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Irishman

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  1. That was not directed to you at all; it was directed toward brvheart's comment solely.
  2. Don't be so quick to jump to conclusions. My post was specifically about the question asked. You want to start a topic about what other things we are doing for our players during this difficult time, then feel free. Maybe, just maybe this serves as a distraction from what is really happening???? Working in a urban program where few kids have any transportation; they have been home since about 4 pm March 13th. So, being cooped up for 14 days straight, a little change is probably what is best for them at this point. There are a couple topics where many people are talking about what they are doing for "distractions" while stuck at home in the Out of Bounds forum here. Focusing on mental health during a time of isolation is important; so is remaining connected with teammates and friends; especially from a distance.
  3. Oh ok....We are using Zoom to go over the playbook.
  4. We just sent an email to our players to just make sure they are working out somehow, and that we cannot plan specific times or places. We also told them to stay within the health department recommendations of avoiding large groups getting together.
  5. Glad to see a slight shift in your thinking. I distinctly recall your opposition to the idea of co op programs when you originally presented the idea of contracting.
  6. This one is based on what I thought was THE funniest moment in the whole show. It started out as a campaign commercial, and Joe’s lack of control quickly takes over with the quote in the picture.
  7. One change....change what is allowed in the Summer to lifting, conditioning and agility only again. While the 12 practices MIGHT help, it is my contention most teams peak earlier than wanted as a result. The time commitment involved has increased dramatically, and while numbers may be up in participation, the decline is obvious. I do think more kids are choosing to not play because of the time commitment involved. While 12 practices may not seem like much, it really is a lot considering the time available for many programs to get those practices in. I would add many programs are doing additional days where they are just lifting and conditioning. There may be a point we can look at and say this helped the game here, but I also see that we are reaching a point of diminishing returns.
  8. Ok, not the best title for a topic. But this popped up on my timeline. We made national news. And by we, I mean Fort Wayne. Our neighborhood has been doing this for a few days now. https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/28/us/fort-wayne-wave-neighbors-coronavirus-wellness-trnd/index.html I also included a link about taking care of our mental health. I am as guilty as anyone here in that there is an unquestionable degradation in tone not only in this forum, but on the high school one as well. I hope and pray that none of us here are negatively impacted by the awful symptoms of this virus, or even worse, having someone we love or care about pass away as a result of having it. https://bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/health-experts-weigh-in-on-mental-health-during-the-corona-virus-outbreak My 5 siblings and I, along with in laws, have a group text going and have been able to stay “close” while keeping our distance. Puzzles are one of the things I do as well. From early childhood, it was a hobby that our dad instilled in us all. I have decided also to take a step back from posting, or at least responding. I know a couple of others have told me they have done the same thing. I will continue to post positive, or funny stuff though, like the first story I posted.....cool things people are doing in the face of uncertainty. We have a whole topic now in the what to watch now, that has evolved into what we are watching while stuck at home. It may help. While not forcing anything, I would like to see the tone change. The name calling bugs me, and yep, I own my part in that. My guess is that as this isolation progresses, tempers will get shorter and shorter. Plenty of studies connect the decline in mental health and similar issues to the increased time spent on our electronic devices. I work hard to find common ground with everyone here. We may have topics we vehemently disagree on, but there is not a person here that I look at and say, there is nothing I agree with coming from their posts. Yep, there is plenty I disagree with on here. So, as one of my least favorite commentators, Bill O’Reilly used to say, take care of yourselves and each other. Stay safe, stay connected, especially with family and friends, and stay positive......please. ✌️
  9. Watching Knives Out now. This is a great movie; very entertaining and funny.
  10. Not sure of his offense, but his defense would be man on man. 😄
  11. Just finished Tiger King last night. Very entertaining to say the least. There was enough stuff going on that they could make a second season. It is only 7 episodes, so it is short and quick to get through. Star Trek:Picard. He has long been one of my favorite characters in the entire Star Trek universe. Added bonus....7 of 9 still looks fantastic. 🥰😍🙂
  12. I was simply referring to the picture of the list of down votes that you post regularly. Whatever it is that you do to update, takes more effort than a simple click of a thumb pointing down.
  13. https://www.tmz.com/2020/03/26/harlem-globetrotters-legend-fred-curly-neal-dead-at-77/ I was a huge fan of the Globetrotters. RIP Curly, and thank you for the years of entertainment.
  14. So if we are defining insanity, where are we at this point? It takes more effort to screen shot the list of down votes and wrote a new post than it does to actually click the down vote. So, the standard is repeatedly doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Neither of them are seeing different results, soooooooo, yeah.
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