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  1. 4 points
    one thing i feel like should be emphasized more is that the main reason to not fear covid (being young and healthy) is 100% the same reason to not fear the covid vaccine. the vaccine is vastly less harmful than covid and we know a vast amount more about the long term affects about the vaccines than we do about covid. once that fact is internalized then everything else makes more sense. you're vastly less likely to contract covid, less likely to spread it, less likely to get sick, hospitalized and die, once you get the vaccine. americans are blessed and lucky to live in a place that produced such a miracle drug in abundance and i'm saddened that more people don't take advantage of that fact. i also think that government mandates are unhelpful and should be avoided and also that government mandates stopping private entities from requiring vaccine mandates are even worse. i don't expect anyone to have their mind changed by this post nor do i have any intention of arguing with someone who wants to challenge anything i said in it. just wanted to contributed my take on this useless thread. appreciate anyone who's made it this far on this post.
  2. 4 points
    Fletcher

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    It's extremely rare for people to have adverse reactions to the vaccine. Breakthru infections were always expected - nobody ever said it was 100% effective. All in all, this is an overwhelmingly successful vaccine. What we have now is a pandemic of the unvaccinated - over 95% of all deaths and hospitalizations are unvaxxed.
  3. 3 points
    Earl

    National Duals are back!

    Hey so....that release was from a month ago. At that time InterMat's preseason rankings were not ready. Those rankings noted are the respective school's 2021 NCAA finish. That's why there's nothing for Cornell.
  4. 3 points
    Major Kong

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    Absolutely. I have my problems with my alma mater, but on this they are absolutely right. The first priority of educators is the welfare of students. Coaches (educators) who don't understand that have no place at any proper University. Evidently the concept of literally "taking one for the team" is lost on them!
  5. 3 points
    ugarte

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    No it doesn't! It's very selectively edited by people who wear their bias on their sleeve. They don't even pretend to be objective!
  6. 3 points
    Fletcher

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    My science tells me I have an enormous penis. My doctor says, medically speaking, it falls under the technical definition of a micro-penis. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle, so let's just call it average size.
  7. 3 points
    jross

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    Absolutely. When journalism can be biased propaganda on CNN, Fox News, etc., it is smart to listen to stories from real people. There is snake oil on Facebook but at least you can quickly vet the person's profile to see if they are a real person or bot, etc. through their FB history, posts, friends, etc. It is easy to flood this forum with real testimonies.
  8. 3 points
    Elevator

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    I think the school and many others are in bed with the CDC, FDA who approved the vaccines, medical science as well as the big pharma that developed these vaccines and have saved millions of lives already. Its a good bed to jump into! The idea that the assistant coaches' reported decisions to elevate their own vaccine hesitation over the risks to the team and community constitutes an unfair deprivation of some individual right is flat wrong. These individuals are free to exercise their rights to say no, just not to the risk and detriment of the team and school community whom the administration is dutybound to protect. Individual rights do not exist in a vaccum and trump the duties we all have to the safety of the communities in which we interact. Schools have every right to mandate vaccines for the noble purpose of lower the risk of adverse health impact on the school community in thhe midst of a deadly and harmful global pandemic.
  9. 3 points
    Fletcher

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    Northwestern only lets in smart kids. We can't surround them with idiots for coaches.
  10. 2 points
    Is he the best ever right now? Or will he be if he wins title #4? Don't wan't to give a crook any more attention until he pays his debts
  11. 2 points
    We've got to get this thread back on track, guys. Does anybody have the data from the August LSAT yet?
  12. 2 points
    Wait.....people like me are preaching what?? You'll have to go dig that up for me because I don't recall do any such preaching. I'll wait for you to find that for me. My point was that using a disease, that is not at all infectious, and comparing it to a disease that is highly infectious is pointless. Your points about obesity being a pandemic and we do more to enhance that pandemic than to defeat it....I completely agree with. But doesn't change the fact that it has absolutely nothing to do with infectious disease, and trying to make a comparison between the two is asinine....much like your "people like you are preaching" comment toward me. For the record, and to show how asinine your comment is, I did get the vaccine, but I got it late in the game. Why? Well, one because I take very good care of my health, and don't feel I am as vulnerable as others. Two, because I wanted to let the people who are more vulnerable get in line before me. I seriously considered not getting it at all, and I watched and I read, and I realized the impact vaccinated population has on erradicating the virus, and how these continue to mutate to infect more and more until we do get it erradicated. So I got it so that we could get through this thing, not because I personally was worrying about dying. Throughout this whole thing my main priority has been others.....so you may want to take that 'argument' somewhere else. It doesn't fly here.
  13. 2 points
    klehner

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    You are citing Project Veritas? Project Veritas? Wow. Do you have any idea what that site is about, and its history? The risk from the vaccine is many, many orders of magnitude less than the risk from the virus. Anyone who actually cared about facts would already know this. The number of people "getting seriously messed up" or dying due to the vaccine is vanishlingly small. Look up what VAERS is really about, and what those numbers actually mean. The number of people in the US who have actually died from the vaccine can be counted on one, or maybe two hands. The reason there are a "large" number of breakthrough cases is because, well, there are a lot of vaccinated people and the virus is still widespread. Do the math. Your story about your friend who had COVID and cannot get vaccinated is just that: a story. Not true in any sense, since there is nothing about having been infected that prevents one from getting vaccinated. Nothing. Either someone is lying to your friend, your friend is lying to you, or you are lying to us. In any case, you shouldn't be repeating nonsense that you can easily disprove with a few seconds of Internet searching (but skipping Project Veritas). You need to step back and reassess your sources of "information."
  14. 2 points
    freestyle_fan

    Russia wrestle-offs

    final results
  15. 2 points
    jross

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    As a hiring manager, your college athletic experience jumps off the resume. It says "I outworked others to achieve success AND I will do the same in this job." You could be a champion chess player, gamer, knitter, or whatever. Mention it in your achievements.
  16. 2 points
    How does firing two unvaccinated coaches keep the vaccinated safe?
  17. 2 points
    do you ever slow down and try to think through the logic of the things you post? as much as i enjoy watching you step on rakes over and over again, this one should have been really easy to avoid.
  18. 2 points
    klehner

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    Funny, "Big Pharma" makes more money from ivermectin than it does from vaccines, but whatever.
  19. 2 points
    Sooner or later, we all should have known where this thread was going to go... another brainless conspiracy theory.
  20. 2 points
    Bold prediction. If I'm hiring a future doctor, lawyer, financial advisor, however, I'll take the Northwestern grad. over the OSU national champ. No one wants to hear that A.J. Ferrari will be performing their open heart surgery.
  21. 2 points
    Elevator

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    Its a strange choice of a hill to die on. From a risk management perspective, why allow a policy that could expose undergraduates participating as amateurs in a combat sport to direct personal and physical contact in a wrestling room with an unvaccinated coach in the time of a global pandemic? These coaches are not providing instruction over zoom.
  22. 1 point
    They can also spread it to at-risk people or low risk people who then spread it to others, etc. etc.. The understanding of ending the pandemic through vaccination of everyone, not just those who may get really sick, seems to be a concept people don't grasp. The guys on Flo are completely clueless about this.
  23. 1 point
    dman115

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    I don't think so. And my guess is the whole vax thing has been blown out of proportion by us here on the forum (I contributed) as there are probably many different factors going into their decision of whether they coach there or not. What is great is that they haven't been fired and they get to make the choice themselves on what they do. I think they will be fine and probably have a lot more options then some on here think.
  24. 1 point
    uncle bernard

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    All of that growth happened in the first half of 2020. Which administration was in charge then?
  25. 1 point
    jross

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    Which ones caused several small businesses to fail (including my two favorite local restaurants), enabled big (the rich) businesses to flourish (walmart, amazon, etc.), and is coercing medical injections against millions of disagreeing citizens? These near-zero risk coaches believe getting the vaccine is unnecessary for their own reasons and that is enough for me. Our forum bickering indicates this is extremely controversial and is why this is big news.
  26. 1 point
    bnwtwg

    Russia wrestle-offs

    When you're so good that your best competition is the history books...WOW! Crazy to think that Snyder is much closer to being in the same boat than he has been given proper credit for. If Sad were any other weight or came at a different quad then we very likely would be discussing how quickly can Snyder beat Smith (could have been THIS upcoming worlds if he ran the table from '15-21), can he catch Medved, etc. I mean, it is crazy that he is top 10 in the world and his worst showing was a bronze and yet he is an afterthought because his competition is the P4P who is looking to transcend generationally. I'll hang up and listen.
  27. 1 point
    wrestfan

    Iran Wrestling News

    based on the primary startlist Myles Amine won't wrestle in Norway, if he really doesn't show up. Yazdani will have Naifonov in the semifinal once again.
  28. 1 point
    1032004

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    Not a lot of things. 2 things. Heart disease and cancer. That's it. Covid was the 3rd leading cause of death in 2020 and will be again in 2021.
  29. 1 point
    Plasmodium

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    Your science probably tells you the hot English teacher took your virginity early in seventh grade and you got an A+ I'll go with the medical professional on this one.
  30. 1 point
    jross

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    The data supports getting the vaccine but data is often manipulated and once exposed, breaks trust. There is evidence that the number of covid illness and related death cases is artificially bloated. The CDC has misleading information still published like this gem: "Millions of people have received COVID-19 vaccines, and no long-term side effects have been detected." Why not push information in relatable terms? 1 out of 500 people you know will die. You will significantly increase your survival rate by getting a vaccine. July reports indicate 1 in 125K odds of Guillain-Barre-syndrome for J&J, blood clotting, myocarditis, etc. for taking the vaccine. Make the decision to vaccinate; be like the CEO of each vaccine manufacturer, all living presidents of the U.S.A., congress, most physicians, and your state governors by getting vaccinated.
  31. 1 point
    Billyhoyle

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    My science tells me that Penn State won the 2021 NCAA championships. Don't believe me? I can find a post from multiple people that says it's so. How certain can we be that the tape of the so-called NCAA championships that was broadcast by ESPN wasn't influenced by Big Corn? I have it on good authority that the video data they released is highly misleading. Sure, your science may say that Iowa won, but the truth is probably somewhere in the middle.
  32. 1 point
    Facebook is a cesspool
  33. 1 point
    jross

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    I'll bite. Fact: people have had side effects from the vax, including death Fact: vax side effects are not always reported Fact: fully vaxxed people are getting breakthrough infections Opinion: too much grey information to fire people And folks need to stop talking about protecting the vaccinated from the unvaccinated. People are too big of idiots to understand the nuance. It makes the speaker come off like the idiot. Edit: The CDC guidance changes and causes mistrust. It might be good for today and it will be wrong for tomorrow.
  34. 1 point
    Fletcher

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    There is so much wrong info. in this post, I don't know which part to correct first.
  35. 1 point
    flyingcement

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    Also presumably some coaches and faculty have unvaccinated children
  36. 1 point
    AHamilton

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    I had mentioned the Tuskegee experiment in my original post... And as I think you are hinting, higher hospitalization and death rates than other races.
  37. 1 point
    Plasmodium

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    They aren't being fired, they are resigning. They'll find a job in a red state and be replaced by people who are vaccinated. Let it be known that those of who insist they don't have to follow the rules are going to be cross referenced with their opinion of rules in the Cox weigh-in thread.
  38. 1 point
    Lurker

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    Well I guess if someone is not going to be a future lawyer or doctor, they might as well just quit now. Why even go to college?? Stop acting like your life is the only way one should lead. You’ll start to see some things better.
  39. 1 point
    Billyhoyle

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    It's only a matter of time before every public and private university in the country mandates vaccines. For public universities, it will be easy to tie federal funding to the vaccine/weekly testing requirements. For private universities/college, they will likely be required to vaccinate all their employees due to the new 100 employee labor regulations. These universities will not want to pay for weekly testing for anti vaxxers, so will mandate it. People need to just accept the COVID19 vaccine just as they do every other mandated vaccine like MMR. The FDA has approved it, and 20 years from now those laying down their jobs for the sake of "freedom" from a vaccine will look as foolish as the anti MMR vaccine folks.
  40. 1 point
    1032004

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    So the many other universities that are requiring it are all in bed with big pharma too?
  41. 1 point
    flyingcement

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    I can see how it would read as a conflict of interest, but Northwestern doesn't mind which vaccine you take - you can take Moderna - you don't have to take the Pfizer one.
  42. 1 point
    IronChef

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    It's an indictment of wrestling journalism that there is not a single published story about this news. The entire assistant coaching staff at a Big Ten school is allegedly getting fired three weeks before official practice begins, and the only source is a video on Rokfin that started with five minutes of talk about bagels. Why isn't there a story on InterMat about this, especially since the breaker of the news owns that site?
  43. 1 point
    Fletcher

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    I actually considered taking varsity wrestling off my resume out of concern employers would think I got in thru lower academic standards for athletes.
  44. 1 point
    By the time someone is ready to practice medicine or law, where they went for their undergrad degree matters next to nothing to an employer.
  45. 1 point
    Fletcher

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    This. An outbreak on the team right before Big Tens would be devastating and ruin what these kids have been training for all season. Coaches should do everything in their power to minimize the likelihood of this happening, which includes getting vaccinated.
  46. 1 point
    BAC

    Carter Young

    I was pretty bummed about this transfer, mainly because I don't like to see guys bailing on their commitments and I like to see parity in the B1G. But if what Willie said (I think?) is true -- that that the transfer was caused by the impending termination of Kennedy/Howe for refusing to get vaccinated -- then I'm totally sympathetic with Young and can only shake my head at Kennedy/Howe for the self-inflicted wound.
  47. 1 point
    poorwrestler

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    It’s also a strange choice of a hill to die on with the number of alternative places to work that allow people to be unvaccinated continues to dwindle. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  48. 1 point
    Major Kong

    Carter Young

    Everyone on here uses NW, but it's NU (for anyone who cares) And when this kid committed, he called it the "University of Northwestern". Doomed from the start. Sad for us NU fans.
  49. 1 point
    Katie

    Willie's Earth Shattering News

    My shock announcement was going to be that you were capable of writing an intelligible sentence. But I’ll have to cancel it for the time being.
  50. 1 point
    nhs67

    Anticipate Lineups for 21-22

    Michigan State. Oh Michigan State. My favorite school growing up, and still my favorite despite my Alma Mater being UofM. How do I anticipate their lineup to look, and what do I wish it was? Here we go. Here is what I wish it was: 125-Tristan Lujan 133-Rayvon Foley 141-Jaden Enriquez 149-Peyton Omania 157-Jacob Tucker 165-Chase Saldate 174-Layne Malczewski 184-Cameron Caffey 197-Ryan Vasbinder 285-Brad Wilton In this scenario everyone is healthy. So the Foley, Enriquez, and Wilton concerns are not really there. I think Lujan at 125 is better than Hamden at 133. I think Foley is comparable at either 125 or 133 as far as point potential, and more than both Lujan and Hamden, so Lujan in makes sense to me. I was excited about the possibility of Enriquez down at 141, but he just hasn't put it together since going down. In my 'preferred' or 'best case' scenario he is healthy and performing at what many of us (Sparty fans) thought he would be after his redshirt frosh season in which we saw him beat Yahya Thomas and Parker Filius, albeit up at 149. Omania continues to improve at 149 and Tucker slots in to his naturally sized weight class of 157. Saldate fills out a bit more to go 165. Here is where it gets 'tough' as Malczewski and either Caffey or Vasbinder need to drop to 184. Since Caffey has been there more recently, I went with him. Don't scoff at Vasbinder possibly beating him out, either. He won D2 last year and was on track to win it in 2020 prior to Covid claiming D2 as a casualty. I just don't see either having success at 285, so one has to drop. Slot in Wilton at 285 and this squad, providing health follows, is a good squad. They may not have the high end invididual scorers, but will be in most duals. For those forgetting, Wilton was right on the cusp of being a NQ his redshirt frosh season at 197 as well. Well, as I said, this is BEST CASE or preffered. What I think happens? 125-Rayvon Foley 133-Jordan Hamden 141-Matt Santos 149-Peyton Omania 157-Chase Saldate 165-Jacob Tucker 174-Caleb Fish 184-Layne Malczewski 197-Cam Caffey 285-Ryan Vasbinder I think that lineup gets five, maybe six, national qualifiers in Foley, Saldate, Tucker, Malcewski, Caffey and possibly one other (pick it out of a hat). I think if health holds true and the 'preffered' lineup is thrown out there we could see as many as 8-10 of them qualify. They won't score a lot of points at NCAAs but they would be there. EDIT: I forgot that Fish and Lujan both have redshirts available. That means Nate Jiminez at 174 is what is likely.
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