(“The TEN” is not a tp ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)
1. Jerry Sloan, who played for the Chicago Bulls and was the head coach of the Utah Jazz for 23 years, passed away Friday at the age of 78 from complications from Parkinson’s disease.
2. Former New York Knick/ Hall of Fame center and current Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing has tested positive for the coronavirus.
3. Running back Carlos Hyde signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks.
4. The New York Jets have agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million deal with quarterback Joe Flacco.
5. The NBA is considering having two “bubble” sites as part of their return to games. Orlando would be for the East and Las Vegas for the West.
6. Former Washington State quarterback and the #2 overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft, Ryan Leaf, was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery in Palm Springs Friday.
7. College basketball coach Eddie Sutton, who won more than 800 games and was the first coach to take four different schools to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, passed away Saturday at the age of 84. Sutton’s longest stint was at Oklahoma State where he spent 16 years.
8. Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning beat Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady by one stroke Sunday in a match in Florida that raised $20 million for COVID-19 relief efforts.
9. “We’re small but we make up for it by being slow and poorly coached.” – El Rancho HC Adrian Medrano on this year’s El Rancho squad.
10. Let’s all take a moment to remember the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military on this Memorial Day.
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@ Breaking News: If anything, the 100,000-death total for the coronavirus, which our nation reached today, is likely to be on the low side.
It has been reported on multiple occasions that thousands of at-home deaths which were possibly due to the coronavirus could not be verified as such because of the shortage of testing kits. (New York City is a prime example.) Some states have adjusted their death figures to some degree or another to reflect that fact, while others have not.
I hope everyone stays healthy, and may the complete truth emerge at some point.
According to the CDC’s official tabulation of deaths in the state of New York for mid-March to mid-April of this year, deaths from heart disease, cancer, stroke, accidents and the like are down 8,000 from the same time last year. This means that TWO THIRDS of the passings from normal causes have been eliminated. So, either coronavirus is a cure for heart disease and cancer, or the causes of death are being misstated. What hasn’t been wrongly reported is that over 50% of the COVID deaths occur in rest homes, places where death is, sadly, a normal occurrence. In my view, somebody who blindly accepts the 100k death figure is the type of person who thinks Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the JFK killing.
The CDC fires anyone that provides stats that Trump does not like. Some high schools have already ruled out winter sports. So go ahead and take Hydroxy-chloroquine tabs and play ball as you take home a lightening bolt to grandma’s lungs.
@ Question Mark: Is it possible that Leaf’s self-improvement pitches don’t include advice on handling domestic and household conflicts? I haven’t had the opportunity to hear any of his speeches.
@ Breaking News: Almost 100,000 people in the United States have died from the coronavirus, and we’re only 3-4 months into this pandemic. Our public health authorities have also been telling us that the death toll would have been (and could still be) far higher without business and school closures, bans on large gatherings, masks, and social distancing.
I’d like to reopen everything, too, but we have to be intelligent about it. Let’s reopen in stages and exercise all of the reasonable precautions. And, hopefully, an effective treatment or two will become available within a matter of months. (Unfortunately, a vaccine will most likely take considerably longer.)
I can relate to your anxiety since I’ve been furloughed from two jobs (substitute teaching and concessions work at Dodger Stadium.) I would’ve been totally out of luck economically if it weren’t for my teaching pension.
I know that millions of other people around the country are even worse off; some jobs that have been lost might never come back. I can only imagine the heartache of those who have lost jobs as well as friends or family members to this disease.
So far, it appears that young children are not nearly as susceptible to the coronavirus, and the state of California is currently planning to reopen public schools for the fall semester. (The exact scheduling remains to be seen, and it could vary in different parts of the state.)
It should be kept in mind that children can be asymptomatic carriers of a disease which has had a far deadlier impact on older family members and people in their communities.
That is one reason why we have to be able to test the vast majority of people here for the coronavirus. Then, those who test positive can be quarantined, along with everyone who has been in close contact with them.
If all of that can be accomplished, the rest of us would be able to get back to our (fairly) normal routines.
You might recall that the pandemic got out of control in the United States because the spread of the disease rapidly outpaced our ability to conduct “contact tracing.” One of the main reasons that happened was because there weren’t nearly enough coronavirus testing kits available.
I hope that we as a society learn from the mistakes we’ve made.
When it comes to reopening, the influenza pandemic of 1918-19 offers a cautionary tale.
Many localities across the U.S. were slow to implement closures and social distancing requirements in the first place, and at least some (including San Francisco) lifted their restrictions too soon. As a result, the H1N1 flu strain hit many areas of the country in three waves and ended up taking around 675,000 lives, which were the equivalent of two million lives today.
If we can be relatively smart about the current outbreak, then maybe we can minimize the number of conversations we’ll have to have about what would constitute an “acceptable” death toll.
#6: Interesting since Ryan Leaf is now on the lecture circuit shoveling out advice on how to be a better man.
This nation’s leading authority on all things health, the CDC, has just admitted what many observers have suspected all along: the average American’s chances of dying from COVID-19 are extremely small. Now that the agency has actual case data, its “current best estimate” is that the actual chance of death for everybody is .26% (less than three-tenths of one percent). These numbers come from the same organization that earlier called for up to 1.7 million deaths in the U.S., and upon whose numbers the nationwide lockdown was based.
As this new report pertains to school-age children, the figures indicate that students are more likely to be struck by lightning than killed by the virus.
This is extremely important information that could lead to the immediate re-opening of the country, and hopefully make us all more skeptical of what politicians try to force upon us in the future. Let’s play ball!!
#9- one of his typical Lou Holtz comments. I liked the coaching left footed kickers comment better lol!