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  1. Old_wrestling_fan

    RIP Gale Sayers

    Yes, Chezik-Sayers. I don't know what his actual involvement was in terms of running things, but his name was on the sign.
  2. Old_wrestling_fan

    Eh , I thought Canada won the gold in cv19 spread?

    I think it must be all the Americans crossing the border into the great white North. Err... wait a minute. Never mind. :) It may just be that you can't stop a virus.
  3. Old_wrestling_fan

    Republicans- does it bother you that your party lied to you about the SCOTUS pick in 2016?

    If one party was transparent and truthful...always, then you may have a point here. I am bothered, even disgusted, that there is so much dishonesty and lack of transparency in politics. But let's not kid ourselves...integrity is long gone in the political spectrum...for both parties. What...
  4. Old_wrestling_fan

    $75M Deficit for IOWA w/ No Fall Football. Had planned on taking out $75M Loan. July 16, 2020 Story: IOWA #14 in Country in Total Revenue (5th in B1G)

    I am basing my answer on something that I read about 6-8 weeks ago. It was something "official" from Gary Barta, if I recall correctly. If there was a reserve, it was quite small in relation to losing all of the annual FB revenue. I don't know why they would be talking about borrowing $75mm...
  5. Old_wrestling_fan

    $75M Deficit for IOWA w/ No Fall Football. Had planned on taking out $75M Loan. July 16, 2020 Story: IOWA #14 in Country in Total Revenue (5th in B1G)

    Although I don't have any figures, my understanding is that there is no reserve/savings to draw from now in a crisis.
  6. Old_wrestling_fan

    Karen mad that CVS employee called police on two black shoplifters.

    Totally agree on the handling of the situation by the manager. He nailed it. CVS should "dox" the self absorbed b**** with the camera.
  7. Old_wrestling_fan

    Interesting Assignment in Iowa City--Pretend that you're a black slave...

    I agree with you, but would add another reason why "outrage" and "offense" are the order of the day. It is a message that "sells' in the media. Drama, no matter how feigned or contrived, is what drives today's media. Too few people will stand and say, "Hey, wait a minute..." and not react via...
  8. Old_wrestling_fan

    Interesting Assignment in Iowa City--Pretend that you're a black slave...

    True. ^^ This story reminds of something that came to my attention a few years back...someone that I know well spent some time with an organization that was helping to free young women that were essentially sex slaves. The motivations of the person that I know were as pure as the driven...
  9. Old_wrestling_fan

    Interesting Assignment in Iowa City--Pretend that you're a black slave...

    Agreed. ^^ I could envision the possibility of an over zealous teacher potentially making such an assignment uncomfortable and not a good academic pursuit depending on how they might "steer" the exercise. But I didn't get that out of this article/example. Teachers trying to get students to...
  10. Old_wrestling_fan

    Why the hell did this guy not end up dead?

    Link to a video of a black man, or any other color or gender, in a public meeting being a jackwad like this guy was and then being whipped/beaten, etc, by a LEO. As Yoda would say, "Trying too hard, you are."
  11. Old_wrestling_fan

    Why the hell did this guy not end up dead?

    I did watch the video, yes. He was playing with fire, but while he was close to the line, he never produced or secured a deadly weapon. Had he done that...then this could well have ended very differently. What event(s) do you see as a parallel to this one?
  12. Old_wrestling_fan

    Why the hell did this guy not end up dead?

    It seems as though some are trying to make this racial...but it isn't necessarily. Had the resister put his hands on one of the officer's weapons and/or produced a weapon of his own while actively resisting then regardless of his race, he would be facing deadly force in response to neutralize...
  13. Old_wrestling_fan

    Breonna Taylor’s Family to Receive $12 Million Settlement From City of Louisville

    Agreed. ^ No knock raids need to be EXTREMELY rare and reserved only for suspected criminals that are an imminent danger to others...not petty drug dealers. Even then, they need to have clear approval from more than one authority. There are plenty of ways to apprehend bad guys...busting into...
  14. Old_wrestling_fan

    Iowa City School District

    True. ^^ I would imagine that the poorer students, both in an economic sense and an academic sense, would lose the most on the on-line version. As Obviously indicated in a prior post, a well motivated older kid can probably get through this with little drop off...but a younger kid, a less well...
  15. Old_wrestling_fan

    COVID-19 Cases Growing in 11 States....

    Except when it is. :) :)
  16. Old_wrestling_fan

    COVID-19 Cases Growing in 11 States....

    Fear sells. The old news yarn, "If it bleeds, it leads..." has never been more true. Anything to keep the scare going and people watching the news.
  17. Old_wrestling_fan

    Linn Mar athletics ban IC school parents

    Just a FWIW...they were at one time quite good, early to mid '90's I think. They won at least one state title, I think at least 2. (One of my friends had kids on those teams.)
  18. Old_wrestling_fan

    Recent first hand Covid stories

    I know enough people now that I am losing track of the exact numbers, etc. But I would say about 15 people that I know have had it...almost all were asymptomatic and several were completely unaware that they had it and were only tested because of their close relationship(s) with someone else...
  19. Old_wrestling_fan

    Clinical Outcomes in Young US Adults Hospitalized With COVID-19

    While I do agree with the idea that way, way too many people are overweight in our society...I also question the validity of the BMI table. Speaking only for myself...when I was in triathlete shape, I still was overweight per the BMI table as I recall. If not in the obese range, I was well...