:58 PM)Bogg Wrote:  
(09-30-2019 07:50 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(09-30-2019 07:28 PM)Bogg Wrote:  
(09-30-2019 03:31 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  This is like postponing a game because there's lightning 50 miles away.

We've turned into a nation of people with no concept of what constitutes a genuine risk to our health & safety.

(09-30-2019 04:34 PM)JRsec Wrote:  I'm waiting for the delay in games due to the heat index. You would think that human beings had never been exposed to the elements and weather of outdoor conditions.

I wish I could say that I'm surprised that college football fans are willing to sacrifice actual lives in order to best accommodate ESPN's bottom line, but sadly....

More people will die in accidents in Connecticut that day by an astronomically wider margin than there would be people infected by EEE attending the UConn/USF game.

From the day you were born life was out to kill you. Microbes, viruses, contaminants, onca cells, poor foods, the lack of physical activity, accidents, crime, war, acts of terrorism, automobile travel, train travel, and thanks to lousy screening apparently somebody trusted with the pre-flight ground check of the planes you might be boarding. And in the end Bogg we all die.

Therefore you have a choice to make. Do you live anyway and face all of it bravely, or do you get in your safe space, insulate yourself, and pray your ventilation system isn't pumping in carbon dioxide.

You are more likely on any given day to be killed by anything I might have listed above than by equine encephalitis.

What is hysterical is the way that some in our government elevate the real risk in order to prove to themselves how high a % of the population they can get to be reactionary.

If there is anything I hate it is the fear mongering over risks so infinitesimally small so as to ignore that almost anything else that day is more likely to kill you, including lightening.

People who allow fear to dictate the course of their lives will never actually experience the joy of living. Hells bells if the ice machine at the game hasn't been properly maintained mold in your drink may kill you too.

And for the record if the game was called off completely and the students returned to their dormitories or apartments they would be more likely to contract meningitis than getting EEE from the going to the game.

All this over a noon kick....
No, all of this over the idiocy of it all, especially the nanny state fear mongering!

...he says, while pointing to a football game being played in the daytime as evidence of the decay of society.
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Wow... Pretty sure more than 8 people have died this year just from playing football.
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(09-30-2019 08:20 PM)Bogg Wrote:  
(09-30-2019 08:13 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(09-30-2019 07:58 PM)Bogg Wrote:  
(09-30-2019 07:50 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(09-30-2019 07:28 PM)Bogg Wrote:  I wish I could say that I'm surprised that college football fans are willing to sacrifice actual lives in order to best accommodate ESPN's bottom line, but sadly....

More people will die in accidents in Connecticut that day by an astronomically wider margin than there would be people infected by EEE attending the UConn/USF game.

From the day you were born life was out to kill you. Microbes, viruses, contaminants, onca cells, poor foods, the lack of physical activity, accidents, crime, war, acts of terrorism, automobile travel, train travel, and thanks to lousy screening apparently somebody trusted with the pre-flight ground check of the planes you might be boarding. And in the end Bogg we all die.

Therefore you have a choice to make. Do you live anyway and face all of it bravely, or do you get in your safe space, insulate yourself, and pray your ventilation system isn't pumping in carbon dioxide.

You are more likely on any given day to be killed by anything I might have listed above than by equine encephalitis.

What is hysterical is the way that some in our government elevate the real risk in order to prove to themselves how high a % of the population they can get to be reactionary.

If there is anything I hate it is the fear mongering over risks so infinitesimally small so as to ignore that almost anything else that day is more likely to kill you, including lightening.

People who allow fear to dictate the course of their lives will never actually experience the joy of living. Hells bells if the ice machine at the game hasn't been properly maintained mold in your drink may kill you too.

And for the record if the game was called off completely and the students returned to their dormitories or apartments they would be more likely to contract meningitis than getting EEE from the going to the game.

All this over a noon kick....
No, all of this over the idiocy of it all, especially the nanny state fear mongering!

...he says, while pointing to a football game being played in the daytime as evidence of the decay of society.

I wasn't pointing at a football game, but rather at the irrational B.S. reaction to a phony baloney health issue. And I was pointing out that for AD's these can become another reason to fool with a school when scheduling. Hurricane cancelations, a more viable reason for a cancellation or time change, already have some AD's hesitant about scheduling games in areas prone to the storms.
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(09-30-2019 12:44 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(09-29-2019 07:28 PM)sierrajip Wrote:  
(09-29-2019 04:17 PM)Bogg Wrote:  I mean, I'm sure people will have all sorts of fun with this thread, but we've actually had a small number of people die from EEE in the last month or so. It's not totally crazy.

Plus, a noon kickoff is a better game day experience anyway.

The elderly or really young? If this, it is not warranted.

Yeah, the hell with old people and children.

Not meant that way. Would you take either to the game in this instance. By the way, I am 63.
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And if I were a fan of either and able to go, I would.
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(09-30-2019 07:56 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  The CDC says that 8 people in the USA have died this year from EEE.

Probably far more have died falling down the stairs.

Very few people have EVER died from falling down the stairs. OTOH, there would be a number who have died from hitting the landing at the bottom.

The solution is obviously to ban landings. All stairs must be over an open space with no hard place immediately below the bottom step to hit.

Sure, now you are saying that falling through that open space will be the next cause of death, but I say wait until the empirical evidence comes in, and we can talk about safety nets in that hole at the bottom of every staircase at if and when it does.
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Just wear mosquito suits to the game. Problem solved!

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(09-30-2019 09:02 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(09-30-2019 08:20 PM)Bogg Wrote:  
(09-30-2019 08:13 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(09-30-2019 07:58 PM)Bogg Wrote:  
(09-30-2019 07:50 PM)JRsec Wrote:  More people will die in accidents in Connecticut that day by an astronomically wider margin than there would be people infected by EEE attending the UConn/USF game.

From the day you were born life was out to kill you. Microbes, viruses, contaminants, onca cells, poor foods, the lack of physical activity, accidents, crime, war, acts of terrorism, automobile travel, train travel, and thanks to lousy screening apparently somebody trusted with the pre-flight ground check of the planes you might be boarding. And in the end Bogg we all die.

Therefore you have a choice to make. Do you live anyway and face all of it bravely, or do you get in your safe space, insulate yourself, and pray your ventilation system isn't pumping in carbon dioxide.

You are more likely on any given day to be killed by anything I might have listed above than by equine encephalitis.

What is hysterical is the way that some in our government elevate the real risk in order to prove to themselves how high a % of the population they can get to be reactionary.

If there is anything I hate it is the fear mongering over risks so infinitesimally small so as to ignore that almost anything else that day is more likely to kill you, including lightening.

People who allow fear to dictate the course of their lives will never actually experience the joy of living. Hells bells if the ice machine at the game hasn't been properly maintained mold in your drink may kill you too.

And for the record if the game was called off completely and the students returned to their dormitories or apartments they would be more likely to contract meningitis than getting EEE from the going to the game.

All this over a noon kick....
No, all of this over the idiocy of it all, especially the nanny state fear mongering!

...he says, while pointing to a football game being played in the daytime as evidence of the decay of society.

I wasn't pointing at a football game, but rather at the irrational B.S. reaction to a phony baloney health issue. And I was pointing out that for AD's these can become another reason to fool with a school when scheduling. Hurricane cancelations, a more viable reason for a cancellation or time change, already have some AD's hesitant about scheduling games in areas prone to the storms.

I just don't think it's that big of a deal. If they were hosting, like, Hawaii and there were some time-zone-related shenanigans going on, sure, but it's two east coast teams. It's slightly safer to kick at noon, so someone shrugged and went "why risk it". From the reactions here you'd think they cancelled the game.
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