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Everything posted by Wrestleknownothing

  1. JB was invited to go on FRL. Askren wanted to bring on Dake too without telling JB. Pyles said no, so Askren went behind his back and did it anyway. Dake then proceeded to be a total tool. It got ugly.
  2. Jordan Burroughs is the finest ambassador for wrestling at the moment. And he is an absolute topnotch interview. He was on FRL this morning and if you are not a Flo subscriber, it is available for free on YouTube. His insights and how he thinks about wrestling and competition are excellent. He also has a very mature attitude toward his competitors. Well worth the listen. And as a bonus he called Ben Askren out for his roll in the Kyle Dake fiasco. Ben apologized, but his explanation was cut short by JB unfortunately. I would have liked to hear more about his thought process.
  3. Did we quit when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?
  4. He did not say Rivera was world class. He said Lee was world class.
  5. Except the WWE explicitly calls it an NIL deal. The issue with the Opendrse data is not how they classify Steveson's deal. It is that they are only using data for their clients. And it is likely they have very few clients.
  6. WWE put out a press release and WWE personnel did interviews to discuss the deal. Google Gable Steveson NIL and you will get a laundry list of news outlets that covered the story.
  7. Maybe he is going 251. The Flo bros did say he puffs up in the off season.
  8. You are assuming the average earned for all athletes is the same as the average earned by athletes who use Opendorse. Maybe it is, or maybe its more, or maybe its less. No way to know from this. But, I am pretty sure Opendorse does not have all 176,000 DI athletes as clients.
  9. Important caveats in the fine print: "according to anonymized transactions facilitated by Opendorse Deals, ..., and disclosures submitted via Opendorse Monitor". So if you didn't have Opendorse do the deal for you or report your deal to Opendorse, it is not included. I suspect they have very little data which is why they go with percentages of the total rather than raw dollar values when displaying their data. I think there is a real good chance that deals like Steveson's are not included here. Which raises another question. How do you even value Steveson's deal for NIL purposes? There are multiple years and multiple components to it. It seems like when they talk about the deal as being one of the largest in college they are probably summing across years, not averaging, and including any guarantees for the second leg of the deal (which sounds like it is beyond NIL), and possibly even estimates of the max amount the deal could be worth under ideal conditions. Who knows? Not me.
  10. Yes, that appears to still be the case so Phil K ight has come up with at least two creative work arounds. One is a branding agency/advisory firm for Oregon athletes: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/kristidosh/2021/09/30/phil-knight-and-former-nike-execs-launch-oregon-focused-nil-company/amp/ And the other is working with their best football player to mint NFTs: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.palmbeachpost.com/amp/7898698002
  11. Sure. Why not? Unless there is something in the sponsorship deal with the school that would allow the school to block individual deals. But it feels like Nike/Phil Knight hold all the cards in that relationship, so I would be surprised if Nike did not do individual deals with Oregon athletes. The whole "never wear the same football uniform twice" deal was clearly designed to be a recruiting tool that got around the old rule set. I expect them to update their approach based on the new rule set. And see no reason why they should not.
  12. If by Happy Valley you mean Evansville and by Ford you mean Dodge, I saw that too.
  13. I felt the same way. It was Sadulaev's decision to keep Snyder's head down.
  14. I have it on good authority you are not in Oslo. Well, authority. Actually, never mind.
  15. Best post I have read in some time
  16. Your unanswered question has actually been answered many times, but ok, I will take the bait again. Vaccination is most effective when everyone is vaccinated because it denies, in the case of polio and other non-mutating diseases, the host organism that the virus needs to survive. And in the case of mutating diseases it severely limits the number of hosts which limits the odds of mutation. Without mutation, and with fewer hosts, the virus is easier to contain. It is therefore considered a public good for everyone to be vaccinated. While that might not be what the individual desires, it is what the society desires. A society wants to persist and things like pandemics threaten the society's existence.
  17. The mods are clearly doing something more worthwhile with their Friday nights than we are.
  18. I believe it is disputed actually. One of the article links above has an interview with an immunologist who says there is mounting evidence that the vaccine is more effective than natural immunity and that natural immunity plus vaccine is also more effective than just natural immunity. However, statements like "mounting evidence" means there is not enough data/analysis of data to make a definitive statement yet.This makes sense to me since the vaccine is only months old.
  19. I may be a wrestleknownothing, but I am a mathknowsomething.
  20. Nope, that is just one ton. He used plural. I want to know how much weight he thinks has been fired. Say its two tons. Assuming an average weight of 150 lbs that is only 26.66 people. Seems fine.
  21. The key difference is that polio, measels, etc do not mutate so a vaccine is very effective and a disease can cease to exist by being denied the hosts it needs to live. Meanwhile, things like the flu and Covid actively mutate, so any vaccine is aiming at a moving target. This is why the flu vaccine has such a relatively low effectiveness. Epidemiologists need to guess which strain of the flu will prevail this year and they have to do it sufficiently in advance to allow for the manufacture prior to the start of the flu season. One of the key arguments for gettung everyone vaccinated against Covid is to deny the virus hosts because it is only in the presence of a host that it can mutate. There is an excellent book by John Barry called The Great Influenza that is all about the Spanish Flu pandemic (that actually is now believed to have started in yhe US). It explains alot of the epidemiology too.
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