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  1. Maybe the best thing Pruitt brought to the table is respect. Recruits seem to think this is a program and a staff that knows what it takes and what it's doing.
  2. Looks like Mack Brown has it going for the Tar Heels too.
  3. I'm not sure what I said that set you off, assuming it was something I said. I have no desire to stand at the pulpit. You asked for comments and I gave my honest opinion. I would be happy to be proven wrong. I would love to see football this fall as much as anybody else. Time will tell.
  4. Just saw where the NFL is announcing their schedule tonight. Whether they can play it or not is still not certain. Story
  5. South Carolina announced it's campus will be open this fall as have some others. There have been some lawsuits filed by students at some universities, including Florida (I think), because they say that they aren't getting the college experience they paid for with online studies only. And I've seen stories about how colleges are feeling the financial pinch due to the virus anyway. So it seems primarily a financial matter to the various administrations to open back up and hope for the best. As far as what that means for athletics I'm not optimistic. A contact sport like football in particular would be a challenge to keeping all involved safe from the covid virus. Players, coaches, support staff, officials, medical personnel, broadcast crews, and anyone else on the field would have to be tested on a regular basis and I've read where players would be quarantined for the duration of whatever season they might attempt. And that's just one hurdle that would have to be overcome. Maybe the colleges and universities can work something out but time is not on their side and of course the virus is nowhere near done. Like I said, I'm not optimistic.
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    Fall Football?

    Since football pays the freight for other athletic programs at most if not all colleges, the Mountain West commissioner thinks that if no CFB is played, other sports may not be played either. Story
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    Fall Football?

    I'll just add that my wife told me she was talking to an AD at one of the state's school districts yesterday and he said there have already been discussions to consider cancelling all fall sports. There are other options being discussed but right now it's open to question whether schools will be able to reopen in the fall. Even if they do my wife thinks it won't happen till after Labor Day at the earliest. Since colleges and universities are in pretty much the same boat, it wouldn't surprise me at all to see them follow suit as far as sports are concerned. Until there is widespread testing it would seem to me to be impossible to play contact team sports, spectators or no.
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    Fall Football?

    This is a post from April 3. Basically it says everything's suspended till May 31st. Story
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    Replays

    Sports news of any kind is scarce and you wonder with the wheeling, dealing, trading and commitments that the professional leagues and college conference teams are doing, if it even matters, at least in the short term. Meanwhile, my wife & I miss watching the Braves and going to see our Sally League team in Columbia. The BaseVols of 2020 looked full of potential to be a serious conference contender this year. They'd be taking on Florida this coming weekend. Instead the schedule ended right before conference play was to begin. Last weekend CBS showed last year's Masters, NBC had last year' Stanley Cup finals and Fox Sports South had a Braves/Reds game from last season. There have been lots of replays on the other networks that show sports too. I just don't care to watch. For one thing, it's not live. The thrill of victory or the agony of defeat has already been experienced, is now a matter of record. There's no possibility of the unexpected or unanticipated In addition, the whole experience of live sports is missing and who knows when folks will again be able to pack stadiums or concert halls or restaurants or anything else. Yes, there are more pressing and serious problems with the virus situation but still... Watching old games just makes me miss live sports more. It's a real drag, man.
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    Essential businesses

    Muslins? You mean that weird cult that worships plain woven cotton fabric?
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    Essential businesses

    Since my wife & I are both avid readers we are missing the closing of the local library more than anything else. The guv has issued a stay-at-home order for the state that just went into effect this evening. My wife got an email from her office to carry with her saying she had a need to travel for an essential job. A delivery driver I know said he's got a permission slip too. Driving anywhere in the state without a good reason is now a misdemeanor. Right now the state of South Carolina reports officially around 2,200 confirmed cases but the estimate of the true number is more like 15,000. Somewhere around 700+ in our county, so they estimate.
  12. One of the "Three Meeks". Well deserved honor.
  13. Saw a link to this story from The State website. Seems rather far fetched to me but with everything else going on (or not going on), who knows?
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    Football in July?

    Whatever decision(s) the ADs finally make, it's a safe bet that the season as it's currently scheduled is not gonna happen. And until the country gets a handle on the crisis, sports in general, not only here but worldwide, is going to have to take a seat and wait.
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    Football in July?

    Here are some other Possibilities being floated around, including a split season. One possibility I haven't seen is simply sacrificing the 2020 season altogether and waiting till fall 2021 to restart. It seems that revenue is a big factor for ADs in trying to get some kind of season on the table.
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    Voltalk check in

    I mainly work from photos that I take with my trusty Nikon. I have an upstairs studio in our house.
  17. There's been one reported at the University of South Carolina as well. I think it was a student in a dorm.
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    Voltalk check in

    I have these which I've taken pix of with a hand held camera on my easel but the quality isn't that great. I plan to take better ones with proper lighting when I'm ready to send them to a gallery. The first is Jekyll Island on the Georgia coast. The second is from an old pic I took of a bridge in Columbus Ga. The third is Providence Canyon in Georgia.
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    Voltalk check in

    I studied art in college, graduated in '77 but eventually had to put it all aside when making a living, marriage, parenthood and life in general started taking too much of my time. I've finally gotten back to it now that I'm retired. I'm trying to build up a portfolio and hopefully get a gallery in the area interested at some point.
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    Voltalk check in

    I'm doing a lot of painting too. But on canvas, not on walls.
  21. I'd love to relive this one again. My wife? Not so much!
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    Voltalk check in

    We're fine and taking it day by day like everybody else. My wife is doing a yeoman's job along with her school district admistrative co-workers in adjusting to the ever changing situation with public education. They are acting and doing like the professionals they are.
  23. There's also this possibility.
  24. I didn't watch the whole Fulmer vid but got the gist of it. With about 3 min. to go he's asked about football season and his answer is basically that season tickets are being sold but beyond that nobody knows. The way things stand now (and a vaccine still a year and a half away if then), and only gatherings of 10 or less right now, it's hard for me to imagine 100,000 people packed into Neyland or any other stadium in the country as soon as September. Football at all levels seems bound to be adversely affected like everything else.
  25. American. The ticket was non-refundable when she bought it. They do have an appeal process which she applied for but she hasn't heard back. I guess I should also add that if the airline doesn't refund the money, it's the school district's loss, not hers. They pay for travel and accommodations for district employees. Speaking of school districts, the Governor just announced within the last hour that all public schools in the state will be closed starting tomorrow for the rest of the month. I know some other states have already announced the same thing.
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