I hope everyone has been staying safe and healthy...
I would think that cases might ramp back up with a quick reopening especially in such a condensedly populated area as Metro NY...
In Florida things have opened up today so we'll see soon if we see a rise in cases if it's a good idea to open things up in NY... I would think they'd wait just a few weeks longer..
Maybe MLS kicks back up in August.. But the worry is when season change and flu season starts will Coronavirus cases start to rise again
The one certainty among all this:
Areas will have different results and both sides in the pro/anti lockdown debate will cherry pick the ones that support their side and parade them around as definitive proof while ignoring the ones that don't.
Wearing a mask doesnt stop all the particles (unless youre talking about an N95 which is much much better).
Also the virus can enter through the eyes.
Masks offer some protection but not total.
The thing is would it give enough protection to allow people to at least return to work? This is important for me personally for more than financial reasons: years ago I was over 350 pounds and one of the reasons I am 100 pounds lighter today is because of both travel and work. Going into Kohl's a few times a week helped me tremendously not only with my physical health but also with my mental health by giving me a sense of purpose. Being in my apartment all day is terrible for both my physical and mental health, and I am afraid of ballooning back up in weight to where it brings on health complications. I am not naive enough to not understand why these measures were taken but also feel there needs to be some way to get people back to work because if I don't succumb to the virus but then die of a heart attack I'd still end up dead. I'm not arguing to say "fuck it" and get rid of all restrictions, just saying a way needs to be found to allow as many people as possible to get back to work.
Nobody is killing anybody. The overwhelming majority of the population is healthy, does not have coronavirus and poses no threat by moving around.
Maybe if the governors weren't so quick to close everything there wouldn't have been a mass exodus to places with things to do and/or more stores open.
Can you please show me a flu season where hospitals were packed far beyond capacity with sick people left to die in hallways because there were so many people who needed urgent and critical care nobody could get to them? Do hospitals have to get giant storage trailers to store all the dead bodies every flu season? And to pretend that way more people don't have this thing when any sane person can see just how fast the number of cases are skyrocketing with just very limited testing is to deny reality. And as to criticize closing things down: Remember how assorted fools tried to claim the guys who did that initial dire forecast in the UK were admitting they were wrong? Here's the truth: The initial study was going on the government's original plan of not really giving a damn. They quickly realized how dumb that strategy was and did the social distancing/closures that were being recommended. After seeing these measures used and enforced they then went back and factored them into their calculations and came to a new dramatically lower death figure. In other words all these measures you are railing against will save an incredible amount of lives.
The idea that people from those areas are traveling anywhere is bad, the idea that people were going to Florida (AKA: God's Waiting Room) is beyond depressing seeing people so self centered and not caring about literally killing other people.
NYC has roughly 8 million people. Let's say that 5 million contract this (and that would be less than most expect). And let's say that 5% of people infected require hospitalization. That's 25k with a highly contagious illness that will have to be hospitalized (and again that is a very lowball number). And according to the article I am posting a link to below do you know how many hospital beds there are in all of NYC? 20,000. I think you can see how this would be problematic. So if say your uncle has a stroke he could very well be SOL because the hospitals are filled beyond capacity with patients. At best they save him while some other poor guy dies from lack of care (this is exactly what is happening in Italy right now). This is serious and needs to be stopped. I am not going to die from this but do you think that would make me feel any better if in a month or two I am putting my mom or my uncles into the ground? Everyone here knows my entire life revolves around travelling to sports events so this really really sucks but that whatever hardship it will cause me it absolutely has to be done and I am more than willing to sacrifice running around to events to get this situation under control.
Of course we want the team to do more but keep this in mind: The fact that we were running away with that game in Chester untill he got hurt and then everything went straight to hell wasn't a coincidence.
Nope, we're busy scouring the UK to find players because that region is where you will constantly find undervalued players. It's not like player values in the UK are ridiculously inflated to an absurd degree and that if you are preaching moneyball bullshit it's just about the worst place in the world to be scouting or something.
Posted by sabremike
on 25 November 2019 - 07:50 PM
I think the clear implication is that the lack of spending and refusal to give Taxi a raise is a RBG directive. Hamlett isn't not spending money out of his respect for the Red Bull corporate balance sheet, he isn't spending money because Red Bull has not given him any money. I thought Hamlett's comments about going to his bosses and making the case for any signing was very telling. Hamlett is trying to send a clear message that his hands are tied when it comes to the check book. Obviously Hamlett and Armas do not want to lose Kemar, unfortunately for them, they do not have the power necessary to give him what he wants.
Hamlett may or may not be a good sporting director, but I do not think any sporting director would be able to do very much facing the same constraints.
If this is the case (and I'd certainly bet that way) than for the good of the league Garber has to do everything in his power to force them to sell. This shit is barely tolerable in Bumblefuck markets let alone the largest market in the US.
Posted by sabremike
on 25 November 2019 - 05:54 PM
Yeah. Still no guarantee that you'll win a knock-out cup tournament. LAFC was supposed to win MLS Cup this year...and if LA collapsed then NYCFC was supposed to win MLS Cup this year...unless they were defeated by Atlanta, who was supposed to defend their MLS Cup title this year...unless Toronto or Seattle found some way to rekindle their recent dynasties...
"There's no guarantee" is quite a shitty defense of an ownership that couldn't be bothered to get a difference maker. They literally left a DP slot open for nearly two seasons.
Posted by sabremike
on 22 November 2019 - 03:41 PM
My favorite Fat Frank moment will always be of him making his debut in the middle of the Red Bull Wedding. "And making his NYCFC debut Suuuuuuuuuuper Frank Lampard!!!" *place erupts in boos". It was beautiful.
Posted by sabremike
on 22 November 2019 - 10:37 AM
even if you don't have faith in Hamlett I think Ralf is much more involved these days to at least identify - closing the deal is entirely different.
I keep saying they go full Dallas and triple down on youth. I'd be surprised if they bring anyone over 24 in (unless already a RBL/RBS player)
Why copy the teams that actually win stuff when you can copy a team that has won fuck all???