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  1. 9 points
    This so bogus it makes me want to puke. There are untold number of laws that restrict freedom that people follow every day. Wear your seat belt; no drunk driving; concealed carry; speed limits; stop signs; no smoking. I could go on and on. Indiana just passef a law that people cannot hold a cell phone while behind the wheel, even at a red light. You enforced many of those laws. To act like wearing a mask in this situation is some great, unbearable infringement on freedom is totally bogus.
  2. 8 points
    Even with a vaccine people will still get the corona. Eventually we have to decide to stop living in fear and move on.
  3. 6 points
  4. 6 points
    If everyone keeps treating a positive result in a kid as a death warrant we will never play sports again, anywhere anytime. Isolate a known positive if you have to and then react and monitor for symptoms in the others. If we don't start reacting and treating this like we do the seasonal flu (for kids) football is over. 2 years ago we had the flu ravage through my sons team taking out 7-8 kids for a week, the team played through it and no one batted an eye.
  5. 6 points
    I mean isn’t that kind of what we did with not allowing smoking inside restaurants? Isn’t that why there’s no smoking at sporting events? It’s to make other people feel more comfortable. Kind of similar to having to wear a mask if you ask me. 🤷🏻‍♂️
  6. 5 points
    Athletics will be played this fall, winter and spring. As of right now, that plan includes the KHSAA. But, if something were to happen and there are no public school HS athletics in KY, many athletes and families will find a way and a place to play. It may be a private school playing a national/regional schedule. It may be a club sport, private, AAU, etc. It may be in another state. Many KY athletes will play sports this fall. It is my hope, and I believe in the best interest of kids, that athletics take place through their HS here in KY. And, the people in charge know that. They also know the benefits of getting kids with their coaches and all that goes with athletics. They also know the negatives if that does not happen. Covid 19 is real. Absolutely. So are the detrimental effects on kids if we don't have public school athletics. And, as in most things, those that are most vulnerable (socially & economically) will suffer the most. I don't envy anyone in a position of leadership right now. This is tough and getting it right is tough. But, the kids are counting on us to get it right and we owe them our absolute best.
  7. 5 points
    As of today we are planning a 2020 Gardner Law King of the Bluegrass. It may look a little different...but we are working on several options.
  8. 5 points
    If 60 is an okay number for any sport why would any other sports be limited to less than 60. We are living in a Bizarro world.
  9. 5 points
    I will say it again, you can find a study to support what you want the truth to be about anything related to COVID. At some point when the overwhelming majority of medical professionals, health professionals, and science are saying masks are effective (seems there should be a common sense element that a virus spread by droplets might be at least somewhat thwarted by a screening barrier across your face) I am not going to the default position of "I need more proof," or "but this study says..." At some point you are zagging just for the sake of zagging. I know. I am a sheep.
  10. 5 points
    From a Kentucky High School Football Coach today on Facebook, I think the point is well made: So teenagers can't go to school, play sports and hang out with a bunch of kids their age who are very low risk, but that same teenager can work for home depot and be around 100s or 1000s of customers whose average age is 50 (fact). Maybe teenagers should not be allowed to work and families should think twice about visits to grandma's house.... BUT they go to school.
  11. 5 points
    This has been arguably the most disappointing event of my life. The way our country and our countrymen have behaved and continue to behave is an embarrassment. The US virus cases continue to roar on full throttle while virtually every other country in the world has the virus well in control. And still there are Americans who refuse to try and do things that should help. Why has almost every other country managed this so much better than the US? Step back and look at how we as a nation have managed this compared to other nations. We are now the nation that is banned from travel. Our neighbors in Canada don't even want MLB baseball teams traveling to Toronto. We all need to do some self reflection and do better. What we have done or not done to this point as a nation and as individuals is a huge embarrassment to every American.
  12. 5 points
    Ok, here we go. Let's use critical thinking and logic here. If you believe in the science; 99.97% deaths from COVID-19 are in people over 15 years old 99.9% are in people over 24 years old The hospital rate for influenza according to the CDC is much higher than for COVID-19 The JAMA pediatric study states that "the risk of critical illness from COVID-19 is far less than seasonal influenza". 82% of teachers nationwide are under age 55 years old, not a high risk category of adults. 50% are under 41 years old. For teachers that are high risk, they should be able to believe in what the CDC says about masks and social distancing in the classroom the same as when they go to Walmart, grocery stores and other essential businesses. If they are still afraid, they could teach remotely from home. There is no need to lock up the children! It is proven that children have no significant risk to COVID-19 It is proven that influenza is worse than COVID-19 for children It is proven that children do not transmit COVID-19 significantly to adults All these are proven facts. Name another country that is NOT sending kids back to school? Data shows that it doesn't matter if children get COVID-19, they don't get sick from it! Either you believe in the science or not. You can't say you believe in the science yet act contrary to it. There is no rational reason or science that says children transmit the disease significantly to adults. Let's get the kids back in school. The slogan "safer at home" assumes that all children are safe in their home environment yet how many children are in 1 parent households?
  13. 5 points
    Now that it keeps getting talked about, the way our society handles smoking is the same way we could look at Covid. You can smoke in your home, you can smoke in your car, you can smoke outside. What you can’t do is smoke inside of a restaurant because it protects the people inside. I don’t hear anyone shouting about their liberties being violated by not being allowed to smoke inside. Its basic common sense that yeah smoking inside around other people is a very inconsiderate thing to do. Not wearing a mask is also a inconsiderate thing to do under the circumstances with Covid. There is no difference. Why are we looking at requiring masks as such an abhorrent abuse of our civil liberties, when smoking laws have been around for basically my whole life time?
  14. 5 points
    Every time I put my mask on to walk into a store I laugh about how ridiculous it is that people are fighting it so hard. Just being difficult to be spiteful.
  15. 5 points
    At this point America is going to have to make a choice, are we going to shut down the whole country or are we going on living and let people with underlying conditions do the smart thing and stay home because I don’t think this is going anywhere I think the whole country will eventually get or have already had it and didn’t even know.
  16. 5 points
    This is what I envisioned when the shutdown talks started. I would have never imagined that so many employees were “essential”. We didn’t really shutdown. We quit going out to eat and to chiropractors.
  17. 4 points
  18. 4 points
    Common sense is not very common.
  19. 4 points
    I've figured out how the Reds win it all, double headers are only 7 innings this year, flood the field every other game, never use the pen and collect a ring.
  20. 4 points
    Thank you! He only has a sore throat and a stuffy nose. Only got tested because he was with someone who turned up positive last week. He lives alone so quarantining isn’t a problem. Husband and I had brief contact with him last week when he made his usual trip over to steal leftovers from the fridge.
  21. 4 points
    Mrs. S is doing better with her pneumonia, but must remain isolated for another 6-8 weeks. Many people, not doctors, have been egging her to get tested for Covid-19. So she asked again. The doctor again stated that he did not want her to get tested for Covid-19 saying she does not have any of the symptoms and getting tested was unnecessary. Doing so "just clutters the testing and causes the numbers to be messed up."
  22. 4 points
    Big News for @Tigerpride94 Douglass jsut put out their updated schedule and they showing that they have added St. Xavier at home in Lexington on Nov. 6. That should be a good one.
  23. 4 points
    You can always count on at least one or two Trinity fans to pontificate.
  24. 4 points
    I'm still trying to figure out how a school district can opt to not be in the building for safety concerns but can sanction practice or play. Seems contradictory to me as a retired teacher/coach. As a long time football official (now retired) I wonder about safety issues? Masks, gloves, water, towels, sideline crews, medical personnel? Who enforces the 60 player limit and chases all the "sidelines"? AD? Principal? Math teacher? WOW!!
  25. 4 points
    Fake noise wins by a landslide over howlers.
  26. 4 points
    On KHSAA transfer form it has cessation of a sport as exception to transfer rule.
  27. 4 points
    Reacting to daily results in cases is like day-trading the stock market. Reacting to longer-term trends in hospitalizations and deaths is a more reasonable approach. I hope they don't overreact based on a few days of tests, especially if we don't know if all those were recent results or were accumulated over the last weeks/months. The more cases we get without a corresponding increases in deaths tells us the virus is weaker than originally thought, which may bode well for sports this fall. The teams that get it and develop antibodies / herd immunity will be well-positioned.
  28. 4 points
    Spring football started back in 1998. It was very beneficial for us at Mason County. The extra live reps helped us to improve dramatically. Spring football has also been a big help for us at Mercer County. Live reps in pads help guys get better. We only got 3 days in the spring of 2020, but were very glad to get those days. I sure hope we keep it.
  29. 4 points
    @TheDeuce Your apology is excepted my friend! It was a honest discussion between two adults that didn’t result between name calling and fighting. Our country could be a better place without all the divisions that are troubling our country. I’ve pretty much already turned the news off as I don’t need the added stress with some issues I am currently battling in my private life.
  30. 4 points
    I should go ahead and apologize to @Rebelregardless of what the outcome turns out to be. I said he was “100% wrong” when I didn’t have the proof in my own hands. Lesson learned. My apologies.
  31. 4 points
    I think people should be able to transfer wherever/whenever they want already. This isn't any different for me.
  32. 4 points
    You are looking at that wrong. If you are the person who is not wearing a mask, you are the smoker. You are walking around spraying germs everywhere.
  33. 4 points
    If I am responsible for other's health I am going to start grabbing cigarettes out of people's hands.
  34. 4 points
    From what Tackett said, KY starts earlier than every other state in the country, and that perhaps the KHSAA could consider pushing the start back. I’ve said for years that KY starts too early and should move the start of practice back a couple of weeks. Essentially, KY only has about 4-6 weeks each year (the summer dead period, Christmas break, spring break) where there isn’t football activity going on. Give families, coaches and players all of July back. Some states don’t start until August 15th.
  35. 4 points
    Just a little update I go out each Sunday morning around 8 to get food for my wife and me for the week, My wife is very high risk due to diabetes and severe lung issues. Today I went in Walmart, Meijer, and Kroger here in Lexington and in all 3 stores I saw 100% of the people wearing mask.
  36. 4 points
    Actually had football in Nebraska.
  37. 4 points
    I’m having a difficult time wrapping my head around some of this. If this was a different forum then I wouldn’t have the issue but this is a HS sports forum and specifically one for HS football. I could be wrong but I have to feel like that if you participate on this forum you are a HS football fan and maybe even played the game. For former players that decide not to wear masks. We wore helmets in the heat. Mouth pieces that made it hard to breathe. We went through physical hardships that in some cases in today’s game would borderline on abuse. We played against teams we were over matched against or in physical knockout drag outs. We did all of that and yet we can’t wear a mask for 25 minutes in a store? If a player does something people view as above the team or refuses to follow a rule he gets blasted. We praise kids for being team players and putting the team before themselves. But we can’t wear a mask? Maybe a mask doesn’t help at all. If wearing one doesn’t help then ok but what if it does help? What if it just helps get a 1% improvement. Each day and each time you do it you keep adding that 1%. How much improvement have you helped in a month? If we find out with 100% accuracy that wearing a mask doesn’t help then all that has happened is you wore a mask. If we find out later with accuracy that it did help but one didn’t wear one then what? Oops, my bad? All of us that played have had our 4 years. We’ve had our Friday nights and memories. For many of us it was an amazing experience that we cherish. Yet some people won’t do everything in their power to give these young men the same opportunity because wearing a mask for 25 minutes or any of the other measures are just too hard.
  38. 4 points
    I am going to reply in this thread for the last time. My wife has been suffering from cancer since November of 2013. She keeps fighting the battles to win the war and so far so good. I would sure hate to lose her to this virus because of the many people who think they know more than the professionals. It is pretty easy to find the SELFISH ones based on the posts in here. Hopefully those of you who think you know everything about this have received your medical degree and not just from what you read on the internet because we all know that of it is on the internet it HAS to be true.
  39. 4 points
    We might as well close the world down. If we can't play sports there is no way in the world anyone can justify 20 or 30 students in a classroom together.
  40. 4 points
    - Click on "Unread Content" (top right or bottom right of your screen) - Click the drop down that says "Read Status" - Change it from "Unread item links take me to the top of the page" to "Unread item links take me to the first unread comment" - You can save this so that every time you click "Unread Content" it uses these settings.
  41. 4 points
    Let's be 100 about this. Masks have been around for decades and will be around years after COVID. It seems bizarre in the millions of instances of medical professionals and others wearing masks prior to COVID - or the millions of individuals in other countries that have always worn masks, particularly in Asian countries - not one time did we ever know of their dangerous side effects until COVID hit America. As I have said, you can find any article or youtube video that supports what you want to be true. It is similar to the anti-vaxxer campaigns which exist. And maybe there is some hint of legitimacy to these contrarian viewpoints, but there is a reason you don't see any mainstream outlet, CDC, or 99% of medical professionals saying masks are a danger and provide no help.
  42. 3 points
    Gang, this is EXACTLY the type of "reality check" that I'm looking for. As I said, I don't want to embark on something without having realistic expectations. I still want to find out more exact parameters for content, quotes, fair use, etc. But the basic financial potential was my first question. The figure I had heard directly from a youtube blogger was $1,250 per million views. I asked you guys because you may be aware of different variables, and I value GREATLY your collective wisdom. Blessings to all. @rjs4470 @JDEaston @Randy Parker @Bluegrasscard @theguru @TheDeuce @GrantNKY
  43. 3 points
    Good opportunity for both teams!
  44. 3 points
    It’s comical at this point. Like I legitimately laugh at people trying to justify not wearing a mask. 😂
  45. 3 points
    Because you may have it and not know it.
  46. 3 points
    Really tired of all this “Sky is falling on football” talk from a lot of people. And with the recent announcement of Virginia cancelling HS Football this season, I can’t stay silent anymore. My Suggestion is below. What is wrong with this plan, what am I missing?: -To play, you must have a face shield installed on helmet. Similar to the one Oakley designed for the NFL. Mask, CHECK. -All players wear gloves. Contact, CHECK. -Ball switched out every play and cleaned. Common object contact, CHECK. -Limit travel and cancel out of state/region competition (as already being discussed). Spread/exposure factor, CHECK What else is a factor to warrant cancellation of another season for KIDS. Sport is played outdoors, which is an automatic CHECK in most everything read or reported. Time for people to speak up advocating to play. We can’t stay silent. We need to let everyone know that we WANT the kids to suffer no more. Here is link to Virginia source..... https://www.insidenova.com/headlines/high-school-football-wont-be-played-this-fall-in-virginia/article_4764177a-c69c-11ea-9116-3729f709d286.html
  47. 3 points
    I saw a comment today made by a top healthcare official that if people wore masks and followed recommended guidelines we would have the virus under control in 4-6 weeks.
  48. 3 points
    Congrats to Evan! Go Navy! 🐐
  49. 3 points
    Because it is selfish... If you have some issue that genuinely prevents you from wearing a mask, then I'm sure your doctor would agree and would write up such an explanation. At the end of the day, nobody NEEDS to go into a store. If you can't wear a mask, fine. Go through the drive through, order online, or do curbside pickup, have it delivered, etc. Virtually every retail store has all of those options. Use them. In a working environment, ask if you can be accommodated so you don't have to wear it, IF your doctor has agreed to such. If an employer won't accommodate someone with a legit medical concern, do you really want to work there anyway?
  50. 3 points
    If it is, it's a well deserved retirement. He's won 14 state titles, 1 mythical NC, and had multiple undefeated seasons. His teams have beaten almost every team they've played. In some cases given other programs their worst losses in history. He has proven everything as a coach. This years team would likely be his best, in terms of a full, healthy, well rounded team. If they don't get to play, it would be sad. But at 65, and 20 seasons at one school is a lot of time.
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